-- First things first, I readily admit we here in B'lo have the worst looking basketball court in the known world. Powder blue AND teal! Plus the floor is completely colored-in inside the three-point arc, which is not the way the Lord intended things to be. My sincere apologies to those who had to watch that on TV.
-- Getting to see the most exciting game and best finish of the first day of the tournament is awesome. Getting to see Duke take it on the chin in the first round is even more awesome.
-- Duke fans are dooooouchebags.* Being a Yankee fan, I have made a pledge not to throw around the term "bandwagoner" unless it's in reference to the Red Sox. But Duke fans are another exception. Way to cheer for the whitest team on the court at all times, Buffalo. Duke fans who are in high school, by the way, are the douchebaggiest of the all. I'll slap you to the floor, half-pint. And don't even get me started on the Cameron Crazies in the band section. Every one of them needs to be punched.
-- Not-so-confidential to the funktastic, tireless, surprisingly biceppy walking piece of sex who was conducting the VCU band tonight: call me! No, seriously, call me.
-- Next time, Old Dominion, you might consider showing up to play.
-- You too, Butler.
-- Back to Duke for a second: how nice must it be to get a home court officiating job from the refs wherever you go? It got almost comical. And they still lost! Even though I can guarantee you they shot better than VCU tonight. They essentially fell victim to VCU's pressure defense (huge presence in the 2nd half) and clutch free-throw shooting, their own lack of clutch free-throw shooting, and the fact that Eric Maynor figured out a way to score in the paint and then couldn't miss. And now that I've displayed my big basketball brain for you: on to the clothes!
-- Just kidding, I don't have any comments on clothes. Although I wound up liking the Pitt band's navy-and-gold striped rugby shirts a lot more than I really should have, especially since they were aping the Ameron-Cay Azies-Cray.
-- Best sporting event ever, seriously. Highly recommended.
*Apologies to all my friends who are Duke fans. No doubt you are the exception. That proves the rule!