Nick Fasulo is an RTC correspondent who writes the column College Basketball By the Tweets, a look at the world of college hoops through the prism of everyone’s favorite social media platform. You can find him on Twitter @nickfasuloSBN.
Bill Walton Comedy Hour
There’s almost nothing better then the glee and unbridled joy Bill Walton spews into his microphone when calling a basketball game. Formerly an NBA-only announcer for ESPN, Walton has resurfaced this season calling Pac-12 games for the Worldwide Leader, and we’re all better for it. He’s a bit kooky, sure, but what’s most enjoyable about Walton is his unique ability to criticize and praise a player or coach with a positive tone of voice. Take Ben Howland, for example. While he’ll say it with a smile on his face, Walton is quick to judge the coach of his alma mater, and it was never more prevalent than last Thursday during the Bruins’ game against Arizona.
If you drank for every Bill Walton jab at Howland, you’d have passed out 10 minutes ago.
— Jeff Eisenberg (@JeffEisenberg) January 25, 2013
Drink. Drank. Drunk. Thanks, Bill.
Duke Gets Wrecked By Hurricanes
It feels like it happened eons ago, but we can’t forget that the Blue Devils were embarrassed by Miami last week, potentially turning Coach K’s team in to national championship pretenders and Jim Larranaga’s team into real ACC contenders.
Duke paying a nice homage to then NCAA here, failing to do its job correctly in Miami.
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) January 24, 2013
You used to laugh at him, but perhaps an injury to one of Duke’s best players will define his worth as he watches from the sidelines.
Ryan Kelly: 2013 National Player of the Year.
— Mark Titus (@clubtrillion) January 24, 2013
Since Ryan Kelly went down with a busted foot, the Blue Devils are 2-2, and while that shouldn’t change the magnitude of the victory for The U, the annual rules of court rushing were brought to the Twitter table from the moment the game was all but over.
IF ANY OF YOU MIAMI STUDENTS STORMI HOPE YOU KNOW YOU WILL HAVE TO ANSWER TO BLOGGERS ON TWITTER
— Shane Ryan (@ShaneRyanHere) January 24, 2013
We all have our opinions on when this student celebration should and should not be warranted, but much like your fantasy football team, nobody else really cares to hear about it.