I watched about a third of the 2010 NCAA Championship game between the Duke Blue Devils and the Butler Bulldogs. Televised by CBS, the victory dance could’ve been performed by either team. During the minutes that I watched, both teams were either tied or within five points of each other. Butler got to one point behind Duke with a minute left to play. When the final buzzer cawed, the Blue Devils won by two points.
I’ve come to like the floating, aerial camera that makes the players look like stop-motion figurines. There was a moment in the second half when the camera slowly swooshed along one side of the court and, combined with the crowd noise, the atmosphere rippled thickly with energy and intention. If ever one could spread passion and drive down a basketball court like one would butter on bread, that was it.
Free-throw shots look so much better from a high-angle point-of-view than from a low-angle. Mike Krzyzewski has been with Duke for thirty years, which is twelve more months than I’ve been alive. According to the commentators, he has seven grand-children. Brad Stevens, in his third year coaching at Butler, is five years older than I.
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