I Hate Mem-piss St. …….
Posted by frankpos on December 17, 2011
Ahh, yes. Memphis State's Fred Horton got a bit carried away in 1971, and decided to swing a chair wildly in Freedom Hall as he was ejected-- and restrained. I was at that game--one of the few times I thought a riot was going to break out. (Pic courtesy of Art Carmody's Tee at Card Chronicle).
Elliot "Goggles" Perry was a royal pain the the ass for a few years, but LaBradford Smith and company generally got the best of him . (Pic courtesy of research by the Card Chronicle)
"The man who would not graduate" Keith Lee...and hated Memphis St. coach Dana Kirk (former Crum assistant!). Keith Lee stayed for approx. 18 yrs at Mem-piss and irritated us the whole damn time. Meanwhile, Kirk enjoyed taunting his former boss and U of L fans
"Card Killer" Larry Finch (shown here against UCLA) even came back in a second life as the Tigers coach to pester us more-- but not as much as when he played against us, thank god!
Mem-piss also had a player named Baskerville Holmes ...nuff said. As cbcard said in the Card Chronicle, you might be too young ....You don’t remember the coins thrown at our bench. You don’t remember Denny getting hit.You don’t remember the switchblade (open!) that landed and stuck into the floor near the bench.You don’t remember Fred Horton.You don’t remember the MVC playoff game in Nashville (winner gets NCAA, loser gets to go home) where all the tickets were general admission so everyone got there an hour and a half before game time. Memphis people sat on one side, we sat on the other and hollered at eachother the entire hour and a half before the tip. Everyone was hoarse before the game started.You don’t remember the Memphis guard in ’86 missing the front end with a one point lead and five seconds to go and Milt driving it down court and getting fouled with one second left. One and one. Swish. Swish. Goodbye Memphis.We hate Memphis State. Always have, still do, always will!