Victory Firelight was born just before the start of the 2010-11 college basketball season. Instead of asking the question “Why?” it was more of a “Why not?” proposition.
Butler was coming off the first of its two straight appearances in the national title games (still hasn’t set in) and two Butler grads were in the midst of unexpected transitions within the media industry. Those two guys – Dave McConnell and Damon Lewis – decided they had enough free time on their hands to take a chance at starting the first legitimate, independent blog covering the Butler Men’s Basketball program. There was basically only one source to find any kind of consistent coverage of the team… so there had to be an opportunity, right?
A short six months later, we concluded the season sitting courtside on media row at Houston’s Reliant Stadium. The Bulldogs had done the unthinkable – again, in a very different way – and Victory Firelight had found a nice little niche among the Butler faithful. Damon soon moved on – heading to the East Coast to continue his career in the business – while Dave decided to take a chance and go solo with the site for the 2011-12 season, which didn’t work out for the best. That brings us to Season 3, which means a new approach, new voices and new attitude. With significant help from good friends and sound basketball minds, Victory Firelight has had a complete makeover and is ready to take the next step. Enjoy the ride.