The Wizards have moved their training camp to the Patriot Center on the campus of George Mason University for the upcoming season. According to Michael Lee, their schedule includes a college-inspired Midnight Madness.
The Wizards will train at Patriot Center through Oct. 3, when it will have a FanFest and open scrimmage that tips off at 12:30 p.m. The open scrimmage and Midnight Madness event will be open to the public and free of charge.
Which, to me, seems like a great idea. But, apparently, some people don't agree with me, including Craig Stouffer of the Washington Examiner.
Co-opting Midnight Madness from NCAA basketball is a step too far, even for marketing-savvy Wizards owner Ted Leonsis, who is determined to reconnect with and re-energize his team's fans in Washington.
More quotes, and my reaction, after the jump.
Normally I agree with what Craig Stouffer has to say, but in this particular case, I have to disagree with him. This just seems like the kind of thing that can do no wrong. What could be the problem with having a Midnight Madness-like event? Who could it possibly hurt?