Like Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn, I too have mixed
emotions about today's Big NCAA Game in the Final Four.
On one hand, how could one root against Chicago's beloved
Sister Jean and the hometown Ramblers?
It's that quinessential fairy tale in need of the perfect ending.
On the other hand, I'm a UM Ann Arbor graduate. GO BLUE!
So what do I do?
I can't help but factor some other vignettes into this equation.
While I thoroughly enjoyed my University of Michigan experience,
I truly believed my alma mater might actually be interested in
what its alums are up to.
Perhaps if they'd shown some interest when we'd shared how our
handy helper would give fans at the 'Big House' / Michigan Stadium
a way to hands-free wear their cells and small essentials (despite
that Bag Ban). Perhaps if they wanted to see how their alums are
working hard to improve other people's lives, even in simple ways,
every day. Maybe if they'd genuinely made some effort to embrace
new ideas that are sorely needed on campus...
Instead it's just crickets.
Unless you count that they DO reach out when they want to solicit
more money (as if I didn't spend enough already on my four
college years at an out-of-state tuition rate ;)
If you change your mind and would like to have a
long-denied conversation, you know where I am :)
What do you think?
Shall I be RAMBLIN' on?