Miami - Wake Forest - BasketballI receive a lot of emails to the effect that I should write fewer articles about the cruise industry’s latest shenanigans and more about “personal stuff.”

O.K. – always happy to oblige.

Tonight I went with the boys to the University of Miami to watch the UM play Wake Forest – ACC basketball big time.  Have you ever heard of ACC basketball?  If not, please turn your computer off and go to bed.

I watched my first ACC basketball game in 1976 in my freshman year at Duke.  Duke was playing North Carolina State.  Duke won by a point. Unbelievable game.  You have not seen basketball until you stand in the student section at Cameron Indoor stadium.

Jim Spanarkel & Mike Gminski of Duke over superstar Kenny Carr of N.C. State in an nail biter.  79 -78 Duke by one.

Miami - Wake Forest Basketball - Hot DogsGlory days.

33 years later that game is more real and in your face than any game I recall.

But tonight’s game was no sleeper.  Wake had the last shot but its superstar guard – Ishmael Smith – missed what would have been a game winner with a few seconds left.

UM won!

My kids had a good time, I think.  We ate some hot dogs, M&M’s & popcorn.

Went by Cold Stone for ice cream on the way home.  Boy do I feel healthy.

A nice evening.

But it sure as hell is not Duke basketball in Cameron Indoor Stadium  . . .


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