While watching the first two rounds of March Madness this weekend, I got in the mood to think back to all of my favorite Cinderella stories and buzzer beaters.
One of my favorite aspects of college hoops is the fact that there are over 300 Division I Men's Basketball programs. Moreover, the fan base of each team is not always as geographically finite as the boundary of your average professional sports franchise.
For instance, I am a Syracuse Orange fan because of family ties, despite growing up during a great stretch for more local favorites (UMass and UConn).
Don't be afraid to add heart wrenching stories of defeat. Anything goes. Whether you're a George Mason fan or alumnus of Florida.
Whether you have celebrated recent success, or your team is going through a drought, and March forces you to go through your own catalogue of mental highlights from yesteryear... we all have a favorite moment, story, or team, that they recall every year, around this time.
Now's your chance to share your favorite college hoop memories with the rest of us. This experiment will only be as strong as the contributions. So, comment early and reply often.
I'd love to get a dialogue going about some of our favorite moments (or in some cases, least favorite moments).
Now for our Disclaimer:
I know we sometimes get heated when discussing our favorite/most hated teams, but let's try to keep it respectful and offer solid commentary when posting.
Please refrain from posts that simply state, "Duke sucks" (whether I may personally agree or not) or "UCLA rocks." If they do not add constructively to the conversation, then please leave them out.
I'm not saying we can't sling a little mud at the programs we "hate", but make sure to add some content to the argument as well.
Get creative—tell us where you were, how it happened, how you celebrated. Anything you'd like, but be sure to add to the conversation and give specifics (years are especially helpful if at all possible).