Cincinnati Bearcats Can't Blame Loss on The Fontainebleau or Diddy
Well, the Cincinnati Bearcats lost yesterday's Orange Bowl to Virginia Tech and they officially cannot blame the loss on P. Diddy or anything else that could have been distracting players at the shiny and newly-renovated Fontainebleau Miami...at which the team did not stay before the game.
The New York Times' Pete Thamel reports that while the team was scheduled to stay over at the resort, there a little bit of a pre-bowl scramble to switch hotels after coaches realized exactly how glitzy and potentially-distracting the place was:
I noticed a large contingent of Cincinnati Bearcat players were waiting outside [the Fontainebleau]. That wasn’t the only thing I noticed, as the swanky digs were filled with scantily clad women returning form the pool, loud conversations in all sorts of foreign languages and just a wild medley of people.
But it was moving day for the Bearcats because Coach Brian Kelly knew that his desire for New Year’s peace and quiet wouldn’t likely happen. Diddy, the star rapper whose fame transcends his many name changes, was hosting a New Year’s party at the Fountainbleau.
We're not hating, but we're just saying: all of this pre-game scrambling could have been prevented if someone had just read a bit of HC before checking the team into one of the most hyped-up hotels in recent memory. Not that it would have helped anyone win an Orange Bowl, really.
[Photo: Fontainebleau Miami Beach Flickr]