Tuesday, January 20, 2015

B1G Hoop Thoughts



It's fun being a Terps hoop fan these days.  Been a long time. Men's team ranked 8th, women 7th.  Especially nice since the B1G sportswriters picked the men to finish 10th.  Anyway, the comment of the week comes from the Michigan State Spartans game thread during their blow-out loss.

Maryland and Rutgers

They’re like those kids that your mom made you invite to your birthday party. You have no animosity towards them but you wish they’d just go home.

The thing is, I completely understand. To this very day I think taking FSU and Georgia Tech into the ACC screwed it up.  Never did think of them, and those who followed,  as anything but outsiders.  It will be 50 years before the Terps are accepted in the B1G.

While I'm at it, here's a comment from the Terps board that corresponds with my thoughts about ACC-B1G refs.

Finally.  Yes, I am concerned about Thursday's game at Indiana. They look very Terpish to me. 


Leonard Jones said...

I own every bond film from the original Casino Royale
starring Barry Nelson to the last Craig movie with the
exception of the Brosnan titles.

Nelson, Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton and Craig all
played the part of James Bond with style and each had
their own strengths and weaknesses.

The Remington Steele Bond movies were far too cartoonish
and flamboyant. I do not know who made the mistake of
picking Brosnan, but it was like casting Pee Wee Herman
as the Terminator!

Chris in NC said...

It won't be 50 years. The Michigan blogs I read welcomed Maryland. You're a great fit for the conference already one of us. Rutgers was a "Huh? Why?" but they'll be accepted soon. Nebraska's only been there a short while and they're already one of us (one of us... one of us... gooble gobble gooble gobble).

Leonard Jones said...

Crap! Clicked on the wrong place. I have to remember
that old quote from Ernest Hemingay "Write drunk, proof
read sober." My mistake was in writing sober!

Will do a cut and paste in the proper place.

Ralph Gizzip said...

Who gives a crap? It's basketball. The B1G is a football conference.



Rodger the Real King of France said...

"The B1G is a football conference."

Yes, Ralphie, but with aspirations of competing with the ACC. That's why they wanted the Terps so badly. Erm, goodly.

Anonymous said...

Rog, whatever you need to tell yourself to make it through the night.

Leonard, it's "Write Drunk, Edit Sober".

Ralph, you're right!


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