All of us die hard Tar Heel fans are in mourning this week. As many of you know, I’m a rock solid Carolina basketball fan.If you scroll down this blog page, you’ll see a number of photographs from my visit a few weeks ago to Charlotte for the ACC basketball tournament.Well, you can imagine my huge disappointment this past Saturday when my team suffered a humiliating defeat to Kansas in the semifinals of the Final Four.
I try not to be a fair weather friend, but this is the second post season major disappointment in the past two years.Last year, Carolina held a commanding 11 point lead in a quarter final game against Georgetown with only five minutes to go. Then they started lobbing unnecessary three point shots, and let the game get away.But it was a slaughter on Saturday night.At one point, Carolina was down 40-12.This is the number one team in the country and they are getting beat 40-12. And Coach Roy Williams just sits there and calls no time outs.I’m dumbfounded.
By the way, I wrote these sentiments in the Charlotte Observer earlier this week, in response to a column the sports writer there publishes.I’m getting emails from all over the country in agreement. The team is going down in flames and the Coach just sits there.You can read these comments here.