Reflecting back on it, I can’t think of single thing that has changed more since the day I was born than the sport of college basketball. From the four-year player, to the prep-to-pro era and two or three different incarnations of the one-and-done, this sport continues to evolve, continues to change and repeatedly takes on a new look every few years.
To the detractors, they say that the sport will never be the same as it was 20 years ago.
Well, you know what I say to the detractors? I don’t give a crap what you think… I’m ready for some hoops!
And thankfully the hoops are ready for me too, as these next few days might also double as the single greatest college basketball kick-off week I can ever remember. From Michigan State-UConn to Kentucky-Maryland, the Champions Classic and Syracuse-San Diego State, I can’t ever remember a season starting with more quality games with more quality teams playing one and other than this one.
It’s also why it’s time to dust off one of my favorite columns of the year, my “50 Reasons to be Excited for College Basketball Season.” Sure the whole concept is a bit corny, and yes, the jokes aren’t as funny on paper as they are in my head.
But who cares? I’m ready to talk hoops!
Here are 50 Reasons I’m excited for the 2013 season.no comments