When UNC lost their game last weekend my Division I brackets blew up since I always put them down as the winners. But you see I didn’t care because my University had become the Division II Champions. That has kept me going until today when I realized I at least needed to finish off my updates on Men’s College Basketball. So as I say goodbye to my bracket, I still have a year of celebration as Western’s win is brought up at all my social gatherings this year, except maybe that wedding I am attending on April 21st. I know the bride doesn’t really give a fig about sports.
What a nail biter of a game! Western was ahead, then behind, then tied and finally ahead again. In the end WWU has at least earned a Division II Basketball Championship. Congrats to the Team and Coach Jackson and according to the announcers the rather unique “Democratic Locker Room Coaching’ technique.
I just finished watching the most thrilling game. I was literally biting my nails for the last five minutes. Western Washington University managed to maintain at least a four point lead for the entire game coming out to win 71 to Stonehill’s 66. This will be Western’s first time playing in the Championship final game. I am so proud to be a Viking now, not that I was ever not proud. Western has a legacy of excellence in athletics and academics. Heck right now I don’t even care what is happening in Division 1. I know that very few of my friends here in NC care about the fact that a little school from the NW is going to the Final Game for the National Playoffs in Division II, but that is okay. Not everyone can love the little guys.
I just spent an hour writing a blog and it disappeared. Clearly I was not supposed to be picking Duke and their sad sad loss. I am still very glad they lost, especially to a #15 ranked school, it just made their loss so much sweeter. I will stop laughing at the arrogance of Duke’s fans who think they were robbed.
Spring is arriving on Wednesday along with my dad’s birthday and Western Washington’s Division II game in Kentucky. I am working on plans to move my daffodils to a side bed and my irises to the back bed. The Irises need room to grow. I really love Spring, it just smells of renewal and new beginnings. This spring will be the spring that find a new beginning in my vocation.