Apparently buoyed by their first conference win in four tries and their second win overall after seven games, Eric Ebron of UNC has become a one-man trash talking unit for his fellow Tar Heels.
The garrulous Ebron first threw down the gauntlet Saturday, when in his post-game chat with reporters he said:
“It’s not a hostile environment [at Carter-Finley Stadium.] It’s just another game. Ain’t nobody worried about NC State. Ain’t nobody care about NC State.”
Apparently not quite satisfied with himself, he added:
“We’re gonna prepare for them just like everybody else do. We’re gonna take it to them. It’s a rivalry game.”
But wait, there’s more (and there’s always more, isn’t there?) – this time directly, on the Tar Heel communications vehicle of choice, Twitter:
Good to see that UNC’s players are recognizing the annual State-Carolina affair as a rivalry game, and even better to learn a new dialect, something some State fans at Pack Pride are calling “Ebronics.”
In fairness, perhaps we shouldn’t expect much in the way of thoughtful elocution and grammar from a Carolina football player, after all, it’s more than well established in the past three years that obtaining any education is not a requirement to don the blue and white uniforms over there, and in fact is actually discouraged by the coaching staff.
By his own words, it’s apparent that Mr. Ebron has done quite the job in not getting any education, and should be admired for his skill in doing so. No matter, you can be absolutely certain that he will be obtaining his degree on time and thus will be well qualified at the fry station at any fast food joint should he fail in the NFL.
To me, Ebron sounds like this year’s Dexter Strickland, and just another in the long line of “classy” Carolina players that represent that university on the other end of the Triangle so very well.