Normally I'm all for college kids having fun but this is UNC. They aren't even that bad this year -- headed for a #8 seed or higher. C'mon now.
This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
its a rivalry
Shut up. They are college kids. Let them have fun.
He was siding with you, dumbo!
Umm it was in response to the OP, dumbo.
You replied to the 1rst reply not the original post. You're wrong, no need to be a dick about it
Sometimes people respond to the first comment when they are actually responding to the OP because they feel that their own opinion is so much more important than anyone else's that it should be seen at the top.
was my favorite ride at Disneyland as a little kid. Ah, good times, good times.
" shut up" seems a little harsh.
That cat looks exactly like my girlfriends, same look even. He's f***ing crazy too.
needs more upvotes
Oh stop. Why do some people make such a big deal about rushing the court or field? It's college sports and rivalries and I am all for rushing the court or field when you beat your rival. I want M fans to do it every time UM beats OSU.
I think rushing the field/court every time you beat a rival is a little over the top. Then it's more about being able to say you rushed the field rather than a genuine outpouring of elation. However, making a post to complain about it is pretty dumb.
Did you think the same thing about Michigan rushing the field after beating a 6-6 OSU team? I sure as hell didn't.
Maybe that's not the best comparison, but its a rivalry game, Duke is a top-10 team, UNC is unranked, etc. Let the kids have fun with it.
BUT ITS DANGEROUS!!!!!!!
When did this become such a taboo? Michigan used to rush the field after beating OSU all the time and the other way around. I wish it was still like that.
People who complain about rushing the court/field either were never a part of a college student section, or don't remember what it's like to be 18-21, probably drunk, and excited your team just won a big game.
It's harmless as long as the players are protected and everyone behaves themselves. Let the kids have fun.
I disagree to an extent. I am not completely against court rushing, but I think it is way overdone now. For instance, Iowa State rushing the court when they beat us this year. Not a rivalry game and it was so early in the season that the rankings didn't mean anything. What was the point? I'm not saying it's a safety issue, I just think it should actually mean something. For instance, I know a lot of IU fans and there was a discussion during the game last month about whether IU would rush the court after the game. One guy thought they should because it was a big win for them (at the time). I thought it would be ridiculous for a team that won the conference last year to rush the court against a non-rival that never won in Bloomington anyway.
All that said, I have no problem with UNC rushing the court tonight. They have been down by their standards lately and this is the biggest rivalry in basketball. It was a great win for them and probably comes close to sealing their tournament bid. That is worth rushing the court for.
Maybe I imagined it, but I seem to remember we were in the freaking national championship game last season, on top of the fact that former UM coach Johnny Orr is the winningest coach in ISU history and undoubtedly the fans there also got a kick out of beating us for that reason.
Johnny Orr used to coach Michigan but then coached at our school, so let's rush the court! ....I don't get the reasoning.
One way or the other, just don't see that level of analysis going into it right before it happens.
I'm upvoting you not because I agree with your stance completely, but because you took the time to write out a thoughtful and complete non-snarky response and some jackass downvoted you...simply because he or she probably disagrees with you.
Its a trend that is disturbing on MGoBlog lately. People are too quick to hit the downvote button rather than have a logical and spirited discussion. I mean...these are discussion boards, aren't they?
I'm a huge Tar Heels fan and all this week the national media has been flaunting Duke and Parker in our faces, giving the Heels no chances. Even here I saw some posters predicting Duke would win by double digits. Fans get pumped when we beat a team when no one thought they had a chance!
I get your point, but those people who didn't give them a chance are idiots. They were 2.5 point underdogs. Plenty of people were giving them a chance. Regardless I don't really care who rushes the court at this point. The importance of it has long been dead. Any decent win now, and students rush the court. It's not a big deal, just very different than it used to be.
(just in case you hadn't seen these, a couple of Brian's helpful "hints" might have helped your OP)
Hark! The Sound of Tarheel Voices
I can hear it from my apartment which is 0.9 mi from Franklin Street (the northern boundary of campus where the students are currently jumping over bonfires).
especially the players.
Here come the haters... With the fact that I will be in college in about a year and a half, I completely changed my stance on this issue. It shouldn't matter that Carolina is a historic program, this is about letting the college kids have fun. Especially in a huge rivalry game as such, the kids who go there and create a lively atmosphere for the home team should be rewarded when they win... The history of the program or whether they are good or bad should not determine whether the students should rush the court.
You used to be against it? You sure were a curmudgeonly 15 year-old.
I just wish enough students were in attendance at football games to make a field rush noticeable!
rushing the court ain't one of them.
Pretty much says it all....really, who cares. Just don't stomp on anyone
I hated when people got upset with us for rushing the field when we beat Ohio. If it was up to me, we would rush the field every game because it's so much fun.
Ehhhh, maybe not against UMass-Lowell.
Well. Good for them. Sounds like a grand ol' time.
Indiana rushed the court after beating Wisky this season and I texted my buddy and asked him what he thought of the court rushing. His response was that it is IU and they should act like they've been there before. They should expect to beat everyone who comes into Assembly Hall. I think UNC falls into that same category.
should add that he is an IU alum. I don't care either way, but at some places it seems strange to see. Chapel Hill being one of them.
Umm good for them!
I certainly don't have a problem with it and I think too much is made out of it. Looking at the context of the victory, UNC has been down this year. You get a win over a rival, rush the court. This is equally similar to when several students, including myself, rush the field after beating Russel Wilson Badgers.
Similar to what others brought up about Indiana rushing the court vs. Wisconsin or Michigan rushing the field vs. Ohio State, it's all about the context of victory. In both cases, Michigan and Indiana had lost several games in a row to the opposition. Thus getting a win in some time is a cause for celebration.
and rushing the field? I remember rushing on to the field a few times at Michigan Stadium, including this time, Indiana @ Michigan :
...and IU was/is seldom very good.
Might have had something to do with the way the game ended. I'll bet you didn't rush the field for any other victories over Indiana.
I just wonder if the self-appointed security official with 900 wins had any complaints.
Admonishing students over rushing the court or field (depending on the sport) might be one of the most ridiculous things I've seen here. First we bitch that our home field advantadge isn't that great because people dont stand up and yell enough and then we turn around and complain when the fans that DO get excited (students) are happy and rush the court.
Good for them. I dont give a damn if they want to rush the field after every game - football and basketball are suppose to be FUN - not a display of proper fan etiquitte - and the idea that acting TOO excited is somehow beneath people is just nuts.
Just keeping it real.
I'm neither here nor there on this one. If the kids do it, fine. If they don't do it, fine. Doesn't bother me either way.
The fact that students exist and attend sporting events seems to be a huge source of stress around here.
It is NOT!
Of all the court rushes to complain about...
The only one I remember being bad was when we beat Georgetown in 2009ish. They were only ranked 15 and we might have even been favored. But some people wanted to rush the court.... I remember sitting there with a group of friends as half the Maize Rage went and the other half of us just being like "WTF."
That was a court rush to complain about - not this one.
That was Connecticut.
I think they ended up like 18-15 and (obviously) missed the Tournament.
Oops, you're right, UConn. Shows how little I thought of that win in the grand scheme of things.
Dickie V disapproved, so I thought it was great.
Storming the floor is an admission of your own programs inferiority. You storming the court shows that you didn't expect to win. Glad we never do.
It's one of the biggest rivalries in American sports, let alone college sports (second only to The Game, of course), and Duke was favored. Also, although UNC has really come alive in the past few weeks, I think their fans generally see this as a down year. At UNC, anything other than an ACC championship and a #1 seed is a disappointment.
I agree that rushing the court/field has become overdone, but there are bigger things to get upset about.
The UM Athletic Department would love to hire you so you can help them come up with more creative ways to take away the fun from fans at games.
I thought it was rather sad personally.