Tag Archives: UNC

NCAA Tournament of the (Previous) Decade

March 14, 2011

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NCAA basketball logoNow that the first of a new decade of newly formated NCAA tournament fields has been set, Frump figured it’s as good a time as any to examine the best of the previous decade.

Some of you may recall Frumpzilla’s Top 25 College Football Programs of the Decade – it was a pretty big hit for us.

This undertaking, while in a similar vein, isn’t necessarily intended as a definitive ranking of select college basketball programs from ‘00/’01 – ‘09/’10. We basically just thought it would be interesting to see how college basketball programs would stack up when plotting out each’s NCAA Tournament performance over the course of a decade.

More than anything, we wanted this to be fun. If nothing else, you might learn a thing or two about NCAA Tournament history from 2000 through 2010 – at least quantitatively — so make the jump to see how the NCAA Tournament of the 2000′s plays out…

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James McCants; Not a Roy Williams Fan

February 5, 2011

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I believe this screenshot of a facebook reaction to Larry Drew II (what, no JR?) transferring from UNC says it all. Rashad McCants’ father isn’t a huge fan of Roy Williams. Heck, with the way he treats the fans, it doesn’t take a strong imagination to feel he’s not a player’s coach.

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Frump Day Links — 1/19/2011, Or: Roy Williams Is Tired of Call-In Shows Edition

January 19, 2011

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Three deer, having a grand ole sexy time

  • The title nearly says it all: “Roy Williams would like Carolina fans to keep their calls to themselves during his radio show” [No Guts, No Glory]
  • I still have a shit load of Starting Lineups — yes, in the packaging — tucked away in storage somewhere. Just biding my time til the market comes back, ya know. I do not, however, own a stuffed monkey. So I’ve got that going for me. Which is nice. [Sharapova's Thigh]
  • LeBron James wants to hammer home the fact that the size of one’s ego is potentially limitless — especially when you have so many viable alter egos to work with [Last Angry Fan]
  • Time to strike through the “See a one-legged stripper in action” line on your bucket list. Well, sort of. [Busted Coverage]
  • If you haven’t yet heard enough excuses for the Patriots loss to the Jets, how about the possibility that Brady was playing on a fractured ankle [NESN]
  • Meanwhile, Jets fans are making green bagels. [Sportress of Blogitude]
  • Brush up on your NCAA rules and regulations by taking this nifty little quiz [Dave from Carter-Finley]
  • Speaking of NCAA rules and regs, Auburn and 2 Live Crew’s Luther Campbell have been throwin’ down lately. What could possibly go wrong? [Sports By Brooks]
  • If you’ve been thinking about inventing a cool sport like Alaskan Distance Surfing, well, you’re shit out of luck [The Score]
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I always knew former Tar Heel Rashad McCants had decent range, but this — well, this is something…

January 18, 2011

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Rashad McCants as the bisexual leader of a shoplifting ring

Perhaps this role isn't such a departure for McCants...

After five NBA seasons in which he averaged 10 points, 2 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game, it now appears former UNC star — and integral part of the Heels’ 2004/2005 NCAA Championship team — Rashad McCants may be returning to “prison.” Only on the big (and/or small to medium-sized) screen this time.

Yes, according to the Big Lead, McCants is hoping his professional acting career plays out a bit better than his basketball — by playing the “bi-sexual leader of a shoplifting ring” in an upcoming series entitled The Booster Club.

Now, how in the hell The Big Lead figured that out from the above trailer, I’m not sure. I’ve watched it three times now and still haven’t deciphered the slightest semblance of plot, but I guess I’ll just take their word for it.

Real mutha f@ck*n mythological, indeed, Rashad. Break a leg…

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UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp Does Jonhnny B. Goode?

January 18, 2011

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UNC Chancellor Holden ThorpSure, in terms of stage presence, he may offer all the emotion, theatrics and general appeal of a Tar Heel tailgate — but at least he’s putting himself out there. Right?

And yeah, he might have been slightly out of key for a few bars there, but that’s par for the course around Chapel Hill these days, isn’t it? All kidding aside, though, it’s clear the man’s a music lover, and no one could fault him for that.

Seriously, just when we thought Holden’s Pit performance of Thriller would stand — ironically — as the single piece of evidence demonstrating that life indeed exists in the Chancellor’s body, he pops up shredding to this Chuck Berry classic. Bravo!

The Gingerhead Man was not impressed…

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This just in, courtesy of ESPN: If Harrison Barnes were better, he’d be better

January 13, 2011

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ESPN wants you to know that if Harrison Barnes were better, he'd be better

I’m not gonna name names, or incidents, but let’s just say I know a small handful of folks that may or may not think The Worldwide Leader’s love for University of North Carolina athletics is a tad fervent at times.

Now, to be fair, no one could accuse ESPN of being the only media outlet that was high on UNC freshman “sensation” Harrison Barnes coming out of high school. No qualms there.

The problem is, halfway through the season, Barnes has yet to be anything but sensationally mediocre, at least relative to expectations.

Still, as the above graphic from ESPN’s 2nd half coverage of the Tar Heels’ 64-61 win over Virginia Tech highlights , it’s clearly very important to remember one thing: If Harrison Barnes were just a little bit better — like, even just one shot a game better — well, he’d be fairly solid. And don’t you forget it.

Barnes — the nation’s first freshman to make a Preseason All-American team — was 5/11 from the floor, good for 12 points against the Hokies, by the way. That’s  6/12 for either 14 or 15 points, if you want to consider what might have been.

Heh, and I bet  you thought preseason polls were the greatest threat to the integrity of college athletics…

Thanks to The Admiral for the photo…

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Frump Day Links: 1-5-2011 — Or: “Just how much more can UNC get away with?” Edition

January 5, 2011

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Duck getting humped by a dog

  • Frump’s questioned some suspicious practices over in Chapel Hill in past, but it seems the hits just keep on coming. Perhaps taking a page out of Ohio State’s book here? [StateFans Nation]
  • Staying in the great State of North Carolina, it appears — surprise, surprise — that the Panthers are in need of a Quarterback, and that they think said need could be filled by that Andrew Luck guy [Panthers Report]
  • Ben Roethlisberger is apparently getting married to a lovely, formerly obscure and anonymous, physician’s assistant named Ashley Harlan. As long as they don’t honeymoon in Afghanistan, Bahamas, Brunei, Ethiopia, Honduras, Kenya, Mongolia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Yemen, or Zambia, I think things should work out just fine. [Last Angry Fan]
  • Sticking with the theme of QB scandals, Kurt Warner weighs in on Brett Favre’s legacy in the wake of epic ambivalence, not to mention dong pictures [With Leather]
  • Yes, you too could have won $50,000 for winning a beer pong tournament [Busted Coverage]
  • Running a successful professional hockey franchise out of Atlanta, Georgia requires a bit of creativity, however gratuitous, from time to time [The Score]
  • Frump’s done about all it could to inform its readers about the hidden dangers of turkeys, pandas, and even otters .  If you refuse to pay heed to our warnings, perhaps you’ll at least listen to this one. About bloodthirsty, “unkillable” cows. [Sportress of Blogitude]
  • If you haven’t caught the video of “Homeless Guy With Golden Radio Voice” yet, do yourself a favor and check out the new Voice of America [Awful Announcing]
  • Venus Williams’ house is fairly nice. Well, by this economy’s standards, I mean [Sharapova's Thigh]


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How the Butkus Award Lost Credibility

November 24, 2010

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The Butkus Award released it’s list of finalists today. One glaring issue I see is the lack of Nate Irving. I know, I know, I’m an NC State fan and therefore am subjected to bias. However, the stats just don’t add up on this one? You’ll see below that Nate should be the second favorite to win and definitely in the top 5.

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Cameron Crazies’ “Minnesota” chant was only the beginning of very bad weekend for UNC athletics

November 21, 2010

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Ahhh. It seems like only yesterday that Frumpzilla was busy writing its first ever UNC-Duke themed post. 2 1/2 years (and several unplanned, unannounced sabbaticals) later, do you think those Blue Devils over in Durham would pass up an opportunity to stick it to their powder blue nemeses? Of course not!

I’d heard about the Dukies starting the above chant during their win over Colgate, but — thanks to Fromthebarn.org — the above clip is the first chance I’ve had to actually see it. If only Friday’s loss to Minnesota had ended the Heels’ weekend woes.

Saturday saw things go from bad to worse in Chapel Hill as Carolina dropped a heartbreaker to bitter rival N.C. State. Fortunately, this particular game was played with that pesky oblong ball so many UNC faithful seem to find passion for at only the most opportune times. No big deal. After all, at least the 8th ranked basketball team was there to redeem an otherwise pitiful 72-hour stretch by beating Vanderbilt on Sunday, right?

Wrong. On the heels of all-world Freshman Harrison Barnes now going 4 of 24 from the floor in his last two games, the Commodores topped Carolina 72-65 Sunday night in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The trip home from San Juan will surely be a long one for Roy’s boys, but hosting UNC-Asheville on Tuesday should help restore some semblance of hope on the Hill prior to the Heels’ next encounter with that oblong ball — Duke, in Durham, on Saturday.

Ironically, something tells me there won’t be much — if any — video evidence of a classic fan rivalry sourced from that encounter.

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UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp Attempts to Exorcise the Demons

November 2, 2010

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It’s been a scary year for North Carolina’s football program, but I’m sure the ghouls and ghosts bedeviling Franklin Street this past weekend offered a welcome recess from the NCAA investigators that have been haunting Chapel Hill for months.

Now, I’m by no means certain, but I highly doubt UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp would have been caught dead amongst that aforementioned crowd of 35,000 specters (just a hunch). However, as you’ll see below, that didn’t stop Thorp from participating in the general spirit of the festivities.

Caught on tape by the N&O, here’s Holden taking part in what appears to be some sort of ceremonial dance; perhaps a cleansing ritual to lift the Heels out of their current pit of despair…

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The Hardest Hitting Fact in the UNC Agent Scandal

September 30, 2010

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Yahoo came out with the hardest hitting article yet concerning Heeloshima® last night. With it comes a cornucopia of things to talk about, but I want to focus on the hardest hitting fact included in the article…
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Hitler is told about the UNC investigation…

September 2, 2010

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The NCAA’s investigation of alleged improprieties within North Carolina’s football program is a hot topic as of late. Depending on the source, the extent of the violations could result in anywhere between 3 to 16 players being suspended indefinitely, many important starters included.

Now, while many UNC fans may flippantly dismiss the gravity of all this — who cares about football in Chapel Hill anyway, right? — it’s important to remember that there are still some true blue, through and through, Heels out there that are really taking this to heart, and, for them, their Carolina Blue sky really is falling…

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5 bizarre Facebook groups you, as a fan of trivial NBA history, should join just for the hell of it…

April 16, 2010

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NBA LogoThe NBA Playoffs are finally upon us, and the glory that so many of today’s stars lust after so earnestly is only a few weeks away. But what about the stars, however dim, of yesterday?

Being that fame, glory, even remote notoriety, is all too often fleeting, is it not prudent and wise, if for nothing more than nostalgia’s sake, to occasionally embrace what can now be characterized as trivial? Having come across what follows, I have to think at least a handful of people agree with such sentiment…

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