Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Anniversary 1985 Villanova Wildcats

Today marks the 25th Anniversary of the Villanova Wildcats Upset of Georgetown in the 1985 NCAA Men's Basketball Final.

2010 Phungo #10 Rollie Massimino

It doesn't seem like that long ago. I was a senior in High School then and thoroughly enjoyed what was one of the biggest upsets in the history of sports. The game made me a lifelong fan of the NCAA tournament. It's one and done format creates opportunities for an underdog like Villanova to beat a powerhouse like Georgetown - Even if they have to play a "Perfect Game"

The photo from the above Phungo card was taken prior to a 2nd round game at last years NCAA tournament. Rollie was in the house to see the 2009 version of the Wildcats in the tournament. I arrived at the venue early and was checking out the shoot around when a friend spotted Massimino. He walked right in front of us and was gracious enough to pose for this picture and sign autographs while making some quick conversation.

For more information on the 1985 NCAA championship click here for the Wikipedia entry.

1 comment:

James said...

Can't believe that was 25 yrs ago. I lived in south jersey at the time... really feel old now!

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