One of our hobbies is Syracuse Basketball. It's been that way since I was a kid (which is longer ago than I'd like to believe). It's entertaining, and makes the long North Country winters go by a little quicker.
With March and the madness that comes with following college hoops comes a great roller coaster ride. This year was a great ride. The "Cuse went from unranked, all the way to a #1 ranking late in the season, won the Big East title, and made it to the Sweet 16.
There they met a Butler team and their 33 year old coach that has destiny written all over it. For cryin' out loud they practice in the gym where Hoosiers was filmed. Butler knocked of Kansas State yesterday and is headed to the Final 4. Syracuse is home. But that's OK.
Only one team makes it all the way, and the fact that we had a chance to get there is pretty cool. And there's always next year, right?
So congrats to the Orange- (and Butler, who I've got to root for now).
See you in the fall!