The cover image counts as a bonus moment, but here are ten other events or moments that are forever etched in DePaul Day lore.
Mike Marra bench three-goggles:
The inevitable DePaul Day II and D2: The Mighty Ducks parallels are made.
The Card Chronicle DePaul Day story on Louisville's overtime win over the Blue Demons states in its headline that the Cards "breezed" to victory (of course). U of L fans on Facebook are confused.
DePaul fans gearing up for DePaul Day II 2012 the way only DePaul fans can.
--do we have to?
--Unfortunately, we have to. I look forward to being pissed after another blowout on Saturday.
--I actually had a buddy of mine(who is a die hard demon fan) text me this morning and say ''I almost look foward to driving to rosemont, dropping a 100 bucks on food,parking and beer and watching us get our ass kicked. Sad i know big guy''. Thats the mind set of some in are fan base right now. My god. I just want a winning program again. I can hardly watch other games because i find myself getting depressed. Large crowds, looking foward to march, etc etc. I dont know guys. Just keep the faith. As hard as it is sometimes.I hear ya, Bubba. I hear ya...
--I'm usually a glass half-full guy myself, but it's just been a really brutal stretch. If I had a feeling changes were on the horizon, I might step off the proverbial ledge, but I honestly don't see things changing very soon.
Don't get me wrong - I still love DePaul, but I think I may need to take a break from DePaul Hoops for a while.
--I hate March I cannot even fathom hearing about the tournry
--When my wife and I watch the tournament she always says "It's like these teams play a totally different sport from DePaul". Too true as there fundamentals, talent and effort are far superior.
Louisville fans absolutely take over AllState Arena.
And Rick Pitino appreciates it.
I'm just going to come right out with it: I was embarrassed, astonished, and downright DePaulled at the behavior of several of you this Saturday. What part of "we may win big, we may win small, but there's no doubt we will win" was lost on you people?
I'm trying to enjoy my "Sounds of the Rainforest" CD from the comfort of my sauna, but my phone keeps blowing up with "how nervous r u right now" and "im seriously gonna punch you in the the f---ing face" text messages. It appears even my own Nana has forgotten what DePaul Day is supposed to be all about.
To put it nicely, I hope all of you die.
I never saw "The War on DePaul Day" coming, but now that it's here you can bet your ass I'll be on the frontline from now until eternity. If I ever personally hear or read a comment from a female, young child, old person, or anyone else smaller than I am in which they state some sort of fear about an upcoming basketball game against DePaul, that person is getting Goldberg speared in public...preferably over some sort of fruit cart...we'll have to try to set something up...that's part of the war.
Excerpts from the second, somehow even more visceral, game thread War on DePaul Day:
Still pretty upset.
Vintage DePaul Day: LaBradford Smith climbs Mt. Everest on DePaul Day '89.
Louisville won the game, 81-67.
Denny Crum and Darrell Griffith celebrate DePaul Day.
This was sort of DePaul Day's Polar Express moment: Even the non-believers and the doubters had no choice but to hop on board.
The miracle that saved DePaul Day.
In the immediate aftermath of Louisville's humiliating 90-59 loss to Providence last season, DePaul Day was hastily canceled. With the team 1-3 in the Big East and playing without leading scorer Kyle Kuric, a serious debate ensued over whether or not going forward with the holiday was the right choice.
Then, a miraculously glorious comments section proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that DePaul Day could not die.
Here's what started it all:
cards84 (whom I had the privilege of meeting in South Bend) is still the Summer Roberts of DePaul Day.