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!!