March 14, 2011

The Tigers are in the Big Dance

     As a Memphis Tiger Alumni I couldn't be more excited and proud, for the University of Memphis Men's Basketball Team. They've made it back to the NCAA Tournament after winning an exciting C-USA Championship against UTEP. Now the Tigers take on Coach Pastner's alamater, Arizona. The tigers got the 12th seed and Arizona is a 5 seed. And the match-up will be televised nationally on CBS.
    Most of you know that I am a HUGE sports fan, but basketball has never been my favorite. I think I was always too short to play and therefore never really became a huge fan. But after moving to Memphis it quickly became apparent, that if you want to make it in Memphis, you better know about the Tiger's Basketball team. I still might not know everything about the game but I do know that when Memphis plays in the tournament, it's my favorite time of year to be a Memphian. The city gets so excited and they have pride for their town. The only thing I wish would change is that the enthusiasm that fans feel in March was more palpable in other months throughout the year.
    

Joe Jackson was the Conference USA Tournament MVP

photo courtesy of bleacherreport.com


     Regardless, it's March and it's Basketball time, and the Tigers are once again dancing! I suspect that very little work will be getting done on Friday after 2:45! Go Tigers! Make sure to show your support for the hometown team and wear blue on Friday!

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