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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
Cassandra Bertsch
Did I call that, or did I call that?

As I said to Eric the other night, when you give Mustafa Shakur the ball, he's bound to do something dumb. Yes, I know he played better than on Thursday. But he still screwed up over and over when the Wildcats should have been screwing the nails in the Illinois coffin. Maybe things will be different for him next year. I bet you the other point guard, the one who doesn't start, would have made two or three fewer bad decisions. And that would have been enough, wouldn't it?

Oh, and the word "outcoached" did cross my mind on more than one occasion. Not for the whole game, mind you, just for the last four minutes of regulation and the end of O.T.

I have no one to root for now and no one to root against. Pitino? Roy Williams? I guess we'll see how much I enjoy watching basketball without caring who wins.

I suppose I'm pulling for an all-Kentucky final. At least that would make for a compelling narrative.

Oh, and can you believe that CBS's player of the game for Illinois wasn't Deron Williams? What game were they watching? Aside from those threes he hit, the defensive effort on Salim Stoudamire was as beautiful to behold as it was painful to contemplate.


Muse: that iPod Shuffle song, transformed into a minor key elegy

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elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: March 27th, 2005 07:39 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Apparently giant glasses of red wine and delays in dinner preparation do not always only make me sleepy as hell. Sometimes they also make me anything but, turn me into the craziest of frustrated sports fans you can imagine me to be for moments leading into/during overtime. Which probably isn't saying all that much considering those enthusiasts I'm up against, but let's just say I find myself far more sympathetic to the crazy when I'm not living on campus. Strangely. And I knew it was bad when even my ignorant self could say well I'm pretty sure that wasn't supposed to happen. Sigh.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 27th, 2005 08:12 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
No, it wasn't. . . :-(
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: March 27th, 2005 08:35 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
At least we can suffer together. And it was kind of nice to encounter my school-spirit ghost, even sad circumstances.
hollsterhambone From: hollsterhambone Date: March 30th, 2005 06:30 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm bummed that the all-Kentucky final didn't work out. And I'm mad at Michigan State.
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