BIG BLUE FANS FOR
ASCENT TO THE PINNACLE
The ascent to the pinnacle of a sport is similar to mountain climbing.
The process requires dedication, preparation and planning
For those who dare to be great, the first step is to haul their supplies, tents, and equipment to Camp Mediocrity
For those wanting more, they learn quickly that they must reach the Base Camp
The goal is to become a permanent resident of the Base Camp
Only the truly fit and committed can begin a final ascent
Conference Championships Are Part of the Climb, But ...
Sometimes the Climb to the Top Challenges YOU to simply Hang On
With Each New Assault to the Top, You May Reach a New Peak
The Sweet Sixteen Have Established Their Own Base Camp, and
For Serious Climbers, the Elite Eight Base Camp is a Must, but
This is where Programs Really Launch Their Final Assaults Upon the Pinnacle
And Reach the Final Four Base Camp
Only Two Can Attempt that Final Climb Together
And Only One Will Truly Reach The Pinnalce
The Journey To Simply View the Mountain Can be Exciting and Satisfying. Many will be satisfied by that journey to the foothills. But it is a longer, tougher journey from the valley view to the pinnacle, and few make serious attempts, and even fewer reach stand on that final peak.