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Butler’s “Thringers” look familiar…

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Stop me when this starts to sound familiar: four Butler students came up with a foam finger that looks like three finger salute players make after they hit a three-pointer. They dubbed the creation the “Thringer.” Get it? Like three fingers…yeah.

Wait, what? That’s a three goggle, right? Well, not according to the NCAA, who bought 3,000 “thringers” from “Freelance Foam,” the company the four Butler students created. They will distribute 750 to each student section at the Final Four this weekend as a “student gift.”

Now, I’m not the type of fan who thinks Kentucky created the three goggle. The Trailblazers started doing the motion in 2010, and Kentucky basketball and other college teams quickly adopted it, although there is a fair argument that the Cats made it mainstream. I’ve seen three goggle foam fingers around for years, most recently at the SEC Tournament in Nashville.

Anyways, if you’re one of the lucky 750 UK students to get a student ticket this weekend, enjoy your three goggle. (I will never call it a thringer.)

[Indy Star]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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3 Comments for Butler’s “Thringers” look familiar…



  1. Neal Orac
    7:36 pm April 1, 2015 Permalink

    The UK fans should bring their own and say no thanks to the NCAA’s. It will nice to see blue one’s instead of the generic ones.



  2. J-Dub421
    9:11 am April 2, 2015 Permalink

    Isn’t this either copyright or patent infringement?



  3. EdC
    10:22 am April 2, 2015 Permalink

    Whatever. UK relies on the 3 far less than any of the other teams in the FF. The 3 is over-rated. Like the press it is an underdog strategy, not a front runner.

    UK – 577 – 200 made – 34.7%
    Duke – 711 – 277 made – 39%
    Mich. St. – 743 attempts – 287 made – 38.6%
    Wisconsin – 752 – 274 made – 36.4%

    Also important … 3 point defense-
    UK – 26.7% (#2 nationally)
    Duke – 31.3% (#40 nationally)
    Mich St. – 31.6% (#51 nationally)
    Wisconsin – 37.4% (#306 nationally)

    But Kentucky has to worry about Wisconsin’s 3s right?