Saturday, March 17, 2012

N.C. State players happy about Duke's loss

Time after time, players from rival schools always snicker and cheer when one of them loses. So when Duke lost to Lehigh in a second round tournament shocker there were a few North Carolina State players who enjoyed the moment, even though they were trying to downplay the moment.

“I was very happy,” Richard Howell said.

“I’m with Rich,” C.J. Leslie said.

Given the fact that N.C. State has always been looked down upon by Duke and North Carolina I can understand your joy. On the other hand Wolfpack players and fans alike should worry about elevating their program before taking joy in others' misery.



Nate D said...

I don't blame state one bit for wanting to see Duke lose. If a team was whipping on me year in and year out I would be happy to see them ousted from the tourney too. Especially after blowing a 20 point second half lead to that very same team. There was probably a bad taste in their mouth from that game. Mr. Edwards you are correct in stating that they should handle their own business and beat them themselves. That would be a big step in elevating their program. It was sweet for the state players to see Duke lose...imagine how sweet it would be if they could actually beat Dukr themselves.

nobluekoolaid said...

Nate D(umb),
What your seeing in this tourney is what you'd have seen all year from the Pack if they didn't have to play 5 on 8 like in the second half at Cameron. Pack's still dancing and Dook couldn't beat the equivalent of a high school team when forced to play 5 on 5 with neutral refs that wouldn't let them flop their way to victory.