Oh boy….is there ever excitement in the air!!!! Our beloved Michigan State Spartans are headed to the NCAA championship tonight down highway 96 right here in Detroit Motor City. Our family is pumped. We’ll be opening chips, making dip, breaking out the soda and cheering for the Spartans.
Yep……We bleed green and white around here.
Now, normally this wouldn’t cause much tension in my life, only excitement. But factor in the reality that I speak for a wonderful, but tar-heeled ministry that is based in the sweet southern state of North Carolina and it gets interesting. Most of my fellow sisters on the Proverbs 31 speaker team are from the Charlotte, NC area. A handful are from other random states. None, but me, are from Michigan. And tonight, it will be Michigan State versus North Carolina in the biggest match-up of the year.
For the span of just over two hours, my sweet “sistas” and I will be arch rivals; cheering and jeering fans on opposite sides of the court; each routin’ for our own hometown team.
It could get ugly.
I’ve been known to yell at the tv screen; to holler at the ref, “Come on blue!” (FYI….the official nickname of a basketball ref) “Foul? What are ya blind?!?!? He never even touched him!!!!”
Yes, holler and harass the refs I do….in a Christian sort of way….
I will be glad when all is over and I go back to being the lone Midwestern mascot on a wonderful team of southern bells. They tolerate my saying “soda” instead “coke. They teach me to say “ya’ll” instead of “you guys” and they treat this Yankee gal like a queen– 364 days a year.
But tonight, it is all out collegiate war….
And in my humble opinion……a brave Spartan beats a Tar Heel every time.
By the way, exactly what is a Tar Heel? I Googled it and found many conflicting reports. I just hope y’all really do have a little tar on your guys’ heels. Maybe it will keep them stuck to the hardwood court floor. I “hear tell” your Reb gents can out jump our Yankee boys in this here ball game…..
Who are you rootin’ for?
Sweet North Versus South Blessings, :-)