Early notes from Friday morning at the Final Four

Mrs. Tyler Thompsonover 6 years

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IMG_5669 Good afternoon, friends. It's lunchtime at the Final Four, which means lukewarm lasagne and breadsticks! After a big meal at St. Elmo's last night, I'm sticking to the snack mix, thank you very much. Apparently Drew just woke up, so until he gets here, I thought I'd share some of my thoughts from a very odd morning in Indianapolis... --- Friday morning at the Final Four is a bizarre thing. Today, the NCAA invited area children to come hang out on the court and do the following things:
  • Scream
  • Dance
  • Look bored
  • Go through a bootcamp style workout led by a soldier in Afghanistan via video
  • Lay down during said workout and look bored
  • Scream
All the while, the University of Indianapolis Greyhound mascot and the Reese's...Reese's Cup walked around and acted a fool: IMG_5695 The Reese's Cup is clearly the star of the show, and was nice enough to take a picture with yours truly: IMG_5681b And I thought meeting Charles Barkley was cool. --- In between the dancing and the workout was a concert by Austin Mahone, who I've never heard of until today. This is what Austin Mahone looks like: As you can imagine, and probably heard on the radio, the ladies LOVE him. By ladies, I mean preteen girls. One girl behind me couldn't EVEN handle being 400 feet from him, so she started crying: [video width="376" height="668" mp4="http://kentuckysportsradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/IMG_5680.mp4"][/video] Hang in there, girl. --- Meanwhile, the fans are filling in here for the open practices, which just started. Michigan State is on the floor, and will be followed by Duke, Wisconsin, and finally Kentucky at 3 p.m. Here's a picture of the crowd right now: [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] @Coach_BRamsey[/caption] From what I can tell, Kentucky still has a majority of the crowd, even though they don't take the floor for two hours. You people...well, you know. --- Kentucky's media session begins at 2:15, when John Calipari will take the stage along with a few players. At the same time, the five starters will head to breakout rooms while the rest of the locker room is open to the media. It'll be a frantic few hours, but we'll do our best to bring you all the action.

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