Ted Cruz tried to score points with the good people of Indiana by praising their indomitable spirit with a re-creation of a classic Hoosiers scene. It wasn’t a terrible idea but things took a turn when the Republican presidential hopeful referred to a basketball rim as a “basketball ring.”
I have never heard anyone say “basketball ring.” Honestly, I didn’t think it was possible for a person to not know it’s called a rim.
If Gene Hackman had said “basketball ring” before the state championship game, Hickory would have lost by 40 points.
If John Kasich or Bernie Sanders were smart, they’d hop on the opportunity to brag about both their basketball skill and grasp of basic terminology.