The Final Four is set for Sunday. Stanford will be facing Connecticut – a rematch of last year’s Final Four. Louisville defeated Maryland for the right to play Oklahoma in St. Louis. Coach Jeff Walz had a superb game plan and his team playing excellent on both ends of the court.
I actually made my mother very upset on Monday. I called her and told her to watch the Louisville/Maryland game and surprisingly (she’s the antithesis of a sports enthusiast) she watched the entire game. She called me after the game very distressed after watching Marissa Coleman come off the court hysterically crying into Coach Brenda Frese’s arms. I choked up a little myself. I don’t remember the last time I saw such raw emotion from an athlete. I’m really looking forward to watching her play in the WNBA this summer.
I got my first glance of women’s college softball on Sunday catching a couple innings of Florida/Alabama before the Women’s Professional Soccer match. Since that is all I can currently tell you about women’s college softball, here are the current rankings from ESPN/USA Softball.
Speaking of softball, I posted a press release (scroll down) from BackSoftball about the International Olympic Committee shortlisting only 2 sports that it will vote on during the IOC session in Copenhagen this upcoming October. I think my heart skipped five beats when I read it, but I’m still pulling for softball to make the cut and hopefully be reinstated back onto the Olympic Program. Here is the ISF update from April 2 about Softball’s presence at last week’s annual SportAccord in Denver.
I know I still haven’t posted a review of Nike is a Goddess, which I dreamed about on the night of March 31st (the book haunts me in my sleep) since I haven’t finished reading it yet. I’ll hopefully have it done by the end of this weekend, but most likely Monday or Tuesday. The book is 300+ pages, the words are microscopic, and there is not a lot of margin space or pictures. Suffice to say, it is a long, but very good book.