In Fever Pitch, the under-appreciated love letter to the Boston Red Sox, super fan Ben (Jimmy Fallon) tries to explain his single-minded devotion to the team to his workaholic girlfriend Sarah (Drew Barrymore):
“Clearly, it’s not just a game! If it was, then obviously I wouldn’t care about it this much.
Do you still care about anything you cared about years ago? How about–how about five? Name me a single thing that you’ve cared about for five years.”
That scene always spoke to me. Even though Ben was talking baseball — a sport I personally never bonded with — I had that passion. But mine was for…
KENTUCKY WILDCATS BASKETBALL
I’m a proud UK alum. Years ago, I camped out for those hard-to-come-by tickets at Rupp Arena.
Now in New York City, I watch very game that the networks allow, and have suffered every negative comment slung at the team this season by the media, haters and ‘fans’ alike.
And I never stopped believing.
The 2014 NCAA tourney has been an incredible, heart-stopping, unbelievable ride. Kudos to our young team for putting their heads down, playing their hearts out and showing what they are made off when it mattered the most.
Now, let’s all enjoy our FINAL FOUR experience!!