It’s one of the greatest moments in sports history.
North Carolina had just tied the game at 74, with 4.7 seconds left.
Villanova called a timeout.
And this video picks it up from there:
As I watched the replay earlier this week, one of my first thoughts was how different this would have been if there had been no fans at the game, if bars had not not open, if Villanova students had not been allowed to watch it from the on-campus gym.
My wife, son, and I ran out of our house and walked up to campus, where you can imagine it was absolute bedlam. It would not have been the same if instead the celebration took place on Zoom.
If anything makes you want to get back out there, surrounded by other people, it’s got to be this video.
I’m not sure when sports will get back to the way they used to be, but one thing is for sure.
Sports has the opportunity to unite us, both literally and figuratively.