Posts Tagged ‘greivis’

Gracias Por Todo, Greivis Vasquez

Greivis Vasquez played his last game in a Maryland Terrapins uniform today, a heartbreaking 85-83 loss to Michigan State in the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament. If the final 2 minutes were the epitaph for his career, it would read like this.

2:00 minute mark MD trails 80-71

1:54 Greivis makes a 2pt jumper, he’s fouled on the play. MD trails 80-73

1:53 Greivis makes FT to complete 3 pt play. MD trails 80-74

1:51 Greivis steals ball dishes to Mosley for layup. MD trails 80-76

1:27 Greivis makes a 3 pointer. MD trails 80-79

0:39 Greivis makes a 2pt jumper. MD leads 81-80

0:07 Greivis makes a 2pt jumper. MD leads 83-82

That’s 10 points, a steal and an assist in the final 2 minutes. He was Reggie F’in Miller in Madison Square Garden! He took the team on his back and he carried them. And it was vintage Greivis, out of control…fall away jumpers in the lane, using the glass and in heavy traffic…it.was.perfect.

Greivis was both frustrating and fun as hell. He was like a crazy girlfriend that you know is certified, but you can’t cut her loose cuz the sex is great. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched him in a game and screamed NOOOOoooo Greiv what the YESSSSSSSSSS, as he took some stupid shot that he should have never taken, but he hit them more often than not. The debate will be thrown around in bars and on blogs for many years to come, where doe Greivis rank on the Terps all-time list of great players? For me, he’s now #3, behind Juan and Bias. Thanks for the memories Greivis.

Cheers and Hail

View Comments - What do you think?

Posted by fatpickle    Date: Sunday, March 21, 2010

Categories: NCAA, Terps


Bring On The Dukies!

Don’t look now but your Maryland Terrapins have the most important game in years coming up this Wednesday. The Terps will host Duke with a share of 1st place in the ACC on the line. Yep, a team picked by most to finish in the bottom half of the ACC has secured 2nd place and has a chance to tie for 1st with a win over Duke.

MD is coming off of a 104-100 victory over VT this weekend, the first road win vs Tech since they joined the ACC. Greivis pumped in 41 pts…anyone who shoots 43 times in a game should score 41, but it’s still impressive. Greivis is writing the final chapters of his legacy at MD and quite frankly, a win over Duke and a run in the NCAA tournament may push him into top 3 all-time status.

I can’t wait to see how this plays out and I know where I’ll be at 9pm on Wednesday. Fear the Turtle.

Cheers and Hail

View Comments - What do you think?

Posted by fatpickle    Date: Sunday, February 28, 2010

Categories: Terps

Tags: ,

Six Degrees Of Fatpickled

I’ve been swamped with “real world” stuff so I’m sorry for the lack of updates. Look forward to an Orioles and Redskins feature in the next couple days. In the meantime check out these great items I’ve been reading.

Scott Van Pelt gets pranked by a Howard Stern fan. (Hot Clicks)

Kornheiser suspended from ESPN for saying Chris Berman is fat and Hannah Storm dresses like a cheap hooker. (Deadspin)

Brian Roberts has a herniated disc; Roberts and the O’s are downplaying the injury. (Balt Sun)

The pros/cons of Jimmy Clausen. (Hogs Haven)

Redskins are gearing up for the combine, Skins Blogger Matt Terl will try to find the answers to your questions (leave them in the comments section.) (Redskins Blog)

Where does Greivis stand among All-time Terps? (Mister Irrelevant)

Cheers and Hail

View Comments - What do you think?

Posted by fatpickle    Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Categories: 6 Degrees

Tags: , , ,