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Basketball aboard USS Carl Vinson - How About A 3-Ball From The Grotto? Even if you can’t tell an airball from a bowling ball, you had to be impressed by the visuals from the Friday night basketball game between North Carolina and Michigan State played on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego. The gorgeous sunset, the still waters of San Diego Bay and the twinkling city lights far off in the distance all helped turn a pretty mundane early-season game into something special. With that in mind, what are other locations that might work for the next outdoor game (and given the success of Friday’s “Carrier Classic” and the recent NHL stadium events, you can bet your flat-screen TV that there will be more hoops games in the fresh air)? The Playboy Mansion: As long as we’re dreaming, why not dream big? Hugh Hefner could use some positive publicity after the Hindenburg-esque Playboy Club and runaway bride fiasco. College basketball could always use ways to stay connected with the coveted young male demographic. And young males could always use the sight of courtside seats filled with silicone-enhanced eye candy. It’s a win-win-win. The Grand Canyon: As lovely as San Diego Bay in twilight is, nothing compares with ...to continue reading the rest of the article please, click here.


Basketball aboard USS Carl Vinson & How About A 3-Ball From The Grotto  

The gorgeous sunset, the still waters of San Diego Bay and the twinkling city lights far off in the distance all helped turn a pretty mundan...

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