State Wins! ...and it really doesn't bother Zo very much.
Thank the good gods of Saturday silence...Zoey, for the most part, just chilled and watched the Michigan State - UConn game. We hunkered down in the bedroom, all comfy-like, and watched State take it to the Huskies and give all of Detroit and the entire state some semblance of hope in what's been a tough year. Under these circumstances it doesn't take much prodding to pull for the Spartans. The entire state of Michigan needs this. It doesn't make it feel any less strange though, in fact, I think I feel my throat constricting and my eyes are burning.
Zoey was an eager fan tonight. Mostly smiles and giggles and totally cool with Mom and Dad's unapologetic pre-occupation with the television. The only problems that she had was watching Thabeet and Adrien acting like complete jerks...mostly Adrien but she lumped Thabeet in there just for safe measure. Adrien, according to both Zo and Dad, should have been chucked a technical for his stupid flagrant non-foul in the first half. He wasn't, but both Zo and her Dad are convinced that it wasn't a very good idea to pretty much "call State out" right there in their backyard. On your average day I have a healthy disdain for all things Michigan State and I certainly wouldn't call those kids out on what is basically a home court. UConn seems draped in conceit and it felt good-ish to watch the Spartans advance.
Michigan State in the National Championship...Wow...and us watching kind of sort of happily...double Wow! On that note, it's either a sh!tty diaper I smell or UConn's integrity. We'll find out soon enough. Of course it could be the putrid smell of the Wolverine's EVER collecting another in-state recruit after all of this green-ness? That part stinks pretty badly.