I will have been blogging for four years in June. I have never made a secret that I am a true blue Duke Blue Devils Cameron Crazy. I went to my first Duke basketball game when I was three months old. I was too short to reach the ticket cage and my diaper didn’t have space for my wallet. My parents obligingly bought my ticket and let me sit with them. They said all during the game, I didn’t make a sound – eyes wide open the whole time – at home in the revered Cameron Indoor Stadium and comforted by the noise of the fans.
Don’t get me wrong: Wisconsin played a great game – fantastic players and primo coach. It was a fast, furious, clean, hard game. College basketball perfection and….MY TEAM WON!!!! NATIONAL NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS!!!
Most of the plays and points made by the smaller guys – yeah, take that behemoths, yeah. On this team, what is scary is: five of the eight players are freshmen….against older, stronger, bigger players, they won. And the moral is? Give it your all. Give it your best. Be fearless. Don’t lose hope – In life, love, and basketball.
Now I have to go into the bedroom and pull the covers off my husband and jump up and down on the bed – We’re #1!!! We’re #1!!!!!
And already, I have ordered the championship tee shirts for my mom and me. In three days they will arrive. Haha. Watch out UVA, VCU, VA Tech, Richmond Spiders – you got a Cameron Crazy in town.