Ok...here is the scene in San Antonio....it's a zoo....coaches and wanabe coaches and fans everywhere...... the energy is tremendous.
Some key spots:
- The Hyatt Hotel – this is the headquarters. All the head coaches stay here. The lobby is crazy as people are hustling memorabilia and resumes. If you are a young aspiring coach you are "working" the lobby at the Hyatt! Getting from the elevator to the front door can be a challenge for a "name" coach as he will get smothered for autographs while someone stuffs a resume in his back pocket.
- The River Walk – San Antonio is a great spot for the F-4 because the weather is usually nice and the River Walk is fun with all the restaurants and bars! High energy, but you must be careful as you can easily get bumped into the river by an overzealous (see "drunk") basketball fan. Pass away from the river!!!
I hardly ever went to the games at the Final Four as the domed arenas are too big. I wanted to really watch the games so I would get a small group of friends and watch the games in a hotel room or restaurant.
Oh...guess what...I am not in San Antonio! I just know the scene! This weekend I will be in Chi-town covering the F-4 for Sprint! May even catch the Cubbies on Sunday! I will be watching the games closely, though! It should be a GREAT Final Four!