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Today the NCAA basketball tournament begins! I think it’s kinda like the holidays for sports…even those who don’t observe their fanhood during the rest of the year still decorate (themselves) with their team’s gear and show up to watch the game (if only on TV).
As always, I’m rooting for the Kansas Jayhawks (remember, I’m from there) and some for the Oklahoma Sooners (as they’re my alma mater). I also root a little for North Carolina, but if they completely fall apart in their game today, I’ll laugh. Though I picked them to win the tournament, so I might not laugh that hard. But I’m in good company…Obama picked them to win, too.
I definitely picked fewer upsets than I have in years past, mainly because I didn’t have the time to research the teams like I have previously. My Final 4 consists of KU, Pitt, UNC, and UConn. If you did a bracket, who did you pick?
Dear NATIONAL CHAMPION Jayhawks,
You won my heart all over again so you deserve a second letter. This is the first national championship that you’ve won since I’ve been old enough to cheer “Rock chalk Jayhawk!” And though I went to a rival Big XII school, know that my (basketball) favorite was always you.
You earned this national championship by getting into the Final Four by beating the tourney sweetheart, Davidson. I hear a lot here in North Carolina about how good ACC basketball is, but you proved better then all of them by beating UNC Saturday (and oh, how it’s been cold and rainy in sky and countenance since!). Then tonight you beat the almost undefeated Tigers with class. You’re national champions for a reason.
Mario Chalmers…you are my hero.
P.S. A shoutout to Roy…I love you, but it turns out we didn’t need you to win the championship
P.P.S. Tigers, do you wish you had worked on that free throw percentage a little more? I heard somewhere that Calipari said your horrible free throw shooting wouldn’t affect your tourney play, but it did. If any of those last regulation free throws had made it in, you would be elated and I wouldn’t be. Just goes to show that you must work on the fundamentals, no matter how good you are!
First off, congrats! You really did Kansas proud by the way you played.
Since I live in North Carolina (and to be quite honest, I enjoy cheering for UNC as well – though I definitely didn’t tonight!), I was anxious about how this game would turn out. I knew that if for some reason you were blown out (though I knew you were able to hold your own), I would hear about it.
Of course, that didn’t happen. The way you played those first 15 minutes showed just how well you can play. Though the next fifteen were rough, you salvaged it by finishing it off well.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to brag on my home state once again.
Rock chalk Jayhawk!
Loving being a Kansas Girl,
1. KU in the Final Four…ahh. Even though I couldn’t watch the game, I still enjoyed the outcome. Rock Chalk!
2. A (big) lunch with a good friend. I always enjoy our one-on-one times.
3. After two weeks off, I was back at Awana. I sure do love those kids.
4. We had 13 kids in our Sunday school class this morning…which ties for our highest (we have the smallest class on our hall).
5. Not having to stress about getting work done. I still have a lot, but it doesn’t have to be done RIGHT NOW.
The situation that I wrote about yesterday is still on my heart, but I thank God that He provides the perspective necessary to handle it.
I’ve been surprisingly productive this weekend without really striving for it. I had a couple of writing assignments due Tuesday, but they were both enjoyable so I completed one yesterday and one today. I also took my last midterm today, though I hadn’t planned on taking it until Monday. It’s great having the big stuff out of the way, so now I only have to focus on the reading for this week, which is my favorite part of being a student. Who cares if I have a lot of it?
I suppose I still don’t really have anything else to say. Oh, Go Jayhawks! Yeah, that’s important. (wink)
I don’t really feel like posting today. I wouldn’t if it wasn’t for NaBloPoMo March. So, what to write?
1. My March Madness bracket is broken. I don’t care; it was worth it to see Duke almost lose and then lose.
2. I made hard-boiled eggs today. Or at least I think I did. I haven’t been in the mood to try one out yet to make sure they actually boiled hard.
3. I made a carrot cake today. I was going to make it in round pans, but I chickened out. Really, it came down to the fact we didn’t have cooling racks. I rarely bake when it’s not a holiday, so I hadn’t even noticed.
4. I’m excited for Easter tomorrow. Not only is it a wonderful holiday, but I will have a much more relaxing day than a normal, crazy Sunday. We have a sunrise service (it’s actually the first I’ve gone to), breakfast, and then the regular service. Then I’ll come home to cook lunch for some friends…something I love to do.
5. It’s easier to watch football and read than to watch basketball and read.
That’s all I have. I’m sorry to spill this on you, but this is my obligatory post for today. Hopefully you didn’t feel obligated to read this!