Preoccupied with this, that and the other so I haven’t had a lot to say lately. I’ll be back on the horse pretty soon, I imagine.
Went to a college basketball game today. My alma mater came to play Lehigh University for only the second time in history.
BU won the first game, in the 1968-69 season, 81-56.
Today’s game was considerably closer. Lehigh held a 66-65 lead with a few seconds to go. But BU’s D.J. Irving hit a pair of free throws with two seconds left to put the Terriers back on top, and a desperation shot by Lehigh didn’t fall in.
I’m guessing there were maybe 2,000 people, tops, at Stabler Arena. Everyone else in the world missed a good game.
I usually dredge a couple of sociological observations from my trips to sporting events. Not this time. It was just an athletic event. An entertaining and well-played athletic event. No deeper resonances of what it means to be American, or any of my usual shite.
A few happy pictures just to pad this out: