- Aug 28, 2011
There's no narrative, if anything, I can argue you're the one with the narrative. You responded to by post about UM making it to 5 straight and a likely 6th, to only 1 championship in 40 years. That's not a narrative? Seems to me it's your argument to say, so what, how many titles have they one? That's fine, but let's not simply dismiss Maryland's feat of 5 straight in today's lax landscape. Again, that's the main premise of the argument most have been making here in general.Like I said lets see if they can knock off UVA first. I'm not sure why you see Maryland upsetting UVA as probable? Maryland had a rough stretch prior to hiring Tillman.
Lets be honest here, If Desko had made 5 or 6 Final fours in a row and only had 1 title to show for it, you would not be pleased at all.
You can bend your argument any way you want to fit a certain narrative. And you really can't compare the difficulty in making the Final Four in basketball to lacrosse. Many more D1 basketball teams.
Additionally, UM had been ranked all season higher than UVA, and hovered around the 2 spot for quite a while. They had a late season swoon losing twice to arch rival Hopkins in the last week prior to the NCAA's, but don't kid yourself, they have plenty of talent to win it all. I doubt most in the lax world would say that UM beating UVA this weekend is much of an upset, let alone an upset at all, regardless of seeding.