This week was one of the most important weeks on Virginia Tech's sports schedule. Let's just say that Erick Green was not the only Hokie to get sent off with a win on his senior night. That's right, on Tuesday yours truly played his last intramural basketball game of a much-maligned career. Well, it may not be maligned per say...but definitely historic.
Why historic? Because by all accounts (and by accounts I just mean my own), I am the losingest basketball player in the history of Virginia Tech IM sports. Before the season, I had won a total of one game in three years. ONE. And it wasn't just the losses, it was the margin of those losses. There was one time that a ref asked if we wanted take the mercy rule at halftime, because we were down THIRTY. Think the second half of this week's Tech/Duke game...only for three years.
Needless to say, when my team beat the Brown Mambas in the first round of the playoffs this season I was HYPE. I mean, I was more excited than Magic Johnson on Twitter. While my teammates were more than slightly confused, they couldn't say that my excitement wasn't contagious. It's a contagious type of energy that just spreads to everyone else on the floor.