Nice piece Ramzy.
my only recollection of 68' was my father telling me that was Ohio and your team. At just a little more than 6' I was not quite there yet. I certainly remember the disappointments that followed. 76 especially is the one I wish I could change for Woody.
i have had the immense fortune to be at most of the biggies in person. somebody already said it, 02 was a release of a lot of pent up emotion and baggage. I was in the opposite end, so had a much better view of the PI than I did the final play. I didn't black out but remember trying to calm myself because I was so high, I felt I was getting short of breath.
Monday was pure joy. Something that for months was so unexpected, you felt that you were playing with house money. Theight ended up the up the same both times. In Tempe it was falling asleep on the hotel floor watching repeats of Sports Center, and this time it was flipping back and forth from ESPN and BTN. Good Times!