Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Operation Crabcake Deemed A Success

(above) The LetsGoDU Party Suite at the Four Seasons Baltimore
(above) Mega-Boone banner was hoisted after each DU goal
(above) Boone posed with DU fans at the pregame tailgate
(above) Baseball sized crabcakes at Mo's Seafood with Heinz "57" Sauce 
The mission sounded easy enough.  Deliver Boone and the Mega-Boone banner to Annapolis, Maryland for the NCAA Lacrosse Quarterfinals.  Dubbed "Operation Crabcake" in honor of the local delicacy, Boone's alumni support crew jumped into action.

With less than a week to prepare and fund the trip, its not as easy as it sounds.  Did we mention that the 2011-12 Boone Fund is massively overdrawn?

Not to worry.  An overnight flight from Denver to Baltimore with a six hour layover from 1-7 AM in Chicago was affordable. Boone would arrive in Baltimore at 9:30 AM on gameday.

A DU alumnus from New Jersey, of all places, agreed to pick up the student & gear at the airport and deliver them to Navy's football stadium in Annapolis two hours before gametime.

It all went off without a hitch.  Boone and the Mega-Boone banner were featured over a half dozen times on ESPN2.  Boone posed for hundreds of photos with alumni, children and local lacrosse fans.  And when the game was on the line, Boone rallied the fans to cheer on DU.

Not bad for an "Unofficial " Mascot.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice job on the weekend, DG. It was cool, sitting poolside in Vegas, watching mega-Boone on the TV.

dggoddard said...

Nice.

Anonymous said...

A great weekend, even though DU didn't win.

There is something great about watching your school play in front ot 10,000 or more that really elevates it from a game to an event.

Seeing fans from all the other schools lining up to have their pictures taken with Boone was great. I belive he was the only school to have a mascot present...

Anonymous said...

HALL OF FAME CAREER FOR MR. GODDARD!!

Dunker said...

That Alumnus from NJ didn't know you had a suite. Instead he drove back home with a 2 hour stopover at Harrah's in Chester, PA and made a $500 deposit.

dggoddard said...

$500 buys a lot of Crabcakes.

miller said...

I think I need a complete audit of Boone's expense account.

Anonymous said...

He didn't have the suite until the very Four Season cute desk clerk upsold him at check in.

It was epic.

Anonymous said...

Tool central

Anonymous said...

This article is douchebag DU fan at their best. "wow...Thurston. Look at these crabcakes. Shall we crack another bottle of bubbly?"