Coach Cal has stated that this is a "business trip" for his players, and they need to be focused on the task at hand. While for the fans going to Houston this may seem like a vacation (and yes, I am extremely jealous), you also have a job to do. When we were playing UConn in Maui, we outnumbered the UConn fans in the gym by 3-to-1, easily. But despite this numerical superiority, they were the better fans - so much louder, so much more into the game. After beating Washington the day before, and then facing an unranked UConn team, it's like we were expecting a coronation, and instead we got a basketball game. Our players played like "jagoffs" that day; our fans cheered like "jagoffs." We failed collectively.
So this Saturday, BigSkyCat and everyone else who is heading down there - you've got to bring it. You'll be in a huge stadium, so you will have to be louder than you ever have before. The UConn fans are no joke, and your work is cut out for you. I know you can do it, and if this game gets tight in the final seconds, every little bit of energy will be needed to pull this out.
We'll do our part from our homes - GAE will wear the hat, oldcat will keep his legs appropriately crossed, and we'll all drink a bourbon for Jobu. But you guys that are there have to represent. I want Kemba and Co. not to be able to hear that nasally Calhoun voice.
That is all. Go Cats.