Fired Bill Carmody: Enough with the hyperbole

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Enough with the hyperbole

a big deal was made of the fact that on Sunday the Wildcats opened and closed the first half with dunks. various news outlets, blogs, etc. have described those dunks as:

"rousing"
"powerful"
"brought the house down"
"thunderous dunk"
"big-time slam"

uh, no. the crowd loves it when a Northwestern player dunks the ball, but it's not as if we're watching the second coming of Phi Slama Jama. we all know this is the most athletic team in recent memory, and the preseason buzz was that Northwestern was going to "average three dunks a game." while NU hasn't yet reached that level, it is indeed nice to have more than one or two guys capable of touching the rim. let's just tone down the adjectives a bit.

in case you were wondering, a quick youtube search of "Northwestern dunks" turned up this and this - in case you're interested in watching dunks that i would actually consider "thunderous"

3 Comments:

Blogger Loretta8 said...

the dunk Landry Fields had on Shurna certainly fit the "thunderous" category as well, can't find it on youtube though.

2/9/10, 2:07 PM  
Blogger Scottie said...

The Landry Fields dunk wasn't nearly as good as Chris Allen's dunk on us at the Breslin Center. It was nice to see in person along with 25,000 of my closest MSU friends.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRR3To5j8ZA

(about 8 second mark)

2/9/10, 2:40 PM  
Blogger Loretta8 said...

haha I guess you didn't click on the links in his post?

2/9/10, 2:59 PM  

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