Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/6/13
Once again rumors are flying around about P.J. Hairston, who was pulled out of yesterday’s practice, meaning that the college web boards are buzzing like a swarm of bees. Stories about the guard have been flying around on so many web boards, be it North Carolina ones, as well as the usual ABC’ers like NC State and Kentucky, that the shooting guard is done for this season. First off let me say this… when it comes to rumors and what nots, until I see the official web site post something I take them with a grain of salt. Just like playing telephone, what begins as “glass of gin” turns into “having twins” pretty quickly. In other words, the small hill becomes the tallest of mountains in a very quick time. Of course while the UNC boards are more about what is going on with Hairston and what it means to this season, sites of other programs are all over on how this should be the last nail in the coffin for the Carolina basketball program. How Carolina has been a dirty program ever since it began, so on and so forth. Stop me any time you have heard rival/opposing teams not put in easy digs against other programs. Personally I could care less about what fans from Kentucky, Duke, NC State or any programs have to say. Even if they have “inside info” or “know someone who knows someone else”. As I said above, whatever the outcome is I will wait for North Carolina to give it officially and not by anyone else. Once again rumors are swirling about the shooting guard Mark Amstrong, of ABC11, tweeted that officials from Carolina said that the shooting guard was pulled from practice due to a class conflict. And while a lot of people have taken this with skepticism, I will take that for now over posters with all their “sources” that root for other programs. FWIW – UNC spokesman tells me PJ Hairston had a class conflict with practice today. Any rumors of suspension are premature. — Mark Armstrong (@ArmstrongABC11) November 6, 2013 Having said all of that, let me get to why I did this post. It has to do with some of the comments I have been reading from members of the Tar Heel boards. Saying from “I am done” and so on and so forth. While P.J. Hairston is an integral part of this team, he is not North Carolina basketball! There are 100 years that belong to a storied program that people love to bash cause its climb to the top. Let’s face the fact, if this was happening to a mid major the rumors would be 1/100th what they are because it’s North Carolina. If losing Hairston for the whole year, if that was to happen, makes this team lose extra games, not to as well  in the season or during March Madness, it will put a damper on the season, THIS SEASON! But it can not change the fact what this program has done in a century, no matter what any of the ABC’ers will say. And the doom and gloom over one player makes the fan base, not the players, show they are losing what the “Carolina Way” is about. Haters will be haters. If this newest rumor turns out to be true we will hear them all say how they knew it all from the start and how corrupt this program is. If it turns out to be a rumor gone bad we will hear how it was the big money from Tobacco Road to hide the truth, how Carolina has the NCAA in the back pocket, how this that and the other. It will never be a winning situation, since it is highly likely that any of the opposing fan bases will admit that “it is what it is”. But when you see North Carolina fans say what they did cause we might lose one player it just makes me shake my head. Soon enough the NCAA will give its final decision for both Hairston and Leslie McDonald, until then, even if things do not look so bright, let’s take it with the same attitude that this program has shown us… with pride and class.
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