March 27, 2014

Wahooze Does Madison Square Garden

Guess where your fearless blogger is heading Wahooze Nation,

Here's a hint.
I was fortunate enough to have enough piles of money laying around (Amtrak points and a friend with a spare couch in Queens) to book the trip to New York City to watch your ACC CHAMPION VIRGINIA CAVALIERS fight their way to a Final Four birth this weekend.

I thought about live-blogging (that's a thing right?) a post throughout the game - but then I thought "what if the service is terrible in MSG?" Then I thought "I could just update one post about my trip and thoughts pre/post game." AND THEN I THOUGHT:


So that's what I'm going to do. Leave comments and I'll chat through those, but hopefully I'll add plenty of updates throughout the weekend here in this post - so keep checking back! To start us off before I head up to Little Charlottesville tomorrow:

7:19 pm Thurs

I am nervous in an excited way, not in a worried about the game way. Don't get me wrong, MSU is playing extremely good basketball recently and we could absolutely wind up losing this game - I've just got a quiet confidence in our ACC CHAMPION team and a little bit of Kendall's "everything from now on is gravy" cooling my stereotypical UVA-fan sense of dread.


6:36 am Fri

I have always hated daylight savings time. I do, on the other hand, love amtrak. 

I'm not surprised Wisconsin won big. This is not the tournament to be swayed by "this team always performs this way."

I am surprised Dayton won so big. Watching that game, it wasn't even as close as the score. 

Arizona and Florida played like 1 seeds. Hope the hoos do the same. 


8:07 am Fri

As you might imagine, there are a lot of boat shoes on this train. 

UVA fans are going to be out in full force tonight at MSG. If not for UConn, there could have been a dominating pro wahoos crowd tonight, but I'm not worried about fan support regardless. Greensboro was about 60% Duke fans and Wahoo fans dominated the noise and enthusiasm all game (though the fact that they were winning probably helped).

I hope UConn wins for a few reasons: UConn's always been my second team (dad is a Huskie). I don't want to play DeAndre Kane. Kevin Ollie is a good coach but he's not Tony Bennett good. 

2:22 pm Fri

The best thing about New York is the food. The worst thing is probably the smell. 

Digger phelps is on the tv talking about how the ACC was down this year. Apparently anytime a non Tobacco Road team wins the conference it's because of a "down year." I think we're looking at many more down years to come in the future. 

Digger also picked MSU to win because of their defense. Seriously.

8:16 Fri

Just found out they aren't selling beer here tonight. I dont understand. I don't know why I didn't know this. I'm really upset. Go Huskies. 

9:23 Fri

UConn looks really good. Not sure I like their fans. That flop in the UT/Michigan game was an embarrassment to the sport

10:54 Fri

Hoos have weathered the storm by taking better shots and forcing worse ones on defense. That's the obvious game plan. Let's keep it up. 

9:38 am Sat

Welp. Lost a tough one. Missed some shots we should have made. Left a few too many open layup/dunks for a really good team. Could've gone either way. Great season.

6 comments:

  1. OH THAT RULES I'LL BE IN NYC TOO YET UNDETERMINED AS TO WHETHER I'LL BE IN THE HOUSE

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  2. I'm Jealous, Pierce. Have a great time cheering on the Hoos!!

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  3. I think the UConn fans will be pulling for UVA, seeing the Hoos as a lesser hurdle to clear than Michigan State. UNLESS the Huskies lose to Iowa State in the early game... in which case it could be a fairly subdued crowd.

    Either way, I think we'll be ready to play at an extremely high level.

    This is awesome, Pierce. Thanks for doing it!

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  4. Awesome, dude. I'm jealous.

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  5. GO BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF THOSE CAROLINA REFS

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