I haven't done one of these in a while and the last one dealing with people's favorite Purdue items was pretty interesting.
Ever been recognized as a Boilermaker overseas? Ever hand a Purdue credit card to an employee and get them to freak out thinking you're an Ivy? Ever hear someone order a Baltimore Zoo or a peanut butter burger and get a little homesick? Ever wear the Old Gold and Black to the grocery store and have someone break into a chorus of Hail Purdue?
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I'll get the ball rolling a little:
I was in Vegas for Spring Break in 2010. 2 of my Purdue friends are with me as we're walking around the Excalibur hotel. One of us is wearing a Purdue shirt - I'll assume it was me, because everyone else was playing it cool - because that was the day Purdue would face Minny in the B1G Tourney. We're just minding our own business until a 6'8"+, 275lb of pure muscle gentleman rolls over to us in a suit with an ear piece. "Now you boys have it all wrong...you should have gone to IU."
He was a Hoosier alum who got a little thrill out of freaking out 3 boiler kids. We joked around a little bit and as we went on our way he yells back "Good Luck in the Tournement!" my buddy Ric couldn't help but yell back "Yea, you too! Oh...right. Sorry!" In true sitcom fashion we disappear down the escalator as we hear him just start laughing his ass off.
Aright guys, your turn. Let us know what kind of trouble the Purdue name has gotten you into.
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