Greg Paulus Should Try Out For The Italian National Soccer Team

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

You're going to have to bear with me as I change my Sports team hatred over real quick....OSU Football-Out, Duke Basketball- In (I kid I kid), but seriously was anyone else aware that Duke is getting nine more fouls (5 tonight) called for them a game? Were you also aware that Greg Paulus learned his acting skills from a combination Manu Ginobili and Marlon Brando?

I spliced these together so they'd fit on the clip, but they happened on back-to-back possessions.....

Neither the refs or the announcers could get the call(s) right at all and Duke ended up running away with a game that should have gone to the wire. My favorite part of the whole clip is when Mike Patrick says that Paulus gets hit in the back of the head and the kid grabs his nose (this isn't the first time that Patrick has fallen for Paulus either).

Seriously, Paulus needs his SAG card after that set of performances.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 9:41 PM


Paulus sucks and he is a little whinny bitch. First he smacked the center in the head, then he swung his elbows and kicked at guys...but hes the one grabbing his face. Everyone talks about how tough he is...thats why he chose to play basketball over football...

Sebastian said...
Jan 16, 2008, 11:48:00 PM  

Also if you listen to the kid thats right next to the mic...he is hilarious...u go to the last foul...and he just rips into the refs...

Sebastian said...
Jan 16, 2008, 11:51:00 PM  

Whine and piss, bitch and moan.

Corbin said...
Jan 16, 2008, 11:54:00 PM  

Coach K, Wojo, and now Paulus are a bunch of whiny c-words. Get on your feet and play, son.

We need EA to sort this mess out said...
Jan 17, 2008, 12:22:00 AM  

The reason the announcers couldn't get it right is because they still assign that asshole homer Jay Bilas to every Duke game that the asshole random Duke fan (DICKy V) isn't doing.

My favorite picture ever is the one of Paulus in front of the visitor bench last year at Comcast, wiping tears from his eyes with his jersey. At the exact moment the AP photo was taken, I was 5 rows behind him screaming at him about how much of a bitch he was (right before a UMD free throw when it was silent), it was amazing.

Anonymous said...
Jan 17, 2008, 12:30:00 AM  

The anti-Duke hatred is funny and all, but at least make it match up with the game.

There was no foul called on Reid on the first play, and on the second play they called double technicals on Paulus and Ryan Reid.

And you're right, the blood from his mouth was coincidental.

Anonymous said...
Jan 17, 2008, 1:42:00 AM  

I wouldn't get on Bilas too much. He tried to point out in both instances that you couldn't really see exactly what happened. Unlike Mike Patrick, who was acting like Paulus was shot by the evil FSU players. He is the king of overdramatic. I am surprised he didn't throw in an "are you kidding me!!?" for good measure.

Anonymous said...
Jan 17, 2008, 3:34:00 AM  

Bilas usually does a pretty good and unbiased job with Duke games. Better then Vitale at least. Last night would have been unbearable with him.

If Paulus would cut out 1/2 of his extracurricular "look at me" antics after the whistle blows, have the fracas' he's in involved in wouldn't happen. The kid would killed on a playground trying some of that stuff on a playground. American History X style. Seriously, he would die.

Also, did Paulus cry last year? I knew McBob did. Is that what you were thinking about?

RiffRaff said...
Jan 17, 2008, 6:52:00 AM  

Wait. Are you telling me Duke played on ESPN last night? Finally!

Anonymous said...
Jan 17, 2008, 9:28:00 AM  

Duke fans put some of this on themselves when they proposed to "make a statement" earlier this year because "ESPN is using them." I wish ESPN used my alma mater. Eighteen times a year. And my alma mater has made it past the Sweet 16 in the last 5 years!

Anonymous said...
Jan 17, 2008, 9:36:00 AM  

its a 'jump to conclusions' mat, it has different 'conclusions' that you can 'jump to'. Get it?

One says 'jump again', the other says 'he punched him in the back of the head', the other says 'don't comment on the that FSU player getting kicked'....see?

Paterno Lives! said...
Jan 17, 2008, 9:44:00 AM  

Wow Duke getting all the calls? Excuse me while I die of shock. If Paulus thinks that was a rough game, he's going out of the Dean Dome on a stretcher on Feb 6th. GO HEELS!

Cam Jones said...
Jan 17, 2008, 10:15:00 AM  

FSU committed 6 fouls once they were down 5 with 1:30 left (compared to one from Duke) and had to foul to save the clock. So just saying that Duke had a +5 foul differential is a bit misleading. FSU got back into the game largely because they were in the bonus with 14:00 left in the 2nd half. Paulus does act like a douche, but he got a T for kicking and Reid got a T for throwing the punch.

MDZ said...
Jan 17, 2008, 10:30:00 AM  

Where are you pulling the foul differential stats from, BP? I couldn't find them at ESPN, kenpom, basketballstate...

How do they stack up to other top ten teams?

MDT said...
Jan 17, 2008, 10:54:00 AM  

I like Greg Paulus. I don't give a fuck. He plays hard, he's ugly, he's my kind of player. Now that bitch Scheyer, that's another story.

GMoney said...
Jan 17, 2008, 11:02:00 AM  

I've never made any excuses for Duke getting more fouls than everyone else, but the person above makes a good point. If your leading at the end of the game, as Duke often does, you are going to get a bunch of fouls. As far as announcing goes, I think Bilas does a good job, since most Duke fans dislike him greatly, but it really is ESPN's fault for putting him on Duke games. He's either going to come off as a homer or say everything possible to not be a homer. ESPN kinda screws him in that regard.

Anonymous said...
Jan 17, 2008, 11:20:00 AM  

FSU had shot more free throws than Duke until the very end of the game when FSU had to foul to get the ball back.

If Paulus played for any other team, he wouldn't be nearly so hated. I find it wildly hypocritical that the Duke-haters complain about Duke being whiny. Give it a rest, fellas.

Pave the Whales said...
Jan 17, 2008, 11:54:00 AM  

Also, the difference in fouls was 3 more called on FSU, which is the fouls that they intentionally gave at the end of the game.

Anonymous said...
Jan 17, 2008, 12:03:00 PM  

I think it's pretty old news that Duke and UNC get all the calls from the refs/love from the announcers.

stephen a said...
Jan 17, 2008, 12:13:00 PM  

I gotta agree with mdz above about the foul differential stat....probably a little skewed. With that said, Paulus is still a little bitch. That flop on the first play of the clip should at least earn him a spot on the USA World Cup Soccer Team.

Reid definitely deserved a foul called on him for "throwing a punch" but he did it because he was trying to protect his teammate from getting kicked and scratched by that C-word Paulus. No fouls would have been called if Paulus acted like a man during an aggressive play on the floor.

Anonymous said...
Jan 17, 2008, 12:22:00 PM  

A quick (somewhat) scan of the boxscores of all 5 top 5 teams leaves you with these differntials in fouls:

UNC +5.05
Memphis +1.69
Kansas +1.94
UCLA +5.88
Duke +4.75

Anonymous said...
Jan 17, 2008, 12:23:00 PM  

Shut the fuck up you Duke loving faggots. Everyone other than you douche bag mother fuckers knows you're full of shit. Now go and play Lucky Pierre with that homo Laettner and his ass inspector Cherokee "I'm a gay porn star" Parks.

Die in a fire.

Anonymous said...
Jan 17, 2008, 12:53:00 PM  

The pride of Kentucky, right there, I'm sure.

MDT said...
Jan 17, 2008, 12:55:00 PM  

If any of you actually watched the scrum that resulted in the double technicals on Paulus and Reid instead of resorting to standard Duke bashing you would have seen that Paulus kicked his legs as a direct result of getting an intentional blow to the face from the back of Isaiah Swann's hand after the whistle.
Swann hit Paulus, Paulus kicked back, then Reid hit Paulus.
Paulus and Reid deserved their T's but the true instigator Swann got away scot-free

Anonymous said...
Jan 17, 2008, 12:58:00 PM  

MD fans blow

Anonymous said...
Jan 17, 2008, 1:04:00 PM  

Are you people posting actually FSU fans, or just like to be on the cool side of an argument? Sad really how a middle-of-the-road Duke team can inspire such hatred. What's wrong with all of you?

Anonymous said...
Jan 17, 2008, 2:20:00 PM  

Not to mention the Clemson-Duke clock screw up last year. Mike Patrick didn't mention once that they only took .6 seconds off for a whole three point shot. If the ACC had fair refs, Duke and UNC would be screwed.

Anonymous said...
Jan 17, 2008, 3:36:00 PM  

Reid is a thug.. a few plays before he punched Paulus, he got away with an intentional foul (throwing Paulus down)... not that I can blame him for taking out anger on Paulus...

Just an idea: If you hate the commentators, use the mute button.

Anonymous said...
Jan 17, 2008, 4:42:00 PM  

I'm curious as to how you see a guy being PUNCHED IN THE FACE and call the reaction "acting"

Anonymous said...
Jan 17, 2008, 4:57:00 PM  

There can never be enough Duke hatred and I mean they always seem to find players who you can loathe....Paulus is a big douchebag....I'd like to see some sort of ranking for all the ass clowns Duke has produced over the years. Hurley, Laettner, Battier, Wojo, Collins, Dunleavy, Parks, and the list goes on and on.

Anonymous said...
Jan 18, 2008, 1:27:00 PM  

I like Duke AND UNC Two of the
greatest programs in BB history.
So I am objective in saying that
kicking in a pile is not the same as throwing a punch with your fist.
That is SUPPOSED to be an automatic
thumb to the locker room and a
decision whether to suspend for the
next game (check the rules) Reid
lucked out.

Anonymous said...
Jan 18, 2008, 4:51:00 PM  

"Punched in the face?" I'm pretty sure you have to use your fist for it to be a punch and reid's hand made some contact to the back of paulus' head. It was nowhere near a punch. Then paulus grabs his nose, even though if you look closely paulus' nose is never touched. He then has scheyer carry him off like he just took a severe beating. He's a pussy. period. And I can't even begin to talk about Mike Patrick, I mute the TV when he's announcing. Paulus sucks and I don't know why Duke fans support him, you should be calling for him to be benched.

Anonymous said...
Jan 19, 2008, 8:22:00 PM  

While Duke may be +9 in foul differential
they have matched or exceeded this average only three times this season.

N.C. Central +9
Albany +16
Marquette +11

In the N.C. Central and Albany games I don't think it matters all that much.

The Devils could not have beaten Marquette without the benefit of some fortunate bounces of the basketball and call by the zebras.

Duke has only been in a foul deficit once this year and that is in their lone loss to Pitt(-1).

In support of th collusion argument I will add that officials who screw Duke do not get invited back to Cameron and lose television money as Duke is always on TV.

Duke has the best player in the ACC in Gerald Henderson and will finish no lower than second in the ACC this year no matte r what the officials do from here on out.

Big Case said...
Jan 21, 2008, 11:09:00 AM  

Are you UNC fans serious? Psycho T goes to the free throw line more than anyone in the country. Your team leads the nation in free throws. And you think the officals are giving Duke the calls? What planet are you living on?
And please stop the Dickie V bashing. He gushes for ol Roy and the Tarholes as much as he does for Duke. You're showing your pathetic stupidity if you think he's only a "Dookie."

And if we're listing an all hate team - how about Chickie Yonaker, JR Reid, Mahktar Ndyia (remember his infamous racial slur allegatoin that was false?), "Joey Forte," and King Rice. BTW - are those guys out of jail yet?

ACC Fan said...
Jan 25, 2008, 10:12:00 PM  

I dont think the first clip was a foul but the second was defenitly was i mean the guy basically punched Paulus in the face just face the facts DUKE won Fsu lost Duke is better end of story all of you all saying Paulus and the rest of Duke are whiny bitches are soo funny you none of you all could take HALF of the shit Duke gets they are the most hated team in college basketball but thats cause they are a powerhouse basiclly every year!! get over it Duke is #2 in the country and whats Fsu? oh yeah they aren't ranked!!

Anonymous said...
Feb 3, 2008, 12:33:00 PM  

Do you still think Paulus was acting after Reid was ejected from last night's game for PUNCHING a Wake Player?

Anonymous said...
Feb 15, 2008, 1:33:00 PM  

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