Save Your National Marquette Day Outrage
When the news came out yesterday that Marquette would be playing National Marquette Day on a Sunday, I did not like it. Why? Well, I’ve always seen it as a tent pole event in the wintertime to look forward to drinking a Saturday afternoon away. I speculated with Sam Newberry, great MU hoops and general follow, about it on Twitter. As more smart Marquette basketball people started to fill my timeline with reasoning and why it made sense, I started to lower my outrage cannons and accept it for what it is this season. There’s no reason for people to react like they are about it.
— Marquette Basketball (@MarquetteMBB) September 10, 2019
There is currently a petition on change.org to get it changed to the DePaul game on Saturday, February 1st. I’m not going to link to it, but it is funny how people think those things actually work for something like this that was planned by the team, the marketing department and everyone else involved. This is not changing to the Saturday prior because it’s not really about if the students and Milwaukee alumni have a full Saturday to get hammered. It’s about the alumni elsewhere with the watch parties and exposure of a full house on a nationally televised game.
Look, I love day drinking as much as the next person but we have to understand that you can do these things on Sunday. Take the day off of work on Monday if you’re concerned about where your head will be on the next day. Don’t go to your morning classes. It’s really that simple. Take Friday off, hang out then ramp it up Saturday and Sunday. They’re nothing wrong with that and you’ll live. Trust me, I wasn’t happy about it either, but the reasons in front of me on why it’s happening on Sunday, it makes complete sense.
Let’s enjoy it and have a great National Marquette Day.