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When I was at Fordham my frosh year we stormed the court after beating Seton Hall on a buzzer beater. Buzzer beaters make people do shit they have no control over. NC State nearly killed a cripple after beating dook....and that wasn't even a buzzer beater.
Wife had plans and I had to take care of my two young daughters. I'll admit I don't get to many games (more because of living close to 90 minutes away and having children) and if that makes me any less a fan, than we are each entitled to our own opinion. I get just as emotionally invested whether I am going to the game or watching at home so I am comfortable knowing I am a true fan (and have been for 30+years).
My initial point when starting this thread was the fact that it was NCST, a win that has been (except last year) as automatic as death and taxes. In retrospect, I am OK with last night's storm b/c it was essentially a last second win against a ranked team and us coming off a rough week. Had it ended up a 10 point game, I don't think storming would be OK in that situation. Don't get me wrong, I love a good court storming, but feel it should be used for special occasions and in special situations.
I'm all for it. I hate ncst. From Tom O'Brien calling out our students and fans for not filling the stands to Debbie Yow for accusing Gary of sabotaging their b-ball coaching search it's sweet to beat them. Beyond that I have a hard time understanding why students can in one instance be criticized for not showing up then half a breath later be criticized for going overboard. I'll take the latter 10 times out of 10. Maybe Seth davis and company can let us all know the appropriate level of fandom so we can make sure to hit the mark.
Those of us who have been around for a minute rightfully view this as a little lame - because we have much more context than the average student who probably has only been following the team for a few years.
The reality is it doesn't matter and the topic will die in 2 days. The players and students enjoyed it for a moment before Turge rightfully rips them a new one for their pathetic play.
Can't this wait till I'm old, can't I live while I'm young?
I don't think anyone was thinking during the game "oh, if we win this game let's storm the court". At least not until the second half of the second half. I feel like the players wanted it. Literally every play in the final 10 mins the bench and players were waving their arms wanting the crowed to get loud and they would get excited. So in the end the players made the court storm happen and probably were very ok with it as they love to get the crowd pumped.
I didn't hear that. Context?
It was something along the lines of "This is the best win we've had since Greivis was here".
He said, "We haven’t won a big game since Greivis was here. I didn’t come here to be mediocre."
we are rebuilding the program - part of that is rebuilding our fan participation - this is part of the learning process
I have no problem with the students storming the court last night - we fuddy duddies stayed in our seats but then ran to the car after the buzzer
Now, the goal is to get to the point later this year, next year, where we would never imagine storming the court after beating #14. Its a process.
I knew some would respond with the who cares what others think....but be honest. We would mock most schools if they did this, and we are posting on a sports message board
For those commenting on age. Most the people I know laughing at it were 20-28 range, so isn't all the old guys but a bunch of young ones who were surprised by it
With that said I don't really think it is a big deal nor care much. If it means the students are more engaged in future games then good.
This post was edited by jt082005 15 months ago
The idea that someone that thinks it was dumb to storm the court automatically was less happy about the win than someone who liked it is sooooo fucking tilting.
Jeff, I demand an additional 10 minutes added to the end of my life to compensate for you not killing this thread after the 1st post. What a ridiculous freekin' topic!
I'm ZZ Terp, and I approve this Court Rushing!
I was more unhappy about the cheer sheets someone was trying to pass around before the game than the court rush.
Buzzer beater, Turgeon's biggest win, best win for Maryland in three years over the No. 14 team, etc, etc ... With that in mind, who cares?
Live in the present.
WTF? We didn't do it against an unranked opponent. The people who should be embarrassed are the ones making a bid deal out of this.
The shot most definitely beat the buzzer. And I think you get the point.
No. That is one of my all-time pet peeves.
That has to be a really long list.
Who the hell cares what a bunch of posters think. The players seemed to love it and they are the only ones that count. Quite frankly I love to see that enthusiasm by the students.
And I agree. It's not a buzzer beater. How can it possibly be a buzzer beater if N.C. State still had a shot to win the game. Regardless it was a great finish.
Just for the record we did storm the court against an UNRANKED NC State team in Cole in 2000. We were getting trounced early and down by 5 with about two mins left before winning it. Totally an emotion based rush. Doesn't always have to be about the opponent or their ranking.. I totally remember talkin shit to that giant lizard looking assistant for State on the walkway off the court. Good times.
This post has been edited 4 times, most recently by NedNiedelendar 15 months ago
The above line shows the difference between an accountant and an actuary.
We don't have a limited supply of court rushes!. As JeffEr said, live in the now! Should Jake Layman turn down this coed and save it for a hotter one? Why? He's feeling, she's feeling it, enjoy! We can still rush the court after we beat Duke and it will be just as fun and feel just as good.
And if the notre dame/lakers/duke fan says they don't understand why we rush the court after beating a non-rival, to them I say I can't talk right now 'cause me and Jake are about to get laid.
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