Are Kentucky fans trying to make UNC-UK the biggest rivalry in college ball? Sure seems that way.
We’re still a good three months away from the season, but one Wilcats fans has taken it upon himself to diss the Heels. What he specifically takes issue with is Jay Bilas’ proclamation that Carolina has the best frontcourt in the game and will therefore be the best team of 2012. Here’s a choice nugget:
Henson may be able to block every shot within 6 feet of him and dunk like a freak, but he’s a foot taller than I, we weigh the same AND I am only considered “slightly obese” for my age and height. Zeller will eventually get drafted by the Pacers and will never be heard of again. Let’s stop pretending that he plays as big as his nose. Barnes is a man, enough said there. Lastly, Macadoo will be a frosh and Roy Williams despises rookies who are good at basketball. His impact will be minimal.
The writer also claims Wildcat superiority based on the fact that UK beat UNC in the NCAA tournament last season.
Where do we even begin with this whole thing? Ignoring the fact that the writer mentions P.J. Hairston twice in the piece and both times spells his name wrong, let’s assume he’s a serious writer trying to make a serious argument. UK will be good, no doubt, but until Kentucky proves its frontcourt is as lethal as the veteran talent in Chapel Hill, we’re giving Carolina the edge.
And the point that Roy never uses freshman? That’s just willfully ignorant. I’m sure you can scroll through quite a few names in your mind of frosh who have made big impacts in the last decade.
Come to think of it, we’re done with this whole thing. Go read it if you want. Then we’ll patiently wait for the UK-UNC game at Rupp on December 3.