It's hard to believe that it's been exactly a year since Marc Summers made the Sweet 16 pick heard 'round the Commonwealth, dooming Louisville's chances against Kentucky for good (contrary to popular belief, Aaron Harrison and Alex Poythress had nothing to do with UK's win).
For those who weren't around or who may have forgotten what went down (please), here's a quick recap:
In an attempt to kill the time between Tuesday night and Friday's game, I decided that we, the Louisville fan base on Twitter, should pick an obscure celebrity and attempt to get their game prediction for Friday night. After a hoard of worthy nominations were tweeted and considered, I decided to go with Marc Summers, the former host of Nickelodeon's "Double Dare" and the current host of "Unwrapped" on the Food Network.
Cardinal fans did their part and then some to try and get a result.
The ball is squarely in Marc Summers' court. It's just a waiting game at this point. pic.twitter.com/RmcBtsSxEP— Mike Rutherford (@CardChronicle) March 26, 2014
And then, suddenly, a Chicken Knowles/Bryce Cotton-esque revelation...
This is bigger than all of us. It has become quite clear that the outcome of Friday's game hinges solely on Marc Summers' prediction.— Mike Rutherford (@CardChronicle) March 26, 2014
The waiting continued until....
@CardChronicle being from Indiana we never liked any Kentucky teams— Marc Summers (@Ibatvmc) March 26, 2014
This was disappointing and no one knew quite how to react...
Until Summers dumped metaphorical green slime on all of us.
Ok. UK— Marc Summers (@Ibatvmc) March 26, 2014
And then it got bad.
I like that tie.
The evening ended with Marc Summers, childhood idol of so many, basically taking on the entire Louisville fan base. At one point I think he dropped a "yo mama" on HotHot. ... I don't even know, it was all too surreal to remember it accurately.
Fast forward exactly one year to the day of that horrific event, and something magical has happened.
Like I said yesterday, it all seems to be happening right now.
Best Marc Summers Day Week ever.