Optional page text here. The Beast's Lair: Jimmy Chitwood - UCLA vs California

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Jimmy Chitwood - UCLA vs California

UCLA player Josh Shipp has just won an incredible last second victory for the Bruins by performing a flat out unbelievable shot. With 2 seconds left, Josh goes baseline and "rainbows" the ball over the back of the backboard for a successful shot, winning the game 81-80 against California.

Although that was all well and good, the best part was when the announcer says "you mentioned Larry Bird, how about Hoosier's Jimmy Chitwood? This was even tougher than the picket fence."

Jimmy Chitwood is one of the most admired basketball players of all time. His name has become an American idiom, in my opinion, among sports fans for "the best." When you have a national college basketball announcer comparing a last minute shot to that of an fictional Hollywood creation, you know you are dealing with legend.

Of course, Jimmy is not fictional for those of us who have Hoosiers memorized. Somewhere, even at this very moment, he is sinking yet another 20 footer, and inspiring another wave of basketball wanna-be's to increase their sports vocabulary to just three simple words: "I'll Make It."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hoosiers rulz!

March 09, 2008 7:44 PM  
Anonymous JA said...

" You can't score if you don't shoot!!"

March 11, 2008 11:02 PM  

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