The famous college basketball game aboard an aircraft carrier, the first ever of its kind, is coming closer to actually happening. The Michigan State Spartans will supposedly play the North Carolina Tar Heels on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego Harbor on Veterans Day, November 11th.
The game will be the first basketball game played on the deck of a US aircraft carrier. Should there be rain, which is unlikely in San Diego, the game would be played in the flight deck.
There will be 7,000 tickets available, but mostly to military personnel, as the Navy doesn’t want basketball fans wandering around an aircraft carrier, let alone one that dropped bin Laden to the bottom of the Arabian Sea. There are no tickets for sale, but a few limited tickets will be available to game sponsors
I’m guessing that getting a media credential for this game will be just about as tough as getting a ticket. Two iconic events occurred on a May 1st, on an aircraft carrier in the past decade. One was obviously the disposing of bin Laden’s body, the second was 5-1-03, Former President Bush 43’s hot dog, “Top Gun” inspired “Mission Accomplished” PR. stunt. You remember that? When W. patted himself on the back for Iraqi genocide, and prematurely declared “major combat operations over” in a war that we’re still bogged down in today.
I bring this up, because this propaganda will come to mind of MSU Coach Tom Izzo decides to don a navy pilot jump suit for promoting this game, perhaps at the next Midnight Madness. That’s a tradition of Izzo’s, dressing in costume in accordance with the theme for the season tip-off event.
It’s a shame Bush has kind of ruined the fun in that idea.