Friday, March 18, 2011

March Madness

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend round two of the NCAA basketball championship in Tampa on Thursday. While I don’t always watch basketball with the same intelligence as Tom, I do enjoy a good show.

Here’s my list of non basketball highlights

Best Pep Band

Princeton University’s scramble band wins top honors for costuming, energy and creativity. Here’s one of their percussionists.


princeton pep band

Best Dance Team

Michigan State had slinky costumes, and great dance moves. These young women were in great shape.


msu dance team

Best Cheerleaders

UK’s squad holds more national championships than the basketball team. Their creative use of the mascot gets kudos.


uk cheerleaders

Best Mascot

This is tough. I love the UK mascot, especially when he wears his patchwork pants, but the nod goes to “Albert” of the University of Florida. Gotta love a plush gator.



Sorry, WVA, your Mountaineer mascot needs a makeover. Either drop the rifle prop or learn to twirl it. Definitely needs more moves than walking around patting the gun. Any ideas on a different prop for him? Moonshine jug? Hmmm…. seems in poor taste.



Best Fans

Hands down, University of Kentucky.  Give Cat fans the opportunity to buy tickets, and every game becomes a home game.

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