Short version – Purdue makes it to the sweet 16. Longer version is that I got to go to the game. Even made a few cameo appearances during swinging shots (I’m over on the far right side – midway down):
What an amazing and fun game – and we got 11th row tickets this go around. Lots of amazing energy – and I lost a good chunk of my voice in the outing. Purdue fans were definitely in the minority with plenty of Washington fans driving down from Seattle – so what we lacked in numbers – we made up in volume. The whole stadium was sold out – and it certainly showed by the numbers of folks outside trying to pick up last minute tickets.
Overall it was a great moment of re-living the college days. Purdue Pete, the cheers, the band, the game itself. What a way to spend a Saturday. I hope Portland gets another chance to host the NCAA playoffs again. Now on to the sweet 16.