I guess it’s a little known fact that I’m a big fan of women’s college basketball. So, last week when I announced that I was going to the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Boston, people were surprised. I’m sure no one was surprised that I started a sock in honor of the occasion, though.
It’s true that I haven’t always watched this sport but a few years ago, when Hannah started playing basketball in a town league, I started watching the college basketball games. I learned a lot ahd discovered that I really enjoy watching! Being from New England, I am a UConn fan. But I also love Tennessee. I was thrilled when both Diana Taurasi of UConn and Pat Summitt, the coach of the Lady Vols, were at Sunday night’s game to be selected for the NCAA 25th Anniversary Dream Team.
Neither of my favorite teams made it to the Final Four but the games themselves were a blast. For one thing, Duke has a very entertaining band.
For another, Jo Dee Messina sang the National Anthem at Tuesday night’s game. In true Boston style, she was flanked by an honor guard of Revolutionary War soldiers.
Oh, and there was basketball played, too! There were two games on Sunday night, North Carolina vs Maryland and Duke vs LSU. The final game on Tuesday night was between Duke and Maryland. Now, I like Duke but most people in the stands were cheering for Maryland – I think primarily because Duke had beaten UConn in the Sweet 16. Anyway, it was an exciting game and Maryland won in overtime.
Between the two late night games and the Daylight Savings Time, I was dragging my ass for most of last week. But it was worth it!