The University of Virginia will be facing Texas Tech University on Monday night for the National Championship. Both of these teams have had exciting games on the road to this final. They have played tough, they have played a couple close games. These teams are battle tested and we should see and outstanding game on Monday night.
The 2 games last night were a great set-up for the matchup. A lot of people are questioning referee decisions at the end of the UVA/Auburn game. Here’s the bottom line on the foul call; it was a foul. It was a foul in every sense of the word. It was the right call and people really need to move on. Stop trying to compare it to the Saints vs Rams game. It was nowhere near that.
Now, the missed double dribble, that was something else. No game is going to be perfectly called. Sure, it’s not optimal for Auburn fans that it wasn’t called, but look at it this way. No one on the court for Auburn, nor anyone on their bench, raised a stink about it. It happened so fast that almost everyone missed it. It wasn’t until after the game that it was raised as an issue. I get it, this doesn’t make it right, but it is what it is. Bad calls happen in every single game played in every sport. One that adversely affects your team doesn’t make it a greater error. It just makes you more miserable because your teams lost. Stop taking a simple game so seriously. Having said that, I feel for the folks who bet the Auburn money line. That had to hurt.
So we have a great game ahead of us for tomorrow. It’s definitely not the game that the NCAA or CBS wanted. There is no star power, no historical matchup. Only 2 teams who earned the right to be here. The true sports fan will appreciate that and tune in. I know I will. Well, at least as long as I can stay awake. These late games when you live on the east coast don’t play well with a work schedule that has you waking up at 4:15 am. But I’m going to try.
Enjoy it, guys. It’s the last college basketball game of the year. As baseball starts up and the NHL and NBA are headed into their respective playoffs, we are losing one of our beautiful vices. Order a pizza, ice down the beer, and gamble wisely.