I enjoyed semi-live blogging the Wake game, so I’ll try to do the same tonight. I am very confident tonight, and expect a fairly comfortable (8-12 point) win. Of course, NC State is like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get. Place your thoughts, reactions, and happy/angry utterances in the comments. You can also let us know if and when it starts snowing where you are.
Keep praying for Wolfpack alum Corey Smith and the other people missing at sea.
7:39 – If FSN’s HD feed doesn’t start working soon, I’m going to start swearing. Bastards.
7:41 – HD finally here. I guess the game will have to make me say the F word. I can’t believe “Best Damn Sports Show” is still on the air. Who watches that shit?
7:52 – Maryland is aggressively pushing Javi when he handles the ball. That’s a very good strategy. We need to adjust or shift more minutes to Degand, because our half-court offense has trouble getting started. 11-7 Terps.
7:59 – I hope Tracy is ready to play 35 plus tonight.
8:04 – Apparently, we missed committing turnovers, and are back in the saddle tonight.
8:08 – OK, Degand is sucking really bad tonight. Time for Mays? Terps by 7.
8:11 – Dinnertime makes things better. Mmmmmmm…jambalaya.
8:21 – Finally, a nice run of non-shitty play. A 9-point lead goes down to 3, and it’s Wolfpack ball. Should have 2 possessions left to Maryland’s 1, if we play it intelligently.
Halftime – You have to feel great about only being down 1, given how bad we played for most of the half. Unfortunately, it looks like Costner might have checked out for good.
8:41 – What’s the deal with all the Hooters and creepy “Just for Men” hair color ads? I have to switch the channel with my kids in the room!
8:47 – Back to extreme shittiness.
8:53 – We finally score, but still look awful. Luckily, so does Maryland – and the deficit is only three.
8:57 – Dead crowd, dead team.
9:03 – McCauley asserting himself in the second half. A very welcome development. Maybe we’ll even start guarding Vasquez!
9:09 – Smith puts the Pack in front, I think for the first time all night!
9:15 – Vasquez is eviscerating us.
9:21 – I’m pretty sure that’s your ballgame. Jesus, what a shitty half of basketball we are playing.
9:24 – A late call. A shitty call. Just when it looked like we might have one last run. Damn it.
9:31 – Don’t worry, it will be football season soon enough.
Your final score – Maryland 71, NC State 60.