james madison's square gardener
playing with my telephoto lens at MSG
I know, I know, I haven't been much of a "communicator" lately, and haven't Spoken About My Feelings™ and there's been precious little ShareTime, but sometimes you must simply ACCEPT ME FOR WHO I AM, DAMN YOU!
Where was I? Oh yes, our beloved Tar Heels played at Madison Square Garden last night, so about 12 of us gathered together to watch our boys in sky blue take on the Buckeyes of Ohio State. Did you know that a Buckeye is a form of chicken common only in Ohio? I had previously thought it was some kind of giant acorn or nut, which is probably why I never completed my doctoral dissertation in Botanical Science.
I can't say it was an inspired game on either end of the court - until Ohio State started playing for broke, relaxed, and mounted a comeback. If there was ever a case of "one team still had more points than the other when time expired", this was it.
Now we take on Syracuse tonight, which promises to be intense, given the proximity. If you're at the game tonight, please wander over to Section 110, row D, won't you?
Posted by Ian Williams at November 19, 2009 11:29 PM
Scruggs, I knew Don was over there and, about the time I remembered and thought about shooting him an email or a text, the Ohio State 3-point specialist woke up and made it interesting.
Dean made some good points. This game is what I expect our season to be like--solid production from Deon and Marcus. Everything else and everyone else will be flashes of brilliance (Tyler's break, Henson's steal, Wear's nice jumper, Larry's threes) interspersed with lots of forehead slaps. But, we the reigning champs and there is absolutely no pressure.
We've got a murderer's row schedule.
Ranked OSU, 'cuse, UT, UK and MSU between now and Christmas. That trial by fire might just make this team very dangerous come March.
But hey, no pressure.
Anne, as a Tar Heel Parent, go to hell Syracuse!
If I was in NY, I would be in MSG.
And if I was in MSG, you better believe I'd be wandering over to Section 110.
Game got pretty tense last night, but I don't mind watching these Heels learn and grow, and hold onto a good W.
Hey Schultz, there are a few games in between those, but you definitely got the highlights. 2-2 would be a fine record for those games.