Monday, February 1, 2010

What's up with the ACC?

A lot has happened since the last post. Random thoughts below:

-State beats duke in one magical night then comes back down to earth. Hopefully that win and a couple of other bigs ones buys Sidney a couple of more years. He's on the right track.

-Has anyone else noticed how unlike Dean, Roy, and K that Sidney is when talking about what went wrong in a loss. He'll take his share of blame, but he doesn't quite protect his players like most college coaches do. When Javier and Horner are playing like crap, he'll publicly call them out on it. It is somewhat disconcerting after fans being trained to expect coaches to protect their guys at all cost. It isn't like Sidney is pulling a Doherty, I really think he loves the kids. But really, these guys are pretty much men, they can take it right? Maybe it is the NBA background that has him calling out guys that aren't getting it done. I'm not sure yet, but I think I like it.

-UVA is for real. They aren't great, but they are greatly improved. For all those UVA fans who were underwhelmed by the coaching choice, what you got to say now?

-UNC, Wow. That is about all I can say. Sure, you beat State. You are better than State. But you aren't better than many other teams right now. Such a shame Clemson doesn't get to play at the Dean Dome this year. I know the heels will be great again starting next year, but a little humbleness is attractive in the normally smug heel fans. Wait 'till last year ;)

-Duke looks terrible, Duke looks Great. Clemson is amazing, Clemson sucks. Who the hell can figure out Maryland. The ACC is down again. Is this a serious trend? Has expansion really hurt the league. Has Big East expansion really helped them? Is it a major leveling of the playing field everywhere? Or is it just a blip that is soon to be reversed? I'm pretty sure nobody knows.

-I HATE his writing style, but really interesting article from BobLeeSays about the point shaving era in ACC Basketball at,--Ace-,-Doug-and--Dutch-.aspx