Wednesday, January 13, 2010
An Evening in O'Connell Arena - 17-0 Baby!
Tuesday night was fun as I got an up close first hand look at Gator basketball. Obvious differences between Gator basketball and KY basketball:
1. Much smaller arena
2. Gator basketball fans get down on their team very quickly. KY fans stand yelling "defense" or they're up encouraging the team when they fall behind. FL fans only get excited when it gets close or they get the lead. As soon as they fall behind, the fans start pouting.
3. FL's student section loves shouting vulgarities! Thank God I did not have a small child anywhere near it.
4. There only seems to be 2 or 3 cheers that the fans know and all of them have the gator chomp in them; pretty monotonous.
I had a great time! The food in the media room was decent and it was fun watching Dick Vitale, Erin Andrews and ESPN do their thing. Great road win in the SEC for the Cats!