As we enter the 75th year of the March Madness college basketball tournament it’s hard to be shocked. We’ve seen many upsets, cinderella stories, double & triple overtimes, and had our brackets busted. Especially this year, when it seems as soon as Warren Buffett put up a billion bucks for the perfect bracket, upsets happened out the gate. Creighton, Duke, Villanova, Kansas, Ohio State, and even my beloved Orange at Syracuse.
But there was one thing that happened this year, that I wasn’t expecting. While watching the ESPN College Game Day program I discovered the person with whom credit is given from inventing the jumpshot. A man by the name of Kenny Sailors. At the age of 92, Sailors attended the University of Wyoming and lead his team to the NCAA championship in 1943.
I really enjoyed watching the enthusiasm and happiness you can tell the sport of basketball has brought Mr. Sailors. Proof that doing something you love can truly keep you young. If you haven’t seen this short documentary called “Jumpshot” yet take 7 minutes out of your day and check it out. Don’t forget to work on your jumper though.
As we watch UCONN upset #1 Florida tonight, and get ready for Kentucky vs. Wisconsin next. How those brackets holding up out there?