The University of Miami men's basketball team beat the feathers off of the Florida State Seminoles in Tallahassee on Monday night by the score of 77-73.
It was a nice and maybe even unexpected win in the ACC, but if you think about it, who really who cares about the score? It was a basketball game after all!
The score never really matters in basketball games or to mascots, now does it?
It seems like every game in this sport, college or professional, usually comes down to the same silly and ridiculous ending: the last minute, and sometimes just the last 3 seconds, is all that really matters!
Why these teams play for 48, 60 or even more minutes (OT) is just totally beyond any rational and/or reasonable person's comprehension. There is so much wasted time and energy by both teams just to get to the final minute that makes the rest of the game seem academic.
The sport is clearly self-indulgent and often looking lost, wandering and unguided. Why not just play three, five minute games and whoever wins the best two of three games survives for the final victory?
Why waste our time watching so many minutes that clearly do NOT matter? No, instead we watch an entire game, and then wait for the last 60 seconds to see what really matters: who wins and who losses.
And apparently what really matters is fouls and time outs that extend the game endlessly. Oh yes, what an exciting game it is NOT! The Seminoles intentionally fouled the Hurricanes on their final 8 possessions at the end of the game to send them to the free throw line with a chance to win the game.
Sure, in the end the Canes beat the dreaded Noles, but seriouly, did U really enjoy it? Maybe so just for the victory dance but the end of the Hack-A-Cane game was simply brutal to see.