Lights, cell phone, action (VIDEO!)

Admit it. You'd rather watch a video than read my ramblings.

Angel Sierra is getting after it today. Not only did SVM's online guru drive us to Peoria for the state tournament in his brand new Chevy Malibu (thanks Sterling Chevy...wink, wink). He also shot a video of sports editor Dan Woessner and I before things got real here at the Civic Center.

I'll be live blogging after each period of the Eastland Cougars' Class 1A semifinal tussle with Madison, set to tip off in just less than half an hour. For instantaneous updates, Dan (@DanWoessner) and I (@CHeimerman_SVM) will be tweeting more than a restless freshman in study hall. When you join in the conversation, use the hashtag #SVMhoopin, if you would be so kind.

I love this. I live for this. And yet my excitement can't compare to that of the players, coaches, families and their fans.

Speaking of fans, Lanark's finest gave us some help with this bad boy:

Stay tuned!