This week the Friday’s Hero is a group of guys who have overcome the odds and won, a group of guys who seem to love every minute of what they do and don’t take themselves too seriously, but take what they are doing VERY seriously.
The Florida Gulf Coast University Men’s Basketball Team and their Coach Andy Enfield.
The FGCU Eagles will play in the Sweet 16 tonight against the Florida Gators for a place in the Elite Eight of the NCAA’s Basketball Championships. Getting to the Sweet 16 is something no other 15th ranked seed has ever done, which is Hero enough. But FGCU has played and dunked and had a good time through the entire championship competition, taking us all along for a magical March ride.
This Cinderella team comes from Fort Myers, Florida with ocean front dorms and their own beach, more surf shack than bracket breaker. Then you have the coach, Andy Enfield, he is an inspiration himself, after all he has proven that a regular basketball nerd can win the heart of a top bikini model and get her to marry him.
Florida Gulf Coast University has proven to be the demise of millions of brackets around the world and they have dunked their way into our hearts while doing so.
Tonight, the clock may strike midnight for the Eagles, or this Cinderella may continue to dance, whatever the case; this week’s heroes have shown us once again that sport is meant to be fun, it allows us to forget about our lives for a few hours and just enjoy, and it has proven that every once in a while a normal group of guys can capture the world’s attention maybe even getting to kiss a swimsuit model along the way.
This week my Friday’s Heroes are the Men’s Basketball Team from Florida Gulf Coast University and their Coach Andy Enfield.
Dance Cinderella, Dance!
- Florida Gulf Coast Univ. Flying High In NCAA Tourney (miami.cbslocal.com)
- Andy Enfield, FGCU Eagles soar to Cinderella heights (cbc.ca)
- FGCU in the news (naplesnews.com)
- Dunk City & Dollars: Florida Gulf Coast Bandwagon Means Big Bucks (business.time.com)
- NBC 2 Exclusive: FGCU looking for funds to keep Andy Enfield (nbc-2.com)
- Gators, FGCU advance to Sweet 16 showdown (tbo.com)
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