My buddy Frank invited me to observe the previous basketball game between the University of Virginia and College of Maryland. The 61-yr rivalry among the close to neighbors ended before this month. University of Maryland is leaving the Atlantic Coast Convention (ACC) for the Massive Ten. Frank and his pal Charlie are fanatical Maryland alums (are there any other type?) Frank informed me not to dress in any U.Va. fan equipment as we would have good seats — in the coronary heart of Terrapin Place. “Wear your higher faculty ring,” Frank said, “and we’ll decide you up at the IKEA parking great deal in College Park. We would not want your auto to get rolled in excess of.” Are they always like this?
It was a great previous recreation. Virginia and Maryland see-sawed throughout, but Maryland pulled it out 75-sixty nine in extra time. The followers in the Comcast Heart are maybe the noisiest this facet of the Seattle Seahawks. It is been decades since I’ve taken in a school match of hoops. What a good-natured group it was, as well. They booed 1 of the Virginia gamers mercilessly each and every time he held the ball. That’s because he dedicated to Maryland but changed to U.Va. after the Terps transformed coaches. Would seem sensible ample for me.
Even however the Virginia Cavaliers arrived up quick in that Maryland residence recreation, they’ll usually be winners in my ebook. Appears they take some guidance from a highly regarded mentor and a certain great ebook. Here’s a March Mildness story for this crazy month.