And you won't see me (You won't see me)
You won't see me (You won't see me) - the Beatles
We are in the midst of March madness basketball.
There was a time when I devoured the entire NCAA tourney and reveled in consecutive basketball games, filling out tourney brackets after much thought and agony.
I recall once watching opening round games at home. The weather was warm and sunny, following a brutal winter.
I glanced out a window, wondering if I should be outdoors in the sun. Then I remembered a game was on TV.
My slide from college basketball fandom started with Ohio State center/monster Greg Oden.
In 2006, this freshman hurt his wrist and later returned in the season to lead OSU to the NCAA final, which they lost. Then he announced he was turning pro.
Leaving was his right, of course, but that left me feeling empty. He didn't even play a full season!
Today, one-and-done players are not unusual. For me, it's hard to follow this sport when players are turning pro during their college freshman mixers.
Still, I will watch NCAA basketball tournament when the elite eight team take to the hardwood.
But it will never be the same.