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Posted at 1:09 PM ET, 01/19/2011

Malcolm Delaney on Maryland: 'They might have the worst fans ever.'

By Matt Bonesteel

Head on over to Hokies Journal for some, er, interesting comments from Virginia Tech's Malcolm Delaney about Maryland's fans.

By Matt Bonesteel  | January 19, 2011; 1:09 PM ET
 
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Some would say of Virginia Tech: "They might have the worst players ever."

Bumping officials, flicking off fans, getting suspended. Glad Maryland's players don't do that kind of thing...

http://www.mytimesdispatch.com/index.php/sports/comments/jeff_allen_will_serve_one-game_suspension/6914/

Posted by: Barno1 | January 19, 2011 1:30 PM | Report abuse

"He said afterward it was because of a racial slur directed at him by a fan."

This is the standard go-to excuse whenever a player loses his cool at the fans: just claim you heard the N word. I've been to hundreds of Maryland games in my life and I have never heard anyone utter the N word. Why? Because if someone did, he would get knocked out by fellow fans faster than Jeff Allen could raise that middle finger.

That's what makes it so silly to make the claim...because it would never happen in a crowded public setting without someone getting their face smashed in. So in addition to being classless, no talent, NIT regulars...V Tech is also defined by players that make up disgusting lies about opposing fans.

Posted by: Barno1 | January 19, 2011 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Who knows if somebody did actually use a racial slur, which I have never heard at the more than 100 games I have attended. But what's funny is that this comment is only going to fire up the crowd tomorrow night even more than it would have already been. I know I'll be fired up. This is a must-win game if we are making the tourney minus an automatic bid.

Posted by: CYork1 | January 19, 2011 1:49 PM | Report abuse

"Who knows if somebody did actually use a racial slur, which I have never heard at the more than 100 games I have attended."

It's just common sense. Someone yells that at a crowded basketball game, a fight would ensue. That's how we know it didn't happen.

But if you want further evidence, here's how you REALLY know it didn't happen: Allen had a history of flipping out every time he fouled out of a game. He had been suspended several times for his behavior immediately following his fifth foul, including getting physical with a referee (I suppose the ref called him a racial slur as well?)

So either you can choose to believe the guy who had a history of flipping out when he fouled out and believe that a racial slur was yelled at him from the crowd when no one else reported hearing it (and no history of racial slurs from fans at Comcast Center), or you can have common sense and realize Jeff Allen is a lying scumbag who is trying to justify his actions to avoid suspension.

Posted by: Barno1 | January 19, 2011 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Barno, I don't understand why you have to take issue with EVERYTHING that doesn't agree with you 100%. Unless you were right next to Allen, you don't KNOW for sure. However, I agree that it's extremely unlikely, especially considering the diverse fan base that attends MD games. Sheesh, you make it seem like I'm taking his side. Take a chill pill hombre.

Posted by: CYork1 | January 19, 2011 2:05 PM | Report abuse

See, this is why I hate VT with a passion, the “holier than though” attitude of the students/players/alumni. It just chaps my ass.

VT's basketball program is irrelevant, having been to 2 NCAA tourney's in the last 25 years.

On top of that, their coach is a friggin' whiner, their arena is a sh*tbox and they have the worst color scheme in college sports.

And Jeff Allen is a lying piece of crap, who’s using the “I heard a racial slur” excuse for being, what is and had been his reputation before the incident at Comcast, a hot head.

I hope we bury their asses tomorrow night. GO TERPS!!

Posted by: Section505203 | January 19, 2011 2:08 PM | Report abuse

I bet the Maryland students riot and burn tires in response to this.

Posted by: SirPelleas | January 19, 2011 2:12 PM | Report abuse

When Jeff Allen was a freshman I thought to myself that he was going to be a beast to handle as he developed his game. He has not improved markedly at all! In fact I'm glad he's used up one of VT's scholarships with his negativity and lack of discipline.

As far as the comments regarding us Terp fans...all I can say is that I hope that is what they're spending their time worrying about, instead of concentrating on playing the game!

Posted by: mydogsnameisdixon | January 19, 2011 2:25 PM | Report abuse

I guess Delaney forgot when his fan base started a racist chant towards Greivis last year. Racist remarks are never ok, but an entire student section chanting USA? Take a look at your peers before you criticize another school's students.

Posted by: terps241 | January 19, 2011 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully UMD fans will throw batteries and coins at him. They still do that right?

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | January 19, 2011 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Wow..Cyork, relax. I could tell from your first post we agreed on this issue...I was simply quoting your comment to elaborate more on this, not to make it seem you were disagreeing with me.

However, since you asked, I was sitting pretty close to Delaney and no, I didn't hear anything except "na na na na, hey hey hey, good bye, YOU SUCK!" which he immediately then turned to the crowd and flicked them off. Similarly, when he fouled out in a previous game, he bumped an official and got suspended 2 games. It's just common sense that no one shouted any racial slurs to him...the student section is filled with people of all races...someone yells a racial slur, watch out.

Posted by: Barno1 | January 19, 2011 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Joemama, bentleys before the game?

Posted by: Barno1 | January 19, 2011 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Might???

Clearly Terp fans are slipping...

Posted by: CapsNut | January 19, 2011 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Who cares about any of this. The Terps need to take care of business. Play D and really focus on Delaney. Makes the FT's. Take care of the ball. Get it inside to JW. That's all that matters.

Posted by: petecard | January 19, 2011 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Who cares about any of this. The Terps need to take care of business. Play D and really focus on Delaney. Makes the FT's. Take care of the ball. Get it inside to JW. That's all that matters.

Posted by: petecard | January 19, 2011 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Someone should ask him which is worse...MD fans or his play in the final seconds of every game he's played in

Posted by: Lalito1 | January 19, 2011 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Someone should ask him which is worse...MD fans or his play in the final seconds of every game he's played in

Posted by: Lalito1 | January 19, 2011 4:19 PM |
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Nah, someone should ask him which is worse....MD fans or his mama's spiderweb infested hoo-hoo.

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | January 19, 2011 4:40 PM | Report abuse

A reminder to keep doing the right things the team HAS been doing. play tough, relentless defense. Force fast break opportunities. And score in the 80s. That should do it. And all the other stuff posted above, but don't lose sight of the fact that this team has played some good BB thus far.

I suspect a beat down by the Terps due to no one the hokies being able to match up effectively against DG, much less so against JW. Not a close rebounding battle. Seth Greenberg to whine at post game news conference.

Regards-

-hgr

Posted by: HughGRection | January 19, 2011 5:58 PM | Report abuse

I hope UMD loses a close one to Va Tech.

I think they've got it coming.

Posted by: postfan1 | January 19, 2011 10:14 PM | Report abuse

"I bet the Maryland students riot and burn tires in response to this.

Posted by: SirPelleas | January 19, 2011 2:12 PM"
-->Ha, I don't MD has enough respect for VTech to do that.

Posted by: break20 | January 19, 2011 11:05 PM | Report abuse

A long article from the Richmond Paper on the Terps/VT game tonite. Go ahead and print it out and take it with you on one of your long bathroom breaks at work. Don't forget to leave it in the stall after you are done for the next guy.

http://www.mytimesdispatch.com/index.php/sports/comments/covering_all_the_angles_for_virginia_tech_vs._maryland_a_juicy_matchup_in_c/14394/

Posted by: fushezzi | January 20, 2011 8:09 AM | Report abuse

Terp fans only riot when we lose in the final four or win a share of the ACC title. But Tech fans would not relate to any of that since those events never happen in Blacksburg for basketball.

Posted by: torope | January 20, 2011 8:18 AM | Report abuse

I (obviously)don't know whether someone used a racial slur at that game. I would think, though, that someone who did would have to worry about making it out of Comcast without being punched more than about Jeff Allen giving us the finger. This whole story doesn't even make sense given Maryland's demographics, does it?

Posted by: crabcakes | January 20, 2011 8:56 AM | Report abuse

"I bet the Maryland students riot and burn tires in response to this.

Posted by: SirPelleas | January 19, 2011 2:12 PM"


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I doubt it.

They would only do that if they won.

They'll probably go home and cry.

Posted by: postfan1 | January 20, 2011 9:26 AM | Report abuse

A long article from the Richmond Paper on the Terps/VT game tonite. Go ahead and print it out and take it with you on one of your long bathroom breaks at work. Don't forget to leave it in the stall after you are done for the next guy.

http://www.mytimesdispatch.com/index.php/sports/comments/covering_all_the_angles_for_virginia_tech_vs._maryland_a_juicy_matchup_in_c/14394/

Posted by: fushezzi | January 20, 2011 8:09 AM |

Just please make sure you flush the toilet.

Posted by: SirPelleas | January 20, 2011 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Actually fushezzi and SirPelleas, I am envious that they get such thorough coverage. Great detail. We could use more of that.

Posted by: petecard | January 20, 2011 10:28 AM | Report abuse

I don't doubt that Allen was provoked, but he needed to keep his cool, and not respond in the way he did.

Somehow, fans think THEY'RE the ones playing, when in fact, they're just watching.

Posted by: postfan1 | January 20, 2011 10:31 AM | Report abuse

postfan1, i don't think any fan thinks THEY'RE the one playing. Have you ever been to a sporting event before? Just because the fans are yelling and making noise does not mean they think they're playing. They're just trying to help their team win by getting into the heads of the opposition, which apparently isn't that difficult when your opposition includes people like Jeff Allen.

Posted by: Barno1 | January 20, 2011 12:40 PM | Report abuse

If Jeff Allen had any better head on his shoulders he'd be in the NBA by now. Agree with whoever posted above about the guy's apparent talent. I thought he would end-up being an All-ACC player for Tech after seeing him as a freshman. Bottom-line- he's a head case that disappears from games and has done little in his career

Posted by: asnis715 | January 20, 2011 4:08 PM | Report abuse

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