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It is rare when one is fortunate enough to have, almost literally, a front-row seat to history, so we are envious of AOL blogger Chris Mottram, who not only runs an enjoyable blog called Saved By The Blog, but also happens to currently be a student at George Mason University. (He even has a class with Jai Lewis.)

He was there for the big win over Connecticut, nearby when national reporters make their first visit to campus and even has been enjoying some provost-sponsored days off from school.

When we were at the University of Illinois in the mid-90s, the football team was coached by Lou Tepper and the basketball team was hitting the NIT every year, despite the expectation of at least a little success. But to be a student at George Mason and a sports blogger at the time of the most unexpected, glorious run in recent NCAA tourney history? That's just sublime. Jerk.

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Saved By The Blog [AOL Sports]