Well this is smart and underscores the reality of both living in a pandemic and geography: the Greensboro Coliseum is pitching the idea of hosting an ACC bubble.
According to Greensboro Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Brent Christensen, “I think it’s a great shot in the arm for a community that I think is still feeling the effects of losing the men’s basketball tournament, the ACC men’s basketball tournament.
“We were all so excited about that, had so many things planned,”Christensen told Greensboro’s WFMY. “I still have my ticket stub for Thursday as a keepsake, as a reminder of what COVID has done, especially in this community. You have to take your hat off to the folks at the Coliseum, putting together a great plan.”
They should talk to some potential sponsors like Double Bubble and Brut and someone who makes bubble bath. What an easy sell. C’mon, Greensboro, get it together!
The reality is that with seven schools in close proximity - the North Carolina schools along with the Virginia schools and Clemson are a reasonably short bus ride away - Greensboro is an ideal host for any conference bubble. Plus there is an institutional familiarity that you couldn't get in Orlando or at the Barclays Center. Worth considering for sure, if only as a contingency plan. And that leads us to an old song worth parodying.
So to the tune of the Curly Shuffle...
When me and my friends watch sports on TV
To us that means just ACC
We don’t have to fight we can’t really scuffle
We’re all spread apart in the Greensboro Bubble.
Hey Jim! Hey Roy! You’re just K’s best toys
Hey Josh! Hey Brad! Don’t be so sad
You missed your best chance to make the big dance
in the Greensboro bubble rat-a-tat-tat
We’ll just see ourselves out...