Friday, March 21, 2008

Round One. Day Two. Divine Intervention?

Holy Week and the first two rounds of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament are the exact same four days.

What were they thinking?

You'd think the church would know better.

But seriously... who got to see that Duke / Belmont game last night?

I did not get to see it as I was at... church. Good girl that I am. Good girl who after communion sneaked downstairs to the church secretary's computer and checked the scores online. Good girl who then sneaked back upstairs and quietly whispered to a few of her fellow basketball fans that our very own 15-seed Belmont was up by one point over 2-seed Duke with one minute left. Good girl who patiently waited until the service was over, altar was stripped and cleaned, recessional concluded, dismissal was made and everyone exited the sanctuary in respectful solemnity to hop back downstairs only to find out that the Bruins ended up losing by only a point. So close!!! (Shakes fists at sky).

On a side note, you may have known / figured out that Belmont is a school here in Nashville. It's a great, small private college that recently shook its religious affiliation to much wailing and gnashing of teeth (on the part of said religion, not the school). And I'm sure this morning there are some higher-ups within said religion wagging their finger and saying that had they stayed within the flock they would have had a better chance at beating the Devils.

And finally... the Lord's name has unfortunately been taken in vain several times as American University gave Tennessee quite a hard time in their game today. Tennessee did finally figure out how to win. Amen.

So now I guess I need to be sure to make it to Good Friday services.

I just need to find a good time to sneak out and check the scores of the Vanderbilt and Mississippi State games....

Happy Easter! Go Vols!


Melissa said...

You crack me up. That's some serious fan dedication.

Gert's Maw said...

I think you’re crazy. It’s just basketball after all (here’s where the sarcastic font would come in handy). Was beginning to think maybe we caused Belmont to lose. It’s not like I was paying attention to the service and the good Lord knows you weren’t. Between basketball and grandbaby, I think our combined families left the service about 47 times. I pledge to do better tonight. Thank goodness the Vols aren’t playing during Sunday’s Easter service, or are they? Heaven help us all if they are.