Terp Nation #2
Why is this night different from all of the other nights, Terrapin Nation?
Because tonight is the Duke game, 9 p.m. on the Flagship, with Dickie V. on color commentary,
Did you even realize that
But it still feels
good really good fantastic amazing orgasmic to beat Duke doesn’t it? And why is that? Well, here are some reasons why a win tonight would be right up there with found money:
- Duke is 14-0 and ranked #1 (uh-gain).*
- J.J. Redick
- Is anything better than watching Coach K. quietly stew late in a game he is going to lose while his face turns beet red? (Sure,
is a spaz, but at least we know what he’s thinking. When things don’t go his way, Coach K. ducks his face in his hands or turns his back and, don’t kid yourself, spews fourth a string of very dirty profanity.) Gary
- Silencing the Cameron Crazies just makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, doesn’t it?
*I was looking up a stat on the Duke sports website (www.goduke.com … don’t go there, it’s almost as disturbing as A Clockwork
** I’m not a J.J. hater, he’s actually one of the more interesting and impressive players to come along and stick around for four years in quite some time. If you take away the fact that he wears a Duke uniform, which is impossible, you can sit back and just enjoy one of the great offensive players in college basketball of the last decade. But facts are facts, and the fact here is that J.J. swishes 40 footers for the enemy. At least he has grown up a bit, and stopped celebrating baskets like he just nailed a half-court bomb for a million dollars. That part was really annoying. Lee Melchionni still does this. Watch him after he makes a big bucket, or better yet, when one of his teammates does, especially after a three-point play. He will jump in that players arms like an 8th grade cheerleader. C’mon,
Where were we? Oh yeah, reciting reasons why it would feel good to beat Duke. So, can it happen? Will it happen?
Oh man, I don’t know. I mean, of course it can happen,
Since the 1998-99 season, which was Juan Dixon’s freshman year and the year Steve Francis honored Cole Field House with his presence, kicking off the most successful era in the program’s history,
For the better part of a decade, Maryland-Duke has been the best rivalry going in college basketball, even though tonight’s version isn’t nearly as compelling as the Dixon/Blake/Baxter, etc. squad vs. Jay Williams/Shane Battier/Carlos Boozer, etc. but, well, you take what you can get, right?
Getting back to whether or not
Lloyd: What are the chances of a guy like you and a girl like me... ending up together?
Mary: Not good.
Lloyd: Not good like one in a hundred?
Mary: I'd say more like one in a million.
Lloyd: So you're telling me there's a chance?
No, no, no. The odds aren’t that bad.
Oh, what the hell,
What was that in
How to explain
Worst part about the loss is that it casts doubt on whether or not
The Andre Collins show
I swung over to
So, what’s it like at a Loyola game? Well, it feels much more like a high school game than a big-time college atmosphere. I parked on the street for free, walked a few minutes through campus to the arena; paid $5 for a general admission ticket, then sat center court about 10 rows up. The students were still on break so it wasn’t as lively as it might have been, but they probably got about 2500 people in there.
Best part was that I was surrounded by a bunch of
As for Collins, he had 29 on 9 of 25 shooting, and all 9 of his made baskets were 3s. Loyola won by 2, thanks to a Collins 3 in the last 20 seconds, fun for the whole family.
Drew Nicholas lighting up the EuroLeague
This week’s feel-good story about a former Terp comes to you from
He played his first year for a second-tier Italian League team and led the league in scoring at 28 points per game. His second year, last year, Drew moved up to the top Italian league and again led the league in scoring while playing for a bad team. This year, Nicholas moved up to one of the top teams in
That’s going to do it for this week. Go Terps.