January 14, 2010
Before last night, the worst loss suffered by a Roy Williams North Carolina team was to Kansas in the 2008 Final Four. (In case you forgot, that was the infamous game that Billy Packer declared "over" before the third TV timeout.) But that 18-point loss was topped on Wednesday at Clemson where the Tar Heels fell, 83-64.
Besides "UNC playing poorly," those two games had one big thing in common: Roy Williams' tie.
A crack investigative report by ACC Now's Robbi Pickeral discovered that the dapper Williams was wearing a nearly identical tie in both blowout losses.
The ties are slightly different (orange stripes are spaced differently, one ends in blue, the other in green) but it's the same pattern. There's a bigger issue here though: The ties are ugly. They're so un-Roy. He's the best-dressed guy in college basketball (no, it's not Jay Wright -- dressing up like an extra on The Sopranos makes not a Beau Brummell). Roy managed to make wearing a sling look stylish. Why is he slumming it with a fabric that looks like it was cut from the same cloth as Joseph's Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
And, for the record, this post has nothing to do with the fact that Project Runway makes its season premiere tonight. Nothing.