Last night Butler played IU in soccer. If you didn’t know IU is the defending champs in Men’s soccer. To preface this you should know three things about me:
1. I’m a little bit of a Butler fan, just kidding, I am a HUGE BUTLER FAN.
2. I have always hated IU, even when I was little.
3. I watch soccer during the World Cup… that’s probably it.
Now that you have those three things to keep in mind let me explain why we are called Bulldogs for a reason. It was the second quarter and fans were starting to leave the Butler Bowl. I guess I understood why they were leaving. Our hearts had sunk when we saw IU score the second goal and Butler was now down 2 to 0. While people around me were being Debbie downers I just kept telling them we could do it. Just stay positive, but what happened after even I did not expect the madness.
In 3 minutes, Butler went from 0 to 2 and tied up the game. I’m giving you the shortened version because if I explained really what happened I would probably be here for a day and you would probably hate me. I can’t imagine being one of the players because I was having a heart attack and I wasn’t even playing. At that moment it brought me back to the same feeling last December when Butler basketball was playing #1 IU and I felt all of the same feelings. Last December we went to overtime, and last night Men’s Soccer went in overtime, not once but twice.
To all those fans who left, I feel sorry for you, because you missed an amazing game. Once again I am biased, but this brings me to my title. We are called bulldogs for a reason, and that’s because no matter what we always put up a fight. I know that’s a pretty weak explanation and I had this whole schpeel I was going to write but it’s 10:22 PM and technically I should be researching right now… so maybe later I will get into my schpeel. My favorite thing though is that while most students are still talking about beating IU last night, I woke up this morning to soccer players up before me practicing on the field. For them it’s on to the next one which is Villanova. Here we come Big East.
Check out this video from a Butler student with the final two goals of the game.