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Was I Vicar in a Former Life?
I can't believe how many great games I missed over the past four days. George Mason's astonishing upset of Connecticut today was the high point of a Himalayan week of college hoops. The funny thing is that I'm sort of enjoying this read-about-it-later mode. It reminds me of my year in Germany -- 1986-1987, if you're counting -- when I slipped downstairs in the middle of the night to make an international call to George Michael's Sports Machine -- 202-362-4444 -- to find out the outcome of the semifinal between Syracuse and Rick Pitino's trey-happy Providence Friars and, two days later, lay in bed at 4am listening to Armed Forces Radio as Keith Smart broke my father's heart. There's something wonderful about checking the results on my mobile phone. Not to mention that "watching" a game on the phone by pressing "Refresh" over and over, as I did during the second half of yesterday's UCLA-Memphis contest, is pretty darned exciting. Please note that I'm not bemoaning the presence of two SEC teams in the Final Four, because I can approve of an underdog even from that hated conference. Nevertheless, I'm pulling for the Bruins.

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kolakoski From: kolakoski Date: March 27th, 2006 04:26 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I was fortunate enough to be at the games in Oakland this weekend. They weren't pretty, but UCLA made it exciting.

The Mason story is unbelievable, although I'm a little biased.
frostedfuckhead From: frostedfuckhead Date: March 27th, 2006 05:51 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I can't say as i enjoyed this tournament even 1/10th as much as I usually do. Since I haven't seen any regular season games, and wasn't able to watch any tournament games, and haven't really even been able to talk about college ball with anyone, I just feel totally disconnected with what's going on.

I was able to enjoy the fact that Duke lost, but I still felt cheated that I wasn't able to see those grins get wiped off their faces.

I *still* get sick thinking about Laettner hitting that shot to beat Kentucky. Goddamn, I was like 12 years old or something. You'd think I'd let it go...
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