George Mason is in the Final Four of this year's NCAA Tournament.
Who is George Mason?
"I don't know!"
George Mason is a mid-major conference school that was lucky to receive an at-large invitation to this year's March Madness NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
George Mason Univerisy is considered to be this year's "Cinderella story" and with just cause.
For those that do not understand the Cinderella concept, basically this is the story of a nobody that becomes a somebody out-of nowhere and lives a fairy tale life.
Happy ever after...
But wait! There's more. If you remember the story, you know that Cinderella was always doing the dirty work, the chores, being bossed around, a nobody. She receives a little help and becomes a princess, spends the evening at the celebrity ball, and then flees in a hurry - because of what? - because she is running out of time. She inevitably returns to rags, her chariot regresses to a pumpkin and the horses go back to Seigfried and Roy.
Being called a Cinderella means you only have a moment to shine before the unavoidable collapse. Before the return to normality, the loss of the spotlight. Like Agent Smith whispering into Neo's ear that this is unavoidable, inevitable, etc.
So, I wouldn't want to be called a Cinderella story. The positive connotation has no weight for me. I would rather be called a....Daniel-son! The new kid nobody knows, you get into some fights, you win some you lose some, you eventually get the car the dead-leg the coveted trophy the girl and the best part(!).... a sequel! Yes, you come back for more.
On a personal note, Pat Morita (a.k.a. Mr. Miagi) died in November, now everybody "Wax on! Wax off!" in a moment of reflection.