College athletes are very competitive people. If you give them a challenge, especially a fun one, there’s a pretty good chance that they will try to beat it with a vengeance.
Enter the #RoyHibbertChallenge.
During the final game of the Eastern Conference Finals, Pacers center Roy Hibbert was caught chugging a Gatorade on TV before ABC went to commercial. But this was not a normal chug — Hibbert impressively took down a 20-ounce Gatorade in under six seconds:
Of course, that kick-started the #RoyHibbertChallenge on Twitter, where people try to replicate the feat and post Vines to prove it. And it was only a matter of time before some college athletes decided that they could prove themselves — it happened to be a few pitchers from Vanderbilt that went for the challenge.
— vucommodores (@vucommodores) June 7, 2013
None of the three can match Hibbert’s pace, but they did give it a good effort.