bstall76 Posted November 11, 2017 Report Share Posted November 11, 2017 I know we have done this on previous sites but I thought it would be nice to do on this site. I watch IU basketball because I was born in Evansville to parents born in Evansville. Nobody in my family ever attended IU, yet the one constant that I can remember during moves from southern Indiana to the Chicago area to southern Illinois to Cincinnati was the love my dad had for IU basketball. I remember playing on the nerf hoop in the basement pretending to hit the game winning shot against Purdue or Kentucky. I remember staying up late to watch IU win the national championship in 1987 when I was in the 4th grade. I remember watching Damon Bailey, Alan Henderson and my favorite Matt Nover. I remember meeting Calbert Cheaney at golf camp at IU when we got a tour of Assembly Hall. I remember when my dad was dying of cancer sitting there watching the early Crean year telling him it would get better to only realize he would never see it. Now I have a son of my own that has that love of IU basketball that I had. I want to pass on to him what I had with my dad, it was not about winning and losing, yeah winning made it better, but it was about spending time with my dad. That is what I want my son to remember. I do not want him to remember his dad getting mad at the TV and yelling when IU was playing bad, I want him to remember watching the game with me regardless of outcome and the great memories we made together. Sorry for the long post, this time of year is always emotional for me my dad passed on November 22nd 2009, and the fact that he never got to meet his grandson bothers me to this day. Let's hear why everyone else watches IU and what it means to you. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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