Alyssa Thomas fills Brenda Frese’s office with balloons

(Via @umdwbb)

Before Maryland coach Brenda Frese told Alyssa Thomas that her jersey would go up in the Comcast Center rafters, she attempted to terrify her star with a severe introduction.

“So I’ve got obviously some news I’ve gotta share with you that I thought was gonna take place but I wasn’t sure,” Frese began. “Obviously to protect you, because the media’s gonna find out. And I think we collectively have to make a decision how you want to handle it — if you want me to call your parents or if you want to call your parents — but I need you to look at the information I received.”

And so on and so forth. Then she handed Thomas an envelope that explained the whole jersey-raising thing.

“You got me,” Thomas said. “you got me good.”

In an attempt to get revenge, Thomas later filled Frese’s office with a thousand balloons. Although that isn’t scary. That’s just happy. Everyone should have a thousand balloons in his or her office. Heck, everyone should have an office. Looking at you, boss.

Anyhow, because they’re college kids, Thomas and her co-conspirators made sure to document the ballooning. As you can see.

(Read more in Gene Wang’s game story.)

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.
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