Thursday, March 18, 2010
Stallings: "That's why this is a great tournament"
After losing at the buzzer to Murray State, Kevin Stallings talked about how badly he felt for his players, especially Jermaine Beal, and then he said this:
"That's why this is a great tournament because things like that happen, and it is what it is."
It is what it is. An overused expression for sure, but it certainly applies here. This hurts, and many Vandy fans will do what's natural, and that's to question Stallings, question our players, offer simplistic solutions, etc.
I'm not going to do that. I'm going to enjoy some more great games tonight and Friday and then I'm pulling for the Racers on Saturday against Butler or UTEP and then I'm enjoying the Sweet 16 and then the Elite 8 and then the Final Four and then the national championship game.
And all the time, I'll be pulling for the little guys to knock off the big fellas, because that's what people do this time of year.
Well, unless your team IS the big fella. And for a few wonderful months this winter, the Commodores actually were among the big fellas.
It is what it is.