"I am more than just a serious basketball fan. Because I was born in Kentucky I learned early on that basketball is a way of life" Hunter S. Thompson
It is hard to describe to a non-Kentuckian just what basketball means to this state. In many ways, basketball is a way of life in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office "sick days" are used a lot at tournament time, birthday parties are planned around the games, and weddings are planned so as not to conflict with tip-off time :-)
I know it sounds crazy, but anyone who lives here will tell you that these things are true.
Tonight, our beloved University of Kentucky Wildcats play in the national championship game. This year's tournament has been the craziest NCAA tournament that I have ever followed, and I am hoping that tonight our team will be hoisting the championship trophy.
GO BIG BLUE!!!
Update: My beloved wildcats lost 60-54, but they had a helluva season and an amazing run. I'm very proud of them.
Do sports play an important role in your state, province, or country?