If you’ll recall, it was one week ago that Mike Patrick couldn’t keep Paulus’ balls off his chin. Well, during tonight’s VA Tech-Duke game, Patrick was back at it.
Both of the plays in the following video happened — as you’ll be able to see — in the first five minutes of the game, so you can only imagine how much more ridiculous Patrick’s comments have become as the game has rolled on. I think I could make a Ken Burns-esque eight part series on Patrick’s homerism from this game alone, but I’ll limit it to Patrick accusing Deron Washington of embellishing:
First off, neither of these plays were flops. They were both legit fouls, especially the second one, which Patrick seemed to take more issue with. The Duke player f’ing landed on Washington. Either way, both involved more physical contact than the first Paulus play in the above video. Second — and this goes without saying — no team in the country flops more than Duke. That’s not even my opinion. It’s a fact. So spare us your bullshit, Patrick. Third, I can’t believe I’m going to say this: I miss Dick Vitale. Compared to Patrick, Vitale is the pillar for fair and balanced commentary.
And finally, if you think I’m overreacting, then you obviously haven’t watched Patrick call a Duke game.