01/18/2018 at 2:35 PM #129062
Forget the SNOW !!!
The Demon Deacons of Wake Forest are in the PNC tonight at 8pm…
And the Ghosts on the South Smoking Porch over at Reynolds, in spite of the snow, ALL got that “Never Forget” look on their faces and their spending the afternoon telling ghost stories… so they told me to post a reminder….
If anybody doesn’t remember, why the NCState / Wake Forest basketball rivalry is historically been, to put it politely, “intense”, it’s got a helluva lot less to do with WFU’s original location being in northern Wake County than most might think.
Instead, the Ghosts on the South Smoking Porch blame it ALL on a skinny kid named Horace…
Horace Albert McKinney, a 6’6″ small forward from somewhere down in Pamlico County he called “Lowland”, played basketball at NC State 2 seasons from 1940-42. In 1942, Uncle Sam called and Horace went with the US Army off to WWII. When he returned, Horace, for some unspoken reason finished his college basketball career over in Orange County at Carolina – 1 season – 1945-46). (Strike 1 )
Horace then played 5 seasons for the Washington Capitols and 1 season for the Boston Celtics.
Horace returned to North Carolina after a few years became the Head Coach at Wake Forest (Strike 2) from 1958–1965, winning ACC championships over rivals Everette Case (Strike 3) and Frank McGuire in 1961 and 1962. In 1962, the Demon Deacons made their only appearance in the Final Four, defeating UCLA under coach John Wooden to finish 3rd in the country.
After several years with the Pilot Broadcasting Company as the color guy for ACC basketball games, Horace returned to coaching in 1969 for the Carolina Cougars until 1971.
Known for ‘getting the most out of his little players’ and ‘his stories’, it may surprise some, who remember Horace, that he was also an ordained Baptist minister, having started his coaching career as an assistant coach while at Seminary at Wake Forest.
Most people knew and called Horace by his nickname… “Bones”…, just not ALL the Ghosts…
BOTB’s keys to the game…
same as every game…
1. MAD BIGS Play Inside-Out…
2. Markel and BATTS bring the heat and D on the perimeter
3. Everybody in Red and White plays TEAM ball…
Rebounds, Turnovers, Shooting % all in our favor == a nice Win over a good team….
Home Crowd might be small tonight as the Guberner is discouraging attendance, but they’ll be looking for reasons to heat up the PNC, so they shouldn’t disappoint…
GO PACK!#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!01/18/2018 at 2:57 PM #129063
#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!01/18/2018 at 3:58 PM #129064tractor57Participant
Somewhere in my collection I have a book Bones wrote. Funny as can be.01/18/2018 at 5:45 PM #129065TheAliasTrollParticipant
Govenor “I want men in the women’s restroom” imploring fans to stay home.
edit: I see Bill already has covered this, in a less offensive way, of course01/18/2018 at 5:48 PM #129066
I still remember Bones saying he thought Glenn Sudhop had lost his equilibrium one night when he just fell flat in the lane with nobody around him.01/18/2018 at 7:17 PM #129067ChemE79aParticipant
Two Bone’s stories that I remember most: (1) his explanation of why you foul to make the other team shoot free throws at the end of the game and (2) the Bones rule of free-throw shooting.
(1) This one is a story and it goes like this: A little girl is at the fair with a dollar bill. She goes up to one booth and gets change for a dollar and to the next booth to get the change made back into a dollar. She repeats this process over and over as she goes around the fair. Someone observes what she is doing and asks her why. Her explanation is that as she repeats this process over and over some one is going to make a mistake: “… and it ain’t going to be me!”
(2) This one is more of an observation. If a free throw shooter goes to the line to either shoot a one and one or two free throws and the first show bounces around the rim, maybe off the backboard once or twice but the ball still goes – the second shot will swish and be good.I have looked for those situations for years and years and while not 100% it is amazing how often it plays out.01/18/2018 at 7:39 PM #129068TheCOWDOGModerator
I got Bones, but Wake is all about my old friend and teammate, 20 yrs my senior, Jackie Murdock.
Weird how life intersects.
Go Pack01/18/2018 at 8:06 PM #129069
DeSai (sp), Stevens && Roberts in stripes in the PNC tonite…
POP!!!#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!01/18/2018 at 8:12 PM #129070
At the under 16 in the First Half…
Pack && Deacs come out pretty even…
We need to turn the heat up and pick up the pace…
Query? When will see the real ABU ???
POP!!!#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!01/18/2018 at 8:17 PM #129071MrPlywoodParticipant
If anyone has an “alternative” viewing option aka a stream, feel free to suggest… I’ve been skunked so far. Radio it is.01/18/2018 at 8:19 PM #129072
After seven minutes down in Hotlana…
‘Hoos – 6
‘Engineers – 2
POP!!!#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!01/18/2018 at 8:22 PM #129073
At the under 12 (11:01) in the First Half…
Pack && Deacs neck and neck…
We STILL need to turn the heat up and pick up the pace…
Query2? When will WE see the real ABU ???
POP!!!#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!01/18/2018 at 8:22 PM #129074TheCOWDOGModerator
Radio is best anyway, Ply. Turns the mind free.01/18/2018 at 8:27 PM #129075
Dorn with a shaky start. Yurt and MJ look sharp. Frenchy on the boards well01/18/2018 at 8:29 PM #129076#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!01/18/2018 at 8:30 PM #129077
At the under 8 (7:11) in the First Half…
Pack && Deacs neck and neck…
We STILL need to turn the heat up and pick up the pace !!!
Query3? WHO is Red & White wants to take this game over???
POP!!!#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!01/18/2018 at 8:32 PM #129078
Falling in love with the three a bit.01/18/2018 at 8:35 PM #129079
Up nine. Haven’t attempted a two point FG since then. Now down four. Wonder what happened?
DUH!01/18/2018 at 8:35 PM #129080
Where did our DEFENSE go ???
Keatts with the TO after a 13-0 run by the Deacs…
POP!!!#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!01/18/2018 at 8:36 PM #129081MrPlywoodParticipant
My mind is wondering what just happened…01/18/2018 at 8:36 PM #129082WolfanaticParticipant
Livin’ and dyin’ in 3 point time….again..AF has never seen a shot he didn’t think he could make…01/18/2018 at 8:40 PM #129083
At the under 4 (2:40) in the First Half…
Pack in a funk… 2 field goals in a little less than 7 minutes..
We must have SNOW in our shoes ???
Markel with 3 fouls…
Just need to get in the locker room…
The Deacs ain’t that good…
POP!!!#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!01/18/2018 at 8:48 PM #129084jay95Participant
At work tonight and game blacked out on espn, counting on you guys to keep me up to date.
Class of 9501/18/2018 at 8:48 PM #129085
Smoke if you got ’em…
and on the big board… PACK Down 5..
Geez… Keatts needs to straighten some sh#t out with the guys…
4 for 16 from behind the stripe ain’t exactly INSIDE-OUT…
so don’t wonder why Y7 disappeared after a strong start…
All things considered, we ought to be down 15…
POP!!!#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!01/18/2018 at 8:49 PM #129086Fastback68Participant
16 more shot attempts but down 5. 16 3’s.
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