The sports writers are loving the underdog story that is the Butler Bulldogs.
And why not? Basketball fans love a good Cinderella team.
But supporting Butler tonight in their quest to win the NCAA Championship is more than cheering for the little guys against Duke’s established, winning, monied program.
It’s choosing good over evil.
It’s rewarding hard work over entitlement.
It’s sending a message to the NCAA Selection Committee: we choose the team that fought every step of the way to get to that final game…not the team that was oh so carefully ranked and placed in the brackets to ensure their final spot.
Most people agree that Syracuse deserved the #1 spot that Duke occupied in the South, where the #2, 3, and 4 seeds were decidedly weaker. If their positions had been switched, who knows the outcome? But, as always, Duke got the weaker bracket, the easier road.
This is not the Road to Entitlement.
This is the Road to the Final Four.