Monday, March 21, 2011

I don't Hate BYU . . .

I have a dirty, little secret . . .
I love
GONZAGA!!!!!
Specifically Gonzaga Men's Basketball.
I have watched them for a few years now, back when Adam Morrison played for them, onto Matt Bouldin, to Steven Gray and now David Stockton.
They are a local team, as local as you can get for little old Moses Lake. Neither I, nor any member of my family has attended there. I just like them.
So, as any true blue fan should, I faithfully cheer them on every year, into the finals and hope and yes, pray that they will go as absolutely far as they possibly can through the NCAA tournament. My bracket this year has them proudly in the Final Four. (I have not picked a champion yet)
I did see a very small dilemma when I realized that there was a good probability they would face BYU. But honestly, I knew from the very beginning my efforts at cheering would be directed to "MY TEAM" . . .Gonzaga. My brothers, the sports aficionado's that they are, have always taught me that you have to be true to "your" team. So I was.
But why not choose BYU? I have absolutely nothing against BYU. But here in Moses Lake I can't watch their games. At least not on any channel I get. Also, I don't happen to be an alum nor is any member of my family. My dad went 1 year. Really, if I were to root for anyone

Steven Gray

it should be Oregon State.
I do think Jimmer is a very amazing player! Is there anywhere on the court where he can't make a shot? It didn't seem like it Saturday night.
I was not a Jimmer fan Saturday night and found my dislike was met by quite a bit of hostility!!!!!
So I am here to clarify, I have NOT Apostatized. I DO NOT HATE BYU OR JIMMER! I will be cheering the BYU Cougars on in their next game and as far as they will go. But . . . even next year . . .when BYU joins the WCC, I will be cheering on
Gonzaga!



4 comments:

Kathy said...

Since I am a BYU Alum and a Zag student I have threatened to get a t-shirt that is split between the two teams. Or a Two team flag or something! There are a lot of Washington State LDS and BYU Alum that will be torn when they face each other next year. This game on Saturday night probably made rivals out of the two teams. Bless your heart, you did open a can of worms with your confession, didn't you! We all love you Kim. After all, Glenn and Brian Barlow are best of friends and Brian is a true RED UTE! We can all peacefully coexist! It is not that we are against any team, we are FOR our Team and that is the way we should be. So Go Cougs, Go Zags, and Go Kim!

Kimberley said...

Thank you Kathy, well said!

SANDERSON / MCCONKIE FAMILY said...

I really think the competition makes it fun. You have to loose once and a while or what would be the draw to sit on the edge of your seat and scream till your voice fades away. I burn 300 calories a game...I know it...I just love the sport and bringing family and friends together. Here in Utah, the RED and BLUE of it gets a little over the top but if you cut me...I bleed blue! Love Ya Kim...and when the Zags win I will know you are smiling somewhere. Nicole danced at a few Gonzaga Basketball games..there is some real energy behind that team! Miss ya!!!

Clark perrins said...

I'm lake him hes baseball is good form me

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