See, you don't get the manlove that people have for players like Hansbrough and Paulus in the local media here. Hansbrough can do no wrong in the News and Observer and local radio. It's almost as bad as Brett Favre, maybe worse. Hansbrough's "will" is the most tiresome topic of all time. It's absolutely horrible. If a player from NC State does the same thing as Hansbrough on the court, it's called a good play. If Hansbrough does it, he willed it into the basket and is the hardest worker in basketball history. Not to mention he travels almost every play and it NEVER gets called.
It's not a coincidence that a lot of the players I hate from Duke and UNC are white because they're the ones that get the most media attention. Players like Pocius and Zoubeck are just annoying duke players that act like idiots when they finally score a basket.. But players like Scheyer, Paulus, and Singler are fawned on 24-7... It gets really tiring.
There was a 4 page centerfold in yesterday's paper about the Henderson flagrant foul on Hansbrough. Meanwhile NC State's win over Virginia tech got one column in the very corner of the sports section. That's called media bias and is extremely prevalent in the triangle area. I understand the nature of the rivalry but one foul did not warrant four pages of coverage.