… by looking at the programs from some of the Tip-Off Classic games Abby and I got to attend, thanks to our friends Drew and Will, who live out Springfield way.
|1991 - Indiana was always my favorite team until Bobby|
Knight was fired. These 1991 Hoosiers included Damon Bailey
and Calbert Cheney.
|1992 - I wasn't fond of either Purdue's Gene Keady|
or Connecticut's Jim Calhoun; and I don't remember
a single player from either team. Course, they probably
don't remember me either, so it's okay.
|1993 - Four of Michigan's Fab Five were back. I wanted to tell Georgia|
Tech's coach, Bobby Cremins, that his haircut was really stupid.
|I ordered tickets late; though the venue for the Tip-Off Classic|
games was small -- the Springfield Civic Center -- it still
wasn't fun sitting in the rafters.
|Well, I never liked Rick Pitino, and I liked Gary Williams.|
Again, I don't remember any outstanding players on either team.
|Two great coaches, Lute Olson and Dean Smith. Abby had|
a crush on Arizona's Mike Bibby; after the game he noticed
her ogling him and he smiled at her; she melted. Bonus:
Having John Havlicek there as the Grand Marshal of
|The great John Thompson! I don't remember the|
Wake Forest coach or team at all.
|I don't remember this game. I remember Roy Williams|
because I didn't like him. I still don't like him.