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!?”
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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-Gazette, the fan who actually ordered the food was later shown on the video board.
A food delivery boy walks onto the field during the second half of the Loyola Chicago-Duquesne game, which was won 72-58 by the Dukes.
They won’t be alone.
“The craziest thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” 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).
This story originally appeared in the NY Post and is reprinted with permission.