Brought down to earth

Brought down to earth

There are 19 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Nov 29, 2008, titled Brought down to earth. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

One day was all the Maryland Terrapins had to savor an upset victory over a top-10 opponent.

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Scott G

Alexandria, VA

#1 Nov 29, 2008
Yeah, Gonzaga is good. Sometimes you just have to admit it.
Joe Mess East BMore

Columbia, MD

#2 Nov 29, 2008
Now that Vasquez has his 1,000 points, maybe he can start to share the rock. Mosely and Kim are going to be very good players. Mosely is a flat out stud.
Anti Gary

Washington, DC

#3 Nov 29, 2008
Scott G wrote:
Yeah, Gonzaga is good. Sometimes you just have to admit it.
Gonzaga is good. They just beat your team by 22 points. Everyone knows they're good. We don't need your expertise in college basketball to tell us that. And Maryland is a below average program. Funny that you state that Gonzaga is good and won't state the fact that Maryland is in trouble. You so-called Maryland backers never seem to write the truth about what this program has become. They just got blown out be a small school in the Pacific Northwest and all you have to say that is Gonzaga is good. Well, I hate to break the news to you moron, Maryland is mediocre. Their recruits have been borderline division two players the last five years. They have missed the big dance three out of the last four years. They lose at home to small conference schools from their own recruiting area. They have no legit big men. Who is to blame for the decline? I'll give you a hint, but you all will be in denial!
Ravtown

Elkridge, MD

#4 Nov 29, 2008
The most interesting thing to come out of that game is the fact that Maryland is forced to play Georgetown. That means the byproduct of the last several years of local recruiting wars will be on full display. With Maryland having lost most of those "battles", it will be interesting to see who wins Sunday's "war".
gscaton1

Ellicott City, MD

#5 Nov 29, 2008
Anti-Gary you are a A-hole. You must be Mike Preston assistent. The better team won no doubt about it. Can't blame Gary for this one. Gonzaga will beat alot of teams this year. They have a ver good program year after year.
RWS

Westminster, MD

#6 Nov 29, 2008
This new reporter Tania Ganguli The Sun has covering the Terps is not bad,but why does it say Orlando Sentinel?What a Pathetic excuse for a newspaper.What Don Markus couldn't tear himself away from a turkey leg long enough to cover this tournament.One in which the Terps will play 3 top 15 teams in four days.Anti Gary has put more time in his rantings then the Sun has spent on this coverage.
Mariolucasforthr ee

Columbia, MD

#7 Nov 29, 2008
While the score was disappointing, it was nice to see the Terps fight and hustle until the end. We all know our team's shortcomings as many people point out ad nauseum on this forum, but if we play with this intensity, RB a little better and don't shoot 1 for 13 on our threes, I think this team will be competitive in the ACC and knock off a few more ranked teams.
humdinger

Wilmington, DE

#8 Nov 29, 2008
The Sun is a dying paper, the majority of their stories are from non-Baltimore sources.

Shame this is only the 3rd time we've played G-town since 1980
Skin

Baltimore, MD

#9 Nov 29, 2008
Not that it matters, but the Orlando-Sentinel is part of the same corporate giant that owns the Sun -- as well as the Chicago Tribune, LA Times and others. I wonder if those papers are being run into the ground also, but that is a different blog. Thus the Orlando reporter covering the tourney. It actually makes sense, not only does it save expenses but Don or some other poor sap can stay home with the family for the holiday. Or maybe he is in Beantown covering the BC game.

As to the comment about Vasquez being selfish, I don't know what game you were watching. He shot a high percentage and made several nice passes -- a few of which were fumbled away by teammates not ready for the pass. Gonzaga is an experienced team and were much better than the Terps. This loss was not GV's fault.
gratefolks

Catonsville, MD

#10 Nov 29, 2008
I funny that you state that Gonzaga is good and won't state the fact that Maryland is in trouble.

oh, man. the entire world is in trouble and we just keep denying it. thank god we're got you with such clarity of vision to illuminate the way.

sorry, a mosquito flew up my nose and had to blow it out. anyhow, you could see they were a step short on both ends, but the shooting was the nost abysmal aspect. easy lay-ups, put-backs were missed. and why hayes felt compelled to keep shooting threes was beyond me. i guess the only way to break a slump is to keep shooting. but i'm not sure one game qualifies as a slump, just "trouble."
MT TERP

Missoula, MT

#11 Nov 29, 2008
Anti Gary wrote:
<quoted text>Gonzaga is good. They just beat your team by 22 points. Everyone knows they're good. We don't need your expertise in college basketball to tell us that. And Maryland is a below average program. Funny that you state that Gonzaga is good and won't state the fact that Maryland is in trouble. You so-called Maryland backers never seem to write the truth about what this program has become. They just got blown out be a small school in the Pacific Northwest and all you have to say that is Gonzaga is good. Well, I hate to break the news to you moron, Maryland is mediocre. Their recruits have been borderline division two players the last five years. They have missed the big dance three out of the last four years. They lose at home to small conference schools from their own recruiting area. They have no legit big men. Who is to blame for the decline? I'll give you a hint, but you all will be in denial!
This is exactly why you are an idiot and troll...there are close to 350 D1 basketball teams - so average would being ranked 175. The Terps lose to a top 10 team (after beating another) and they are suddenly below average!? So every other team that zags will beat this year are suddenly below average too? And if the terps lose to UNC they'll be below average too, they have to win every game against every opponent no matter what in order to just be decent to you, eh?

It's not news, you get called on this ignorant thinking all of the time, but it definitely shows that you are a fan or someone who even cares beyond just finding something to complain about it for your own amusement. And of course you get off on actually getting attention here too. Now that's pathetic.
raja

Lexington, SC

#12 Nov 29, 2008
Too bad Maze isn't running point. Nice game yesterday.
Biff

Annapolis, MD

#13 Nov 29, 2008
Anti Gary wrote:
<quoted text>Gonzaga is good. They just beat your team by 22 points. Everyone knows they're good. We don't need your expertise in college basketball to tell us that. And Maryland is a below average program. Funny that you state that Gonzaga is good and won't state the fact that Maryland is in trouble. You so-called Maryland backers never seem to write the truth about what this program has become. They just got blown out be a small school in the Pacific Northwest and all you have to say that is Gonzaga is good. Well, I hate to break the news to you moron, Maryland is mediocre. Their recruits have been borderline division two players the last five years. They have missed the big dance three out of the last four years. They lose at home to small conference schools from their own recruiting area. They have no legit big men. Who is to blame for the decline? I'll give you a hint, but you all will be in denial!
Again I ask, if you hate Gary Williams and/or the Terps so much, why do you care? What is your team(s)?

Maryland is not a below average program, certainly not. This is a bit of a mixed team with some youth sprinkled in, which could lead to some excitement and some unfortunate lows. Too boot, we are only 5 games into the season, so let's not get crazy and throw in the towell. There is Georgetown tomorrow, and the ACC/Big10 challenge on the horizon.

Gonzaga is a good team, and they are better than Maryland right now, as evidenced last night. Maryland has some things to work on. But you would have asked me if the would have beaten two teams on consecutive nights that were ranked #10 or better, I would have said "probably not."

Can MD do better? Yes and they should. I expect them too. The expectations are high, every year...every year they are high and I expect them to compete and improve.
Jonosmith

Towson, MD

#14 Nov 29, 2008
Anti Gary wrote:
<quoted text>Gonzaga is good. They just beat your team by 22 points. Everyone knows they're good. We don't need your expertise in college basketball to tell us that. And Maryland is a below average program. Funny that you state that Gonzaga is good and won't state the fact that Maryland is in trouble. You so-called Maryland backers never seem to write the truth about what this program has become. They just got blown out be a small school in the Pacific Northwest and all you have to say that is Gonzaga is good. Well, I hate to break the news to you moron, Maryland is mediocre. Their recruits have been borderline division two players the last five years. They have missed the big dance three out of the last four years. They lose at home to small conference schools from their own recruiting area. They have no legit big men. Who is to blame for the decline? I'll give you a hint, but you all will be in denial!
Hmm, you make it sound like End of Days is about to come to College Park.

The Terps have one loss. That loss was to an NBA sized team that is probably legitimate Final Four material. Gonzaga, the "small school in the Pacific Northwest", has been a building college basketball power for some time now. You would know that if you followed college basketball.

What you are saying is that Maryland are below the standards that you think they should be. This year's basketball team may well wind up below average but it is far too early to tell.

Why you think Maryland should be a college basketball power like UNC or Duke is hard to understand. Even in their best years, Maryland has always been and probably always will be a second tier athletic institution. You may recall that the 2002 men's basketball championship was considered a colossal upset by just about everyone.

Occasionally, it will produce the odd national champion (men and women's basketball, soccer and the occasional run by the Football team)but that is more the abberation than the norm. Winning a championship is one thing but very, very few coaches and programs have been able to sustain it.

The athletic department is not really set up that way. Williams has his flaws but he is hardly the only reason why this program is not top flight.

Rather than campaign for his head all the time tell me who you would replace him with and how that person would get this program to rival Duke or UNC on a permanent basis. You are suffering from a severe case of entitlement. If anyone is drinking Flavor-ade, it is you.
Dave

Philadelphia, PA

#15 Nov 29, 2008
Anti Gary wrote:
<quoted text>Gonzaga is good. They just beat your team by 22 points. Everyone knows they're good. We don't need your expertise in college basketball to tell us that. And Maryland is a below average program. Funny that you state that Gonzaga is good and won't state the fact that Maryland is in trouble. You so-called Maryland backers never seem to write the truth about what this program has become. They just got blown out be a small school in the Pacific Northwest and all you have to say that is Gonzaga is good. Well, I hate to break the news to you moron, Maryland is mediocre. Their recruits have been borderline division two players the last five years. They have missed the big dance three out of the last four years. They lose at home to small conference schools from their own recruiting area. They have no legit big men. Who is to blame for the decline? I'll give you a hint, but you all will be in denial!
Hey Anti-Gary,
It's clear by this statements and all of your other posts that you just don't like Maryland, which is fine. But stop posting on here to try to get others to react to you. No one likes you. Go home.
Again, I remind everyone to flag any Anti-Gary comments as offensive so he'll be banned from posting in the future. Same for Bob from Manassas/Towson, who might be the same person.
So called HOFer

Atlanta, GA

#16 Nov 29, 2008
Anti-Gary,...

Continue speaking your mind,....

GKA
Biff

Annapolis, MD

#17 Nov 29, 2008
Dave wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Anti-Gary,
It's clear by this statements and all of your other posts that you just don't like Maryland, which is fine. But stop posting on here to try to get others to react to you. No one likes you. Go home.
Again, I remind everyone to flag any Anti-Gary comments as offensive so he'll be banned from posting in the future. Same for Bob from Manassas/Towson, who might be the same person.
I would just like to know who his team or coach is? Then its game on!
bmoreboy

Fort Bragg, NC

#18 Nov 29, 2008
man this anti gary character never gets tired of annoying people and he never gets tired of talking bullshi+! Man your STUPID! PLEASE POST ON THE WASHINGTON POST because noone likes you...especially not BALTIMORE! WE DON'T LIKE TRAITORS! But on the bright side, how did G.ay Towns football team do this year!!! hahaha You guys are like Dook!!!...But your probably just like the Dook fans, you probably don't like GT's football team right? Let me guess...A USC fan? hahaha
Scott G

Alexandria, VA

#19 Nov 30, 2008
Anti Gary wrote:
<quoted text>Gonzaga is good. They just beat your team by 22 points. Everyone knows they're good. We don't need your expertise in college basketball to tell us that. And Maryland is a below average program. Funny that you state that Gonzaga is good and won't state the fact that Maryland is in trouble. You so-called Maryland backers never seem to write the truth about what this program has become. They just got blown out be a small school in the Pacific Northwest and all you have to say that is Gonzaga is good. Well, I hate to break the news to you moron, Maryland is mediocre. Their recruits have been borderline division two players the last five years. They have missed the big dance three out of the last four years. They lose at home to small conference schools from their own recruiting area. They have no legit big men. Who is to blame for the decline? I'll give you a hint, but you all will be in denial!
You are a retard. There is this little backwoods school down south in North Carlina that has been kicking ass for generations. Its name is Duke. So much for your pathetic knowledge.

You never acknowledge good play, you just want to piss and moan. You are a bottom-feeder. Nothing more.

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