As a BYU Alum I wish the Cougars good luck today. But I admit I almost laughed
out loud when I read that they "endured a 150-mile bus ride". I do radio
play-by-play for Idaho State of the Big Sky Conference and am sometimes amazed
at the mindset of covering so-called major college sports teams. Several weeks
ago ISU finished its regular-season with a Tuesday night game at Eastern
Washington. We got up at 5:00 the next morning to head to the Spokane airport
for our flight to Salt Lake City where we boarded our team bus and rode up to
Pocatello (206 miles). We arrived home about 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday only to
learn that we would have to get back on the bus the next afternoon at 4:30 and
ride ALL THE WAY back to Eastern Washington (562 miles)for a first-round game in
the conference tournament. After playing the game we had to bus back to
Pocatello (another 562 miles). I'm sorry BYU had to take a flight, then
"endure" a 150 mile bus ride...poor boys.
Cinderella teams come out of nowhere... and there's nowhere more nowhere-ish
that Provo! I'm backing this team 'til the end!Go Cougars!
@MiP, As Duh said, it will be a tall order for the Cougs tonight so you probably
should not fake illness or you'll be doubly sick after the game. But then
again, if BYU pulls out another miracle, well then, you'll just be as proud and
happy for them wouldn't you? I hope they'll give it their best effort win or
loose. Go Cougs!
All we can do is hope...I don't see it but then this is March Madness
(cough, cough). I think I feel a cold coming on. Maybe call in sick to work
tomorrow?Good luck, Cougars.
I love my cougars but good luck. This will be a tall order for them and with
their history with the lower seeds? Hope they at least play well.