Sunday, February 10, 2008

Cameron Indoor Stadium...oh how I miss thee.

Oh how I miss thee. Let me count the ways..

  1. I miss the bleachers that we grad students poured ourselves into.

  2. I miss the pizza and flat coke in the perfect Duke stadium plastic cups.

  3. I miss getting the piece of paper that told the Crazies some of the cheers for the opponents.

  4. I miss, Who’s Your Daddy, Battier!!!

  5. I miss the feeling of the whole stadium shaking right before tip-off.

  6. I miss “Rip ‘em up, tear ‘em up, give ‘em hell Duke!”

  7. I miss Rock Lobster!

  8. I miss reading the tape on the Devil’s forehead.

  9. I miss “boink, boink, ahhhhhhhh, pass, boink, boink, pass”

  10. I miss seeing the old scoreboard, in its Duke Blue. No bells, no whistles, no flashing replays. Just simple stats.

The scoreboard is a perfect example of how amazing Cameron Indoor Stadium is. It is a time capsule which holds the essences of what college basketball is all about. And as I sit on my couch, I reminisce of the three good seasons and one national championship we had together. Oh how I miss thee

1 comment:

Allan R. Bevere said...

Rev. J.:

I am with you on this. I graduated from Duke way back in 1989, and I still miss the place. I try to make regular pilgrimmages to the place.