Trying to watch the NCAA basketball game between NC and Kentucky, but endless commercials, in a great defensive but poor offensive game (lots of turnovers, forced shots and bricks). Leaned towards turning game off. Commercials are non-creative typical F500 yawners: Insurance, cars, fast food, lawn care, cell phones and two banks. My favorite commercials in March Madness are the Mayhem ones, but there were only two different ones and they got tiresome quickly. Every time we return from a commercial we are given 1 or 2 more endorsements as the game starts to play. Kentucky and NC both shooting awfully with a lot of turnovers, but on the plus side I am a fan of how both teams play (not afraid to work it down in the post)…. Ended up watching game on iPad and played GTA during commercial breaks, which was better. Amazing shot by Monk (Kentucky) tied game with few seconds left, then Mayes (UNC) buried a game winner with .03 left…
I can only imagine how awful the Texas basketball players feel today.
Getting beat sucks. But getting beat on a miracle play like a buzzer-beating half-court shot is devastating. It feels like Fate has stolen something from you, not unlike death.
I still remember a championship game I was in when the opposing left fielder made a late-game miraculous leaping catch on what would have been a game-tying grand slam. I felt the stab of that catch for years.
I didn’t watch the game but saw the highlights of Josh Haggin’s crazy jumpers and floaters in a win over Baylor. Reminded me of Freddie Banks’ lights out show for UNLV’s 1987 Final Four loss and Isaah Thomas’s 20+ point quarter against the Lakers in the 1988 NBA Finals. Terrific fun to watch.