Game #9-067: Dayton vs. Boston College EaglesNovember 16, 2012 2:30 pm
To start the second game of the Charleston Classic, we had two above the Red Line schools going up against each other. While it was not Our Game, it was a relaxing start to the afternoon with Colorado edging out Baylor in a game between two teams that used to face each other in the Big 12. But while it was just a consolation game, the real madness of the day started with Dayton facing Boston College. Not just because for our readers it would be the first of three back-to-back-to-back games of mids vs. majors, but also because this would be the game with the most fans except for the host team College of Charleston. As mentioned before, Dayton brought over a thousand fans to Charleston
. And as a result, it felt like the whole arena was there pulling for a Red Line Upset over the ACC to occur.
Generally at a college basketball game that does not involve High Point or South Carolina, I try to stay neutral. Even if I really want one team to win, I do not want to get involved in rooting for a team I will not be following later on. Doing so would add unnecessary stress when my feelings are not that strong to begin with. I wanted Dayton to get the Red Line Upset, but I am not a Dayton fan and do not care how this game affects their season. But the only issue here was that if I was to sit in a halfway decent seat at TD Arena that was not behind the Boston College bench, I would be entirely surrounded by Dayton fans. Everybody around me was living and dying by what the Flyers did on the court. You did not want to be the only one in your section not cheering when Dayton went on a big run. And to watch the game you had to be willing to stand when something exciting was going on for Dayton. I wanted this to be a casual, sit back and relax kind of game. But based on everybody around me, I had to be a Dayton Flyers fan for a day.