The 2021-22 college basketball season tipped off last night and was highlighted by the Duke-Kentucky matchup in Madison Square Garden, where the Blue Devils topped the Wildcats 79-71 in a highly contested battle between two blue bloods of the sport. Earlier today, DeShaun Tate, the host of Tate's Take podcast joined Wilson & Norfleet to tell you why the Blue Devils have the potential to be a national title contender, in what will be Coach K's final Duke squad. His reasoning for that is the play of freshmen Paolo Banchero and Trevor Keels saying: "It makes me feel like a national championship is on the way for Duke if I'm being. It just has that feel to it. It has that vibe. It has that energy"
With the struggles that this team was already having, Matt Rhule's job has been made even tougher as he tries to get this season back on the rails. The question now has to be, how important is it for his future with the team that he does get this turned around? As Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk told the Mac Attack on Wednesday morning, David Tepper's quick trigger may make it more important than you realize. "With David Tepper, you never know. Look at how he is ripping through quarterbacks. So I could see that attitude being directed to the coach. He has shown as it relates to quarterbacks that he is not patient so why would we think he's going to be patient with everyone else.
Even with the issues the Hornets have had on this road trip so far, though, Farber told the Mac Attack that it's not time to panic just yet. "I still feel good about the way Charlotte is playing overall," he said. "The schedule has not been kind; the Hornets at this point in the season have played more games and more road games than any other team in the NBA, so this has not been an easy stretch. They are going to even out in the end, the schedule will become more favorable on the back end and if the Hornets can weather this storm and continue to play in this manner, I feel good about where Charlotte sits."
The Panthers struggled to move the football in this one, totaling just 240 yards of total offense, including just 78 rushing yards on 23 carries. While the Panthers had their issues offensively, it wasn't as if the Patriots faired much better, as they finished the day with just 273 yards of total offense to their name and averaged just 4.6 yards per play to the Panthers 4.2 per play. As Jim Szoke, one of the voices of the Panther Radio Network explained, though, turnovers were the biggest difference in this one. "In a game like this, that's when the turnovers become so critical," Szoke told the Mac Attack on Monday morning. "Yesterday they (New England) had two, but the three we had were so egregious in terms of why they happened." The Panthers turned the football over three consecutive drives with back-to-back-to-back Sam Darnold interceptions, which resulted in ten points for the Patriots, seemingly putting the Panthers away late in the third quarter.
The former NC State Chargers and Colts standout QB joined Kyle Bailey live on the Clubhouse today live from the Charlotte Touchdown Club as he discussed what led to his decision to retire, and what he thinks of new Panthers QB Sam Darnold. The interview started with Philip discussing his decision to retire after the […]
Hornets President of Basketball Operations and GM Mitch Kupchak joined the Clubhouse with Kyle Bailey as he previewed what will be a big offseason for the Hornets.
Hornets Center Bismack Biyombo joined Nick Wilson and Stan Norfleet on Friday to talk about his friendship with LaMelo Ball, when he knew the Hornets rookie was special and why the Hornets were blown out by Indiana in their NBA Play-In tournament appearance.
“It’s just a game that sometimes is unwatchable.” All due to respect to Yankee legend & Marlins Manager Don Mattingly who uttered those words last week on the state of baseball but kindly shut the hell up. Nolan Ryan and Reggie Jackson are among other Major League Baseball greats who have espoused similar issues with […]
On Wednesday's edition of the Clubhouse, Kyle explored a theory that ran through his mind that the Hornets could be one piece away from being a top 4 team in the Eastern Conference.
Friday afternoon Joe Marino from the DRAFT Network joined Nick and Will to discuss the upcoming NFL Draft and who the Panthers should be looking for with the 8th pick. Joe started the interview by giving his thoughts on Mac Jones. Joe thinks that Mac Jones is a bottom first-rounder or sound round Pick. He […]