This past Monday April 5, 2010 the Butler Bulldogs played in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final for the first time in school history, and even though they came up a couple of points short all I can say is WOW! If a few of those early buckets would had just fallen in we might have had a different outcome, but none the less those boys played their hearts out. I think Butler showed that they deserved to be there staying close to Duke the whole game with a chance to win it at the end. The team defense that Butler played all tournament long is a true testament to how the game is suppose to be played and it was fun to watch.
Being a small school it is extremely hard to make it to the Sweet Sixteen let alone the Final Four. The Bulldogs left everything on the court so I could not be more proud of my Alma mater. I really would like to thank them for this incredible ride it was nice to be able to focus on something uplifting for a change pace.
It was great to see Butler getting national attention and maybe next year more people from around town will show up to the games. Hopefully Gordon Hayward and Brad Stevens will both stay put for at least another year and make a go of it next season. So here is to you Butler way to go!