The hometown kid came back and felled Goliath. He also killed, from a purely Atlanta perspective, the 2009 ACC tournament.
One day after Toney Douglas put Georgia Tech out of its misery, the pride of Jonesboro unhorsed regal North Carolina, thereby guaranteeing Sunday’s championship game will be staged in an unpacked Georgia Dome. He scored 27 points as Florida State ousted the bluebloods of Tobacco Road, and not 10 seconds had elapsed after Danny Green’s last-gasp three-pointer clanked before Tar Heel Nation was scrambling to dump its tickets at an event where supply already trumped demand.
Put Carolina in the ACC final against anybody and you’ve got an event. Pit Carolina against Duke and you’ve got Dickie V. going absolutely crazy on ESPN. Substitute the football school from Tallahassee for the Baby Blue bastion of Tobacco Road, and it’s just not the same. Not that Douglas cares one whit about attendance, or the lack thereof.
“This is the very best feeling