Castrated Turkeys Game Thread

I will admit to having a special bit of hate in my heart for the Hokies, ever since that damned Peach Bowl in the late 80s (1987?), when VT faked injuries and took a dive (drawing a phantom pass interference call) to set up the game-winning FG. Followed nicely by their kicker giving our fans the finger. Plus, the neverending saga of the fun-loving Mexico brothers. You stay classy, Blacksburg.

Anyway, remeber last year – when the all-ACC first team was comprised of one guard and 4 PF/C types? The 2006-07 Wolfpack might have won 5 or 6 in that league. Unfortunately, the ACC guard renaissance is in full flourish, and tonight’s opponent is led by…you guessed it, another outstanding guard tandem – Zabian Dowdell and Jamon Gordon. Both of these guys merit at least 2nd team all-ACC status, and should lead an end-to-end ass kicking tonight. If you want hope, then pray that VT overlooks us much the way UNC overlooked them, in a nice bit of cross-state non-rivalry reverse karma.

Anyway, I’ve taken my Xanax for the evening, and I’m ready to take what’s coming to my beloved Wolfpack. Who’s with me?

9:27 – No sucking so far. Atsur playing well, and if McCauley had hit the wall, he’s blasted through it tonight.

9:31 – I don’t like this Vasallo guy. He’s going to kill us, I fear. I’ve had hemmorhoids (sp?) more insightful than Cliff Ellis. Can’t say enough about Atsur and Big Ben so far.

9:36 – 2 fouls on Vasallo. Sweet. VT playing 11, but not trapping us. Weird.

9:39 – Costner seems mad tonight. He plays better that way.

9:41 – I noted this hypothesis awhile back, but we really have played much better on the road in our ACC games. In every home
contest, we’ve sucked.

9:47 – What a stupid-assed play. Grant doesn’t hold for last shot, VT gets 4 point play. Instead of 6+ point lead, it’s 2. Stupid freaking Grant.

10:15 – We are showing character by the ass-load. If we played like this at home, we could be a .500 ACC team.

10:30 – OK, I guess Grant is making up for his lobotomy moment. Need to finish this one off. No matter the stat line, Atsur is the player of the game, IMHO.

10:35 – Grant got mugged there. Could be a big turning point.

10:39 – We are going to blow it.

10:48 – Being wrong (hopefully) never felt so right.

11:12 – Sorry for the late/sporadic posting – too damned giddy! Wife also wouldn’t let me jinx with a happy post down the stretch. Final score: NC State 70, VT 59. Every player in the top 7 had a vital play in securing this win. Whatever Sid said to Gavin at the half…I hope he remembers to say it again. Pack does what Duke and UNC failed to do (hell, Duke couldn’t even do it at HOME), and we are now tied for 8th.

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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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98 Responses to Castrated Turkeys Game Thread

  1. Woof Wolf 01/31/2007 at 9:19 PM #

    We won the first four minutes and we are playing defense. Just thought I would make a positive comment while I can.

  2. pakfanistan 01/31/2007 at 9:34 PM #

    At the rate he’s going, Costner is going to have 30 rebounds.

  3. Woof Wolf 01/31/2007 at 9:58 PM #

    What a great half to FU so bad in the last 12 seconds. We didn’t have to shoot until there were three seconds left. Worse case we go out with a six point lead,

  4. Rochester 01/31/2007 at 9:58 PM #

    So are we allowed to rip on Grant again? Use your head, Gavin. Dammit.

  5. #44 17 24 01/31/2007 at 9:58 PM #

    Why the heck is our team so stupid! We couldve taken at least a 6 point lead into the break with a chance for an 8 or 9 point lead without VT having any time left. but no. Grant would have none of it. TO of course. 3 pointer with a foul, of course. Grant should never hold the ball with the clock winding down. this crap just makes me sick.

  6. DaPackster 01/31/2007 at 9:59 PM #

    Grant is a yo yo. He makes a good play and then he turns it over. He’s a human turnover waiting to happen. We have better chemistry when he is not in the game. He tries to hard to make a play. Is it to late to deport him.

  7. ushum 01/31/2007 at 9:59 PM #

    i swear we do some of the stupidest things…

    we play a great great half of basketball and then all we have to do is hod the ball until the end of the half and we are up 6 but we try to force something with 16 seconds left turn it over they come down and we foul and three point shooter resulting in a 4 pt play….

    that’s plain dumb…

  8. gannon 01/31/2007 at 10:06 PM #

    Costner seems to never pass the ball out of a double team. Maybe it’s just tonight!

  9. Rochester 01/31/2007 at 10:08 PM #

    On an unrelated note, Dereck Whittenburg’s Fordham Rams won tonight and are now 6-2 in Atlantic-10 play (13-7 overall) and tied for first in the conference.

  10. 98st8 01/31/2007 at 10:13 PM #

    is it possible to go to McCauley EVERY time? He is a beast

  11. foz 01/31/2007 at 10:28 PM #

    Atsur is looking good, his quickness is better, and getting his shots. We do play alot better with him in the game.

    Niemam must not have a green light to shoot.

  12. DaPackster 01/31/2007 at 10:30 PM #

    Take Grant out for a rest. He’s made 3 good plays and he is due for a turnover.

  13. highonlowe 01/31/2007 at 10:30 PM #

    I just tuned in. Is Grant feeling playing smarter/more comfortable tonight or is this the last 2 minutues just a short stretch of good play?

  14. Woof Wolf 01/31/2007 at 10:30 PM #

    “If we played like this at home, we could be a .500 ACC team.”

    If we had a crowd at home that would act like they gave a damn maybe we would play better.

  15. Rochester 01/31/2007 at 10:31 PM #

    Unfortunately it’s a short-term thing.

  16. highonlowe 01/31/2007 at 10:31 PM #

    Tony just said man-to-man th e rest of the way?

  17. foz 01/31/2007 at 10:33 PM #

    Apparently Grant and Fells Cannot play well simultaneously.

  18. highonlowe 01/31/2007 at 10:34 PM #

    Hopefully the short-term lasts at least 9 more mins

  19. #44 17 24 01/31/2007 at 10:39 PM #

    Woof Wolf, i totally agree. Ive been ashamed of our attendance and the crowd effert at home this year, as a whole. True UNC has had a lot more to cheer about this year, but ive always taken pride in the fact that our crowd puts theirs to shame. Not this year.

  20. WolfPup35 01/31/2007 at 10:41 PM #

    How about Atsur???? Looks like he’s finally got his legs back, hope it lasts!! Fells looks like he finally feels like playing defense, and McCauley is STILL a FREAKING MONSTER!!! Costner seems to like rebounding tonight, and is showing his strength inside. Grant can take Versaillo anytime he wants to….this looks promising!

  21. highonlowe 01/31/2007 at 10:42 PM #

    WHere’s that foul on the loose ball after the block? geez

  22. WolfPup35 01/31/2007 at 10:43 PM #

    HEY!! Grant is using the VT “delay” trick to get a breather…

  23. WolfPup35 01/31/2007 at 10:45 PM #


  24. highonlowe 01/31/2007 at 10:45 PM #

    Damn this press is physical and they call nothing

  25. highonlowe 01/31/2007 at 10:45 PM #

    3 turnovers in a row…

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