Hhahaha morehead st what is that? I remember when we played guys like that was scared to look at us on the court man times have changedOf course, with emotions still running raw, that led to an avalanche of retweets from his followers in Louisville, essentially telling him to fuck off. T-Will, true to form, responded in kind.
I have a couple of thoughts on this. One, he's right. UofL did beat opponents in his days through sheer athleticism, swagger, and intimidation. Getting those caliber athletes (notice I won't say "talent", as the word is misleading, and the Cards had talent in spades this season) is what we're re-aspiring to, a process that's beginning with next year's class. I understand where the anger's coming from, but T-Will never really said anything that wasn't already acknowledged about the team all season.
(Stay tuned for extended thoughts on this subject next week, on how the constant questions from the local and national media depicting these Cards as the little team that could ultimately did them a disservice, and perhaps led to internalizing the idea that they weren't that good, preventing them from ever achieving the sort of swagger that great teams have)
Two, T-Will's never going to win any awards for his IQ. His quirky personality was the reason people fell in love with him here during his years, but he says things, on twitter especially, in stream-of-consciousness that are not well thought out. But he should. He has 32K plus followers on twitter, where does he think those fans come from? The great admirers of his NBA career with the Nets and Rockets?
Three, it does partially reflect the reason T-Will never hung a banner with the Cards. I follow most if not all of the former Cardinal "tweeters". Before most games, especially the big ones, they all send out their well wishes and best-of-lucks from all corners of the globe, since many play overseas. Alhaji Mohhamed, Andre McGee, Larry O'Bannon, Edgar Sosa, and even Michael Bush clearly are still active and vocal supporters of the university. They still care, they see themselves as still being a part of something greater than themselves.
T-Will, not so much. And while no one questions his competitiveness between the lines, it underscores the fact that T-Will always has been, and always will be, an egocentric individual.
But I still proudly display my autographed poster in my office, and when he returns to the Kayefseum one day I'll stand up and cheer loudly.
It was a tweet, people, get a grip. We've all said much worse.