Feb 9 2010
We beat #20 Vanderbilt Saturday night. Thanks to all the fans that filled Stegeman. Here are a few odds and ends from Saturday:
-Turns out the Hoop Girls weren’t big fans of my tweet from earlier in the week. The only reason I posted the picture was because I thought it was funny when you looked at my bag compared to the others. Somehow me pointing this out turned into me not appreciating the Hoop Girls. I was actually reminded by someone of my walk on status and should be happy I even get a bag (next time tell me how you really feel!). To be honest, I am happy to just get a bag and feel bad that some of the Hoop Girls were offended. They do a lot of great behind the scenes PR stuff that the players and coaches definitely appreciate.
-A couple kids were running around with our posters looking for autographs. They OBVIOUSLY recognized (read: barely recognized) me and I signed their posters. I went over to say hi to Bucklin’s parents and Matt informed me that he overheard the kids talking about how they were missing one autograph. Turns out, Buck was the missing autograph but they had no idea he was on the team and didn’t ask him. We watched them as they walked by 5 or six times looking up at us and trying to match us with our pictures on the poster. As we were finally leaving we overheard one of the managers talking about all the autographs he had been signing.
-I’m starting to think that the Dance Dawgs are professionals that are brought in only on game days. My reasoning is that I’ve never seen one of them outside of the Coliseum. Also, I didn’t know they danced at the Gymdog Meets. My mom came up for the Gymdogs Meet on Friday and I gotta tell ya, there’s nothing like watching the Dance Dogs with your mom.