My buddy’s brother dressed up in a suit for the ACC Championship game. Got down to the floor level and basically acted like a manager for UVA. You can see him in the suit standing behind the two guys still wearing warmups. After the game he went through the handshake line with UVA and shook Coach K’s hand. Got a championship tshirt and hat, took a picture with the ACC Championship trophy, and then ran away once a UVA assistant realized he wasn’t with the team.
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Get home from colorado (spring break) friday morning.
Impulse decision with my dad to go to ACC semis, but tickets off stubhub
Sister, who just grduated last spring from UVA comes too, and my mom tagged along.
Halftime of the UVA-Pitt game is when my sister and I thought of it when all the managers were wearing suits, we thought it would be funny if I could do that too.
We went to hooters after the duke vs. NC state game and thats when the whole thing took off. goodwill was closed but we bought everything at walmart.
Dress socks (3 Pack)
White Dress shirt
Wake up, but $30.10 off stubhub. Section 204, row W, seat 6. Then go tailgate with my sisters friends then go into the game.
5 minutes before the game i walk down the aisle and without saying anything or looking at the usher he pulled back the curtain and raised the bar for me to enter the floor/ court area.
Walked around, surveyed the area, sat down at espn radio court side seat till the guy came.
Walked out at different section and go back to where my friends/family were sitting, UNC section in lower level had open seats all weekend.
After 16 minute timeout I told everyone I was going down to go on the court for the 12 minute tv timeout. And I did
I walked right behind the cheerleaders and onto the court and joined the UVA huddle on the court
Tony Bennett was talking to the team and joe harris was getting his bloody knee taped 2 feet in front of me.
Sat behind the basket for 6-8 minutes and watched the rest of the half with my family.
Halftime I passed out the official box score to the front row of the media, just walked right across the entire court as i walked past security. I Printed them out in the hotel that morning to look legit.
Went down another time to just walk around. I even small talked a 70 year old usher and it was her first time being in the lower level. we talked for a while and i even showed her how to unhook the bar that let to the media tables.
Watched up to the last 2 minutes with everyone, then went down for the end of the game
Buzzer sounds and i walked onto the middle and confetti was falling
Im walking to the UVA bench and I just hop in the back of the handshake line, first one is coach K, followed by jeff coaches and all the players.
After that I went and ran into UVA manager passing out hats and shirts.
After I threw those on I could do anything I wanted, hi fives to everyone, hugs, and celebrating.
The DOBO for UVA asked “are you with us?” I responded “Yeah” He said no you’re not” my response: “I know I’m with the coliseum but why not have a little fun” He laughed and walked away
All the players were jumping up and down in a huddle yelling so I jumped in too.
After A while of jumping up and down, the DOBO put his hand on my shoulder and pulled me out.
At that point I walked away but into the corner as the DOBO asked coliseum officials if I was with them.
My sisters friends from tailgating, aware of what I was doing yelled my name and I climbed up the railings into the stands as if I was a player trying to get to my family.
Everyone thought I was important so they got out of my way and I got lost in the crowd. Found my family a minute later and within 10 minutes we were in the car and on the way home.
im 6 foot 2 inches so i blended right in with players
Amazing story. Literally laughed out loud when I saw that 8 second clip of fucking Danny in his Wal Mart suit nodding and shaking hands with Coach K. The ACC Championship game and some dude just throws on a 20 dollar outfit and spends the whole thing on the sidelines. Living the dream. Incredible. “Everyone thought I was important so they got out of my way.” Fucking DANNY!