Bird Vs. Johnson. Russell vs. Chamberlain. Shaq Vs. Kobe. And now, another pair of names to add to the list of basketball’s all-time great rivalries: Hubbard vs. von Bohlen.
Pygmalion Music Festival just wrapped this past weekend in Champaign-Urbana, but what was perhaps our town’s most exciting event took place on a stage of a different kind.
Specifically, a basketball court — where, on a rainy Saturday afternoon, Polyvinyl publicist (and former college basketball player) Seth Hubbard took on guitarist/vocalist Davey von Bohlen (who was in town to play the Cap’n Jazz show that night) in a one-on-one, no-holds-barred battle.
Pictures are rumored, but their existence has yet to be confirmed. For now, the only hard evidence that the showdown ever took place is the $10 bill Adam won from Mike Kinsella for smartly betting on 6’ 6” Seth to triumph.
EDIT: Nate Kinsella shows off his sports photography skillz with the pic below