March 28, 2013 at 2:19 PM
Why I have to break up with you, Gonzaga
By Andrew Wahl
Seattle reader Andrew Wahl was one of many readers who sent emails and letters to the editor to The Seattle Times after Gonzaga’s loss to Wichita State in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. But unlike others, Wahl’s reaction is that he’s done rooting for the Zags. Read his perspective today and read the other reactions in our Take 2 Backtalk post on Sunday.
It’s been a great 15 years but I’m breaking up with you.
It was love at first sight. My family moved to Eastern Washington in 1999, the year you made your thrilling Elite Eight run. For more than a decade, you were the closest thing I had to a pro team to follow, and I rarely missed a game. I even stayed true when moving back to Seattle in 2011.
Every March, as the Madness set in, I believed – truly believed – it would finally be our year. And, every March, you broke my heart – and busted my bracket – again and again.
No more. I’m putting this dysfunctional relationship behind me. It’s me, not you, Gonzaga. I’ve got no more heart to break.
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