It’s game day Niners! We here at GTG.net hope you have your green on, not only in support of your Charlotte 49ers, but because the holiday season starts sooner and sooner every year, and you’re not hip(ster) unless you’re ahead of the curve. Tonight, Charlotte welcomes East Tennessee State University to Halton Arena for a 7:30 PM tip. Many fans will ask, “Who’s ETSU? We should trounce them?” While I may not curse because I have an over-sized mascot helmet on let me say… not so fast my friend. The Buccaneers won 24 games last year and were mowing down opponents in the Atlantic Sun Conference when they slipped up in their tournament and lost to an A-Sun team they had no business losing to. So if anything, we have plenty in common with these guys.
The normal schtick for these game day pieces, especially in regards to ETSU, would be to make constant fun of them having a slightly higher standing mascot name then a pirate, especially when being in a landlocked location without any seas to swashbuckle. So if you were hoping for that, wait until December 3rd when we use all those low brow jokes on ECU (or move on to our predictions below). Sadly, there isn’t much to give these guys a hard time about. They haven’t had any fans come talk smack to us even while having a good program, they’re a decent ball club, and they don’t even have really any famous alumni to make fun of (like the little person Central Michigan had). Then again there is Kenny Chesney, he went there. I’ve never really understood how a scrawny balding country musician could get so many chicks (other than money), but apparently he puts on a good show. In all seriousness, the little person lady at CMU has more talent then him, since male country musicians really only have to lower their voice and “sing” with a southern drawl. It’s the most overrated skill in music. Yet, I’m sure ETSU loves their Kenny.
C-pip: Charlotte bounces back behind big night from Chris Braswell. Charlotte 76 – ETSU 68
McFly: Buccaneers treat the Niners like their wenches. ETSU 78 – Charlotte 69
NLP: EAD, Mcfly. Charlotte 75 – ETSU 67
J Felt: Nickerson gets going and plunders all of East Tennessee’s treasures. Charlotte 75 – ETSU 67
Geep: ETSU gets bucked. Charlotte 77 – ETSU 73
2k: Niners narrowly avoid walking the plank and prevail. Charlotte 73 – ETSU 67