It seems like the last decade whenever Maryland Madness -- Or as I would like to call it, Happy Hour Madness -- rolls around everyone has shifted their interest from football to basketball just like the changing of the seasons.
Not so fast my friend!
You can't do it yet, not with the football team 5-1. With that in mind, here is a cross-sport roundtable.
Q: What is your favorite Maryland Madness memory?
Alex Kirshner - I don't have a particular favorite, but I've always thought the alumni game tradition has been neat. My guess is that this year's event in Cole is going to be nostalgic for a lot of people.
Todd Carton - I wasn't a Maryland student and never really got into Midnight Madness or even as it morphed into Maryland Madness. If you want, I can talk to some friends who go. (Note: Todd hates fun, but didn't mention his butthole, so you're welcome.)
Dave Tucker - My favorite memory is when the NBA lockout was going on and pretty much every former Maryland basketball star came back to play in the alumni game. Seeing Steve Blake go up against Greivis Vasquez was beyond awesome. It was also cool seeing people like Byron Mouton, Chris Wilcox and others. Juan was scheduled to be there, but his flight was delayed and he couldn't make it.
Molly Geary - This will only be my fourth, but I'd have to say the moment that stands out the most to me was when Gary came out as Top Gun at the 2010 one. It was my first Maryland Madness and I didn't yet know how it all worked, and that was a really cool moment and probably the loudest Comcast was out of any of the ones I've been to. Honorable mention would go to Alex Len's cartwheel dunk.
Brendan Darr - Gary Williams. Top Gun. Shades. Fist pump.
Q: Which new player are you most excited for this basketball season?
Q: The fan debate was sparked up again by Scott Van Pelt this week, do you have any issues with what SVP said?
Q: Even Randy Edsall admitted beating Virginia was "special," are you going to miss the rivalry with UVA?