Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Drunk

Greetings from Providence, home of Ernie D., Marvin Barnes, Buddy Cianci, James Ingram, Davey Lopes, Paul Konerko, the P-Bruins, Federal Hill and … me.

The Dunkin' Donuts Center (better known as The Dunk … or, more aptly, The Drunk) has gotten a facelift and looks a lot better than it did when I was covering the Friars back in the early-90's. Can't promise a less hostile fan base (one that's known to throw marital aids on the court or, for that matter, walk out on the court on their own).

Anyway, they're expecting a sellout (or near-sellout) tonight. It probably didn't hurt that PC apparently took out an ad in a local daily Connecticut newspaper (not the Register!). I can understand wanting more fans in the building (more ticket sales, concessions, etc.). But it's a little odd that the school would want more enemy fans in the house.

Back with more later …