You can’t ask for much better publicity than yesterday’s article by Dennis Dodd at CBS Sportsline — N.C. State’s inspiring ’83 effort started the madness
“Spring in Albuquerque was it. That was the weekend that made the Final Four fun, the in thing, an event. Valvano took Albuquerque by storm, dancing on tables, partying in, uh, establishments. That was before his team ever dribbled a basketball — and then changed a lot of people’s lives. “
As he prepared to go on the air, two members of the Washington band jumped out on the floor, re-enacting Whittenburg’s shot and Charles’ slam. Beginning to see what Valvano and the Pack left us? V’s mantra that year, “survive and advance” is still the best to describe March’s grind.
What a wonderful retrospective.
I’d like to spend more time talking 1983 right now, but don’t have time to get to it. I’d love to see some of your comments in the comment section and maybe I can get some more 1983-talk into the conversation.