Hours before Monday night Twitter was ablaze because of a note authored by a UConn RA named Derek.
The note warned students on his floor not to go crazy because of the game. At least not on his floor.
"No matter what the basketball team does, I'm still going to be your RA for another month," he warned.
School officials confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday the authenticity of the email, but said it was actually sent out to residents of the RA's floor on Saturday.
Derek wrote that students partying because of a name on the front of a basketball jersey would be "cheering for laundry."
"That's the anti-fun," Brian Aggerbeck, a 20-year-old junior from Hopkinton, Mass., told the AP. "That's the opposite of what I want to do. I just want to be able to enjoy myself. I'm not one of those people who destroys things, but we should be allowed to have fun on a night like this."Check out the letter in the gallery.Derek the RA was trending all day on Twitter. Here are just but a few examples.
Am I wrong to think of Derek as the RA Breckin Meyer wrestled in Road Trip?Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee)
The reason why no one's calling BS on this? Everyone had an RA like Derek at some pointAndrew Gribble (@Andrew_Gribble)
I predict that Derek's going to have a bad night. RT : This UConn RA is the worst RA in the history of RAJoel A. Erickson (@JoelAEricksonAU)
Derek the RA is why the ACC didn't let UCONN in.Adam Rowe (@BlueDevilLair)
I bet Derek the RA was all nonchalant about Undertaker losing last nightBunkie Perkins (@BunkiePerkins)
Worst human beings, ranked: 1) Hitler 2) Stalin 3) Gwyneth Paltrow 4) Derek, the UConn RA.World of Isaac (@WorldofIsaac)
RA Derek can hear those beer bottles clanging around inside your backpack. You're not foolin' anyone, mister.Drew Magary (@drewmagary)
Derek the RA can smell a whisp of weed smoke through your thoroughly toweled off door, in his sleep, from a range of 50 yards.netw3rk (@netw3rk)
Derek the RA has never known the touch of a woman.ualaw99 (@SYoungblood73)
Today's lesson: Don't cheer for laundry.Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach)
[RA Derek, using a fire extinguisher on a couch in the study room] I ve made a huge mistake."Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs)
UCONN students in North dorm, party it up for 42 minutes before RA Derek comes to get you a midnight.Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz)
Derek the RA at least will have a better night than Kentucky Championship tattoo guyWill Brinson (@WillBrinson)
Derek the RA deserves a full chapter in the story of this UConn team, not a footnote. Master motivator.Max Olson (@max_olson)
One Shining Moment should just be video of Derek the RA getting Subway shortly before throwing a shower curtain on a fire in the sink.Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs)
Who s having a worse night - Derek the RA or the guy who lost 0,000 by leaving his bracket s champion blank?Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing)
I bet Derek the RA is stumbling drunk right now.Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops)
I count fifteen "Derek the RA" accounts on Twitter. By tomorrow they'll all be dead accounts.Jason Kint (@jason_kint)
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