Here in my section of the South, the furor over Saturday night's Duke/Carolina basketball game has reached unprecedented heights. The Superbowl was nothing compared to this.
The tension has been building all week. Practical jokes are being played on one another constantly....with the ending butt of the joke being something to do with either dark blue or light blue. Everyone's weekend is centered around where they are going to be on Saturday night at 9:00. Kegs are being ordered just as fast as people can get the money together....and I'm sure the pizza companies are having to truck in emergency dough supplies.
And everywhere, people are hatin' on each other in that special way only basketball fans can do. Don't even try saying you don't care who wins...or (God forbid) that you don't like basketball. If you sit on the fence, we'll choose your favorite team for you!
March madness, indeed. Its freaking crazy and we all belong in an institution....but its good clean fun.....the most fun you can have east of the Mississippi without getting arrested. And I bet some folks out there will get arrested before all is said and done.