Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Everything is right again in the world

Never in my life have I experienced anything like what I experienced last night at Allen Fieldhouse. As the final seconds were ticking away, a loud note was blasted over the PA and people began storming the court. It took me a second to realize that the deafening sound coming over the PA was the first note of U2's Where the Streets Have No Name. I've never seen so many people simply abandon themselves to the pure thrill of the moment. It was amazing! Since I'm really just a casual observer, I sat up top and videotaped it. Something happened to the my video file and I can't get it on my computer, but if you want to see a video of the same thing, click here. The theologian in me wondered if there could possibly be more excitement when Christ returns someday and sets the world right again. I'm sure that whenever the Parousia does occur, Bono will provide the soundtrack.

We then left Allen Fieldhouse, drove within about 5 blocks of ground zero and then pushed our way into the exact center of the party, 9th and Massachusetts. As Caleb Wood, Nate Warren, Mike Palmer and I walked among the crowd in awe of what we were seeing, Mike said it best, "I've never seen so many drunk people in one place!" Yeah, there were probably a few of the 10 Commandments being broken but it was an amazing scene. Kids climbing light towers and trees, people break dancing in the middle of the street to Jay-Z and an old-school Coolio song, fireworks bursting in the sky and every single person high-fiving or hugging you like you're their long lost brother. I didn't bring my camera with me, but I did find this video on youtube - link. or this - link

Yes, for Kansas fans who are convinced they rule the world or at least convinced they invented the game of basketball (they basically did) everything is right in the world.

To see my video footage of Chalmer's game-tying shot from Allen Fieldhouse, click here.


Dale said...

Awesome post Donnie...loved the youtube video!

Ben said...

That was the single greatest college basketball game and moment I have ever seen, totally trumps the overtime game between Kentucky and Arizona about ten years ago. I was at a friends house watching it last night, it was incredible!!!

Anonymous said...

Joining you in celebration. By the way, Erin did an excellent job of promoting "Love Wins" last Sunday at our church.


Your mature friend from CCC

Nate said...

I'm famous! 49,000 hits!

Anonymous said...

Hi Donnie.. I was on espn.com this morning and was checking out Bill Simmons' links page and last but not least was a link to your You Tube video! Here's the link to the page if you want to check it out for yourself.