Taking in all six games at Sprint Center this past weekend was a treat, even for an on-the-couch kind of guy like me. While there, I could not help jotting down some notes to share with those of you who bother to frequent this odd space. Overall, Sprint Center, KC Live and the P&L were huge hits and created the kind of atmosphere we have always envied in other towns. Let me hear from those of you who also experienced the NCAA tourney Kansas City style.
Magic Fingers: The person operating the Sprint Center scoreboard has the quickest fingers this side of the No-Tell Motel. It is almost impossible to watch the live action of a bucket and then look to the overhead scoreboard before the numbers have changed. The guy (or gal) is good!
The K: We screwed up BIG time by not rebuilding The K next to the Power & Light District. No one campaigned louder and longer than Kevin Kietzman and his WHB radio station at the time that refurbishing The K was a mistake. He was more right than he has ever been. The atmosphere in the P&L for summer baseball would have been incredible. What a damn shame.
Michigan fans: The Maize & Blue came to town in great numbers and their deportment left a lot to be desired. The Michigan horde treated the Oklahoma game like it was football rather than basketball. Coordinated chants of,