Friday night, the United States Military Academy at West Point inducted its 2012 class into the Army Sports Hall of Fame. Among those inductees was Bill Schutsky, a 1968 graduate from the academy, Army basketball captain, and our great family friend.
Not only was Bill a fantastic basketball player, he was a distinguished Army officer, and a great coach. And he is an amazing husband, father, grandfather, and friend. There is no person I know more deserving of this honor, and West Point is lucky to have such a wonderful person as a part of its community.
So, congratulations to Bill and his family! This is a great day. I feel so honored to have been able to make the above video to honor Bill’s sports career and I can hope that it does him justice. To Bill!
The one bad thing about the Final Four/NCAA National Championship Monday (other than Kentucky winning, ugh) is that once it’s over, we have to wait eight whole months before the next season. I’m assuming this is why God gave us the Masters and Easter Sunday day-drinking. I’m assuming.
I’ve been reading a lot about people thinking that maybe this year’s tournament was ho-hum. I could be swayed in that direction. Other than the Missouri loss, there wasn’t really a lot of in-your-face drama this time around (come on, no one should be surprised about that Duke loss to Lehigh). The rightful (possibly cheating) heir cut down the nets last night, just as they were supposed to. The Final Four matchups were a 1 vs. 4 and a 2 vs. 2. Boring. Or, you know, maybe not.
Are you ready? I mean, ARE. YOU. READY? I know a lot of people don’t count Tuesday and Wednesday’s play-in games as the “actual” tournament, but I beg to differ, because it just extends the Madness! Plus, I have South Florida making it to the Sweet 16, so I really need them to get past Cal tomorrow.
So let’s discuss my bracket. I have Kentucky winning it all, which I’m not super excited about, and I’d be fine with it not happening, even if it means I lose out on this year’s bracket pools. I’m just such a Calipari hater. But, other than Indiana pulling off another UK upset, I just don’t see them losing. My other Final Four teams: UNC, Ohio State and Missouri. Don’t hate the player, hate the game.