So, my wife's cousin is married to Duke men's basketball assistant coach, Steve Wojo-however-you-spell-it. I married into an extended family who are now the biggest bandwagon Duke fans (not just the Wojo's inlaws, but the rest of the teenage boy cousins, etc.) that it kills me to go to family functions and hear about how great Duke is all night.
Anywho, I've been begging my wife's cousin for a couple of years now for some tickets to the Maryland game at Duke, and this year is my (and my brothers) lucky year. She got me four family tickets RIGHT BEHIND the Duke bench for the game this weekend. We have to be in our seats 10 minutes before the game starts because we have to access our seats through where the Duke coaching staff sits.
Knowing what a HUGE Maryland fan I am, the cousin has been very hesitant to give me these tickets (rightfully so) becuase they can't have the opposing team's fans sitting in those seats. So these tickets are conditional -- we can't wear any red or cheer for Maryland if we sit in these seats. Understandable, but how in the world can any of us expect to not root for Maryland AT Cameron Indoor? ... besides the fact they might get run out of the building if we can't contain Plumlee again.
So they question I pose to you is: What would you do if you were in my situation? Knowing that I'm going to be respectful and honorable to my cousins request.
Should I relish the experience of sitting right behind the Duke bench and keep myself and my passionate brothers quite and refrained? Would this be considered a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to see the great coach K at work first-hand? I mean, rats carry diseases so we don't want to be too close, ya know?
Or, should I try and trade my tickets to Dookies who are in/adjacent to the Maryland fan section and go buck-nutty?
I'm coming all the way from Salt Lake City for this and I want to make the most of it, as far as game experience goes and would love your input and what to do, knowing I'm leaning towards seating in the given seats beacuse I want to respect the very kind gesture by my cousin.
By the way, I have red hair, so I will techinically be wearing red and supporting my Terps no matter what. They can't take that away from me, dammit. So take that Duke Nation!!! Look for me on TV!
Any BBQ recommendations to celebrate the Terps win after the game?