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Watch football coach fall for exploding ball trick

May 03, 2017

In our golf pranks manifesto, the exploding ball trick received high marks for its simplicity, use of teamwork and spectacle of a payoff. How good is this gag? Clemson Tigers football coach Dabo Swinney sniffed it out ahead of time, and it still worked.

Swinney, playing in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge, sensed that he was about to be duped. However, because of his easy-going nature -- you'd have a devil-may-care demeanor too if you beat the Alabama Crimson Tide in the National Championship -- Swinney stepped up to the tee anyway, only to see his ball detonate before his eyes:

Basically, the reaction we'd expect from a man named "Dabo."

Of course, Swinney was also once kicked out of Augusta National. It's a good thing he's a hell of a coach, because this golf thing doesn't seem to be his jam.