Monday, March 16, 2009
The Madness Begins
The NCAA basketballl Tourney will have a special shine to it this year. Monkey and I will be heading north to Minneapolis to watch some first and second round action at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. We are stoked.
While we find it a mild bummer that the Terps got placed in KC (which was sold out by the time Monkey tried to get tickets), we are still a) excited to see the Terps back in the tourney (along with Mizzou as a Big 12 Conference Tournament-winning three-seed), and b) jazzed to see the likes of Kansas, Michigan State, Dayton, Boston College, West Virginia, USC, North Dakota State, and Northeast Conference powerhouse Robert Morris U.
I have to think, after spending several happy weekends of my life at various watering holes, quaffing adult beverages, consuming board-like chicken fingers, checking brackets, and screaming down managers who couldn't figure out which channel the Maryland game was on and rabid Duke and/or KU fans, that being there will be twice the fun (yet, I assume, totally alcohol-free). I am looking forward to it.
Oh, and do I need to even mention the fact that we will be reconnecting with the Ambassadors? What else could be better?