A few days ago me Lloyd and Shane went to the UNC Charlotte Vs Hofstra basketball game held here on campus. It was the first time I’d been to a basketball game, and certainly the first one I’d been to in America.
The final score was UNCC 88 – Hofstra 82, here is the part that I would normally start talking about what happened during the game but I’m not really an authority on basketball so let’s just assume I’ve just given the play by play and you’re all informed about what happened.
As usual everything we go to includes at least one crazy thing, it’s almost as if they throw it in with every ticket they sell to us, I can’t say I’ve seen the words ‘Buy one ticket get a crazy person free’ or even ‘for every ticket you get a crazy person half price’ on anything, but I guess something’s are in the small print.
The craziness extravaganza consisted of (for the most part at least) of crazy mascot shaped things doing what crazy people do and messing around, round one consisted of propelling soft but possibly deadly projectiles into the crowd with a customised mortar based weapon, round two was a game of mascot basketball…
Now remember that these are mascots – people dressed up in furry suits that are about as durable as an iron bar in the Arctic, this combination made something that was pretty entertaining to watch, after all everyone likes to watch other people making fools out of themselves.
With all this craziness you would think that there isn’t any more of it within a two state radius, but nope, there was still enough for the Brass band to be infected with the spell too, either that or the gyrations and almost performance worthy um…performance was just part of the elaborate plan to steal craziness away from Norm the Niner.
Of course, most people aren’t reading this blog post for the not so up to the minute score information, they’re reading it to for the cheerleaders and the witty commentary (and who can blame you). I get that cheerleaders are supposed to cheer on the team, but I couldn’t help noticing that the team wasn’t around while they were doing it – and neither were they around when they were doing some very dangerous looking gymnastics either.
There was obviously also some dancing during the intervals that didn’t involve standing on top of each other…
At the end of the game there were understandably some celebrations, with things falling from the roof and covering the whole court. I tried a random technique to make everything look a little bit more interesting, I zoomed the lens as a I took a photo of the confetti dropping from the roof, it mainly just turned out making me feel a bit sick!
Although I had no idea what was going on most of the time, it was good to go and see a game at the university, another thing to cross off the list.