Game #101 of 358 29% complete
This was the second game today preceded by a 2-hour trip from the west at VMI back to Richmond. This 2-game approach saves money but does not allow for getting a bite to eat between games in most cases. You are at the mercy of the concessions at the arena. Having arrived about a half hour before game time, I got quickly in line and saw that the Papa John pizzas were ready to go. I ordered a cheese pizza and headed to my seat. I kid you not that if I had eaten the cardboard box the pizza came in, I would not be able to tell the difference between that and the pizza. Holy dry mouth!
Jacob Gilyard was honored before the game as the all-time NCAA Division I career steals leader. A banner was unfurled in his honor. As I watched him during the game, I can see how his quickness and fast hands contributed to that title. His key steal at the end of the game from a Toledo player driving the lane was icing on the cake. He also sunk the game winning shot with 34 seconds left to win the game.
Toledo was down 19 points in the second half but came back to win spurned on by a loud crowd. I was told that there was an impressive pre-game show involving a spider which I missed waiting in line for cardboard pizza.
I always have difficulty always with parking on campus. Most lots are not clearly marked if they are free for peons like me or for donors who have parking privileges. It is not always easy with cars behind you to stop and ask where I can park. Give me the small schools with free lots next to the arena (see next post for William Mary).
The gun above was shooting out t shirts to the crowd in rapid fire and shooting flames. This was the most awesome way to deliver t shirts to the crowd vs. cheerleaders who length of throws usually leaves much to be desired.
I have decided to replenish my t shirts back home with one new t shirt per trip. I was not a fan of the bright red Richmond colors, so I passed till next game.
Richmond is the only school with a spider as a mascot. The mascot walking around with dangling legs was fun to watch.
I neglected in my fatigue to take a camera shot of the final score. Mea Culpa!