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Why Auburn Basketball? Why…

Auburn’s sensational collapse in Gainesville last night was as mystifying as it was predictable. Truly bad teams can find a way to lose an intrasquad scrimmage, let alone in that bee-hive against the nation’s top team. So even though we all saw it coming I don’t think anyone was prepared for the two brand new, never-before-seen methods to meltdown that Auburn unveiled to the world

First, the intentional foul with under 20 seconds left in a tie game. About as bone-headed and unaware as it gets, but considering Florida was more than likely going to go down and either hit a shot or get fouled as time expired (or win by 15 in OT), you could almost shrug it off as a certain brand of savvy…Auburn was 10-19 from 3 to that point, and if you watch even a lick of college basketball these days then you know no matter the score, the team with the last shot will always jack a desperation three. It’s Basketball Science. (Chapel-Hill’s renowned Smith School of Basketball Science is currently accepting applications, if you’re interested in learning more).

 

So you’re down two with plenty of time to dribble around aimlessly and jack up an off-balanced heave. Out of timeouts of course, but that certainly doesn’t matter when your coach is on the bench looking all bewildered like he just got dumped by Topanga. Just throw the ball in to one of the guar—wait, there are no guards–and that’s the genius of it. It’s innovation, baby. Backs against the wall, against all odds, and pulling a loss out of your ass just in the nick of time. All too familiar, no?

I said…

ALL

TOO

FAMILIAR

NO?

Sorry. Unnecessary, I know, but don’t act like you weren’t thinking the same thing, my BBN neighbor.

It’s an apt comparison but does offer hope. Remember this?

 

Consider this case, closed.

Article written by John Dubya

The Twitter: @Johnawilk

9 Comments for Why Auburn Basketball? Why…



  1. Bobbum man
    8:14 pm February 20, 2014 Permalink

    This is awful….



  2. Bradley David Peveto
    8:25 pm February 20, 2014 Permalink

    Good luck to the Cats next year. The friends I made here are amazing and the fans are fantastic
    Better days are ahead
    3-9 in 2014
    4-8 in 2015



  3. JBCat
    8:27 pm February 20, 2014 Permalink

    Auburn was for real pre-season no. 1? When did this happen?



    • Chaz
      11:11 pm February 20, 2014 Permalink

      I don’t remember it either, but looks like it was true. From Wikipedia:

      1998-1999 season. This team, led by transfer Chris Porter and Doc Robinson, won the SEC regular season title and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. The next season, the team had even higher aspirations, predicted by Sports Illustrated to win the national title.

      While looking up Chris Porter I happened upon a “50 best NCAA dunks” video. If you have 14 minutes to waste it’s worth watching. Spoiler alert, Dirk’s dunk is number two.



    • Chaz
      11:12 pm February 20, 2014 Permalink

      Dang it. forgot the link. I do that with email attachments all the time.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYOn1-CJd9Q



  4. Slick_Rick_At_Porcinis
    8:40 pm February 20, 2014 Permalink


  5. Moonshine Nate
    9:31 pm February 20, 2014 Permalink

    Dubya, I’ve liked your style from the first post, keep on keepin on,
    By the way you know what I like about college chicks, I get older but they stay the same ageeeeee!



  6. Billy Clyde is drunk again
    11:12 pm February 20, 2014 Permalink

    Auburn has been awful for YEARS. Charles Barkley has to be ashamed of the mess they have become.



  7. JBCat
    12:04 am February 21, 2014 Permalink

    Chaz– Appreciate the righteous factage/linkage