A Thursday Hit n Run? I KNOW! Gettin’ all craaaazy up in here! Anyway, last night was Dick Vitale’s triumphant return to college basketball after being diagnosed with vocal nodules back in December. I’ll admit my secret shame: I kind of love Dick Vitale. Can he get annoying sometimes? Sure. But most of the time I find his absolute balls-out love of college basketball to be endearing. In the story about his return, it said the UNC students welcomed him with chants and applause until he was overcome with emotion and crying. Awwww! Also right before halftime, he said “Hansbrough’s gonna TOUCH IT!” Classic Dickie V.
Feelin’ better, bay-bee!
The game was no slouch either, with the teams heading into the locker room on the heels of the Heels’ (see what I did there?) 8-0 run that left Duke with a slim 3-point lead. UPDATE: Nevermind.
I kind of expect him to lean off
the wall and sing “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”
In NBA news, the Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat agreed on a pretty huge trade that sent Shaq to the Suns and forward Shawn Marion and guard Marcus Banks to the Heat. This way, Shaq can spend the 55 games a year in which he doesn’t play basking in the sun in the Land That Time Remembered. Oh wait…
This does give me an excuse, though, to showcase one of my favorite Super Bowl commercials. Yay! Shaq’s horse is named “Chunk of Love.” Snerk. And the stiff-arm at the :29 mark is really the cherry on the sundae.
Speaking of funny clips, I bring you this masterful work. We can finally see the REAL culprit behind Berman’s meltdown video. Thanks to blogger Brownie for the tip!