(1) What is it?(2) Where do I have to be, and when?
Friday, 7 pm @ the Al. It's a scrimmage following the annual basketball fish fry. I say, let's skip the fish fry, watch some ball and make ridiculous snap judgements on the new players.
Is it a scrimmage? I thought it was just a practice that allows the public to sit in on. But what do I know I guess.
There is a scrimmage...there's also a lot of fluff crap like halloween costumes etc.I'm a maybe...I'd like to go but we'll see.ps-I'm not going if Reid is going to be there to take another $5 on a bunch of horse shit calls at the end of the scrimmage: a goal-tending on blocking foul on an obvious charge call. don't even get me started on the pathetic defnese by Cubillan on the last play...for the love of God someone stop the ball.
I never did a report of any sort from Madness - who looked good? Is Heg's still open?
Yeah you like that shit, don't you! I could be coerced into going. I'm not hell bent on it either way, but if people are going I'll go. Don't worry TG, I'll bring change for a 20. Because, if you'll recall, thanks to Jimmy Butler being high scorer I actually took $6 off you in that scrimmage.
Heg's IS still open, and they still serve Jack Daniels. I can attest to this first hand. As for madness, there wasn't a whole lot to tell. My thought afterwards was it was very "Buzz". Not a lot of frills or extra stuff. He said like 10 words, they had the dunk contest, the scrimmage, he tried to thank everyone for coming but his mike didn't work. That was about it. Lazar won the scrimmage for the white team with a last second stick back.
Interesting, I'm not sure if I miss that Crean sizzle or not. I certainly made me roll my eyes, but it got butts in the seats. How big was the crowd?
The place was pretty packed. They had thundersticks and shit, it was loud when the women's team came out first. People were banging the sticks along with the crowd pumping jams. But after the ladies ran some lay-up drills and had their scrimmage it seemed people were starting to lose some steam. By halftime of the men's scrimmage people were heading for the door.
Whatever Midnight Madness was, it was a lot more impressive than the no midnight madness that UW did, and may have been the nail in the coffin for Vander. So I'd say it was a success.What was not a success, however, was the live feed that MU.com had that night. The thought was there, but a number of miscues and failures to execute put a damper on the whole. Examples: 1) Todd Rosiak was an on set guest before the mens team came out. They had like a 5 minute conversation with him, but unfortunately his mic didn't work for the first 4 min's of the interview. 2) They didn't show Fulce's dunk in the first round because they cut to an interview with 1 of the women's players. Then of course they missed Fulce's final and title clinching dunk because they cut to Acker in the stands. By the time they figured out what was going on, Acker had already thrown the pass, Fulce threw down a pretty insane 1 handed catch and tomahawk (finally saw it on youtube), and the crowd went apeshit. Meanwhile I'm sure there was a director somewhere yelling cut to camera 2 camera 2!!!! Followed by many curses (some of which were coming from Cincinnati Ohio).
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