Saturday, March 29, 2008

March Madness

I love March Madness. Have you ever had hives before? Maybe. Have you ever had hives and had a really great memory of the time you had it? I did, during spring break one year in college, I spent the entire week just watching college basketball with a loathsome case of the hives, and I loved every second of it. Carolina was not even in the tournament that year, but all of the games were just full of good basketball. I think this was 2002, so maybe it was the year Duke or Maryland won it all (I could google it, but I refuse to take the extra step tonight), and I really enjoyed the tournament. It was the first time I really spent some serious time watching college basketball that was not related to Carolina, and I only got into college basketball when I began attending Carolina in 2000. The tournament brings back so many great memories in my few short years of watching, UNC-W hitting a three at the buzzer to beat up Maryland, Felton hitting five threes in the championship game to win it all, and Iowa losing in the first round as 2 seed to god knows who. Of course I feel happier when Carolina is playing and playing well, but college basketball is akin to soccer in my heart as The Beautiful Game. The team play, the organization, the passion for the game, far exceed any other sport, professional or amateur. Only the Olympics comes close to approaching the gamesmanship of March Madness.

Keep on rocking college bball, keep the game real.

2 comments:

Jessica said...

I like your website! I have a defunct blog on Xanga, which is the one we Asians use. Anyways, hope you're rooting for TX.

Justin said...

Yes, but it's so much better when the Heels are kicking ass! Too bad we're not playing the Final Four in New Orleans or it'd be a lock...