College Student Lathers in Peanut Butter; Storms Court after Game. YES!
Part of what makes college basketball so special is the creativity of the student sec ion. From choreographed chants to chest painting fraternity boys, the sites in the stands often rivals the entertainment on the court.
And while anybody can buy a jersey, wear a hat, or paint their body, it takes a real fan to smear his entire body with chunky peanut butter and run around the building like a meth-addicted lunatic. That takes a level of inane dedication that even soccer hooligans and the cast of The Golden Girls would be proud of.
At the Georgia-Tennessee basketball game this past weekend, one Bulldog fan came up with a plan that, at first, seemed ridiculous, but eventually was celebrated as pre-meditated genius.
As the game ended with Georgia upsetting Bruce Pearl's Tennessee Volunteers (a highly ranked rivals) thousands of students tried to rush the floor, only to be met by overly aggressive security guards looking for a chance to knock out cocky college kids. The PA announcer even made special mention for students to remain in the stands. But guess who got to run around the court untouched? Yep, the guy with lunch spread dripping all over his entire body. Security wasn’t going to go near him.
I've been critical of the cliche nature of court storming this college basketball season. I can understand why South Carolina fans want to dance on the hardwood after giving top ranked Kentucky their first loss, but when Indiana fans celebrated at half court after a victory over Minnesota I was miffed. To play devils advocate...to myself...I've learned that the SEC has a conference rule that prohibits court storming at basketball games. In fact, the University gets fined for each occurrence.
Way to buck the trend peanut butter boy! Godspeed future leader of America...godspeed.