. . . college basketball. Today, there are a couple of things I've just gotta say.
- The world has not seen the last of Gordon Hayward. This guy is only a sophomore at Butler University. He is just plain amazing--a really, really talented player with a really, really talented coach. Wow.
- The world is a better place because of Da'Sean Butler. If you watched Saturday night's semi-final game between West Virginia and Duke, you know that Da'Sean injured himself as he was going for the basket. The referees called a charge on him, but that was the least of his troubles. He planted his left leg too hard and tore his ACL. Perhaps you've seen the touching footage of his coach's trying to comfort him as he lay on the floor, writhing in agony. I've read a lot about Da'Sean in the last couple of days, and I'm impressed that he's truly a great person, not just a great player.
But there can only be one national champion, and this year it's Duke. My oldest son is a freshman at Duke. Yes, he's a Cameron Crazy. And he's had the best year of being a fan of his college's basketball team that any kid could ever have. Here's a photo of him on TV during one Duke game:
Photo courtesy of ESPN
The kid in the cap right in the middle of the screen? That's my son. I took a still photo of our TV one night when his picture flashed on the screen.
He was one of the lucky Duke students who got to travel to Indianapolis for the Final Four, so he was at the game last night. Whew! What a night!
What about you? If you're a mom, do you find yourself interested in things that you never cared about before?
***I'm excited to be the guest blogger today at my friend Amanda's blog, Serenity Now. Click here to read my post!***