Friday, March 18, 2005

Nova Wins!

Villanova wins in the first round of the NCAA Tournament! I want to run out and celebrate in the Quad with thousands of my fellow students!! Oh, wait, that was 17 years ago. Now I'll just have to make do with a very quiet, "Yeah!" so I don't wake the 5 year old and nearly 2 year old sleeping in the other room.

Now, for my British fans, an explanation. The NCAA Tournament, known colloquially as "March Madness," is ostensibly a basketball tournament. But if we're going to be honest here, it's really a good excuse for a fantastic kegger [party] in your dorm room if your school made it in, or if you're past your prime, a good excuse to engage in some small-time betting in your office pool [guessing who will win].

If I were in the U.S., I'd be glued to the television watching the action. But as I'm living thousands of miles away and they don't cover the NCAA even on Sky Sports Extra (featuring the most marginal of sporting contests), I had to make do with the Internet. Thanks to the good people at CBS Sportsline I got to follow the game in a 21st century sort of way, as they site featured automatic updates with a one-line explanation of the last play. So I got to breathlessly read every move 'Nova made (For the love of God, why did they miss so many free throws at the end??) and keep my fingers crossed they would make it into the next round.

They did. Hooray!! They didn't blow it. Hooray!! Now, I must quickly get to bed as I need to rest up for my 19-mile run tomorrow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah yes! That lovely day in 1988 when Villanova got in the Sweet Sixteen. There was drinking, screaming and then Russ broke the Oreo cookie sculpture...