The Michigan State Spartans have made it to the Final Four in Basketball. Did I spell that correctly? I don't normally watch basketball, so I'm not really sure. However, my hometown team, the place where I went to college, the green and white, one of the Big Ten, made it to the Final Four, so I was compelled to watch.
We've been calling them the Cardiac Kids or the Heart Attack Boys since they seem to be winning these games with just seconds to spare causing all fans heart palpitations. I chose to not watch and just get the results after the game.
Tonight though, I watched...between splayed fingers.
They were playing the Butler Bulldogs. A small town team, the ultimate underdog (or bulldog!) and if they could beat MSU and make it to the finals it would be Hoosiers all over again. The funny thing is that the Butler Bulldogs only had to travel a mere 6 miles from their college to the Lucas Oil Stadium where the Finals were being held. These boys are indeed in their hometown.
The Michigan State coach, Tom Izzo, is making sure that the Spartans keep their heads in the game. The first half MSU was ahead the entire time, until seconds before halftime when Butler tied up the game.
Butler comes out from halftime with the ultimate goal on their minds - to win. MSU was never able to catch up.
These MSU fans were not as enthusiastic. No win for the Big Ten.
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But the Michigan State Spartans will be back, you can guarantee it. We are Spartans afterall.
This concludes the sports portion of this blog for about another six to nine months.
Have a wonderful Easter Sunday.