MEMPHIS -- We have an early frontrunner in the race for NCAA tournament's Most Outstanding Scalper: The "Are You On The List?" Guy. He was working one of the corners across from FedEx Forum on Friday, an hour and a half before tipoff of Syracuse-Oklahoma.
The police on Beale Street were working hard at keeping unruly Syracuse, Oklahoma and Carolina fans in check. There were only a handful of Gonzaga fans out -- not nearly enough to be capable of starting a riot.
The rest of the crowd was mesmerized by the sight of Harrah's Casino girls on the sidewalk. They were offering free pictures, but not free rides to Tunica.