In the past 24 hours, we’ve drove through five states – Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee – before hitting the Kentucky border again.
Spent the night at Hampton Inn in Miss. before heading out early Sunday morning. It was a long, but interesting drive. Enjoyed passing through Fort Payne, Ala. The country group “Alabama” calls Fort Payne home. That was pretty cool. I’m a huge Alabama fan. Also read the Birmingham paper and the Tuscaloosa paper on the way home.
I also took time to read some scripture from the Bible. I never cease to thank God for giving me the blessings that he has bestowed upon me. While on press row Saturday, I bowed my head and whispered a prayer of thanks to my heavenly father for his blessings in my life.
Had a good time in the Big Easy, but there’s no place like home, though.
The following are leftovers from the trip.
Glaceau Vitamin Water
Glaceau Vitamin Water is the official drink of the NCAA Tournament.
I had the cup in my hand, but I’m drinking Diet Coke. Before entering the New Orleans Arena from the media work room, all media are required to pour their drink in a cup.
I think it’s amazing what companies will do for exposure and how much money one will dish out just to be seen.
I guess I’m marketing for Vitamin Water and Diet Coke. I personally favor Diet Mountain Dew, but Diet Coke is option 1A.
My updates haven’t been on target because there’s a fee for access at both the arena and the hotel.
Cheers for the underdog
Prior to Kentucky’s contest against Wake Forest, several of the Kentucky media watched the final two minutes of Northern Iowa’s upset over top-seeded Kansas. Several of Kentucky’s cheerleaders let out a loud cheer following the final buzzer.
Felt bad for the young lady cheering for Kansas. She was outnumbered. I told her she could cheer on the Cats the rest of the way.