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FuManShoes
03-24-2009, 01:24 PM
A bad analogy ... or is it?

The Zags are akin to a Subaru WRX. The Tarheels and other rarified bluechips are your typical supercar, a Lambo, Ferrari, etc. Gearheads will recognize that this is no slam on the Zags. Far from it. The WRX (and Lancer EVO) are arguably the best performing cars per dollar in the world. They have incredible acceleration and handling. They can tackle a variety of courses -- dirt, sand, ice, hills, you name it. They are incredibly solid cars that more than hold their own against the top vehicles in the world. But they lack raw horsepower and pedigree. They are the everyman's sportscar residing in a world of midmajor subcompact crap. In a straight race to top speed the Lambo wins everytime. It has 800 friggin horsepower. But the NCAA's aren't a drag race. They are a rally race, with twists and turns, dips and hills. The Zags, with some luck, can win such a race. Sure, it probably takes some burnouts and skids by the Lambo, but the Lambo is apt to flail like this because it's driven by a pompus ass with a lead foot who likes tiresmoke. The WRX is driven by a cagey Fin who has spent his entire life training for this race in teh barren wilds of Scandanavia. He has the experience and savvy, but needs to play it smart and lure his for into a trap. Take him hard into a corner and then spin his ass out. Wait, I forgot where I was going with this....

Thomas_Sutpen
03-24-2009, 01:27 PM
.. and it's a stretch.

The Zags are akin to a Subaru WRX. The Tarheels and other rarified bluechips are your typical supercar, a Lambo, Ferrari, etc. Gearheads will recognize that this is no slam on the Zags. Far from it. The WRX (and Lancer EVO) are arguably the best performing cars per dollar in the world. They have incredible acceleration and handling. They can tackle a variety of courses -- dirt, sand, ice, hills, you name it. They are incredibly solid cars that more than hold their own against the top vehicles in the world. But they lack raw horsepower and pedigree. They are major cars residing in a world of midmajor subcompact crap. In a straight race to top speed the Lambo wins everytime. It has 800 friggin horsepower. But the NCAA's aren't a drag race. They are a rally race, with twists and turns, dips and hills. The Zags, with some luck, can win such a race. Sure, it probably takes some burnouts and skids by the Lambo, but the Lambo is apt to flail like this because it's driven by a pompus ass with a lead foot who likes tiresmoke. The WRX is driven by a cagey Fin who has spent his entire life training for this race in teh barren wilds of Scandanavia. He has the experience and savvy, but needs to play it smart and lure his for into a trap. Take him hard into a corner and then spin his ass out. Wait, I forgot where I was going with this....

Sounds good. Can we run over Lawson's toe in the parking lot before the race? ;)

BobZag
03-24-2009, 02:25 PM
I like the analogy.

Gonzaga = 24 hrs of Le Mans racecar
Carolina = Formula One racecar

(I'm glad GU is not a Nash Rambler)

Toewon
03-24-2009, 02:33 PM
A bad analogy ... or is it?

The Zags are akin to a Subaru WRX. The Tarheels and other rarified bluechips are your typical supercar, a Lambo, Ferrari, etc. Gearheads will recognize that this is no slam on the Zags. Far from it. The WRX (and Lancer EVO) are arguably the best performing cars per dollar in the world. They have incredible acceleration and handling. They can tackle a variety of courses -- dirt, sand, ice, hills, you name it. They are incredibly solid cars that more than hold their own against the top vehicles in the world. But they lack raw horsepower and pedigree. They are the everyman's sportscar residing in a world of midmajor subcompact crap. In a straight race to top speed the Lambo wins everytime. It has 800 friggin horsepower. But the NCAA's aren't a drag race. They are a rally race, with twists and turns, dips and hills. The Zags, with some luck, can win such a race. Sure, it probably takes some burnouts and skids by the Lambo, but the Lambo is apt to flail like this because it's driven by a pompus ass with a lead foot who likes tiresmoke. The WRX is driven by a cagey Fin who has spent his entire life training for this race in teh barren wilds of Scandanavia. He has the experience and savvy, but needs to play it smart and lure his for into a trap. Take him hard into a corner and then spin his ass out. Wait, I forgot where I was going with this....


So as long as we stay on the pavement, we should be ok.

Salsageek
03-24-2009, 02:47 PM
I am glad we are not a NASCAR. Go fast turn left. :p

GonzagaDynasty
03-24-2009, 02:58 PM
Hmmm.. Sports and cars. My favorite! I would Consider Gonzaga a notch above the WRX. I'd give them the WRX STI. UNC on a good day, sure, give them Lambo status...

But everybody knows, Put a couple G's into an STI, and It'll work the Lambo over.....

FuManShoes
03-24-2009, 03:00 PM
Hmmm.. Sports and cars. My favorite! I would Consider Gonzaga a notch above the WRX. I'd give them the WRX STI. UNC on a good day, sure, give them Lambo status...

But everybody knows, Put a couple G's into an STI, and It'll work the Lambo over.....

STI model for sure. That's what I meant. And in fact I think GU is more like a highly tuned STI than a stock one (see: private jet, new arena, Nike FIT jerseys and shoes, John Stockton tutorials.) We have some bling.