It’s Tournament Time, Lets Get Happy
To begin the column this week, I thought I would quote verbatim from a voice mail left for me by my friend Ron. Ron and I shared season tickets to
On Sunday night just after 6 pm., the brackets came out.
My cell phone rang. I let it go to voice mail, wasn’t ready for banter just yet. Plus, I wanted to hear what Ron would say, but didn’t necessarily want to talk. Not yet.
At first, he was all excitement and hope, speaking for every Terp fan when he said:
“You know, it’s exciting to be a part of this again, isn’t it? Really, the Terps can’t ask for anything more than they got. Two winnable games and then you take your shot at
And then comes the reality check from my realist friend, who spoke again for most fans when he worried aloud, “I just hope we don’t lay an egg.”
Amen to that.
Whatever happens, like Ron said, it is exciting to be part of this again. Back in the brackets. Back in the conversation. I think he said it just right – “I think we have to be happy.”
See, there’s been a lot of unhappiness or discontent or whatever you want to call it around
But in the span of three fabulous weeks in February,
And yes, it is exciting. And, yes, we have to be happy. Well said Ron, really.
Getting over the ACC Tournament
How to explain
Here’s what I think … Let’s give the Terps a pass for that one. You have to think that playing for their postseason lives every game for three weeks took an enormous emotional toll.
And so, when
(Was that one hard to watch or what? Excruciating.)
Frank Haith and the Hurricanes went 12-20 this year, losing to
For everyone’s mental health, let’s just chalk that one up to a bad match-up for whatever reason and move on with our lives.
How Far Can They Go?
Let’s cut to the chase already and talk about the only thing most
Round one in
Something tells me D.J. Strawberry might be chasing this guy around quite a bit. Here’s the thing – there’s no big drop-off from the Majors to the Mid-Majors anymore. You think this kid Curry couldn’t score some points in the ACC? Of course he could.
The difference is that while
Moving on, the Terps would then face the winner of the bracket buster special,
To be honest, I hate the draw. It’s sneaky scary, and if you lose to Davidson,
Hmmm… I realize I am a homer, but don’t see the Terps losing in the first or second round. Think of it this way, when
Everything is on the line. These next few games will define the legacy of this group, especially the seniors, who haven’t been to the tournament since the John Gilchrist show in 2005. I see
What will happen then? If you want an objective answer, you’re asking the wrong guy. C’mon Terps, it’s tourney time.
I think we have to be happy.