No, instead I want to really get into why this picture from Sports Illustrated's off-beat gallery toady is so great. First of all, for those unfamiliar, that picture was taken in Mackey Arena. That's always a big plus. I don't know if there was a Subway in that strip mall right across from Mackey in 1994, but if so, I'm guessing that's where this came from. Plus, I mean, sandwiches. Who doesn't love a good sandwich? Maybe you prefer Jimmy John's over Subway, or Firehouse, or wherever. But , in general, sandwiches are great. Thirdly, I think just about everybody knows who Dick Vitale is and typically has a pretty strong opinion on him.
Here's a bit of a digression, but this article could use it. It really is amazing to me to hear Vitale from around the time this picture was taken to now. Sometime during basketball season last year, I watched a Purdue-IU game on Big Ten On Demand when Big Dog was there. I don't remember who the other announcer was, but Vitale was definitely the other guy. It was amazing to hear, though. If you only knew modern-day Vitale, you probably wouldn't believe it was the same guy. Seriously. If you have On Demand through DirecTV or whoever, go back and watch an old Vitale game.* You probably think you remember old Vitale. But you don't. That's what I discovered.