Chicago: Pregame ramblings

By Jerry Palm - March 16, 2007

I took a walk around the concourses to see what the fans were up to. Obviously, I saw a lot of fans of the participating schools, but we have a bit of a melting pot here also. There were people sporting gear of Illinois, Illinois St, DePaul (local teams), Notre Dame, Purdue, Michigan, Michigan St, Missouri, Boston College, Georgetown, USC, Maryland, North Carolina, Texas, TAMU and Texas Tech.

I found out that you can get a shoe shine at the UC. The shoe shine stand is manned, but nobody was taking advantage of that.

Kansas fans hoping to pick up a Bulls jersey of former Jayhawk star Kirk Heinrich will be disappointed because the Bulls fan shop isn't open.

They can get a picture taken with cutouts of the Bulls team, and lots of people were doing that.

You know, it just dawned on me that the Blackhawks play here too, but you wouldn't know it.

The bars are closed too, in accordance with NCAA scripture. That probably won't stop the Wisconsin fans.

I saw the UNLV band setting up and I wondered if they played lounge music. Do the dancers (if they have any) wear big, gaudy feather headdresses? The answer to both is, unfortunately, no. They are your standard college band and, like all other dance teams, their dancers wear tight stuff, if anything.

I'm sitting in front of the Georgia Tech fan section, and they're fired up.

The lineups are being introduced (my favorite name - UNLV guard Wink Adams) and we're ready to go.

Posted by Jerry Palm at 12:25 PM on March 16, 2007

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