Monmouth benchwarmers' sideline routines go viral
When big plays call for even bigger-celebrations, the Monmouth Hawks basketball team has all the right moves. They call this one "The Trophy Fish." If it's going really well, these benchwarmers from the West Long Beach, New Jersey, school break out "The Heart Attack."
What Greg Noack, Tyler Robinson and cousins Louie and Dan Pillari have created is a national sensation. Their choreographed sideline support is going viral after several nationally televised games over the Thanksgiving weekend.
There is plenty to ignite "The Human Scissors," "The Football Throw," The Bow and Arrows (inspired by Katniss Everdeen) -- so many celebrations that Greg keeps a separate play sheet in his sock during games.
The viral success of the Monmouth benchwarmers has almost overshadowed the success of the Hawks team. So far this season they've upset UCLA, nationally ranked Notre Dame, and USC.
Head Coach King Rice is embracing the exuberance of the reserves with only a few rules.
On the court, guard Justin Robinson is propelling the team to its early season success. He says the sideline is providing a definite lift.
It will be huge if Monmouth can challenge for the MAAC conference championship, punching a ticket to March Madness. Keep winning and keep celebrating.