Jason Lindquist (jlindquist) wrote,
Jason Lindquist

Countdown to gametime

Ceasar Perez, the UIUC student you've no doubt seen on television with the big blue Hulk fists and the orange paint, said this about the mood on game day:
"You always wish it was game time. You know what, OK, great, we've done a lot of talking, let's just play already. It can get redundant as people talk about the same stuff over and over again."

Junior and senior year at North (especially during the playoff run) that's what every game day was like. You watch the clock, you can barely pay attention to what's going on around you. It's all hurryupletsgoNOW. I'd have "Sirius" or "Championship" running through my head all day long. That's what it's like today for most of the campus in Champaign, and for all our people in St. Louis. Five and a half hours to game time, and it will both take forever, and fly past.

Side note: Jon Scheyer finished second in the voting for Mr. Basketball. Homewood-Flossmoor's Julian Wright, a Kansas-bound senior, won. Really, that's no surprise. A non-senior is someone you can always honor next year, so there's a natural slant towards seniors. I have no problem with it. As good as he is, Jon's going to be better next year, and I'm sure he'll be a favorite again.

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