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Cat is quick… but he only has one move that we have seen..
Head fake, dance, drive, pass out or shoot…
GOTT to better than that.#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
14 – 2 run by the Spartans…
we’re playing great D tonight.#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
So far we are doing excellent job of play one or two on five on offense.
And our success is duly reflected in the score.#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
Looking at the crowd on TV…. I know we have more alums in the Triad than that !
Where is everybody ??#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
… and for the hardcore Wolfpack trivia guys….
Womens College is starting at forward tonight Avie Lester’s, ( I know ya’ll remember AVIE! ) cousin.#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
try this.. Jigs…
firstrowus1.eu/watch/230094/2/watch-north-carolina-state-vs-unc-greensboro.htm#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
OK … so I’m looking at Womens’ College’s starting front line (6’5″, 6″5″ && 6’7″ ) …
and I am WONDERING IF TONIGHT we might see SOMEONE IN RED make an entry PASS to ONE OF OUR BIGS ( 7’1″, 6’9″, 6’9″ ) DOWN LOW on the blocks on a SET PLAY ???
OR is CUZ going to be a ONE-MAN-SHOW ???#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
OK… after Saturday night’s disappointing loss….
I’m looking at 6’5″, 6’7″ 6’7″ && 6’7 across the Spartans starting front line…
and I “WONDERING” if we might see an ENTRY PASS off a SET PLAY
TO ANYONE of our BIGS ( 7’1″, 6’9″, 6’9″ && 6’8″ ) DOWN ON THE BLOCKS tonight ???
Or will Cuz have to be a ONE-MAN-SHOW for us to get the Win ???
One can hope.#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
Overheard from ghosts on the south smoking porch at Reynolds….
Gentlemen, may we remind you that there are two kinds of sports fans…. those whose ‘perspective’ is based on playing/coaching and those whose ‘perspective’ is based on watching.
Given the class systems inherent in all societies, while the former may generally be considered as superior and the later inferior, there is a high level of mobility and interaction between the classes.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking basketball, football, baseball or whatever else.
Among those who played/coached… among the cardinal sins is this one — “Don’t blame the officials when you win or lose.”
As a player you’re taught/coached from the first practice to understand the following….
1. Officials/Referees/Umpires are essential to the game. The game would not be “The Game” without them.
2. Officials are never perfect and make mistakes. Some mistakes are errors of omission, some are errors of judgement, some are just plain dumbass, stupid mistakes.
3. Officials never – ever determine the outcome of the game…. for one simple reason… as a player and as a team you didn’t play a perfect game either and those mistakes first created the position where the officials’ mistakes could effect the outcome of the game.
4. When the game is over, win or lose… the next day you start preparing for the next game.
5. Some nights everything goes wrong…. in which case… just push the “Ignore” button before you take your shower.
Coach Wooten… ya’ll remember him…. when asked about his two-minute drill, reportedly said something like… “I don’t really do that… If my guys just do what I tell them to do, we’ll be so far ahead at that point in the game as to not need one”. The same answer could be applied on those nights when the whistle just ain’t blowing your way.
To be successful on the court or the field, one of the first two things players learn is “how to properly handle the officials’ bad calls and how to handle bad officials”. (Definitely not the same thing) Otherwise, you get to play callyourownfoul/pickup ball for the rest of your career.
While it’s quite okay to say… “Wow … that guy took five steps and the dumbass ref ten feet away saw it all and swallowed his whistle.”… And it’s okay to say ‘Their O-line is chop blocking or holding on every play”…
But to say at the same time, “…. the dumbass ref on that play …cost us the game.”, especially for those who played, well…that’s completely against the “rules of the game”.
When some sports fans consistently rant about officials’ bad calls or no-calls determining the outcome of games, or even worse… get together who other like-minded sports fans and manufacture conspiracy theories about how the refs are out to get us or the league office always sends us the worse refs who hate us…
To put it politely… let’s just say … some fans might as well have turned their team cap around backwards and pulled their shirt tails out ….which invariably creates “some degree of separation” from the guys who keep their caps on straight and their shirt tails in.
To be less than polite… one might say… some fans might be wearing t-shirts that say “I know it all but never played the game”.
Unfortunately, what frequently happens next… given the weak vocabulary skills of sports fans in general… words or phrases like ‘not knowledgeable’ or ‘un-intelligent’ or ‘ignorant’ or ‘an idiot’ with respect to the subtleties or nuances or even the “rules” of the game might enter the conversation. And whatever the retort, it’s typically as deficit, if not more, in it’s choice of words.
Needless to say …. vocabulary skills are even worse late at night after an especially tough loss.
No one ever questioned the others love for their team or passion for the sport. Those would be fighting words…. and rightfully so.
The “SFN Bar” is big enough for every one… provided everybody keeps either their caps on straight or their shirt tails in and understands why they should do.
Otherwise… winners hang with winners and losers can leave town.
Bartender… a round for the house and send the tab over to Dan Allen Drive please.#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
^Troll… you had to bring that up too… didn’t you…
Down 1 with 47 seconds at home…
You go quick to basket… get a shot, get a foul…
with 36 – 40 seconds left and you get the ball back and the last shot on your court…
And what did we do….
pissed away 25 seconds….
No way 87… Frank wasn’t the bad coach tonight.
Ya’ll got all over my ass last time I questioned our coaching… so I am going to shut up
and catch up with ya’ll tomorrow during the SeaHawks game.
have a good one, fellas….#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
“So Haith is the bad coach here?””
Not tonight — 87.
But I will stand by my statement that…
“Mr Dog can out coach Frank Haith”.
Don’t blame the refs…
You don’t get fouls when you don’t go inside….#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
I just have one question…
Mizzou’s starting front line tonight was 6’5″ – 6’5″ and 6’9″….
How many times did you see Vandy, Freeman, TJ or Anya get the ball down on the blocks tonight….
I told ya’ll a couple of weeks ago that with a young team…. coaching should get you 3 or 4 wins a season…..
Tonight was one of those…. but it just didn’t happen… and it wasn’t because all of our guys did not play solid, consistent, hard ball for forty minutes because they did that.
We should have won this one by ten or more…..
Mr. Dog could out-coach Frank Haith.#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
… Gott calls TO… better be setting up a two for one here….
and hope for a foul…#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
Ok…. so we are all tied up with 4 minutes left…
We have four choices…
1. We can out score them on the fast break…. if we can get some stops and rebounds…
2. We can out shoot them from outside…
3. We can beat them at the free throw line…
3. We can take the ball down low where we have had a size advantage all night, but we haven’t scored a first shot in the paint in the last ten minutes…..
your choice….Coach.#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
Jig… you might be right…
but his 3-2 zone is what got him back in this game and if for no other reason than we
insisted on attacking it from the top of the key.
So Cat goes out with three fouls, Haith takes out his PG and leading scorer at the same time and switches to man…. I’m scratching my head.
Against a zone we should put Cuz at the 3 and run a triangle inside the zone where we have 3 on 2 for the rebound. But the entry pass is from the wing not the top of the key.
Now while we are still trying to figure this out… they get hot from the three point line and we are back even.#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
This Cat dribbling at the top of the key…. and short wing passes is killing me…#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
If any body can give me a *good reason why Frank keeps switching to man to man D ….
I would like to hear it…
We should be killing them down low… but…#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
We need some crowd noise….
On TV….the PNC sounds like the Dean Dome tonight.#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
Haith just made a coaching mistake….
Let’s see we can exploit it.#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
OK… we won the first 5 minutes of the second half….
now let’s win the next 5…
Ya’ll do know that that way to attack a 3=2 zone is from the corner ….
watch for it.#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
Lest we forget… Mizzou is 10-1 and a very good team.
Our guys, including Tyler ( 2 assists 1 TO, 1 foul) , played solid ball for twenty minutes….
If we play as well for the next twenty minutes… we should win this one.
What did some of you expect…. a 15 point halftime lead ??#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
…make that 7….#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
Roger must have read my post….
That 6 whistles in the last 4 minutes….#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
Mizzou shooting 35% so far….
Don’t think we should expect that to continue all night.
in spite of the fact …. that we may be watching the best D we’ve played so far this season.#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
Only 8 whistles in 14 plus minutes by the zebras so far….
I guess we can thank Roger Ayers for that…#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!