Dear Kid,

Are you aware we’re in the middle of a major basketball tournament? Of course you are because you’re alive and connected to the internet.

And do you know there are weird moments in March Madness? Of course you do, because it’s sports and what sporting event lasts more than 37 seconds without weirdness and tradition? None.

And do you know that even after consulting MFtI, I do not really understand the weirdness associated with March Madness? Of course you do, because you know I am not exactly a huge b-ball fan.

Polar Bear eating basketball DearKidLoveMom.comAnd do you know that there are lots and lots of basketball quotes? Of course you do. Because basketball has coaches and coaches have a gift for being quotable. Or at least a gift for being quoted. Here are three I found that I particularly like.

“There is a lot of basketball beyond our control, but a player should never let anyone try harder than he does.” – Dean Smith

“It is foolish to expect a young man to follow your advice and to ignore your example.” – Don Meyer

“Never give up. Failure and rejection are just the first steps to succeeding.” – Jim Valvano

And one more quote just for fun.

We have a great bunch of outside shooters. Unfortunately, all our games are played indoors.  ~Weldon Drew

Happy March Madness.

Love, Mom