The fact that the 1954 Indiana high school basketball championship upon which the film Hoosiers is based was shot in Hinkle Fieldhouse is pretty cool. The fact that the venue hasn't been updated since then is significantly less cool. The clock is an eight-year-old kid who has been eating Pixy Stix all day counting softly to himself when he's not too distracted by the game to do so. The horn is his older sister yelling when he pulls her pigtails. The water fountains just fall off the walls (reports differ). We could go on, but we won't. You will:
@BannersParkway I have issues with the clock there.— Tom DeCorte (@TPD3) February 9, 2014
@BannersParkway overrated high school level venue— Andrew Donnelly (@adonnelly50) February 9, 2014
That's actually a fairly benign start...
@BannersParkway worst clock operator in the NCAA. Homer— tim the wine guy (@pinkdog57) February 9, 2014
@BannersParkway rustic, historic, technology challenged or my go to-.old shitty barn....feel free to use if u want!— Steve Ashworth (@sash19xu) February 9, 2014
That's more like it.
That's actually a response to a completely different tweet, but I felt like it fit because what Steve said was so dang true. Sorry for ripping your stuff out of context, Katie.
@BannersParkway it's a dump, not sure what other thoughts would come to anyone's mind— Ben Brubaker (@soccer2664) February 11, 2014
And my absolute favorite:
Perfect. What did we learn today?
We really hate Butler, a lot— Dee Davis' Dudes (@DeesDudes) February 11, 2014
Yeah we do.