Neither rain, sleet or snow nor a basketball game in progress will stop a food delivery.
While playing during the second half of Wednesday’s Loyola Chicago Ramblers-Duquesne Dukes game, a delivery driver walked onto the field with a bag of fast food and got very close to a player standing on the 3-point line.
Play was briefly halted with 16:10 left and Loyola Chicago held a 40-37 lead as the situation was processed.
ESPN+’s shocked broadcast crew was left with a slew of questions.
“Who is he delivering it to?” They called. “The ref!?”
The announcers speculated it was an Uber Eats delivery driver delivering some McDonald’s to referee Phillip Austin, adding that the climax shows “it’s going to be a blast” with this story. According to Abby Schnable of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazettethe fan who actually ordered the food was later shown on the video board.
“The craziest thing I’ve ever seen in my life”, So said Duquesne coach Keith Dambrot. Boy had work to do. He has done a good job.”
For the appetizer portion of this story, Duquesne (14-17, 4-4 Atlantic 10) scored a 72-58 victory over Loyola/Chicago (7-13, 1-7).