Originally Published: Mar 30, 2011 8:22 PM CDT
My hope, belief and love for college basketball have been revived.
I entered March Madness bored. No state teams. Little interest. But the Dance has delivered once again.
The Final Four features two blue bloods and two outcasts. A VCU team that didnt even have a watch party for the selection show is headed to Houston. They had to win a play-in game to even get in the main draw. For Petes sake, the coachs name is Shaka! Awesome!!
Butler makes back-to-back trips. Butler! They just repeatedly will their way to the next round.
And then youve got Calipari and Calhoun, two coaches that make you reach for the hand sanitizer after youve been in their presence.
Great finishes...overtimes...buzzer beaters...upsets...drama...tears...Gus Johnson! Oh, March Madness how could I have doubted you?!?!