From: United States
I'm biased, but what a beautiful sport.
A whole bunch of Cats (pun intended) that will never play professional basketball, come together as a team and experience something they will never forget. Not just the trophy, the process.
Great Nova team. Great for Jay Wright. He certainly paid his dues. He's been a great coach for a minute, now he will get the love he deserved for a long time.
No Calipari, no Self, no Krzyzewski, no Pitino. Yet somehow we all survive. This was beautiful tonight. College basketball, and sport, at it's best.
Full disclosure, I had NC winning the championship in every bracket I played.
Great post, Pete.
In spite of our repeated local failures, tonight reminded me (once again) the reasons I love sports and have continued to follow even absent of having a true rooting interest most of the time. The unscripted theatre and the back stories of athletes overcoming and persevering...you just can't beat it.
Congrats to the Cats. Have a buddy from the Philly area who's still hyperventilating into a paper bag...but fun to see. 31 years is a long time to wait, as we know too well around these parts.
Thank you, and right back at ya, especially on the above first two sentences.