This post could be three hundred or three thousand words, and for the sake of my grades, I choose three hundred. Suffice it to say, it’s a shame to see the players and the coaching staff give such a desultory effort. It’s a shame to see failures to inbound the ball and to regress to our earlier free-throw form. It’s a shame that we appeared completely unprepared–we’ve seen the press before (whatever Goods had to say about it in postgame conference), and, hint, Fred Washington is good at breaking it. And it’s a shame that we have to listen to shit about how we didn’t deserve to be there for the rest of the summer.
Stanford’s Brook Lopez, right, and Robin Lopez watch the closing minutes against Louisville in a first round basketball game of the South Regional of the NCAA Tournament in Lexington, Ky., Thursday, March 15, 2007. Louisville defeated Stanford 78-58. (AP Photo/Al Behrman; retrieved from ESPN.com)
Stanford’s Brook Lopez, left, holds off Louisville’s Juan Palacios as he shoots in the first half of a first round basketball game of the South Regional of the NCAA Tournament in Lexington, Ky., Thursday, March 15, 2007. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke; retrieved from ESPN.com)