[i]Originally posted by Pork Chop[/i]@Jan 30 2005, 12:58 PM
[b] I like ECU. I root for them unless they play the Niners. I have several ECU grad friends and we consider ourselves brothers in ACC hatred. [/b]
Fair question. I’ll try to give what I consider a fair answer.
The Herrion Era
7-13 (to date)
not to mention, 10-17 & 13-14 the 2 yrs before Bill Herrion. Part of that time, you were in conference with lesser competition.
Sure, there were some woulda, shoulda, coulda’s in there. We have lots of them over the last 10 years as well. But the bottom line is…That’s a lot of mediocre basketball.
Charlotte & ECU share one thing in common. Thatis, trying to build a basketball program within the shadows of the ACC.
I guess I just don’t understand a school can go 8 straight years without a winning record. I would have a lot more respect for ECU in there were some tangible signs of success, at least once every 2-3 years.
I think you do have a good young team and no one here thought this game was going to be a gimmie. You have a great home court thing going and that is directly related to the students so rock on. But if you expect to come over to our board and start picking individuals statements after a tough loss to make threads about you are thinned skinned. What did you expect us to be doing…singing yalls praises? That was a tough loss for us… let us vent.
[i]Originally posted by SilvioDante[/i]@Jan 30 2005, 01:10 PM
[b] I guess I just don't understand a school can go 8 straight years without a winning record. [/b]
it probably has something to do with basketball not being ECU's bread and butter (obviously) like it is Charlotte's. it's still a revenue sport, but we're a football school (although we've sucked at that too lately, it still draws big crowds) and baseball is our big success (along with olympic sports) ... basketball has never been good here at ECU, and while we're trying to build a program, kids would still probably rather go to Charlotte than ECU for it.
i understand your frustrations … but it’s not the end of the season. like someone mentioned on here, there’s usually one great team that goes down in Minges each year. marquette was ranked #9 and lost in here (twice). i see it as a compliment to your team that our fans rushed the court … it was truly an accomplishment to beat you guys
good luck the rest of the way – i’ve always liked charlotte (although some of your “fans” on here are being a little Wolfpecker-ish) and know you’ll do great in the future … you have a great program down there … it kinda sucks that you don’t get more pub in your own city
id bet you big money that charlotte will not play in greenville again. The resason i hate them is the same reason i hate st louis, you both suck really bad and play that physical style although st louis did win the cusa tournament once, and yet you sometimes upset teams in your building.
Well, one thing is for sure, I love the 49’ers!! You guys are so gracious in wining and losing. I love the class you guys constantly show no matter what happens. What a great bunch of good sports you guys are!