Frankly, I probably won’t. I am heading to Detroit on Thursday for a long weekend, so it’s possible. And I had a good time watching basketball tonight. But why risk spoiling a perfect 1-0 record as a spectator? That’s right, the out-of-nowhere Golden Grizzlies, team close to my heart, have a prom date. They kept their qualifying game close when the other team looked scary in the first half (Alabama A&M seemed to be under the impression that only 3-pointers counted, and for a while it looked like they might get away with that), then ran away with it in the second. I hear this next team is a sight more formidable, but–barring some absurd miracle–I think the Grizzlies will mean it when they say in their post-game interviews that they were happy just to be there. You know, like Tom Wolfe in the Morning News Tournament of Books. Oh…wait a minute…the semis? Huh.
By the way, did you know ESPN has a broadcaster called Len Elmore? Can’t slip him past a native Detroiter.