DETROIT -- You know you've arrived at the Final Four when you see:
• Blake Griffin waiting at baggage claim on Wednesday night, along with a bunch of much shorter and much older men who will escort him to all his award ceremonies.
• Big John Thompson at the check-in counter at the media hotel.
• Airport car-service sign guys looking for Westwood One rather than, say, people from pharmaceutical corporations. (I'm not really sure what the man holding the Final Four sign in the picture below is doing, though. Is he waiting to pick up the actual Final Four? Either way, I was more comfortable taking a shot of him than paparazzi-attacking Griffin or Thompson.)
The guys below (from the airport) are either sign-installers or snipers. You decide.
More images from Detroit are on the way early tomorrow ...