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Dear Gary (on UNC and stupid readers)

Posted on: October 22, 2008 2:19 am
Edited on: October 22, 2008 2:28 am
 

Here's Wednesday's Dear Gary ...

Dear Gary: You seem to have forgotten that Duke beat North Carolina by 11 points when UNC didn't have Ty Lawson while UNC only beat Duke by eight points when UNC had Lawson. There is still a minus-3 difference. Your point in why they could have been undefeated is not justified. What a poor excuse for a national reporter.

-- Brad

Seriously, Brad, what the hell are you talking about?

I can't even make sense of your email.

Are you arguing that because North Carolina (without Lawson) lost to Duke by 11 and North Carolina (with Lawson) only beat Duke by eight that somehow we are to conclude that ... what, exactly? What does an 11-point loss to Duke without Lawson compared to an eight-point win over Duke with Lawson have to do with any point I was making? My point -- while explaining how close the Tar Heels were to entering the NCAA tournament undefeated last season -- was that it's reasonable to assume UNC would've beaten Duke in February had Lawson been available given how the Tar Heels won at Duke in March when Lawson was available. You follow that logic, right? That the Tar Heels beat Duke on the road when Lawson played suggests they probably would've done the same at home if Lawson would've played in that game, too. Again, my theory is based on UNC having Lawson, which makes everything that happened without Lawson irrelevant to the theory. I honestly don't know how to make it any simpler for you, Brad. And, by the way, you are a poor excuse for a national reader.

Comments

Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: December 24, 2008 11:00 pm
 

Dear Gary (on UNC and stupid readers)

while i agree, that Brad is a little abrasive and has a lack of tact, this actually has bothered me for quite some time.  Duke won because of No lawson.  No lawson, No lawson.  blah blah blah, that is a UNC fan's greatest excuse.  I watched Duke all season last year, and when they went to chapel hill to defeat the Tar heels, they were on fire.  Their field goal percentage was phenomenal.   If anyone recalls that game they will remember that Duke was dropping bombs on UNC and were keeping the lead and played smart.   This was the first half of Duke's season, the 2nd half of the season, they didn't look the same, ever since they lost to Wake forest, they didn't resemble the same players that played at chapel hill and when they had the final game at Cameron, they were still off.   I'm hoping Duke doesn't dissappoint again at the end of the season.   Thoughts? 



Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2008 4:44 pm
 

Dear Gary (on UNC and stupid readers)

You tell him Gary.. You tell him....



Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: October 23, 2008 12:58 am
 

Dear Gary (on UNC and stupid readers)

Hahahaha.  Brad is funny.  And you sir, Gary, should not make predictions because that woiuld be overly ambitious.  I mean, what in the world is a college basketball columnist doing writing about the likely national champs before the season.  And, how dare you throw a little intrigue into the fracas by saying they may go undefeated.  Brad is funny.




Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2008 11:13 pm
 

Dear Gary (on UNC and stupid readers)

I think his point was that dook would beat carolina with 1/2 of lawson



Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2008 11:57 am
 

Dear Gary (on UNC and stupid readers)

LOL at .
UNC over Duke any day.



Since: Oct 5, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2008 11:57 am
 

Dear Gary (on UNC and stupid readers)

That is hilarious. 



Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2008 11:17 am
 

Dear Gary (on UNC and stupid readers)

And all the people said.....amen, Gary.


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