Originally posted on The Mid-Majority  |  Last updated 1/23/12
Game #8-447: Saint Joseph`s Hawks at Pennsylvania QuakersJanuary 21, 2012 7:00 pmThe PalestraBBState Stats/RecapI think that the way I can best describe my Saturday at the Palestra is to say this: Seeing Maryland and Temple in the morning was my first time seeing a game at the Palestra. Seeing Penn and St. Joseph's later that night was my first time experiencing a game at the Palestra.It's an important distinction to make, really. I thoroughly loved my morning trip to the Palestra (save for the game's outcome), but I feel like being so invested in the game at hand didn't allow me the opportunity to simply soak in the experience.On my trip back later in the day, there'd be no such distraction. With no particular attachment to either Penn or St. Joseph's, I was able to take in all of the action in front of me and around me with the type of focus that only a neutral observer can enjoy.So while it's been said almost to the point of cliche, allow me to repeat this simple fact for anybody...
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