Sometimes people make statements that are completely ludicrous, like Chane Behanan’s claim that Louisville will go undefeated, “point blank, period.” For those times, I like to trot out a segment called “Seriously?!”, which, I will admit, I totally stole from Weekend Update. Whatever, let’s move on to some Cardinal hatin’ fun.
In case you’re too lazy to scroll, here’s Behanan’s statement from Saturday, in full:
“Yeah, we’re one of them. Like I said, rankings don’t mean nothing, for real, ’cause we better than half the teams, but we ain’t gonna get into all that. But that’s just how I feel and that’s the attitude I’m gonna walk into every game with. And I mean, then we beat Vandy and um, Memphis. Yes, Yes, we are the number one team in the country in my eyes. [Chip: “Number one?”] Number one team in the country in my eyes. And like I said, we gonna go undefeated. Point blank, period.”
Okay, so confidence is a great thing to have and all, but when your main argument for deserving the number one ranking is that you beat Vandy and Memphis, you are clearly delusional. Seriously, Chane? Vandy? Memphis? The same Vandy that lost to Indiana State AT HOME on Saturday, leading to a citywide shortage of Taco Bell tacos (thanks, Kevin Stallings…didn’t want one anyways)? And don’t forget Vandy’s resume boosting losses to Cleveland State and Xavier (although the latter was probably chalked up to be a moral victory). You’re proud of beating them? At home? In one of the most boring basketball games in modern history? And seriously, Memphis? Sure, their losses are more impressive than Vandy’s, but child please, they ain’t North Carolina, so stop bragging.
And “undefeated” for the rest of the season, “point blank, period”? Seriously? Enjoy that undefeated while you can, buddy, because the road’s about to get a lot tougher. Let’s see what sweaty John Thompson III and his #16 Hoyas think of your bravado. And, oh yeah, don’t we have a date on New Year’s Eve? I hope The Breakfast Club reads your quote daily before breaking toast. Even more, I hope Anthony Davis prints it out, tapes it on his mirror, and practices his “bitch please” look to it each night. After that, Syracuse might have something to say about it, too.
Sure, Chane, you’re a freshman and some may think your confidence is cute in a “bless his little heart” kind of way, but seriously…keep saying this stuff, it will make New Year’s Eve that much sweeter.