You don't have to be THE Champion to be a WINNER: Hoosier Hysteria, NCAA March Madness, and Facebook!
By Bruce Walter
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana)
You don't have to be THE Champion to be a winner! It was a week ago (AND A YEAR AGO) that I watched the Butler Bulldogs come agonizingly close to winning the NCAA men's national basketball championship, only to have traditional powers Duke and UConn prevail. UConn is a deserving champion as they were the only team in the NCAA tournament this spring to figure out a way to shut down Butler's patient and ever deliberate offense in that decisive second half. My colleague Gwen Banta, a Butler grad and longtime Hoosier resident, wrote a great post explaining the meaning of Hoosier Hysteria and its impact upon people beyond the basketball court. You should read it and the comments as well. Growing up in Indiana our state basketball championship was unlike any other state. Tiny schools of ...