Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Maguire University



Further proof that the best ideas come while blitzed out of your mind...

Kelly's Pub on Webster has been headquarters for DePaul fans since the early 1930's, but every year at this time there is a change of allegiance. Kelly's Pub is suddenly transformed into Maguire University, founded in 1963. Some of the students even have class rings.

"Maguire University started basically with a bunch of high school coaches on the West Side who used to hang out in a place called Maguire's Pub in Forest Park," said John Kelly, dean of Maguire University Fun and Frolic.

Those coaches created Maguire University, a fake college, so they could get tickets to the Final Four each year. The NCAA fell for the scam and Maguire U was an official school.

"We got away with our ticket allotment for two years and then Bill Jauss broke a story in the Chicago Tribune about it, and from then on the NCAA didn't take too much of a liking to it," Kelly said.

Maguire U then had to acquire their own tickets, and they moved to their new administration building at Kelly's Pub, and for 44 straight Final Fours they have partied at the Big Dance. But the students there still like to laugh about the times Division I teams tried to set up games with little Maguire.


The sad part is, Maguire University may play in a Final Four before DePaul makes it back to one.

3 Comments:

Anonymous priest, they called me said...

Final Four tickets 'til Jauss blew the whislte on them? Further proof that nothing good ever comes out of the Trib...

9:00 AM  
Blogger White Silk said...

I never did like that fat bastard, especially when he sat on that roundtable of yo-yo's, "The Sports Reporters" (or whatever the hell it was called) with Telander et.al. back in the late 80's/early 90's.

9:56 AM  
Blogger UnknownColumn said...

Yup, yup. The first thing I thought when I read that was, "Why the %$#@ did Jauss have to go and screw up a good thing? Bastard."

11:27 AM  

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