Sunday, March 18, 2007

And the Madness Begins...

Well, March Madness is upon us, and though it hasn't been a complete surprise, there have been a couple of upsets and some nail-biters of games:

VCU (who??) knocks out Duke, the name pretty much synonymous with NCAA Basketball Championships.

Winthrop (who??) takes down the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.

Xavier, a little private school, forces #1 Ohio State (huge school with huger players) into overtime.

#6Vanderbilt sends #3 Washington State home after double overtime.

UNC's Tyler Hansbrough (what a cutie!) scores a season-high 33 points, playing without his face mask for the first time in weeks. His father was almost crying in the stands...

Hubby doesn't watch basketball at all, and I usually don't follow it much until the playoffs. But I always enter the March Madness pool at work, and I watch as many of the games as I can.

Why? Well, I like sports in general. I'm a competitive kind of girl. But I do like college hoops especially, because the players (for the most part) aren't yet jaded by the media spotlight or multi-million dollar contracts. They bleed the sport and their school colors, and you don't usually hear of a player transferring half-way through because he can get a better contract at another college. They love the game, pure and simple, and play their hearts out.

Just for kicks, let's watch the greatest moment in NCAA playoff history, Duke beating Kentucky at the buzzer in 1992:

What about you? Are you a sports fan? Follow March Madness? Enter the office pool? Or stay as far away as you possibly can??


Marianne Arkins said...

Love to play basketball, hate to watch it. Hate March Madness because all the shows I watch (NCIS, Criminal Minds, etc) are in repeats. Grrr...

I do watch football and hockey. I guess I like my sports to draw a little blood, LOL.

It's sunny here, and *sort of* warm (the high thirties). Maybe the snow will melt a little. How's your neck of the woods?

Allie Boniface said...'s sort of warming up here. The sun's shining, anyway, and the snow and ice are melting off the roof. Still, I'm ready for weather where I don't have to put on 3 layers of clothing every time I step outside!