"There are no guarantees in life, but I believe this team is finally setting a common goal," said Ed O'Bannon, pointing toward the photo of the Kingdome. "I hope we get there, so the freshmen and sophomores in this room won't have to go through college with the stigma of being underachievers, because I can promise you, it's not pleasant."
"When I first came in this locker room, that was just a picture on a wall, but after we visited the Dome, I started to wonder about playing there in front of 40,000 people at the Final Four," said Bailey, giddy at the notion. "Freshmen are blind and crazy sometimes. We're still young enough to dream, aren't we?"
Then, answering his own question, Bailey sneaked one last peek at the icon, dreaming for just a moment about what lies at the end of the rainbow.
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