The Bruins wrapped up their first undefeated home season in decades, erasing memories of the meltdown in Palo Alto and clinching at least a share of the Pac 10 title. It wasn't senior day, because we have no seniors, but despite another solid performance by the entire Bruin team, the story of the day was this man:
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I'll admit it, watching Arron Afflalo in perhaps his last postgame interview in Pauley and watching him walk back into the locker room for maybe the last time, I got choked up. McPick style choked up. In much the same way that McPick burying the trOJans is etched into my memory, I don't think I'll be able to forget the end of this game if Afflalo does decide to go pro after this year.
I was too young to remember Ed kissing the floor. For those of us who are currently students, Arron Afflalo is our Ed O'Bannon, and if this is the last time we get to see him in Pauley, I'm gonna miss him a whole hell of a lot. AA is a legend in my book, no matter what happens the rest of this season.