Should Terps Accept NIT Bid?
Not trying to be obnoxious here; just curious. The Fire Gary Williams blog asks the same question. Several posters on the Scout message board said they'd like to see it declined, but as I type this on Thursday night three of the top four thread are about the NIT: "Gary confirmed we are playing in the NIT," "What would be the reactions if we won the NIT?" and "Tuesday night NIT," in which posters speculate whether the Terps are good enough to host an NIT game.
Personally, I know you can't ignore the Comcast Center, but I'd sort of like to see the Terps open with a road NIT game. For the first time in a long time, this team would be playing with absolutely no pressure or expectations. It might be refreshing. Otherwise, a VCU rematch would certainly be exciting, as would a meeting with UMBC should the Retrievers lose on Saturday. This team will be known for nothing if not its inconsistency; why not at least take this chance to go out with another manic "Good Terps" swing.
For less depressing talk, Tersp Nation has the American Idol judges discussing the Terps, and better yet, an interview with Dukie from the Wire. And to bring everything together, Mister Irrelevant says watching the NIT would be "like watching an American Idol contestant perform after being voted off: they'll suck, it won't matter and it'll depress the hell out of me."
(Also, The Legend of Cecilio Guante asks "What the hell, why? How can a program go from national champs to N.I.T. junkies in six years with the same coach?")
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