Sunday, March 14, 2004

Selection Sunday

Let's just call it Selection Sunday, not ACC Championship Sunday, okay? That game was painful to watch. Maryland looked good. We looked bad. I don't mind the former so much, but how are we ever going to compete in the NCAA's if we continue playing like that? What's happened to Redick, for instance? And when did we substitute fouling for defense? And now we're shooting less than 50% at the free throw line?

Anybody got ideas about what's happening to us? I think it's not just that Maryland has gotten better. It feels like the team is flagging. Maybe they're just pooped.

We got screwed in the brackets. Arizona _and_ Carolina in our bracket? NC State has an easier couple of games, and they're a 3 seed.

Oh, well. Must remind myself: I love basketball, I love basketball, I love basketball.


  1. Imported on behalf of: Dan
    I think if we played 40 minutes like the first 5 minutes of the 2nd half, that would be nice. How do you blow a big lead down the stretch? That's Carolina basketball.

  2. Imported on behalf of: Dan

    there's a start.

  3. Imported on behalf of: Mike

    Yeah, Carolina deserved that crack about blowing leads. I caught the last 10 minutes of yesterday's game and couldn't believe all the fouls -- I was waiting for them to suit up Wojo to play center. There was no one else left! There's always the NCAAs, guys.

  4. Imported on behalf of: mick-skin-a-shin
    **horrible horrible**

    I woke this morning with fear in my thumping heart, and the sourness of five hours worth of microscopic intercourse in my mouth.

    Carolina had just won the national championship.

    Over Duke.

    I shouldve realized it for a nightmare sooner, saving my dreamself some pain; it took place in a dubious reality. That I had watched the game from a dairy case in the last aisle of a grocery storethe teevee between the eggs and milkshouldve made some part of my brain suspicious. That the score was knotted at the end of the third quarterCarolina outscoring Duke 14-1 in the fourthshouldve tipped me off. UNCs national semifinal opponent had been the Washington Huskies. Jackie Manuel and Melvin Scott had been the heroes.

    I fell to my knees and screamed, WHY!? WHY?! The Andy Katz-like fellow who was watching with me explained, But Carolina has traditionally been a solid team.

    But Carolina SUCKS! ROY WILLIAMS SUCKS! I sobbed.

    We were riding in his panel truck home. I sat in disbelief: Roy Williams teams always choke in the tournament. Always.

    We got to Katzys apartment, and I realized that a party was being staged there, with champagne being served from bags. One of my sisters, in a thoughtless act of betrayal, was celebrating. I turned to realize that Katzys clothes had all morphed into sky blue, and hed been deceiving me earlier.

    Have you ever lived in North Carolina?! I challenged.

    He stuttered, I lived in Italy for three years.

    You are such a bandwagon fan, you dont deserve to have a national championship!

    No more reading 43 articles about the tournament online before bed.

  5. Imported on behalf of: Dan
    **that's weird**

    I had the same exact dream! Did yours have a snake eating a doughnut?

  6. Imported on behalf of: mcsk.
    **how exactly**

    does a snake get started when eating a donut?
    testing html skills...

  7. Imported on behalf of: mcsk.

    hey lee, how the hell do you format these writebacks?

  8. Imported on behalf of: Lee

    that baby will ever quit fussing I'll figure out how to make these things take your html --and security be damned! Yeah, it's a pain the neck. A line break even would be nice.

  9. Imported on behalf of: Lee
    **Gentlemen . . .**

    I wll figure out how to improve these writebacks, but it won't be tonight. Have to get a good 4 hours sleep before that interview tomorrow!

  10. Imported on behalf of: mcsk.
    **good luck**

    on that job thing. have enjoyed yers and dan's frequently hilarious repartee on the site, and read aloud the umbilical shenanigans to my office mates (9 instructors, 4 desks, 1 room, but hey, we have more status than TAs, who have individual desks) who slapped their (shared) desktops in amusement.