Want Wimpy? Look to Carolina coach Roy Williams' press conference cry, not Tiger Woods
Those who want to deride Tiger Woods for playing smart golf are looking to the wrong sport. Forget for a moment how ludicrous it is for people to be questioning Tiger like he’s some punk newcomer to golf who needs to prove something. Especially when most of these folks are just mad that Tiger once again made one of their idiotic forecasts of his impending failure look as intelligent as that neighborhood dog who eats his own refuse.
For while this collection of potential Paris Hilton Jeopardy co-contestants tried anyway to knock Tiger career win No. 56, they missed a truly wimpy whiny sports performance for the ages.
That would be North Carolina coach Roy Williams at the press conference mic after his Tar Heels gagged away a Final Four berth. It pains me a little to say this. I like Carolina and Williams because they’re not as phony or dirty in playing style as Duke and Coach American Express.
And because they now routinely kick the foul-mouthed, Bobby-Knight-junior Coach K in the mouth with regular beatdowns.
But there’s just no excusing Williams’ pathetic performance in the wake of inexplicable collapse. Williams, a 57-year-old multimillionaire, actually said - while appearing to fight back tears - “I would give every cent I have right now for my team to be out there cutting down those nets and feeling those feelings that Georgetown’s players are feeling.”
Yeah, sure Roy. Please. Save the disingenuous blubber blabber and talk about how special your “kids” are. This isn’t Little League. And no one’s buying the we-tried-so-hard card. Your team of well-compensated (by at least expensive scholarships) future pros made 1 of 23 shots over a 15-minute stretch.
That’s the kind of thing that would embarrass even Phil Mickelson on a major Sunday.
Even college basketball reporters aren’t that stupid. Your beloved Carolina choked away a Final Four berth to Georgetown and you didn’t do anything to stop it. Trying to turn into a coach of 10-year-olds and insultingly referring to Hoyas coach John Thompson Jr. as “Young John” over and over again - like getting to beat you Wise Roy is his greatest honor - isn’t going to divert attention from these facts.
Step off and admire Tiger. Get on Roy.
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