Saturday, April 4, 2009
1985 Final Four...Lexington, KY...Villanova vs. Georgetown...so many years ago.
Yes, that's me alright, in grad school. I'm with some dude at the liquor store who had to use a hand truck to take all the soda pop I had bought out to my car for the weekend festivities. I won tickets to both the Saturday and Monday games in a student lottery. The University of KY was given 1500 tickets as the host and the Administration raffled off 500 to the students. My number got pulled. I still remember that final game. The look on the faces of the Georgetown people I am sure is still there. Utter shock and disbelief. Back then smoking was still allowed in the seating area of Rupp Arena. Some guy next to me was lighting one cigarette off the other and looked worried. I asked him if he was nervous. He said "yes, I have Georgetown and I am worried they are not going to cover the number." Cover the number? Poor guy left the game and was about in tears. Horse race gambling rule #2: If you can't take the losses, don't bet.