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  1. He's probably the most heavily scrutinized coach in the game and honestly there's no need for him to cheat. But if something came up that was as serious as systematic academic fraud or whores in the dorms for recruits that were paid for using university funds by him or an assistant coach, he would need to be gone. No coach is bigger than the program.
  2. Sorry, but whoever wrote that is a homeristic moron who knows nothing about college sports. It's the PROGRAM that has to suffer, and if you're a part of that program, you suffer as well. That's just the way things have always been and the way things have to be. And obviously it's not gonna be guys like Paige, Johnson, and Berry who are punished (unless Roy continues to do like he's done in the past and harm these kids by convincing them to pass up millions for his own benefit) but now it's going to be the incoming class since UNC decided to mortgage the future instead of dealing with things right away.
  3. Well, if none of you guys are gonna say it... The justice, it is poetic. What a great ending to a fantastic basketball season. Decades of academic fraud, while under the guise of the "Carolina Way" went unnoticed, but finally the truth came forth and in the end so did the punishment. Not by NCAA sanctions, not by self-impositions, but in a far worse way. See, I've been there. I've seen a program that I love get caught cheating and have to deal with both the sanctions and with the rebuilding. That's typically what happens in cases like this; a team cheats, they get caught, they deal with the consequences. Then they move on. It happened in the '80s with SMU, it happened in the '90s with Kentucky, it happened this year with Louisville. And it should've happened with UNC. But it didn't. Why? Because they thought they could win the title this year, and they know that titles are bulletproof. So instead of taking their lumps, self-imposing sanctions, and doing what most programs do when faced with blatant NCAA violations, they lawyered their way into putting off the punishments for just one more year in hopes that a banner would save them. It almost happened. With a little bit of luck given to them by the committee and by various upsets, UNC managed to make its way to the National Championship game by facing no greater than a 5 seed. Just for comparison's sake, their opponents, the Villanova Wildcats, defeated a 3, a 1, and a 2 on the way to the title game. Villanova earned it. UNC, in what would become a most excellent trolling job by the College Basketball Gods, skated their way to the title game and were sure-fire favorites to win their 6th (or 7th or 8th, depending on which UNC fan you talk to) National Championship. It was a great game. Villanova got off to an early lead. UNC came back. UNC leads by 10. Nova leads by 7. It's close again coming down to the wire. What a freaking shot by Marcus Paige. I love to picture the elation from UNC fans in my mind. Then, Karma. Or, as Tarheel alum Rasheed Wallace famously says, "Ball don't lie." Elation quickly turns to heartbreak, and UNC fan's punishment is complete. NCAA sanctions would probably be over after one season. This is the type of loss that will be painful for years to come. And it is truly deserved. Maybe next time you'll learn to just take your punishment, deal with the consequences, and move on. Because now, the "Jenkins shot" will replace the "Laettner shot" as the climax of NCAA highlight reels. And I thank you for that. I'm thankful for the "Carolina Way." I know how you feel, Tarheel Fan, and I am glad that you hurt. Because you deserve it. Ball don't lie.
  4. You guys know why. Both reasons.
  5. Looks like we got a bunch of badasses up in here. A flat tire can be both a huge inconvenience as well as a fairly simple fix. The two aren't mutually exclusive.
  6. I thought it was amazing. Best movie I've seen in a while. Also, I typically hate going to the movies, but I went to that one solo in the middle of the day (first time I've done that) and it was actually quite enjoyable.
  7. ^Correct. How in the world is Trout 99% matched? I don't think there's a person in this world who I agree with 99% of the time...
  8. It's how the kids say that they don't care. Is "apolitical" a word? If it is, then I'm apolitical.
  9. Before today, I was under the impression that Grizzly Adams was an actual person (who DID have a beard) and not a character from a TV show.
  10. I hate going to the movies but for some reason I wanna go see that one. Thinking about hitting a matinee on Wednesday or Thursday. I'm gonna base my decision solely on whether or not you tell me I should go.
  11. I agree with Gritz. Avery did it, Brendan didn't, but the cops still planted evidence and were general corrupt ******** throughout the whole thing. But Avery can sit in jail for the rest of his life for all I care if only because of "that cat thing."
  12. I'm really enjoying it so far.
  13. Honestly I don't think there needs to be a qualifier after "Cal's recruitment works." We've had one bad season since he's been here, the rest have resulted in Elite Eight or better. No other school has had as much success in that time period. You could make an argument for Duke with the titles in '10 and '15 but they've also got half the Final Fours and two opening weekend exits. This team isn't going to be '13 but I don't see a '14-type run happening either. There is talent but we're also severely limited in the frontcourt and have a starting guard who would be better off shooting threes and free throws blindfolded. We're a top 20-25ish team and unless Ulis and Murray go all Boatright and Napier in the tournament, a Sweet 16 is pretty much their ceiling. Next year tho... Gonna be murdering fools.
  14. From the first time I saw that dude talk I thought the whole thing was gonna end with him being the killer.
  15. Anybody who thought Kentucky was gonna win that game hasn't been paying attention. We're just not that good.
  16. Nice work, too bad your weak *** can only carry 100 lbs of that back to the wagon.
  17. That kid from Robin Hood illegally killed a deer and they were gonna have him hanged. So I'd say these people got off pretty easy imo.
  18. It's "UK", not "U of K." You sound like someone from Louisville.
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