Perhaps a 50 Cent-Bette Midler collaboration would be more odd.
Other than that, you've got me.
West Virginia's 82-66 non-conference basketball victory over VMI Saturday at the Civic Center was that bizarre.
There was WVU's starting point guard, Truck Bryant, and the backup center, Dan Jennings, sitting at the end of the bench. At halftime, Bryant was in the hallway, open for questions. "Got kicked out of practice," he explained. And, along with Jennings, out of Saturday's game.
Mix that and some foul trouble and, as in the old television shows, hilarity ensued.
With 12:29 left in the first half, walk-on point guard Kenny Ross, who didn't even have his name stitched on his uniform, was being replaced by freshman walk-on Craig Carey. The lineup then featured Carey, Cam Thoroughman, Jonnie West, Kevin Jones and John Flowers. How do you think that group would have fared against Kentucky last March?
There was West and Flowers bringing the ball upcourt against VMI's press.
Thankfully for the Mountaineers, there was also Casey Mitchell and Jones working hard, combining for 47 points and pushing WVU past the scrappy Keydets. There was raw freshman Kevin Noreen entering the game, scoring seven points and grabbing five rebounds.
"Where would we be without Casey Mitchell and Kevin Noreen?'' asked WVU coach Bob Huggins.
If there was a capper to the bizarre evening, it was Huggins asking where his Final Four team of a year ago would have been without Mitchell and Noreen. Think back to last season. Much positive come to mind regarding Mitchell? And at this time a year ago, you hadn't even heard of Noreen. No one outside of Noreen's hometown had heard of Noreen.
The good news for Huggins is the oddity came about with his team playing a VMI team picked to finish eighth this season in the Big South preseason poll. The 10-team Big South poll.
"That was pretty crazy," said Thoroughman. "They just ran up and down and shot 3s. And Coach wanted to show he's going to play those who work hard and do what he wants."
"Four years ago, if I'd said John Flowers would bring the ball up on the press you'd say I was crazy," Huggins said. "If I'd said two years ago that Dalton Pepper would play at the point, you'd have said I was out of my mind."
But Saturday night, well, let say things happened.
"It was pretty unique," West said of teaming with Flowers to bring the ball up on the press. "But Coach wanted the ball in John's hands because [VMI] trapped the first pass. He can get the ball out of there with his long arms."
At the end of the game, Flowers looked at the scoreboard and just shook his head.
Jones did much the same when asked if it was one of the most bizarre games in which he's participated.
"Yeah," said the forward. "We had a lot of changes in the lineup. We were a little out of our comfort zone. But sometimes you have to play out of your comfort zone."
It just helps if you have Casey Mitchell and Kevin Noreen.