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What's Better: Rushing the field or rushing the court?

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As I watch Providence upset #1 Pitt, a defeat that followed Maryland's upset of #1 UNC, which followed...You get the point. The intensity of the fan onslaught, coupled with the overexcited undergrad ball players and the uncomfortable stuffed shirts sitting courtside, make the basketball court rush a sweaty, crowded experience. Plus you will probably end up mushed against Erin Andrews while she interviews the coach and BMOC.

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But can it compare to the seat hopping, 75 yard sprint that accompanies rushing the football field? The wave of fifteen thousand undergraduates running to one point is a beautiful spectacle and the anarchic concept is dangerously exciting. So here is a bulletpointed comparison - I am of course partial to rushing the football field, but there are arguments for both. Any good stories are appreciated...

Rushing the Court

  • Short run from the student section to mid court
  • Quick access to celebrating closely with players
  • Sweaty but safe: Jump around for 5 minutes, walk out of gym safely
  • Better chance of getting your face on TV
  • Might run into Erin Andrews

Rushing the Field

  • Walk 25 rows down, sprint 70 yards through mass of players, coaches, guards
  • Always the possibility of getting tackled by security guard or laid out by angry opposing player
  • Play in the snow, soccer style celebrate in the muddy turf
  • More chances for semi legal vandalism (take a piece of the field, goalpost, player's sweatbands)