At 4:00 in the morning I asked Jamie to email me a list of what he'd like me to write about from yesterday. I could write a 10,000-word opus covering every topic, from the delicious Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese at the Food Network Pavilion at the Bridgestone Center (which is delightful) to the $24 we almost paid to park six blocks from the arena (a minor miracle spared us all parking fees last night). So I'm going with the topics he sent me, and adding some along the way as well.
What it's like to be at a subregional:
This is my fifth or sixth subregional, but if you've never been, it's almost exactly as you would picture it from TV. The NCAA covers up any advertising in the building, there's no music except