Magic in the Hall - One More Time (3/9/10)
I went to a basketball game last Saturday. It really shouldn't have been much of a game, since the local team - which wasn't even ranked and hasn't been for months - was going up against the number one team in the nation. Even the building they were playing in was past its prime.
It could have been a real letdown. But instead, it was real magic.
From beginning to end, the crowd was the loudest I've ever heard in Freedom Hall. Everyone stood and cheered as the home team played like a great team. They high-fived each other as Kyle Kuric had the performance he'll still be telling his kids and grandkids about 50 years from now.
Maybe it was the old building that wasn't going to let the Cardinals go out as losers. Or the former players who came back to will one more Freedom Hall victory out of the team -- even if they couldn't do it themselves anymore. But the most important people in the building weren't the players. Or the former players. Or the coaches or administrators.
The most important people in Freedom Hall Saturday were the fans - the same people who have provided the real heartbeat of the U of L program for decades.
Without those fans, it would have been just another basketball game in just another building. But with them, it was magical.
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I'm Bill Lamb…and that's my Point of View.