Sunday, March 29, 2009

Cookie conundrum for Tar Heels

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- North Carolina coach Roy Williams is a superstitious guy. So maybe he was just trying to continue his NCAA trend when he started complaining that there weren't enough cookies at FedExForum before his team began its press conference on Saturday.

"I think as much money as we're making off this tournament, we oughta be able to afford more than one frickin' cookie back in the room there," said Williams, whose team will face Oklahoma tonight. "I think the NCAA can afford more than that. Other than that, we're happy to be here."

Remember: two years ago, Williams was cranky about the fact that he had to pour his soda into an NCAA-mandated cup. Last year, it was all about the NCAA sticker-logo in the middle of the playing floor.

Eventually, a moderator asked that more baked goods be made available for the Tar Heels (Ty Lawson requested oatmeal, Williams asked for peanut-butter). But what happened to that one cookie in the meantime?

"Nobody got the cookie," Lawson said. "I was about to take it, but everybody was looking at it, and I didn't want to be selfish. So I just left it there." -- Robbi Pickeral

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the breaking front page news, you guys are the best. I think if you try a little harder you might be able to get a job writing for the Rhino Times when the Observer goes under.

Anonymous said...

This is a joke right? I mean this is pure sarcasm as to how the Observer could tell you the color and weight of the starting fives morning doo.

Right? Surely.

Anonymous said...

This is why you people are about to be out of CAREERS.

J Sulahry said...

Is this a joke?

Anonymous said...

THIS JUST IN......

Roy has issues with Detroit's cookies.

Will the tourney be postponed?

More details, later this week, only in Observations from Above the Rim.

Anonymous said...

For real, guys. Cookies are a big deal for growing boys! Go complain about something else.

Anonymous said...

Its NEWS because its Ty Lawson and its humor.....chill out guys. That Charlotte Observer is a pretty good paper.

Anonymous said...

UPDATE!

It has come to the Observer's attention that Sean May ate all the cookies.

Anonymous said...

So the Observer pulls the article about the UNC baseball loss to the Charlotte 49ers last week and then actually writes something like this? Unbelievable.

Is it a newspaper or a marketing company?

Anonymous said...

shouldn't this article be in the comics section instead of the sports section?

Anonymous said...

Roy and Ty both brought their cookies with them into the post-game interview tonight.

Pretty amusing, if you have a sense of humor. I can't help but suspect that many of the previous posters here do not. Or maybe it's just that their team is focused on final exams rather than lining up hotel rooms in Detroit?

Anonymous said...

Toe update??

Anonymous said...

What a stupid article.

Hey Observer, next time Hansbaby coughs, let us know. Seriously.