Playing the Field: Florida Gulf Coast loves to dance

Florida Gulf Coast University is into the Sweet 16, meaning two things: 1. Florida Gulf Coast University exists, and 2. It’s time to go crazy!

The high-flying No. 15 seed became the lowest-seeded team to make it to the second weekend of the tournament, and they’ve hardly been stodgy with the celebrations. In their first-round victory over Georgetown, they stuck to your basic “jump around like you’re shocked to even be there” celebrations.

But they broke out what has been described as the chicken dance in Sunday’s upset of San Diego State. They are the Eagles, so I’m assuming it’s supposed to be an eagle dance, but we’ve yet to receive clarification on that. You can get a glimpse of it above in the Bleacher Report video, but they were actually doing it on the bench after every big play.

Heck, after the win, in the locker room, even the student manager went crazy. The whole team busted a move as they entered, with the manager garnering front and center attention.

Aww, yeah. That’s what I’m talking about.

Oh, and did I mention their rap video? No? Yes, the geniuses at FGCU quickly put together a rap song and video after their win over Georgetown. The song is called “Dunk City” by Black Magic, featuring Bambi. Bambi would be a Ke$ha clone who rhymes “eagle” with “beagle.” “Black Magic” features such lines as “We giving top seeds asthma attacks” and “What you gonna say when we’re in the Final Four?” and a chorus with the line “We throwin’ alleys.” Enjoy.

Now all we need is to get the student manager in this video.

Speaking of alleys, here’s the dunk of the tournament so far, featuring “Comer to Fieler,” as Black Magic would say.

And as per journalistic requirements, since this is a post about Florida Gulf Coast, we are contractually obligated to include this photo of head coach Andy Enfield’s wife, former supermodel Amanda Marcum.

Amanda Marcum

Follow Metro New York Sports Editor Mark Osborne on Twitter @MetroNYSports. Oh, did I mention Enfield is also a millionaire after selling stock in a company he helped start? Yeah, perfect life.



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