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Re: “An Open Letter to Roy Williams’s Haters

Question for the author: Rather than submitting an admonishing defense of Roy, the program and its fans, ever stop to wonder why there might be a lingering pall of discontent? Ever think it may not be a matter of impatience, but rather a question of return on investment? I'm not talking National fan expects, nor wants another Wooden era run. But we're not rubber plants here either. We've invested time (years), money (grands) and a pretty lofty pain in the ass factor in this basketball program...and we've done so for entertainment purposes. But after awhile we develop a critical eye for what and how we define this entertainment of which we're so heavily invested. Anyone being honest will tell you watching Dean coach would make you pull your hair out. Sure, no one better at end of game scenarios...but geeze loooweeze, between the overblown favoritism bestowed seniors and the "one turnover and your yanked" shackled to freshmen...the damn-near death (4-corners) of basketball....the penchant for teaching rather than coaching and the prospect of team before player despite that player being red-hot (or MJ)...the embarrassing delay in playing subs late in a lopsided game. Point being: I don't care how high atop the mountain you are, fans want to be entertained. The complexity of that notion varies with time and yeah, we may grow ungracious with age but that's an earned attitude not a frivolous display of impatience or disloyalty. Roy's a HOFer, but that doesn't mean his aw-shucks demeanor and his "my little finger" shtick doesn't grow stale. It's nothing against Roy or the UNC basketball's just human nature, that's all.

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Posted by Truthurtz on 01/12/2018 at 4:23 PM

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