Cameron Crazies' cheat sheet on Hokies
After Virginia Tech's 67-55 loss to Duke on Sunday, I was able to get my hands on the cheat sheet distributed in the student section at Cameron Indoor Stadium. So I figured I'd share a few of the funny (and PG-rated) details with you.
As you probably know, the students, known as the Cameron Crazies, are some of the best, most rabid fans in the country. They crowd the court, perform orchestrated chants and camp out for seats before games. And with their cheat sheets with notes about some of the players, they are well read when it comes to knowing the opposing team.
On Sunday night, the cheat sheet included the words to Duke's alma mater and to a few of the school's fight songs. The bullet points about the Hokies players ranged from innocuous facts to items that are not fit for print (and I have no idea whether some of them are even true). Each player was identified with their name and number.
Underneath Dorenzo Hudson's name, there was a note about his famous vomiting incident at Maryland in February 2008.
"During a Maryland free throw," the sheet read, "he projectile vomited on the Comcast Center Floor, causing a huge mess. This was caused by a shrimp salad sandwich. Someone placed a towel over his head, and he was lead off the court. Other towels were thrown onto the court, and the student section chanted, 'That's Disgusting!' "
Sure enough, the Duke students used this little nugget come game time. While attempting a pair of free throws on Sunday, the Blue Devils' fans chanted, "Please don't vomit!"
Malcolm Delaney was another Virginia Tech player who made the list. His write-up was decidedly less juicy. It included a note that he injured his ankle in the opening minute of a win over Longwood on Dec. 30. It also included Delaney's personal information on his Twitter account: "i play basketball for va tech. from east baltimore city, and jus grindin to get to this next level . . . follow me, watch a star shine . . ."
There was also a note bracketed with asterisks that instructed Duke's fans to strike a classy tone. "Don't use 'You suck' during player introductions," the sheet read. "We're Cameron Crazies -- be more clever. No profanity -- we're not Maryland students."
After each Virginia Tech player was introduced, the fans simply said hello ("Hi, Dorenzo!" or Hi, Malcolm!"). And they dogged Hokies forward Jeff Allen, who played only 19 minutes because of foul trouble, by chanting "Jeffery" at him throughout the game.
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