Monday, March 21, 2011

Looking for a team to cheer for in the NCAA tournament?

Watch this video. If you get to the end and you don't want Western Michigan to win the NCAA tournament then I'm not sure you're human. Western is playing in the Green Bay regional this weekend. If you're looking for someone to root for, here you go.

Watching the video reminded me of this picture that a fellow Wisconsin fan had posted on the USCHO message boards in January. His niece who is in this picture had been injured in a car crash.

Wisconsin captain Sean Dolan (#16) and Mark Zengerle (#9) visited her in the hospital. I'm certain that the rest of the hockey team has made trips to the UW hospital as well. It's been well documented on ESPN and other outlets the relationship that the football team has there. I think it's a safe assumption that most Wisconsin athletes, at one time or another have made a difference while visiting sick or injured children.

Watching the Western video and seeing this this picture makes you take a step back and realize that at the end of the day college athletics isn't all about wins and losses.