Friday, March 4, 2016

Coralville, IA

These cards were generously sent by Matt of Coralville, Iowa.  Iowa is now the 39th State I've received cards from, and is no longer on this list of lollygaggers who have yet to send cards, a list that includeds; Arkansas, Hawaii, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, and Wyoming.

There's another list Iowa is hoping to get off of in the near future, that being the list of schools that haven't reached a Final Four since the Tournament expanded to 64 schools.  The last time the Hawkeyes reached a Final Four (1980), Lute Olson was still their coach and the Tournament only had 48 schools.  I'm still bitter, as Lute's #5 seeded Hawkeyes, knocked of the #1 seeded Syracuse Orangemen coached by Hall of Famer, legend, and #2 all-time winner in D-1 Basketball, The Great Jim Boeheim.  1980 was the final year of the "Louie and Bouie Show," and the Orangemen finished 26-4.  I wouldn't mind seeing Iowa make a run this year as they're an easy program to root for.  On the flipside, if this late season collapse ends with early exits in Indy and the NCAA, perhaps they'll dump their current hot-head coach and find a better fit.  Thanks for the cards Matt.

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