Should I find it telling that the 2008-2009 IHSAA State Basketball Championshipsssssssss were just played over the weekend and nobody has posted about it?
I do find it telling...
Class basketball has relegated Indiana HS basketball to just another HS sport to be embraced by friends and families of the teams and their hometown. Outside of that, it's largely now irrelevant.
For those that never experienced Indiana High School basketball and it's grand 1 winner take all tournament, you'll never understand the difference. The whole state embraced the sport and tournament. Sectionals meant something. The passion wasn't limited to small pockets where the teams were located, it was statewide.
The Indiana HS tournament would garner national press. ESPN even broadcast the games.
I wonder how many people didn't even know the championships were this past weekend...