Wednesday, March 28, 2007
why is it so painful to be a Bulldog?
I've never really been one for stats and numbers - communication majors avoid those whenever possible. And it just makes things more difficult to look at last night's game in hindsight at all the what ifs. I was drying my hair most of the time, but I caught the important stuff between sections of hair and the CHI: What if Nichols had made the three-pointer? What if we had made all our free-throws? What if WVU had missed theirs? Is there worse way to lose than a last-second three? You try not to think about it, but I guess it's just human nature. State has "this close" down to a science.
Win or loss, the Bullies had quite a ride in the NIT. After being unjustly (in my opinion) snubbed by the NCAA, MSU proved that they were more than just a flash in the pan. Say what you will about the NIT, but being a top seed of any tournament sounds pretty good to me. Not to mention steamrolling through 3 games against other hungry teams (which is more than I can say for the Rebs). They have nothing to be ashamed of, and maybe this will light a fire under their mesh shorts for next season. They'll all be back next year (Lord willing) except Dietric (good game, BTW) and Piotr, and maybe the team and coaches will look back on this game with a vengeance.
At least they got a trip to the Big Apple; I'VE never been.
It appears as though I have a penchant for parentheses.