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|5 years 10 weeks ago||Matta sucks||
Ok Michigan fans, I want you to know that I'm a Virginia Tech fan born and raised in Richmond, VA, and I joined this message board for the sole purpose of telling you a lovely story about Thad Matta.
Back before Coach Beilein was at WVU, he coached the University of Richmond. Matta, at the time, was at Xavier. Both play in the A-10. One conference game in Richmond between the Spiders and Xavier turned ugly at the end, when Xavier came back from a large deficit to win near at the end. Star player David West (N.O. Hornets) immediately leaned over the railing restraining the student section to taunt and talk. He was pulled back before the students could get to him.
Both teams exit through the same tunnel to get to their locker rooms. According to a friend of mine who was the team manager at the time, and who was standing in the tunnel as it happened, Xavier players instigated a brawl with Richmond players. While Coach Beilein was in the middle of it, attempting to break things up, Matta was leaning against the wall, laughing at the scuffle, soaking up his glory.
When Coach Beilein noticed this, he quickly approached Matta, put a finger in his face and yelled for him to take his classless bunch of thugs and get the hell out of Richmond. Of course, you can imagine that the words Coach Beilein used are not appropriate to be printed in this forum.
Anyways, I assure you, though I am only a transplant Michigan basketball fan thanks to my favorite coach in America, I hate Thad Matta just as much as all of you, and I have for about 10 years now.
You stay classy, Ohio State.