Sunday, November 28, 2010

Heels need to quit playing chicken.

Okay Carolina it time to quit playing scared basketball! Enough is enough! First of all its an honor to wear those colors and be apart of one of the greatest winning programs EVER!(U haters can stop gagging now) U highly ranked rookies need to get with the Program. Obviously you are very talented. Because Carolina wouldn't have looked at you! YOU HAVE TO GIVE ROY A REASON TO PUT U IN A ROTATION! It all starts with a point guard. This is a huge problem. Carolina has been blessed over the years with great point guard leadership and Larry Drew is not the answer. "Give him a break you say". Last year was forgiven and you are supposed to be better than what you were. In all the years that I have followed Carolina Basketball they have had a leader. 2010(last/this season) has been the worst I have ever seen. Yes even 2002, and they were awful. Carolina was spoiled by Ty Lawson and some plug in play doll named Hansbrough. Reloading from their departures have been very challenging. Didn't have any leadership with Thompson or Ginyard. If your point guard can't be the leader on the floor then it is someone elses job to be the leader(Zeller?) If this does not happen soon. You are going to get what you have been getting and thats unnacceptable! Hey Harrison! Is it just hype? Please stop playing like you are chicken! Illinois, Kentucky and Texas are coming up very soon! Better get in gear! U don't want to go into conference season with a limp.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Pigskin and Hoops

Well like predicted The ACC had high hopes by having 5 teams in top 25 preseason poll. That didn't fare well so we knew they would beat each other up. Virginia Tech is waiting to see who they will meet for the ACC Championship next week in Charlotte. One of those teams is NC State who last won the ACC in 1979. That team finished 5-1 in the Conference and 7-4 overall. They were to play in The Garden State bowl but declined due to exams. That was actually a year the Conference was Good in football. If memory serves me right.(which it does) The conference won a few bowl games that year and beat some SEC opponents in their house.(That was back then) Now State must beat Maryland on their Senior Day at their place to have a rematch with the Hokies who came back to upend the Pack earlier this season in Raleigh. Florida State will go to Charlotte if Maryland wins. There will be several rivalry games as well. Carolina- Duke Virginia - Virginia Tech South Carolina- Clemson Georgia Tech - Georgia and Florida- Florida St. These games will be played for bragging rights in their respective States and gives the winning school an advantage in their recruiting battles.

This will pretty much end the football Regular Season and throw us into the basketball season starting with the ACC-BIG 10 Challenge. Hopefully some of us get to see better things from our teams who have gotten off to a rocky start. Some have gotten off to a promising start and are looking for their respect. The Challenge will help them possibly earn it.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Its early but scary!

I am hoping this early season will help teams get better by March. Carolina fans didn't expect to be 2-2 two days before Thanksgiving. Lots of talent BUT. The only consolation in losing to Minnesota and Vandy is that maybe these teams will compete in their conferences and possibly make The Big Dance. Roy has got to find a combination that will work. Heres an idea. Leslie McDonald should be getting more playing time than Justin Watts. I think its great he(Watts) hustles in practice but last time I checked practices should improve game skills. Game skills are not there for him just yet. And most obviously if Larry Drew is going to be a stud point guard he better get it in gear. Barnes and Bullock will be fine. Hensen and Zeller need to eat 20,000 calories a day! Fatten up boys,its going to be a long year!

NC State has a young and exciting team.(They have been young for the last decade) Having a chance to watch this team play on TV a few times was a nice experience. These kids can play! Even in the loss to Georgetown they showed signs of being really good. Its up to Sidney Lowe to find a way to make it all mesh.This should be his best team. It seems like Gonzalez has been there longer than ever but he has steadily improved and has a chance to mentor this young "raw talent".

Duke is Duke. They are loaded with talent and are the class of the ACC at this point. That really hurt to say! Dick Vitale is constantly sweating Coach K. I usually like Dukie V but he really got on my nerves last night. Duke has all the tools to repeat! But am not saying they will. Their match up with Kansas State should be very entertaining!

Wake Forest is a mess! This team won a game in the NCAAs last year. I think they just lost to my nephews Jr High team. That new coach really has his hands full! Georgia Tech lost to Kennesaw State and I will wait a while to talk about them. Just saw Virginia get HOUSED by Washington. Havent seen Va.Tech play yet but have heard they are pretty good. While Vitale stopped jabbering about Duke. He did mention how talented Maryland was and that they have been exciting thus far. I have not seen Clemson, FloridaSt, or BC. But heard they(BC)lost to a no name school. ACC-BIG 10 challange is next week. Lets hope it gets better!

Happy Turkey Day Folks!