Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, January 3, 2012

Calling all Parrot Heads: Tuesday, Jan. 17, will be "Jimmy Buffett Night" at Mackey Arena.

What does this entail? I mean, other than fans dressing in their favorite Buffett-inspired gear? Here's a portion of the release from Purdue Athletics:

Fans are encouraged to don their favorite island wear for the matchup with the Hawkeyes, and Purdue Athletics will pass out 10,000 leis prior to game. The best-dressed fans in tropical style will be chosen to compete for great prizes as part of the halftime festivities at Mackey Arena.

Interesting idea, especially when the weather figures to be anything close to tropical. It should be fun for the fans. If nothing else, it's almost certain to create a party-like atmosphere.

What do you all think about it?

In the meantime, listen to your favorite Buffett tunes.