I just always enjoyed the annual Seth Greenberg sob-fest portion of CBS Selection Sunday. It was always so dramatic, Seth on the phone complaining about VaTech getting left out of the dance yet again...
Usually, it came about 15 minutes into the show and somewhere in the dialogue was, "but, we beat Duke in the regular season... waaaaaa... Mommy!"
This year, I think the selection committee should just leave VaTech out just because the show want have as that raw, compelling, whiny diatribe we're so used to seeing. There will be others, but Seth has the feel-sorry for myself attitude down so good.
I think that attitude extends to his players. Like when he had to get on Delaney the other day and sit him down for pouting. Too funny.
Allen was a poor sport as was Delaney. I forgot who Marshall plowed into on purpose, but man, I liked how he was backing up his senior leader, Nolan.
I would vote Clan McCants for two places on the ACC's all-time All-Punk team. If anything, she was worse than he was.
And don't forget about Leah Matcalfe.
I know Nate is too mature, but I was sort of hoping they would do something stupid in his vicinity. It got sketchy there for a few moments like something crazy might start. I feel the need to check their graduation rates. They don't act like college kids. I really hope they get left out of the NCAA's again. If not, a play-in game would be nice. Why do they call it the first round? Please - it's a play-in. Anyway, I know many decent people that went to VT, and the kids on that team do not represent them at all. Keep losing to UVA Seth, and you'll be sent packing. The sooner the better!
The two people who have to stick out on these lists are Deron Washington and Sean Marshall who put Allen to shame. Allen was a bit of a punk but those guys reveled from their antics. I don't think G. Tech gets into the same category of FSU, BC (back in the day) and Va. Tech.
Those teams and especially those players legitimately scared me about what they would do next. It was ridiculous. I think the replays were made for these two guys, if only they had it back in the day. No Va. Tech or BC game would finish under 2 hours with all the delays and both those guys would be taking showers early.
Did the broadcast say why the technical was called on Allen? I was in the arena and it wasn't clear. We guessed it was because of something he said in earshot of the ref. The teams were gathered at one end and it was a dead ball situation, I believe not long after Allen charged into Kyle and Kyle was called for the foul.
How could Vitale and Bonner proclaim so definitively that Allen did not throw it in his face on purpose? Andre's whole body was out of bounds and he had all the time in the world to decide where to throw it. He could hit any part of his body yet he hits him in the middle of the face?
I understand not proclaiming that he did because how could you know. But the reverse is true as well.
Man that pissed me off.
"[T]he tarnished Tar Heels that bear little resemblance to the revered program built by Dean Smith."- Ashville Times
"UNC and the NCAA are trying to conceal that the fraud was specifically designed to pad the transcripts of varsity athletes" - Bloomberg
I really had no problem with Seth green burg until December 29 2008.V.T. was in my town playing (Charleston southern university)csu.csu had the hokies on their heels.they were flat out outplaying them.one of csu's big men was giving them trouble.also csu's guard warren was eating them alive.csu's pf was undercut.he never came back into the game.they foul looked dirty to me. that and what i actually heard greenburg whining about. he was on refs for most of the game.that forever changed my perception of Mr.green burg.the hokies ended up coming back and winning 75-66.i wonder if allen was on that team aswell?
i remember Sean Marshall guarding JJ Redick and talking smack. Well this one time he was in JJ's face screaming at the top of his lungs at mid court. The only problem was BC had called a timeout, JJ knew they had called the timeout and just stood there and finally he told Marshall look at the scoreboard there is a timeout and the idiot just simply smiled sheepishly and walked to the bench. There have been many thugs in the league but the one who doesn't get his just due is Chris Paul, don't believe anything good about him, he was a thug then, he is now and will continue to be.
Don't know if it has been mentioned yet, but I think the fact that we let the shot clock expire at the end of the Maryland game v/s Nolan driing for a layup at the end of the VT game says alot about how little we respect those thugs and rightly so.
Wait a minute. What's the commish's name again?
During the timeout right after Allen's shenanigans we were watching the refs huddled around the monitor for a long time, even telling the players to go back into their huddles when they came out before the refs were ready. They'd missed the dirty play the frst time. Then they seemed to reach a conclusion pretty quickly and called the HC's over and explained what had happened and what they were going to do/call. Seth was immediately angry... Not knowing what was going on inside the stadium, in retrospect it was funniest when Allen came over to the VT bench as we were shooting the technicals and (towards his coaches) gave a "I have no idea why they could have called anything on me" shrug/shake and quick comment. It was real nice to see him foul out early.
FWIW, the VPI fans didn't seem overwhelmingly into it, and seemed more-or-less resigned to losing from fairly early on. Just my perception from inside the Coliseum.