Saturday, January 19, 2008

That's why they play the games

Today in the Dean Dome, undefeated and #1 ranked North Carolina lost to the Maryland Terrapins. The Terps are notorious giant killers, in fact this is the 7th time that the team coached by Gary Williams has beaten the #1 ranked team in the country. For this game the Terps were a 20+ point underdog. No matter. Everyone needs a nemesis:

Love the Terps.
Hate the Tarheels. And Duke.

Love the Red Sox.
Hate the Yankees. And Mets.

Love the Redskins.
Hate the Cowboys. And Eagles. And Giants.

Yes, UNC will probably be playing in the Final Four long after the Terps are eliminated from the NIT. As well they should be. But today, Maryland did to UNC what the Ravens failed to do to the Patriots a few weeks ago: beat a superior team that will eventually win it all.

Tomorrow the Chargers get their chance...

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