Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Threw Through the Ringer Wringer.

Dear readers, the BasketCases beg your indulgence. Normally, as you know, we try our best after games to link to post-game articles not only from the D.C.-area papers but also from the opponent's local region. However, last night's game against Nebraska did us in. It didn't end until nearly midnight Tuesday, which meant we didn't get home until Wednesday morning, and of course, being duty-bound to our readers, we opted for blogging over sleeping. And since we actually do have day jobs (really, we do), that left no time for our usual morning-after search of newspapers from the Cornhusker state.

But thanks to fellow Terp fan Gerri, we now bring you two not-to-be-missed articles from our nation's heartland. The first, from the Lincoln Journal Star, reports that the "gallant Huskers" pushed Maryland like the team "hadn't [been pushed] all year" at Comcast (making us wonder how many games at Comcast writer Curt McKeever has actually seen). The other article, in the Omaha World-Herald, was written by Steve Takaba, to whom the BasketCases are delighted to present the prestigious Morton Salt Award for the Homonym Impaired for writing that the Huskers last night put Coach B "through the ringer." Yes, Steve, yesterday's game may have put Coach Freeze Frese threw through the ringer wringer, but she and her players survived a tough game against your Huskers and now advance to play in Spoke Can Spokane this weekend in the Sweet Sixteen. Suite!


At 9:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps you must be of a certain age to know that type of wringer - and I am of that age!! Our dear Lady Terps kept the suspense going as usual, maybe in an attempt to keep us fans awake!!
Whew - I'm still trying to recover - it's that certain age thing.
Go Terps!!!!!!

At 1:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how perceptions differ. The term "offensive juggernaut" appears in Takaba's article and everyone near the Beltway goes, "who ... us?"

I have the answer to the Curt McKeever question: the answer is ... NONE! :-) But ask me how many times I saw the Big Red this year, not counting Monday.

I refer you to Curt McKeever. Even though he's paid to do research.



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