- Posted by gordenjon
You just got blown out by an unranked Oklahoma State squad. - Posted by DooksucksV3
Reminds me of the football team several years back that was returning several "good" players and NCSU fans were talking undefeated,national champs!! Someone forgot to tell "Ohio State" (OSU, too..how ironic) how great Wolfpack was in the opening game of the season. I believe that football team went on to a very mediocre season after that loss. Big difference in saying how good you are, and proving how good you are in big games. Good luck, Wolfpack; we'll be watching how it goes from here.
I was at that Ohio State game and I am not sure I see the parallel. Ohio State had just won the national title the season before and was sitting in a good place. The game was played in the horseshoe and was one of the best college games I have ever witnessed. I think it went into 3 or4 overtimes before Rivers came up just short. The game included Maurice Clarette (sp?) and TA McClendon who both just came off +1000 yd seasons. Both RBs turned out to be a bust in the long run.
Point is - that situation and current situation are not equal. That was a defining point in that season going into one of the hardest places in country to play in front of +105000 against the defending national champs.
I felt the high ranking was a curse for the basketball team and personally feel that rankings shouldn't come out until after a set amount of games/time (i.e 10 games, month). Every year there is a top ten team that doesn't pan out. A couple years ago it was the UNC team that ended up in the NIT. Hopefully this year it will not be any of the three triangle teams.
Edit: Also like how you referred to Phillip Rivers as a "good" player.