I went to the Big East Championship last night with a friend and his father. His dad told us about how 35 years ago as a ninth grader, him and his friends with to the tournament and when they gave a scalper their money, he ran away. Gary thought he learned his lesson.
When we got off the train, we were hounded. One man in a long, blue overcoat, followed us outside and sold us three seats for $70 each. Minutes later, we are told they are fake. Long story short, lessons could need to be re-learned.
We bought tickets from a guy we know for charity and as my friend Max tweeted, "College basketball is the best atmosphere." Waiting to pass the gate, ESPN cameras arrived and the "Hoyas Saxa" and "We are...Mountaineers" chants began. Pre-game we waited for autographs and were able to get West Virginia head coach, Bob Huggins' autograph. Later we were able to meet John Thompson Jr. (basketball HOF'r) and get his autograph. Sorry readers, he was much of a talker.
When we arrived at our seats, we met a Georgetown diehard. He gave Max and I the Georgetown history lesson and explained that Hoyas Saxa is Latin for "What rocks" while his friend chirped in that it was his dogs name. He was a true fan, while being sober and respecting of West Virginia. It was one of the funnest games to ever be at. As you may know, Da'Sean Butler hit a game winner in the last seconds to pull away and win their first Big East Championship.
In the spirit of March Madness, I have decided to create a pool. The bracket pool will be free and fun. To Get in the action now go to http://games.espn.go.com/tcmen/en/group?groupID=45866. The details are below. Winner will win an undetermined prize.
Group: King of Sports Blog Pool