DAMN SHAME / Sports

Roy Williams’ Haiti Analogy: UNC Losing Streak Is Like Earthquake


UNC is not having its finest basketball season. The defending NCAA champions fell to arch-rival Duke Wednesday night, dropping their conference record to an abysmal 2-7. With the team suffering such a striking reversal of fortune in such a short period of time, Roy Williams reflected on the team’s struggles on Tuesday.

While all sorts of negative analogies could be expected in this situation, it’s safe to say that no one thought the coach would compare UNC’s problems with the disaster that has befallen Haiti. Yet that is exactly what Williams did:

“Massage therapist told me, she said, ‘You know, coach, what happened in Haiti is a catastrophe. What you’re having is a disappointment.’ I told her that depends on what chair she was sitting in. Because it does feel like a catastrophe to me, because it is my life.”

UNC has lost 11 games this season. The estimated death toll in Haiti was recently revised to 230,000SOURCE: Huffingtonpost.com

Wow!  Well one thing’s for certain, he’s a perfect example of an out of touch idiot!  Single-minded and self-absorbed.  SMDH.

4 thoughts on “Roy Williams’ Haiti Analogy: UNC Losing Streak Is Like Earthquake

  1. Well, if you think about it, for him it is a catastrophe. He’s speaking as a man who has probably never suffered any real hardship, and whose life centers around his career. Of course only a self centered asshole would think like that, but still, I can see how it is he’s thinking.

    Listening: La Noche by Joe Arroyo

    • Hi there! I happen to see it slightly different, the thought should never enter a person’s mind. He’s a fine example of people becoming numb and dumbed down. His statement also lends some insight into his true character. He’d fail to meet my personal standard of friendships 4sho.

      Listening: Moody Moods by George Benson

  2. Actually, Jazz, not that different, really. His actions are indefensible, but I also see where it’s coming from, and it certainly comes from a bad place.

    Listening: Vine Pa’ Echar Candela* by the Late, Great Ray Barretto, a South Bronx boy, lived just about 3 or 4 blocks away from where my parents live.

    *Loosely translated “I came here to start trouble.”

    • Yeah… he’s a prick!

      I have to check it out… [paused] okay… I’m back. That was slammin’!!! And that guy looks awfully familiar to me… was he an actor too?

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