The Sacramento Bee has been holding a caption contest for this photo of Jerry Brown shooting a basketball, and 12 finalists have now been chosen.

Photo: Governor's Office

Even though we missed the deadline, our entries:

  • “Wow, Bob Dutton‘s head is a lot lighter than I thought.”
  • “Watch me throw up another airball, just like my plan to balance the budget with tax extensions.”
  • “Here comes my two-handed set shot, like I used to do it back in the ’40s.”
  • “Hey kid, if you don’t want to hear me launch into a Linda Rondstadt medley, get the hell out of the way.”
  • “This is the last basketball this school’s going to be able to afford for the next 50 years.”
  • “If this photo op winds up the subject of one of those humiliating caption contests, somebody’s getting canned.”
Jerry Brown Photo Caption Contest 20 April,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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