Saturday, March 20, 2010

I Heart March Madness

Since I'm still frantically trying to finish Love is Grand, I haven't had much time to think about writing a blog. I wish I were one of those super-organized people who writes several at a time and schedules them to post on certain days. Alas, I am not one of those people. I will never be one of those people, and you know what? I'm okay with that.

For those of you who are wondering how Love is Grand is coming...I think it might end up being my favorite so far. (I say that with each book though, so don't put too much stock in that!)

Anyway, let me just say that I LOVE this time of year! The start of Spring, those first deliciously warm days, and the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Yay!Although college football is still my favorite sport to watch, the tournament is my favorite sporting event. I know, I'm weird!

Yep, I fill out brackets (I have a few--and this year they're all busted...) and watch every game I can. I've been this way since I was in junior high school.

My all time favorite moment...Duke beating Kentucky at the buzzer in 1992. I was (and still am) a huge Duke fan. I actually have this game on video tape from way back in the day! Go ahead and judge me, I don't care! That particular Duke team--with Christian Laettner and Bobby Hurley is still my all time favorite team. And Coach K is on my list of people I'd invite to my dream dinner party. (Nancy Reagan and Paul McCartney are also on my invite list)

Every year, one of my favorite things is the video montage after the final game. One Shining Moment--and yes, I tear up every time, even if I don't even have a particular team I'm rooting for. (and I am not too happy about Jennifer Hudson's version of the song replacing Luther Vandross...for no reason except that I don't like change! ha!)

So...for your viewing pleasure, here is a clip of that most awesome buzzer-beating shot, followed by an old school "One Shining Moment" from that same year! Basketball fans, enjoy! Non-basketball fans--sorry! :)


Sandy said...

We have that game on tape too along with many other Duke games! Awesome!!


Becky Welch said...

I had NO idea you were a huge Duke fan! I am too! Love your videos and can't wait for your next books!

Cheryl Klarich said...

The March Madness thing was an opportunity for my daughter Elsa to become more "real" for my family on the east coast while she was visiting for her spring break.She has a "perfect Christian" persona and basketball was a fun equalizer... they all let down their guard (so to speak);)

prashant said...

! Awesome!!
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Annalisa Daughety said...

I know I'm very late in responding here!

Sandy and Becky--I wish I'd known you guys were Duke fans when I was at FHU! :)

Cheryl--yes, I can totally understand how basketball--especially March Madness--could make for fun times with the family!


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