Rain, sleet, snow, or a college basketball game in progress will not prevent a meal delivery.
During play in the second half of Wednesday’s Loyola Chicago Ramblers vs. Duquesne Dukes game, a delivery man came onto the field with a bag of fast food and got very close to a player who was lined up on the 3-point line.
The game was briefly halted with the score remaining 16-10 and Loyola Chicago leading 40-37 while the situation was being processed.
The shocked ESPN+ broadcast crew was left with a bevy of questions.
“Who is he delivering it to?” They called. “The referee!?”
The announcers speculated that it was an Uber Eats delivery man who delivered some McDonalds to referee Phillip Austin, adding that the highlight shows “are going to have a blast” with this story. According to Abby Schnable of the Pittsburgh Post-GazetteThe fan who actually ordered the meal was later shown on the video board.
A grocer enters the court during the second half of the Loyola Chicago vs. Duquesne game, which the Dukes won [email protected]_Central/Twitter
“The craziest thing I’ve ever seen in my life” said Duquesne coach Keith Dambrot. “The guy had a job to do. He did his job well.”
For the starter portion of this story, Duquesne (14-17, 4-4 Atlantic 10) scored a 72-58 win over Loyola/Chicago (7-13, 1-7).