Shame on everyone.
Today was supposed to be a special National Pie Day. A momentous day. A day of spreading culinary positivity and jubilation through the proliferation of baked goods.
Instead, every mid-major school ruined it. Well, every school except one.
As I perused the mega-Twitter list that contains every mid-major basketball team throughout the country, I came upon only one school that even considered participating in today’s National Pie Day festivities.
Leaving aside the fact that Boston University forgot to hand out Boston Cream Pie on National Pie Day, their participation is more than can be said for other teams. For that, they deserve our recognition and our gratitude. Thank you, BU.
But I wish you all had gotten the memo, because I was ready to write an article called “Cam Does A Dramatic Reading Of Mid-Major Teams Eating Pies [ASMR].” Besides, I already recorded audio of me saying the names of various types of pies, since I apparently have a really good voice (at least that’s what the editors tell me).
Hopefully I’m wrong about this. Hopefully schools that participated tweeted about it from their university’s main account. Hopefully I just missed those posts.
However, I fear that’s not the case.
I fear that too many schools decided to forego marking this holiday — that they just weren’t in the holiday spirit. That would be quite shameful if it were the case.
Now, I know what many of you will say: “But they were just waiting for March 14 to hand out pies!”
Well, that’s Pi Day, and that day is for two things: numbers and nerds. This is Pie Day, and it’s for one thing and one thing only: people who can find delight in sweet and/or savory pastries.
Let’s hope teams do a better job celebrating next year.
UPDATE: 9:46 p.m. EST
It has since come to my attention that I was wrong about BU not serving Boston Cream Pie. It was pointed out to me that the Terriers served Boston Cream Pie—along with chocolate cream pie and apple pie—during the women’s game that followed the men’s game.