Monday, November 21, 2005

Home Town Hero



Originally uploaded by Bloomington Girl.
This is a picture of Errek Suer, an IU junior who was a walk-on to the IU basketball team. Isn't he a cutie? He is a home town boy, having gone to Bloomington North High School and he is a whopping 5 feet 8 inches tall. Tonight he scored 13 points, including three three-pointers. The crowd went WILD. They go wild for any walk-on who has a hot game, especially if the walk-on is a short white guy. I love watching this kid play. He is so scrappy and focused. The other guys tower above him but he holds his own and then some.

Indiana crushed the Flordia A&M as expected but it was still a good game. We had Chris's group's seats tonight instead of our own season tickets. The group's seats are in the second row, just about in the middle of the court. The seats are shared among the partners. It is a really exciting place to sit. Our own seats aren't bad, but there is no comparison. The floor seats just spoil us. I looked into getting two floor seats for Chris for his birthday last year but I would have had to pony up five grand a seat just to get the opportunity to buy the seats. It is a (tax deductible) donation to the IU Varsity Club and supports the team. It isn't a one time deal, either. You have to write that check every year to keep the privlege buying the tickets. I guess if they can get it, they might as well do it. Lots of people are that wild for basketball around here.

I am amazed at how much I enjoy the games. The whole Big Ten thing is just a spectacle. The cheerleaders do some really impressive acrobatics and the band is wonderful. I just love the whole scene. I am actually learning a bit about the game as well. Who knew?

Well, I am off to bed.

1 comment:

Valerie said...

BloomingtonGirl....did you ever see the movie White Men Can't Jump. Sounds a bit like your local hoosier walk-on star....JB