When I was a kid growing up in Indiana the incredible excitement surrounding basketball, especially the High School basketball tournament, was called Hoosier Hysteria.
The passion for the game stemmed in part from the inclusion of all schools in a single class tournament where a smaller rural school might knock off a big city giant. Like Milan did in 1954 when they defeated Muncie Central. Incidently, the movie Hoosiers was based on that game.
However, it seems Hoosier Hysteria has changed. Not just in the game of basketball, but in the passion coming from the state of Indiana. Almost unbelievably the rage is over the “Religious Freedom Bill” signed by Governor Pence and how it might somehow negatively impact homosexuals! Continue reading