Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Who Are These All-Americans Anyway?

A friend passed along this hilarious link from the NYTimes blog, summarizing tidbits from the West Virginia press conference. Some highlights:

Cam Thoroughman asked whether Duke's Greg Paulus was one of the eight McDonald's all Americans. When told yes, Thoroughman said, "Oh my God. Are you kidding?"

West Virginia forward Joe Alexander . . . had the assembled news media cracking up when a reporter told him that Duke had eight McDonald’s all-Americans.
“Who?” he asked, very skeptically.
He wasn’t done. Nor were his teammates.

Alexander on breaking down Duke on film: “We knew that coming in that they were just going to stand around and not rebound. So we were ready to exploit that.”

Alexander on the Duke mystique: ““We don’t care that they’re Duke. That doesn’t mean anything to us. People look at West Virginia like we’re this mid-major school playing all these big schools and upsetting them. That’s not the case at all.”

1 comment:

Head Dude said...

Actually Dude, I read the NY Times article Sunday and those dudes pissed me off. I hope Xavier runs them off the court.