Entering Walsh Gym at Seton Hall University the cheerleaders form two lines and cheer and wave pom poms as spectators walk past.
When yours truly walked past there were no cheers.
A few smiles on eye contact and as I said, "Cheer safe and best of luck ladies," one replied, "Have a good game, sir."
Later it dawned on me what had happened.
Arriving in officiating black pants and shoes (there was an assignment later) and a red IAABO sweat top and carrying a media bag, the cheer squad thought I was a game official and felt out of place cheering for one of the crew.
Well, after Pitt-Seton Hall, I did have two nice games on the court for myself. Thank you ladies for wishing me well.
For video of a post-game interview with Seton Hall senior forward Alexandra Maseko, who finished with a career-high 16 points and 10 rebounds, check out the video below (via SHUPirates.com).