How I Got Hooked

Thirty years ago, one night spent
Huddled with a hushed TV
To soak up contraband excitement
Hooked me: Georgetown-UNC

As underclassmen, Mids were not
Allowed TVs in Bancroft Hall
So if the six of us got caught
It meant demerits for us all

Gastonia native Chris, a grad
Of Jordan’s rival high school back
In Carolina, said he had
To watch; we gathered on his rack

Eight points after zero hoops
On Ewing’s fourth straight goaltend call…
It still came down to Fred Brown’s oops
For Jordan, Worthy, Smith, et al.

Next year’s Wolfpack-Houston upset,
Georgetown’s win in ’84,
The ‘Nova game (not over that yet)…
Man, I love the Final Four!

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