We did it again. We let “That Animal” loose in New York. The VCU Basketball team was playing Boston College Saturday night at Barclays Center, and that’s all well and good – the Rams won 69-50, by the way – but when you get the Rams, you get the whole experience. You get the VCU fan base, a lovable battalion of college basketball rapscallions that want nothing more than to take over the arena. You get The Peppas, VCU’s unstoppable Pep Band, one which can change an elevator music atmosphere into an AC/DC concert in the time it takes you to fire up your iPod. You get, “That Animal.”
If recent history is any judge, it seems That Animal – outside of turning the Stuart C. Siegel Center into a garbage disposal, blades of sound and pressure spinning everywhere, bearing down on the opposition – there’s nowhere they’d rather be than in New York, assuming control of Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Don’t think people don’t notice this stuff.
I should quit my job and just follow VCU everywhere. Their fan base is the best.
— Jeff (BPredict) (@BPredict) December 29, 2013
— Brandon Alness (@VCUBA5693) December 29, 2013
Donohue: “…that was a pretty dominant VCU crowd out there…” #LetsGoVCU
— Around The Horns (@VCUHorns) December 29, 2013
Just had fan who has been at Barclays Center all day say there are more #LetsGoVCU fans here than St Johns & Columbia fans combined.
— Greg Burton (@hardlyworkin950) December 29, 2013