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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Goliath is Dead, But Saul Is Still King of Israel

Just to complete the metaphor . . . after defeating Goliath, David-son won the hearts of the people, which made King Saul (a/k/a "Basketball U") suspicious. Although David-son was beloved of Saul's son, Jonathan (a/k/a ???), Jonathan failed to warn David-son of Saul's plan to defeat him by two points in the regional final.

That's not how the story is supposed to end!!!

Btw, I hate to say this, but it turns out that Davidson is not the George Mason of this year. George Mason actually went to the Final Four. Davidson is more like the Kent State of this year (Kent State went to the Elite Eight in . . . 2002(?)). But Kent State and George Mason are both enormous state universities yadda yadda.

Seriously, it was a historic run by a bunch of scrappy guys . . . who seemed on the receiving end of a lot of non-calls in that regional final game. I mean, that one 'cat almost blinded one of the Jayhawks with a finger poke to the eye--and no call!.

But you can't beat the Evil Empire. Except in fairy tales. It was fun while it lasted.


At 12:37 AM, Blogger tenaciousmcd said...

What whimps! You needed a super-slow-mo and a microscope to catch that eye-poke. Kansas had a serious size advantage on Davidson; they just couldn't take the Cats' hard-nosed D.

At 7:00 AM, Blogger Number Three said...

The best indicator of the eye-poke in the live action was when the Jayhawks player went to the floor in pain. But manly men take an eye-poke more stoically, I guess.

Absalom! Oh my Absalom!

At 9:25 PM, Blogger Paul said...

Umm, didn't Goliath have a serious size advantage on David too?

But what I want to really know is, where does Samuel figure in this metaphor? And Bathsheba?


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