impersonating a dead bug. But other than that, I don't know much.
So here's the question, for fans of the eight schools playing here in the NCAA regionals this weekend: How will we know your team's in town?
Here are the teams coming to Charlotte, by the way -- I'm going to put them in alphabetical order to eliminate any bias: Georgia, Duke, Hampton, Long Island, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee, Washington.
OK, see, I'm biased already.
Georgia is my team. I went to school there. I left several million brain cells scattered around campus. I still daydream about going back and becoming a perpetual grad student. These are my people.
Here's how you know Dawg fans are in town:
-- ABC stores suddenly low on Jim Beam; CVS stores suddenly low on BC powders.
-- Hotel-lobby debates about whether Herschel Walker could play college basketball (yes), and how many points he would score (164 a game).
-- Lots of body-painting going on... but not as erotic as it sounds.
Now then... both Duke and North Carolina are also headed this way. I could say that you know Duke fans are in town when the parking lot is full of Jersey plates. I could say that you know Carolina fans are in town when you see people counting the Jersey plates in the parking lot. But I would never say such things, because I know you Blue Devil and Tar Heel fans will step up.
(Of course, it's possible that you might actually say something about the other team, rather than your own. There's no way we can stop that. But of course none of you would do such a thing. Hint. Hint.)
But we're looking to hear from all of you. Michigan, Tennessee, Washington, Hampton: What should we look for from y'all? And you Long Island Blackbirds... is anybody coming? Because we need to talk. Clearly, the Long Island Expressway would be a much cooler name.
Have at it in the comments...
It just so happens that MY team is in town, so I'll go first.