It was an exciting weekend here in this household. We were glued to the television watching the NCAA Basketball Championship games. For me, it was the game last night that had me on the edge of my seat because, I graduated from the University of Cincinnati way too many years ago. Well, that game against Florida State University was a nail-biter but UC prevailed and the Bearcats are going to the Sweet Sixteen.
For those of you who don’t live in the United States (and some of you who do), the NCAA Basketball Championship is a contest of sixty-eight of the best college basketball teams in the country. It goes on during the month of March each year and has been given the name “March Madness.” If your team manages to get to this point called the “Sweet Sixteen,” they have accomplished something.
I never expected that the Bearcats would make this mark. Silly me!
But the other thing that is exciting about this year for people who grew up in the state of Ohio, like Greg and me, is that there are four surviving teams from that state, UC of course, Xavier University (UC’s arch rival also from the Cincinnati area), The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio) and Ohio University (Athens, Ohio), Greg’s Alma Mater. This is the first time that a single state has had this many teams reach this point. That’s cool!
The next step for my team is that they get to play The Ohio State University Buckeyes so it will be the battle of the two largest schools in Ohio. It might get ugly. But it will also be fun.
So I have had enough excitement for a while until next weekend. I have decided to comb through my remaining St. John photos and post a few relaxing shots to calm down and prepare for the week ahead.