Lorenzo Charles Passes

Lorenzo Charles, the scorer on one of the most famous plays in sports history, passed after a bus accident. He was 47.

We talk about authoring one of the great upsets of all time. This NC State team was 17-10 and for all practical purposes, out of the tournament. They proceeded to defeat Wake Forest, North Carolina and Virginia to win the automatic bid to the NCAA’s.

They then marched through the NCAA tournament, beating superior teams by way of fouling late, and counting on the other team folding. This proved to be a winning formula.

In BSP’s eyes, this was a bigger upset than Villanova – Georgetown. Primarily because, even though the tournament had its share of upsets, this one was the first absolutely huge one. NC State had no business on the court with Houston. The Cougars had two NBA Hall-of-Famers on their team. NC State was pretty much garbage. Except when they had to be.

Rest in peace, Lorenzo Charles. You will be remembered forever.

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I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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