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Halftime entertainment defines season

Observer Viewpoint | Thursday, March 17, 2005

The few fans who did go to the men’s basketball game agreed that instead of gnashing our teeth and rending our garments about the recent series of losses, we should instead look back at the moments that made this season tolerable. Yes, Colin Falls‚ eight 3-pointers in the Pittsburgh game and the 21-point effort by Torin Francis against Rutgers were admirable efforts. Chris Thomas continued to make the impossible shots that made him famous, and Rick Cornett stepped up his play in the paint. However, the only part of the season that really paid adequate tribute to the 100 years of Notre Dame hoops was the half-time entertainment.

The Centennial Celebration during the last home game gathered the best players in school history under one roof (maybe coach Mike Brey should have snuck a few of them into that day’s lineup). Ever popular among the students, the hamster ball races were often more exciting than the actual games themselves.

Jean’s Golden Girls showed us that you don’t have to be young to shake it like a Polaroid picture. The High Impact performers proved that spandex and trampolines make for minutes of high-flying fun. Last, but certainly not least, let us not forget the bowl lady. She amazed us all by flipping three bowls onto her head, but after her amazing final performance, I think I speak for all of us present that she truly deserved the standing ovation we gave her.

Many thanks go out to the people that made these memories possible. But next year can you please bring back the flexible man that fits himself into a box?

Sarah Wladecki


Pasquerilla West Hall

Mar. 15