Friday, March 9, 2007

March Madness



There are a few times of the year that I get excited, but this happens to be one of the times that I get really excited. In terms of sports excitement, March Madness has me captivated.

I enjoy College Basketball, and enjoy the coming weeks. I enjoy watching teams compete, as well as the opportunity for the underdog to soar! Cinderella is invited to dance, and many times she is given the opportunity to find her Prince Charming.

I happen to be a Duke Apologist and so I enjoy watching my team on television more than we are accustomed. However, alas, Duke already hit a major stumbling block. After winning 7 of the last 8 previous ACC tournament titles, Duke lost last night in overtime to NC State.

Previously, Duke was probably looking at about a number 3 or 4 seed in the NCAA tournament, but I am afraid that due to their recent loss to the dreaded Tar Heals of North Carolina coupled with this early exit from their conference tournament, Duke is now looking at something far worse.
I may be a Duke apologist, but I am not foolish enough to place them out of the second round. But that won't stop me from rooting for them, screaming my head off, and rooting for Cinderella to get her shoe.

No Duke game to sit and watch this weekend. Guess I just have to wait until next week.

Let's Go Duke!

9 comments:

Keith McIlwain said...

Good luck in March Madness. It looks as if Pitt may be falling apart too early as well (I'm not an alum, but do follow them a bit).

John said...

Let's go State -- just not today against Carolina. (Sorry Greg I'm an alum and we haven't had much to cheer about at NCSU this year).

Keith McIlwain said...

It looks like Pitt and Duke could be playing each other in Round 2 if they both win in Round 1, if I'm reading the bracket correctly.

Roda Zone said...

Hasn't Duke won enough? I love coach K, and he has been great for college basketball, but does he have to recruit the best players and field the best team all the time? I went to LaRoche college, probably one of the most pathetic basketball programs ever to take to the hardwood. Can I be a little jealous?

Matt said...

Condolences...That was pretty rough...

Chris said...

So sorry Greg...at least they didn't get beat by a low seed....oops....So sorry Greg

Keith McIlwain said...

May the Spirit of God comfort you during this time of sadness and misery.

Roda Zone said...

Sorry Greg...I was really looking forward to the possible Pitt/Duke matchup. Duke will be back.

Greg Cox said...

Again, I thought at least they would get out of the first round, but boy did they stink up the place.

Pitt/UCLA should be a great game.