Maybe it's the fact that four years whirl by in an instant. Or the heroics of one-and-done antics during the most ruckus playoff structure in all of sports, March Madness.
College basketball symbolizes what it means to overcome deficiencies. It teaches the power of We over the far too present I which plagues many of us.
Most importantly, it's purely American: a game that was before the bright lights of pro basketball.
A game that at its purest essence provides a way out of ghettos or gives a struggling trouble maker a shot at redemption.
These 25-athletes symbolize our belief in the palpitating presence of the human spirit.The intangibles of a natural-born hero manifesting itself in high tops, arm bands and baggy shorts.