It’s Tourney Time again in Bangor, so you knew this was coming!

The Eastern Maine High School Basketball tournament is back, and the Cross Insurance Center will be rocking, as the action gets underway on Friday

School vacation week is on the horizon, and people from all over the state of Maine will be heading to Bangor, to enjoy exciting basketball, and support their school and community. It is a tradition that people continue to enjoy, year after year, and it is so exciting that we can all return to see it in person once again, after the extreme limitations of COVID-19.

I want to say the year was 2007, but I could be wrong. One morning we made a morning show bit out of an impression I have been doing for years on the air. I didn't think much of it, we were just riffing, joking around and having a good time. Well, come to find out that after we replayed it a few times (the first of about a million and counting) that people really responded to it, and have been ever since.

Everywhere I go, Z listeners come up to me and say the now classic lines from it "Darlene Boobar over to Misty Bickford"..."Boobar for the win!" In fact, someone yelled at me in a moving car, not long ago. I have no idea why it has caught on the way it did. Honestly, the feedback has been about 99% positive, minus one complaint letter a few years back and for the record, the whole thing is done with a wink and smile.

In 2015, we even had T-shirts made!

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And someone got a vanity plate!

Arlen Jameson
Arlen Jameson

The quarterfinals, semifinals and regional championship games will held February 18th-26th in Bangor, Augusta and Portland.

The Class B state games for boys and girls will be held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Friday, March 4.

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