Bill Raftery Asks Jay Bilas ‘Have You Ever Been Ridden?’ [VIDEO]
Yes, this really happened. Check out the video to understand the context of Bill Raftery’s odd question.
Notre Dame beat Pittsburgh 51-42 on Monday evening. The Fighting Irish missed 18 of their first 19 and trailed 19-3 at the beginning of the game. The Irish clawed back in the game thanks to Jack Cooley’s game-high 13 points. Sure, 13 points isn’t anything to write home about, but the final score was 51-42 for cryin out loud.
ESPN’s Bill Raftery was talking about Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant heating up in the second half. After only scoring two points on 0-of-7 shooting in the first half, Grant scored 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting. Raftery mentioned that teams should ride the hot player.
Raftery then turned to Jay Bilas and said, “Have you ever been ridden?” Bilas replied by saying, “Not as a hot player.” Play-by-play man Sean McDonough then quickly said, “Lets just move quickly ahead to further action due to time constraints.” It was a very funny line by McDonough. Both Bilas and McDonough did a masterful job of turning a weird comment into a funny moment.
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