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1974: Terps and Pack for all the marbles

Some folks on one of my sports lists have wandered into a discussion about memorable games. So as long as we’re talking about greatest games and stuff, I figured they needed to be reminded about the greatest hoops game ever played. Hell, maybe the greatest game ever payed in any sport anywhere.

The 1974 ACC Tournament final between Maryland and NC State featured the two best teams in the country at a time when the tournament by god meant something – the winner went to the NCAAs and the loser went to the NIT. Or, in this case, said screw it and stayed home. David Thompson, Tom Burleson and Monte Towe for State, John Lucas, Len Elmore and Tom McMillen for Maryland. 103-100, in overtime. Epic. Squared. Continue reading 1974: Terps and Pack for all the marbles

9/11 happened on Obama’s watch! GOP noise machine already hard at work on the history books of the future

Something wicked this way comes.

There are a number of problems with these assertions, not the least of which is that when Saudi terrorists started flying hijacked jets into large buildings on September 11, 2001, George W. Bush had been president of the United States for the better part of eight months. The lapses in memory noted above are all striking, but especially so in the case of Giuliani, who was, from September 11 until he dropped out of the presidential race on January 30, 2008 (a span of roughly 2,332 days, if my math is accurate), unable to say so much as “hello” without somehow shoehorning “9/11” into the conversation. Continue reading 9/11 happened on Obama’s watch! GOP noise machine already hard at work on the history books of the future