Spartan Star Shows His Game With All Timer of a Shot
With everything on the line, Miles Bridges drains game winner over Purdue as raucous Breslin erupts
Throughout the entire broadcast of what wound up being as memorable of a battle in the storied history of the Breslin Center, I listened to the loudmouths with their microphones moan and critique and whine and lament over the inability of Miles Bridges to do the things necessary to be a “winner.”
Lack of aggressiveness.
Lack of willingness to do the small-, medium-, and large-sized basketball things to will his team to victory.
Inability to stay relevant throughout every possession.
Show toughness and resiliency all game long.
This cacophony of analysis reached a fever pitch as Tom Izzo sat with his team in their huddle with less than a minute left, game/season/goals all on the line.
The one guy with the microphone who is bald and famously has the use of only one eye spent the entire timeout lamenting about Miles Bridges. He qualified a lot of the lamenting by alluding to Bridges being a nice kid.
Then Miles Bridges made a shot from the bar at The Peanut Barrel that nearly caused the roof of the Breslin Center to cave in.
Bridges had a Boilermaker right, smack in his face.
The Big Ten Championship was in the balance.
Bridges drained the shot with similar grace, athleticism, strength, and courage as he’s made so many baskets during his time as a Spartan star.
He finished the game with 20 points.
The bald guy yelled a bunch of stuff that was, as usual, nearly impossible to understand since it was silly and nonsensical.
Memo to Miles Bridges – you are a winner and this person writing this doesn’t care what a bald guy who was a colossal failure as a coach a hundred years ago thinks of you.
Keep leading, keep charging, keep having fun – and keep on being Miles Bridges.