NBA? We don’t need no stinkin’ NBA.
The UK Wildcats and KU Jayhawks are playing in the Garden!
The Champions Classic tips off at Madison Square Garden tonight, bringing the best of college basketball — the only basketball that counts IMHO — to the Big Apple.
(Don’t ask if I was able to get a ticket. I wasn’t; I’m bitter.)
The tourney begins with Duke (hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhcckk-ptooo) taking on Michigan State. Who cares? It’s the opener. Whatever. Take your seats, folks; nothing to see here.
The big game is between my alma mater (and pre-season #2-ranked) University of Kentucky Wildcats and #12-ranked KU.
Suffice it to say the two teams have a history. Both have beat each other soundly on their home courts. (You don’t forget that kinda thing.) I lived in Kansas City when UK won NCAA Championships in 1996 and 1998 and was the runner-up in 1997.
I don’t think my friends have forgotten that, either.
In fact, I have a little wager with my friend Dan on tonight’s game. Not for money, mind you; we don’t bet cash on our teams. But believe you me — after the game has been decided, you’ll all be able to tell what we did wager.
May the best team win!