I can’t not look at it.
I’ll be honest, I hate the state of Indiana. It’s pretty terrible across the board. But Indianapolis, for whatever reason, is a fine city. If only it weren’t actually in Indiana, it’d be close to perfect. And one of the best things to do in Indiana is visit the art museum, which is completely free and has plenty of good stuff.
And when I go to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, one of the best parts is the top floor, which is full of modern art. Modern art is great because you never know exactly what you’re gonna get. It can be either fantastic, or ridiculously stupid. Like, you can tell it’s supposed to be good, but you just don’t quite see the appeal. Sometimes, I just don’t get it.
This year, it looks like the basketball team is just like modern art.
There’s so much promise, but game in and game out, their performances are baffling. They’re either rife with talent and ability, like against Auburn, or frustratingly obtuse, like, well, last night. And unfortunately, I don’t think fans are the only ones who can’t put the pieces together.
I think this team is looking at a gallery wall, trying to figure out just what they’re supposed to make of what they’re seeing. The problem is, they have to show that there’s something worth getting.
Who knows when, or if, the 2013 Wildcats will figure it out. We know the talent is there. Alex and Archie are both projected lottery picks, but somehow they’ve been nothing but underwhelming. Nerlens has been great, but someone on Twitter last night compared him to Jodie Meeks under Gillispie, which is unfortunately very accurate. He’s been our One Shining Moment this year.
Bottom line, sometimes it clicks, sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes it’s not even worth getting. Like most anything by Jackson Pollock. This year is looking like it’s gonna be a lot of trial and error, but there’s still a lot of examining to do.
Let’s hope they figure it out, and they’re not left staring at a wall, trying to figure it out, come Tourney Time.
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