Readers of this space know we appreciate the finer things in life. We live for epically bad mustaches, bizarre coaching rants, and hot-damn do we love cringe-worthy music from the 1980s.
It seems that the powers that be in the SU athletic department share some of these passions, as it was announced Monday that Tone Loc will be part of the midnight madness celebration to kick off the SU basketball season.
In what is either a case of inspiration, or more likely a crazy coincidence, we've been talking about Tone Loc for weeks around here. In fact, you have to wonder if there aren't a few Three Idiots fans at SU who read this blog and were worked into such a Tone Loc frenzy they decided they must have him. Let's review the timeline:
September 2, 2011 - Champ proclaims the T3I adopted Orangemen of the year is Jeremiah 'Funky Cold' Kobena. The post comes with a Tone Loc video that's no longer working. You can check this one out instead.
September 15, 2011 - We announce the Funky Cold Kobena T-shirt is now available for purchase. We also provide you with the same video -- because we're lazy.
September 26, 2011 - Syracuse athletics announces Tone Loc will be at midnight madness.
Now the cynic would say that this a pure coincidence and SU has been working for months to secure Mr. Loc's services -- but honestly, it's Tone Loc we're talking about here. There's a good chance you could book him for your cousin's bar mitzvah next weekend, provided he's not working a night shift Sizzler.
Either way, there's no denying that 2011 has been a Tone Loc type of year at Syracuse. We're glad to play our part....or maybe we're not. Either way, here's the Wild Thing video.