Greetings from Hotlanta ! Have to start with a quick story about how I have ended up in Atlanta this morning and then get started on the fun moments from Monday night.
One of the perks to running a delivery service is you collect a number of airline miles from all of the gasoline purchased during the summer last year. Always hold on to one ticket because you never know when you might want to go somewhere and watch Greg Maddux pitch.
Then my one and only baseball hero retired and I honestly see myself going the entire MLB season without watching a 9 inning game, let alone fly to see one. Yes, I will be going through Maddux withdrawal all season but Jim Sacco is talking about a trip to Cooperstown in a few years with the Hall opens the doors to the Professor.
So I have to work all day but can do it on the road so why not. Holding a free ticket that will allow me to go anywhere in the World for 48 hours and you guessed it- I am on my way to Peoria, Illinois. That noise you hear in the background is my wife laughing rather loudly.
Only you Carter (she only calls me by my last name when she is making fun of me) could fly anywhere you want and choose to go to Peoria. In case you are wondering what is going on in Peoria today it is a National Championship basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs and the home standing Bradley Braves.
The title on the line is the very first College Insider.com Championship and the Braves are completing a historical Grand Slam. BU is playing in the post season for the fourth straight season and in the fourth different tournament. The sweet 16 run in the NCAA, then the trip to the N.I.T before playing in the inaugural edition of the College Basketball Invitational in 2007-2008 and now another new one!
BU is calling for the fans to participate in a Red-Out tonight and Carver Arena should be a jumpin. One of the Fox networks should be televising the game with tip coming at 8:05 E.S.T. Once I land in Peoria I can get started telling stories about Monday.