Friends don’t let friends watch basketball games in football stadiums

Kentucky and Connecticut are going to face off tonight at the Dallas Cowboys‘ AT&T Stadium for the NCAA men’s basketball championship, and somebody is going to sit in these seats, and it is going to suck:

It’s the highest row in the deepest corner of the venue that will welcome over 75,000 fans on Saturday and Monday night.

“It’s about what I thought it would be. I knew it was huge, and I knew we were going to be way up high,” Jane says.

Will they get their money’s worth after spending almost $1,000 to watch a game from a distant perch of Jerry’s World?

“We’ll see, but I doubt it.”

I’d go on a rant about how awful it is that the NCAA chooses to play its biggest games in buildings that are absolutely terrible for basketball, but really, if 55,000 people are willing to pay hundreds of dollars to sit in seats that would be above the rafters at a regular basketball arena, who’s to tell them no? (It’s not like those extra seats make the first 20,000 seats any worse. Well, much worse — those first couple of decks after the bottom one look to be a mile from the court, thanks to being set up for football.) Instead, how about you read a rant about how the actual players making the games possible won’t receive any of the proceeds from those tickets, or even from t-shirts honoring them in particular? It’s a great way to get in the mood for tonight’s big celebration of amateurism and the pure love of sport!