There are a lot of things about college football that don't translate totally well to other sports. Some of them are good, like jokes about Legion Field, and some of them are not, like how Legion Field might actually be made of shoddily assembled bones. NBA fans may never develop their own polysemous phrase like "roll tide," but yesterday they took a big step towards us: they tracked a plane.
And we couldn't be happier for them. Think of the milestones to come! The first NBA fan FOIA proving that James Dolan tried to get the Knicks certified as a charter school. The first NBA Taxslayer.com Eastern Conference Semifinals. The first time Kevin Durant meets with a Texas booster, lets the rumors circulate that he'll be the next football coach, and then turns that into more money with the Thunder because he was never going to take the job in the first place.
And before you know it, the Hawks have hired Bobby Petrino. Great now, I'm crying. They just grow up so fast!