‘Northwestern Kid’ wins the Internet during Wildcats’ loss to Gonzaga – Chicago Tribune

His team may have lost to Gonzaga Saturday, but Northwestern Kid won instant fame as the perfect symbol of March Madness.

If you watched CBS’ broadcast of the Wildcats’ second-round game, you couldn’t help but see athletic director Jim Phillips’ son, John, he was shown so often. Blond hair and braces, decked out in a purple Vic Law jersey, his roller coaster of emotion on Level: Raging Bull.

Cameras caught him teary-eyed, red-faced and yelling “Oh my god” and “this is so bad” when referees issued a technical foul to Wildcats coach Chris Collins, who stepped on the court to protest a missed goaltending call.


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