Monday, November 23, 2009

Of predictions and sarcasm in Hawaii

Well, we know the Maui Invitational lacks star power this year... And this has led some coaches to be a little ornery.

When asked about the overall weakness of the teams participating this year Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan had a few snark words:

"You are trying to tell me we are not ranked? Or Arizona isn't ranked?" he asked. "I didn't know that."

Ohhhh, burn baby. This has also led some other coaches to have dilutions of grandeur. When asked the same question Maryland coach Gary Williams redefined being optimistic:

"I think there will be three or four teams out of here that'll be in the top 25 at the end of the year."

Colorado, Gonzaga, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt, Chaminade, Maryland, Arizona and Wisconsin... Really?