What’s up, sorry that it’s been a ghost town on bigrips.wordpress.com, I have been hiding under a rock after I got pummeled last week, I should have rode Duceman.
So I have been meaning to post this blog about a purchase my fellow alumni made. In the spirit of March Madness my friends from Umass purchased the only existing Final Four banner that Umass owned. If you can remember Umass made it to the Final Four in 1996, but it was stripped from the school because of multiple NCAA infractions. Umass violated the NCAA rules and regs because Marcus Camby accepted brides from sports agents for about 30K and Coach Calipari lured Camby to the school with cash, jewelry, and sent hookers to his dorm room in JQA. They got pinched so it cost them their Final Four trophy and now according to the records the school has never officially made it to a Final Four.
The banner is a reminder that the games, players, and effort were all real, but also were the watches, chains, Mercedes, whores and cash. TQuann bought this sucker for $420, the steal of the century if you ask me. The Umass banner is a beast measuring 20 feet by 3 feet, now his living room dons a priceless artifact. I am sure this picture ends up in a “Does this Umass Final Four banner get these guys laid?” blog on Barstoolsports.com which will lead to Umass groupies lining up at their door step.
Oh and yea…a special thanks to Coach Cal and Marcus Camby for allowing them the chance to buy this and for setting our program back two decades, thanks guys