in response to all the people who replied to my comment in the MM nick faust dunk story, thank you all very much. never done a fanpost before, this is new to me. "the jump," i feel so official. and like I said, i'll be meeting Zach when I go down to CP in early march so if anyone has something they would like me to say to him or ask him, I would be more than happy to relay that. just leave it in the comments.
and nah i don't feel like there should be more women's bball talk, i mean it's women's bball. they're a great team but the reason they got us guys out there was cuz we were better. you don't get better unless you practice/play against someone better. they (the coaches) had to make rules to make it fair. for instance, on screens we weren't allowed to switch or hedge screens...makes it tough to play defense haha. the scout team would have kept crushing the girls. we were in the early part of the season...hence the rules to make it fair.
sorry to all you lady terp fans out there but there's only a couple hundred fans at the home games for a reason. women in general have great fundamentals (boxing out is a great example), but that doesn't make for exciting basketball. dunking is exciting. quick drives with circus-shot finishes are exciting. the vast majority of women are simply not capable of that. that's what the casual bball fan looks for. the diehard women's fans look further (that's why there are a few hundred fans at each home game-they're all diehards). you don't see casual bball fans at women's games, whether it's UMD or anyone else. but at least for me, i prefer the more exciting game too. and i would classify myself as a diehard men's bball fan.
oh, and on my (scout and club) team was a guy named jon dillard. he used to take dara (taylor?) to school with his crossover. happy for him that he scored yesterday. when he was playing D, she couldn't do anything on him, he was just too athletic. and that's the overlying difference i'm trying to get across is that men are simply more athletic than women. I honestly think my high school team coulda beat the lady terp team from 09-10 (they weren't as good then as they are now, so maybe they could now? i dont know.).
anyway, my novel is over. thank you all again. and i know some people are kind of afraid of the cancer thing, but if there's one thing i hate more than anything it's being treated less-than-human (you'd be surprised at how often I get that feeling). so if you disagree, then please let me know.