Hoos in Hooville LiveBlog

Because we need extra good mojo due to Calvin’s sickness. And because we’ve already lost a “should win” game (Wake), and we need to win a “should lose” (tonight, NITish opponent that presents matchup problems on the road) to restore balance and harmony in the universe.

Join me, won’t you? Perhaps it will even be fun. Perhaps not. But then gallows humor will abound. So it will still be kind of fun. Unless you don’t enjoy my gallows humor, in which case…f–k you! (:

7:03 – Wood with the friendly bounce from 27. Good omen?

7:04 – Bodies on the floor. Probable omen.

7:07 – Warren VERY active early. Gonna need that.

7:09 – As badly as they shoot, you would expect UVA to pound the boards. But they dash back on defense. That’s…unorthodox. I guess the plan is to frustrate us to death. Which is actually a reasonable idea.

7:13 – Here comes “flu of death” Calvin. Let’s see what develops.

7:15 – That was some suffocating defense, for sure. Woo is really out of sorts early.

7:20 – Zo limping. Last thing in the world we could use. This is like a heavyweight boxing match (not as critique of refs, it’s just gonna be physical tonight).

7:22 – Wee Baby Seamus! For three!!

7:23 – Cavs overpursue WBS on the dribble, and Calvin gets open for a short one. 17-7, TB TO.

7:25 – 4-0 run and momentum turning a little. Really not much action to liveblog about.

7:29 – Calvin in a mental funk – I was the same way last week when at my sickest.

7:30 – Ladies and gentlemen…we ain’t gonna win this game. UVA has adjusted and trying to offensive rebound now.

7:34 – Flu of Death Calvin runs the fast break very nicely. Didn’t expect that.

7:37 – Too much BJD fatalism too soon. And 1 for Calvin, lead up to 8 (because the 1 bricked).

7:39 – I bet they gave Calvin some Tussionex and now he believes he’s invincible. Good job, whoever on the bench was holding some.

7:41 – Super Calvin strikes again!!

Halftime – NC State 31, UVA 24. The Talibeard…it is sweaty.

8:06 – No Zo, and the on-court early second half news is equally grimm. Ugh.

8:14 – Bad times ahead, kids. I do suggest giving WBS some minutes at the two.

8:16 – Bad, bad times.

8:17 – And then out of nowhere…Super Calvin.

8:26 – Nothing has happened for like ten minutes.

8:28 – It’s basically 1-on-5 right now.

8:29 – Then we get Woo and Talibeard sightings.

8:32 – Please sit down, Zo. If we pull this off without him, call the Vatican to declare a miracle.

8:34 – More inconsistent whistle. Happening both ways. Irritating.

8:35 – Missed layup and another endline violation. Daggers.

8:36 – I kinda want to stop watching. This is brutal.

8:38 – Woo keeps us temporarily alive.

8:40 – Criticised for losing a game when we are an underdog whose PG and best player left after 5 minutes? Really??

8:42 – I remember listening to a game on the radio when I was young. We lost at the buzzer after the refs called 10 seconds on the FREE THROW LINE for a turnover, followed by game winning layup. That place (building non-specific) is a house of horrors.

8:45 – Is Warren some kind of attitude problem?

8:47 – Warren needs to come out of the game now. Seriously. WBS time, IMHO. Can’t believe we are still in it. And…the score is where WE want it too. Can’t run and gun sans Zo. Duh.

8:50 – We haven’t taken a good shot in for-f-cking-ever.

8:51 – Jesus, that was 5 seconds.

8:52 – 30% foul shooter his both. House of horrors, I say. Need to get quick two before the next catastrophe.

8:54 – Calvin is exhausted and we are panicking. I set up WBS for the shot. Seriously.

Final Score – UVA 58, State 55. An airball to end it. Hey, if you got your money in late we covered!!

About BJD95

1995 NC State graduate, sufferer of Les and MOC during my entire student tenure. An equal-opportunity objective critic and analyst of Wolfpack sports.

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334 Responses to Hoos in Hooville LiveBlog

  1. ncsu1987 01/29/2013 at 5:12 PM #

    I’m in. Got the iPad in one hand, Jack Black neat in the other. I am set for all eventualities.

    Let the gallows humor fly!

    Wait! Must have food…..brb.

  2. JohnGalt78 01/29/2013 at 5:16 PM #

    I’m channeling Calvin’s illness away from him (getting a soar throat). You can thank me later.

  3. TheAliasTroll 01/29/2013 at 5:19 PM #

    said in the other thread, UVA dominates at home… prepare the gallows humor.

  4. packpowerfan 01/29/2013 at 5:26 PM #

    Maybe I got my post censored, but BRING IT ON, BEEJ.

  5. WolftownVA81 01/29/2013 at 5:36 PM #

    No CJ at warm ups. Maybe he’s saving his strength.

  6. Wufpacker 01/29/2013 at 5:39 PM #

    Damn. BJD seems to be in a mood tonight. This should be fun.

    Whaddya think of the first two eps btw BJD? Been wanting to email ya and ask but wasn’t sure if you’d watched them yet with the illness factor and didn’t want to give any spoilers, lol.

  7. Wufpacker 01/29/2013 at 5:40 PM #

    ^^ Gatorade, no doubt. Maybe they’ll write a song about his performance tonight.

    If I could be like Calvin :D

  8. pakfanistan 01/29/2013 at 5:41 PM #

    Maybe tonight is the night the guy that has an all-star night will be on our roster.

  9. BJD95 01/29/2013 at 5:42 PM #

    Pre-game consists of S1, Ep4 of Breaking Bad. I’ve been putting off Netflixing this show for far too long.

    Who wouldn’t want to cook and distribute meth with the dad from Malcolm in the Middle?

  10. Wufpacker 01/29/2013 at 5:46 PM #

    Breaking Bad is one I’ve got on the “to watch” list. Probably this spring/summer after the second half of this season of The Walking Dead ends.

  11. WolftownVA81 01/29/2013 at 5:47 PM #

    This place is empty. If no more Virginia fans show we can have a four person wolf-pack cheer.

  12. BJD95 01/29/2013 at 5:50 PM #

    Fantastic, wuf. Fantastic. The body disposal parts were especially awesome.

  13. WolftownVA81 01/29/2013 at 5:58 PM #

    CJ on the floor now.

  14. pakfanistan 01/29/2013 at 5:59 PM #

    I couldn’t watch Breaking Bad anymore. It seems like every character is a complete moron.

  15. wufpup76 01/29/2013 at 6:13 PM #

    Live Blog!

    Good on you mate!

    I know a couple of others mentioned it in the “Leslie is sick” thread – I too would like to see some Robinson action tonight. It’s going to be a halfcourt game – exploit his athleticism, use those fouls and play some D!

    I even like our chances in a halfcourt game – it just plays more to their strengths than ours … Even still – we have a chance!

    Goooo Pack!

  16. Wufpacker 01/29/2013 at 6:14 PM #

    “CJ on the floor now.”

    Does he look pale? (Sorry, couldn’t resist….I guess BJD’s gallows humor thing is catching)

  17. ncsu1987 01/29/2013 at 6:15 PM #

    Ok, this officially sucks. The whole strategy behind going for mediocre Chinese takeout was that it would be FAST and I’d be back in time for tipoff.

    If it takes much longer I’m going back to the kitchen to “help”.

  18. TheAliasTroll 01/29/2013 at 6:15 PM #

    this is the best 40 seconds of the entire breaking bad series… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jcdu8PE4sg

  19. Trout 01/29/2013 at 6:17 PM #

    If Bennett wins this game, do we become his bitch? He will be 5-1 against us.

    We are the only ACC to never have won at JPJ Arena.

    I dont think UVA is NITish. They are making a push towards the NCAA, and this is the damn type of win they will point to as a resume builder.

    Okay, was that enough reverse psych for us to win?

  20. Wufpacker 01/29/2013 at 6:20 PM #

    Ya can’t try reverse psych and then SAY it’s reverse psych. That just reverses the reversal.

    Or something like that.

  21. Trout 01/29/2013 at 6:22 PM #

    To quote Florida Evans “DAMN, DAMN, DAMN!”

  22. ncsu1987 01/29/2013 at 6:26 PM #

    Damn, how bored do I have to be waiting for food if I’m watching Twitter video of Greg Doyel shooting free throws?

    #gallowshumor? Sadly, no.

  23. lush 01/29/2013 at 6:29 PM #

    Breaking Bad is right up there with the Wire, Sopranos, and my new favorite Justified.

    So is Calvin sick? Someone tweeted he won’t play for disciplinary reasons? I guess we’ll find out shortly.

  24. lush 01/29/2013 at 6:30 PM #

    No starting, “flu like symptoms”

  25. wufpup76 01/29/2013 at 6:33 PM #

    Wow he doesn’t look so hot …

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