First off, let me say that Terrance Williams was and is one of my all-time favorite Cardinals. He dazzled the crowd with amazing dunks pretty much since the day he stepped on campus. He achieved the 3rd and 4th triple doubles in U of L history. His sophomore year he led the team in scoring, rebounds, and assists! He led the team to a Big East regular season AND Tournament Championship, and an Elite 8 in the NCAA tournament.
That's why his tweet on Thursday afternoon as the Cards went down to Morehead State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament hurt Cardinal fans so much. If you missed it, here's what he wrote:
"Hhahaha morehead st what is that? I remember when we played guys like that was scared to look at us on the court man times have changed"
First, he laughs at his old team. What does that mean? Does he think it's funny? Does he root against the Cards? I don't think so. I think, rather, that he is immensely dependent on people liking him for his own happiness, as evidenced by the way he re-tweets everything good ever written about him. And, let me add that he apparently tweets everything he does, everything he thinks, and everywhere he goes.
Next, he talks about how great the team was when he was here. My mother used to say, "Blowing out someone else's candle doesn't make yours any brighter." Apparently, TWill's momma never told him that, and he somehow thinks that telling people that he's awesome and the current team sucks will make people like him more. Somewhere along the way, he also forgot that most of his 32,000+ followers, only follow him because he played for Louisville. Anything bad he says about his old team is going to make him less-liked, the opposite of what his fragile ego was going for when he made this ill-timed, immature tweet. Here's what he follows it up with:
"Why these half ass ville fans mad at me I didn't loose the game all I said was we beat teams like that they didn't have that same passion"
Whoa, whoa, whoa! Hold the phone! Insult their size, talent, free throw shooting or rebounding all you want. Don't say they don't have passion. Our beloved Preston Knowles is sitting on the bench injured after giving every ounce of blood, sweat, tears, and PASSION he had for the past 4 years. Peyton Siva is in obvious pain after twisting his ankle in the Big East Championship Game, and after being hammered to the ground on a foul that wasn't called hard on his hip. This team has paid the price. They've left it all on the floor. They are truly loved. Just because they fell short of the victory does not change that.
So, TWill, thank you for all that you've done for Louisville basketball, but maybe the best thing you could do for the team now is keep your mouth shut.