Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I was there...

I had almost forgotten about this game until my little bro showed me this was on youtube. It's been lauded as the best high school basketball game ever played. Ever. The last few seconds of this double over-time championship game my senior year made national news as well as Sports Illustrated seen here. I remember almost passing out from stress and excitement and then my best friend Ange jumping on me at the end screaming "a five-pointer!" True story. The coach summed it up perfectly that year in his yearbook quote: "We made Hoosiers look like a melodrama." Strap in.

5 comments:

amelia said...

I remember you telling me this story...what an awesome game.

Dave said...

What are the chances that Mike Christensen watches this clip every night at his computer with a glass of scotch in one hand and the other hand cranking up Bruce Springsteen's "Glory Days"?

You know what video I would like to see posted to youtube though? I remember this story of a friend of yours who as a spectator pushed a ref into the pool at a state water polo championship and then ran for dear life. I may be mistaken on those details though because I only heard the story once. Just once did I hear that story.

Jacelle said...

Dave you know you enjoyed hearing that story all five times and I am still waiting to see the tape of that.....if he ever resurfaces from the CIA....

doug said...

I seriously just got a chill... Like a tangible, probably visible, goosebumpy chill. :) Unbelievable. I would have loved to be there for something like that!

Angelina said...

WOW that brings back so many memories, I'm grinning from ear to ear!!!