Friday, March 4, 2011
Greetings from Richmond! It's CAA Tournament Time
Before I head out to the Friday afternoon session, I wanted to let you know that Defiantly Dutch, aka Mr. Jerry Beach, and I will be doing our annual blog swap just in time for the CAA Tournament. Both of our stories are hush hush. However, I will say that my article for his blog will be based on an idea he gave me.
We only got to the arena a little before halftime due to a nasty accident in the Lincoln Tunnel which forced a lot of traffic to go to the Holland Tunnel where we went instead. After an exciting game with a very wild ending where St John's coach Steve Lavin and St John's forward Justin Burrell were both ejected in separate incidents, we tried to head to a restaurant in Hoboken (Arthur's Steak Tavern).
We never made it there due to their closing at 11:00, but we got to learn about the backstreets of Newark. Let me tell you, there were so many potholes on those roads, it looked like the streets of Dresden after World War II. Yes, it was that bad. We got back to the Turnpike and hit a Waffle House off exit 109A on I-95 in Maryland.
Today is the first round of the CAA Tournament. The afternoon session starts at noon, the evening session at 6:00 PM. I may not be able to tweet updates, but I will write about today's action later this evening. Follow along on CAASports.com for all the action.