By: Drew Franklin
Last night’s Iditarod-like drive from Cedar Falls to Cedar Rapids left us stranded at a Days Inn, which happened to be the official hotel of the Spam Museum and the Alzheimer’s-To-Work program of Iowa. It was here that we sat down for a rigorous 45-minute board meeting of road trip salvaging.
With our originally scheduled game, Sienna-Butler, out of the question, it was time to figure out the next move for this traveling circus. I suggested watching today’s slate of games from the Freezing Beaver in Waterloo but Tomlin is allergic to glitter. Matt requested a CBS helicopter but there is a no helicopter clause in our contract with the Kia Ronda. Tomlin tried closing his eyes and pointing to a location in Rand McNally’s Magical Book of Mystery but kept landing on Wal-Marts and Sam's Clubs. After a few more failed attempts at the selection process, we decided to each draw a team out of the Days Inn ice bucket and select the best of the three:
Matt drew Howard University.
I drew the University of Phoenix.
Tomlin drew Louisville.
The decision was easy: Louisville is at DePaul. DePaul is an easy drive. Chicago is doable. Louisville has Rick Pitino. Rick Pitino is an easy target. Karen Sypher is doable.
So, here we are, last minute additions to the DePaul media roster. We smell like last night’s truck stop diner, stale Wisconsin cheese, and Bob Valvano. The teams just tipped-off and I couldn’t be any less interested in the outcome.
See you soon. (Hopefully)