"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

BuzzBQ Review

My wife, 2 year old son, and 10 day old son made the trek down to Marquette for the 1st Annual BuzzBQ.

Great show by Marquette, as usual. Perfect night for it. Well attended. Bumped in to the usual internet suspects. The Rice family shared their table with us, and texted their son that one of the Cracked Sidewalks team was eating with them, thinking he'd be really impressed. The return text message suggested I should get a life. Harrumph. Where's the love?

Buzz and the team were out in force, signing autographs, mingling with the crowd. The local ESPN Radio team was there, interviewing players.

I made sure to bump in to Mo Acker, to wish him a happy birthday.

Great event, one they should consider doing every year.

Here are a few snapshots from the affair:

2 comments:

Terry Rice said...

It was nice to meet your family last night at the BBQue.

Remember, living a life as a Marquette fan is a life worth living.

Next time, I will share some of my contacts with Al.

Terry Rice

Matt Quandt said...

File this under "leading by example" for the Buzz file. An intern here at work shares a summer school class, something theater, with Mo Acker. They had their final the other day. Buzz showed up to watch Mo's group's performance. I love hearing about this type of support. It shows Buzz stands behind his "all about the players" mantra.

Not sure how you all feel, but Buzz brings a different level of genuine personality that MU and its fans have not had for sometime. We all agree that the jury's out on his game coaching, but he's such a refreshing, genuine representative for the program and university.