I used to get phone calls and now they are texts from friends who I’ve watch the tourney with for years. They’ve been with me in 1991 when we beat UCLA and in 1996 when we lost to Arkansas and then again in 2001 in person in the Georgia Dome when we “celebrated” PSU’s march to the Sweet 16 (my wife got to meet JoePa that day and take a picture with the man, ten years ago to the day practically).
Now that we all have families and have sort of gone our separate ways amongst our daily lives, we still all come back together for the Thursday/Friday of the first week’s games to watch the tourney.
Needless to say, my texts are plentiful today and I like that ;D.
BTW…what happened in 2006? We sort of have an every five year thing going…1991, 1996, 2001, (2006), 2011. I just hope we don’t have to wait until 2016 to Dance again and we can somehow build upon this bandwagon of support from here on…