Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sic 'Em, Bears!

Okay, I'm a moderate sports fan; not fanatical, not disinterested, but somewhere in between. I much prefer watching a game where I have some knowledge or interest in the team and/or players (unlike Hubby who really could watch any game of any sport and derive pleasure from the experience). Well, my alma mater is in the Elite Eight of "March Madness" and it's been great fun cheering them on.

We'll gather around the television again tomorrow afternoon as the Baylor Bears take on the Blue Devils of Duke University.  If you're currently unaffiliated, please feel free to cheer on my Bears!

For a quick run-down of how the season has gone for Baylor, here is a short article from the "Baylor Proud" website:

 
2010 Men’s hoops reaches Elite Eight

Last year this time, we were writing about the Baylor men’s basketball team reaching the NIT Final Four and the excitement of playing at Madison Square Garden. Fast forward 12 months, and the Bears are one game away from punching their tickets for the NCAA tournament’s Final Four.

Head coach Scott Drew’s squad rode a strong first half to a surprisingly easy 72-49 win Friday night over Saint Mary’s in the program’s first-ever Sweet 16 appearance. Now the Bears move on to their first Elite Eight appearance since 1950; Baylor will face the three-time national champion Duke on Sunday at Houston’s Reliant Stadium.  Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. CT on CBS.

In the meantime, enjoy these photos from BaylorBears.com. As you’ll see, the game drew quite a crowd — upwards of 45,000, including such famous Baylor alumni as Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd, Regent Emeritus Drayton McLane and prominent Houston lawyer John Eddie Williams, as well as new Baylor President Ken Starr.

Because we’re so excited, how about an extra Elite Eight bonus link? Take a minute to compare what you hopefully saw in person or on TV Friday with this video footage from the Bears’ last deep NCAA tournament run — 1948, when Baylor advanced to the NCAA finals. And don’t forget — the Lady Bears moved on to the Elite Eight themselves when they beat Tennessee on Saturday.

Sic ’em, Baylor basketball!

2 comments:

  1. Hi there! I'm stopping by from the Lady Blogger's tea party. =) I'm also your newest follower. I'm not much of a basketball fan myself, but my hubby would probably kill me if I didn't pull for UNC. =)

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  2. Thanks for stopping in, Sarah! We're still rooting for the Bears (Lady Bears, that is!) in the race for the championship ... they play again tomorrow night. Sic 'em!!

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