A big thank you to the head peeps here.
Earlier this afternoon, the fine folks from SB Nation under whom we fall at One Foot Down gave us some blessed content for us to enjoy as we sit here in quarantine/social distancing. We get a chance to get some in-depth information and reporting on what went down when the Notre Dame Fighting Irish women’s basketball team made the 2018 National Championship. In that game, the Irish took down Mississippi State in a thriller of an ending. The whole game itself was not a thriller, as the Irish only scored 61 points, and 3 points in the 2nd quarter.
SB Nation has been putting together a series over the last few years entitled “Rewinder.” In it, they take a deep dive into iconic sporting moments that range different decades, different sports, and different icons. It is truly a fascinating series. Well, after my own hope that they would hit Rewind on this series of events, they finally did. You can check out the video to a NDWBB Rewinder HERE.
This is an excellent look into the craziness of that 2017-18 season for the Irish as well as how Arike Ogunbowale solidified herself as an absolute legend in college basketball. She had ice in her veins twice to win both Final Four games, helping her, Muffett McGraw, and that team be a part of history. Never forget that this team had more ACL tears (not just injuries, the very same season-ending injury on 4 players) than losses in the 2017-18 season.
So, enjoy this great look into the craziness of that final game and final shot. There is a chance this video was made as there is Arike’s direct connection to the late Kobe Bryant, a mentor to her, how she modeled her “Mamba Mentality” after him, and someone who we all know passed away just at the end of this past January. This should hope to provide some smiles for you all in this weird time we’re currently in.