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Memphis' Will Barton does it again

Posted on: September 23, 2011 10:34 am
Edited on: September 23, 2011 10:35 am
 
By Jeff Goodman

Will Barton did it. Again.

A year ago, before he got a taste of college basketball, Memphis' talented wing guaranteed a national championship to just about anyone who was willing to listen.

Then the Tigers went out and barely made the NCAA tournament.

Barton had his moments a year ago, but struggled at times. The same can be said for fellow frosh Joe Jackson, who was even benched multiple times by Josh Pastner before finishing the season on a high note.

You'd think Barton would have learned after a year's experience.

However, he did it again.

"Coach Pastner said I can't say it," Barton told the crowd on Thursday at an annual event for Tigers fans and boosters.

"If he says it, he's got to back it up," Pastner added, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

"I'm gonna say it then. We're going to win it all," Barton then said. "Don't put this in The Commercial Appeal. I don't want to see it on ESPN or none of that this year. Let's keep it in the party. Off the record."

The newspaper went with it, anyway.

And now Barton is back out there making lofty predictions. I love his swagger, but you'd think he would have learned his lesson.

In his defense, Memphis should be improved this season with Barton, Jackson, Tarik Black, Chris Crawford and Antonio Barton all having a year under their belt - and the addition of talented freshman Adonis Thomas. 

But a national title?  I just don't see it.
Comments

Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: September 28, 2011 4:16 pm
 

Memphis' Will Barton does it again

what the hell do you know about Memphis? you need to shut the hell up about things you do not know about. IDIOT!!!  and by the way, your arizona team was very lucky to win against a so called bad team. i hope we get you guys again this year. we will put a whipping on you like you have never seen!



Since: Mar 3, 2008
Posted on: September 27, 2011 2:35 pm
 

Memphis' Will Barton does it again

I hope DCJ gets hit by a car.  A very fast car. 



Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 12:48 pm
 

Memphis' Will Barton does it again

I wish I could find Stevephoenix in a dark alley!!  Classless bugger criticized Arizona Basketball player for being the victim of a shooting.  Now I see the piece of crap can't even write.  What a lowlife....hahaha.  



Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: September 26, 2011 11:54 am
 

Memphis' Will Barton does it again

This was for , I guess CBS doesnt actually show the quote that you are replying to.



Where did you go to school at? Please take an English class and come back.



Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: September 26, 2011 11:52 am
 

Memphis' Will Barton does it again

Where did you go to school at? Please take an English class and come back.



Since: Aug 11, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 6:07 am
 

Memphis' Will Barton does it again

Went to Memphis, love the teams and love the school however DJC is a complete tool.  Come on now, anyone with any smarts would realize that they are the same people, checked their IP address and YES THEY ARE THE SAME PEOPLE, some people have no life.  Also I highly doubt they were suppling them with alcohol, esp bc of the kinda coach that Cal is.  People may see him as a "car salesmen" type guy but he cares about his players and would NEVER do that to them, so thats bs.  Also to complain about refs calls is bogus, in any sports if you have to point out a ref making a bad call as an excuse then your team clearly didn't perform earlier in the game, it shouldn't fall ona ref or one call.  


Now onto Barton's comment, who cares?  Like some others have said, would you rather have him say "We aren't going to win it this year!!", it's good that he feels that way and everyon should feel that way about their team, period. 


BTW...NIT yes used to be the tournament but guess what?  It doesn't mean anything, its for the teams who weren't good enough to make the actual tournament, it shouldn't be seen as post season and I bet you all the players wouldn't brag about going to the NIT either.  


With all this being said Mann I miss Memphis, such a beautiful campus, miss Richardson Towers my fresh year and miss SigEp...Go Tigers!!! 




Since: Sep 25, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 12:56 am
 

Memphis' Will Barton does it again

i guess there will be no need for any march madness now that we know memphis will win it??.....this will make the season irrelevant to watch as well!
this is the best basketball story we have at the moment??




Since: Jul 22, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2011 8:13 pm
 

Memphis' Will Barton does it again

Not much of a story here. Memphis will be pretty good this year. I don't see them winning it all, but its fine if Will Barton thinks they are. 



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2011 8:03 pm
 

Memphis' Will Barton does it again

Will Barton is a idiot as is the Tigers program. Sorry but unless little Memphis can get out of the USA conference and they won't will never be good since Cal left and that's a fact.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: September 25, 2011 7:26 pm
 

Memphis' Will Barton does it again

First, I have always liked Kentucky, I just can't stand Cal.  Second, as a tiger fan I appreciate you for getting our back.  It seems you realize the truth, they are kids.  Thanks!


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