March Madness is just not about the top seeds, the hot teams down the stretch, the sleepers, and the underdogs…its about the teams that have no chance whatsoever of making it out of the play in game, let alone the first round. Its about a complete lack of fundamental basketball of any discernible kind. Its about turnovers and ill advised running jumpers all at break-neck speeds. Its about making Pine Bluff, Arkansas relevant on the national sports scene but for only a fleeting moment. Its about the SWAC Championship Below Average Photo Essay.
The SWAC Conference Championships…where the merch tables selling phony Prada bags and Gucci sunglasses are always busy.
Also hot sellers…ethnically themed knickknacks
I think you get the point…the SWAC Championship is all about extinguishing those long-lived racial stereotypes.
Feel the Championship excitement of the inevitable trip to Dayton for the play-in game!
Always worth the price of admission…the bands
The SWAC version of the FSU Cowgirls…Musberger was nowhere to be found
Fundamentals go right out the window when a SWAC championship is on the line…or probably in just about any SWAC contest.
Unofficial mascot of the UAPB Lions I suspect.
A promotional $5,000 drawing from Farmer’s Insurance, where a lovely white couple came out the big winners. The odds on that had to be astronomical
Texas Southern Cheerleaders…official coordinated and matching uniforms appear to be optional
There was some semblance of what appeared to be an organized basketball game where they kept score and everything
Its a celebration! To the victor go the spoils…
…but when there’s an afterparty hosted by Katt Williams, everybody wins!