It’s a beautiful day for … basketball?
My mind can’t completely wrap around the awesomeness of the Carrier Classic. Even if Michigan State loses by 20 today, which is very possible, this is a great day for MSU sports. Playing on an aircraft carrier? Really? I feel like if someone asked me when I was a 10-year-old shooting hoops in the driveway what would be the coolest place to play a game, no way would I have thought of that. Aircraft carrier. That requires some serious imagination.
Mark Hollis, MSU’s athletic director, deserves all the credit in the world here. Spartans are lucky to have someone with his outside-of-the-box thinking. It’s an exciting way to kick off the college basketball season and a nice way to pay tribute to the men and women who serve our country on Veterans Day.
It also has to make Tom Izzo’s recruiting trips pretty easy.
“Every one of my senior classes has made a trip to the Final Four. Oh, and we’ll be playing on an aircraft carrier again in 2013.”
Sign me up, coach.
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