Thursday, March 26, 2009

What Isn't Special About Greg Paulus

I'm really, really tired of hearing what an amazing thing Greg Paulus did by accepting a position off the bench as a senior.  It has been mentioned, yet again, tonight by the tandem of Verne Lundquist and Bill Rafferty, who I really enjoy.

At every level in every sport, less talented
 seniors give up their starting positions to more talented underclassmen.  It happens all the fucking time.  There is nothing special about Greg Paulus deciding he'd rather be the first or second man off the bench of a Sweet 16 team than not be in basketball at all.

Obviously, there is nothing wrong with it, either.  I'm not criticizing Paulus (for once).  I'm just saying that what he did wasn't an amazing sacrifice.  He got fucking demoted, and didn't quit like a whiny ass titty baby.  That's expected, not amazing.

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