GIF: You Won't Like Thad Matta When He's Angry

February 28, 2013 at 10:13p    by Jason Priestas    

After losing his cool over a no-call on a layup, Evan Ravenel barked at the officials before arguing with his teammates. That was all Thad Matta needed to see as he quickly subbed in Amir Williams for Ravenel and then proceeded to turn purple on the big.

When asked about the incident in the postgame presser, Matta joked that he was just getting Ravenel's postgame pizza order before going on to elaborate, saying Ravenel had lost his composure and he was trying to "snap him back."



Props to Matta for trying to get his face the same color as the trim on the jersey's tonight.
Also there are some great reaction faces in the background as this is unfolding 

OSUkid23's picture

I love the reactions from the fans behind him lol

Indy_Buck87's picture

Could not help but notice northwestern fans in the background grinning ear to ear. Wonder if they were smiling at the end? 

I know of only two things that are infinite, space and human stupidity.....and I'm not sure about space". Albert Einstein.

BUCKfutter's picture

check out the fans' expressions...priceless

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

BUCKfutter's picture

agh sorry for the repeat

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

OSUkid23's picture

I think that's what everybody noticed first...

bowthrock's picture

Oh shit he grabbed the jersey! Could that be assault!? It's a good thing I'm not qualified to be a coach or I would do this every game! The lack of blocking out on shots and forcing shots by Craft and Thomas during this season would have caused a me to have a stroke!! Go Bucks!

"Lets beat the shit out of Michigan".... Urban. Frank. Meyer.

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d5k's picture

Notice that Matta follows the old way of the North, 'the man who passes the sentence should swing the sword'.  Translation: he didn't leave it to his assistants to have an aneurysm yelling at his senior player.

One Bad Buckeye's picture

Lol!!!! Man, I cannot stand this character......I really hope someone hands him his own head on a platter soon.  (I didn't read the books).  

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

Devin1024's picture

Man I hate the Lanisters!!!  Except for the Imp, he is bad ass!  I haven't seen season two yet but just got it from Amazon last night...Ill be catching up this weekend.

BullCityBuckeye's picture

Hahaha.  Agreed.  This character is the absolute worst.  As a sidenote, you really should read the books if you get the chance.  The novels are a bit lengthy, but they read fast because 1) the author was a former script writer (i.e., knows how to keep dialogue/scenes moving) and 2) they are damn good. 

Brutus's picture

Brilliant Hodge.  I cannot think of another fictional character who embodies Crean quite like this twerp. 

brylee's picture

He is getting them ready for March...time to straighten their asses up!

otrain2416's picture

can't wait to see ESPN blow this one out of proportion tomorrow unless Tebow or Teo did anything interesting today

We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north.

tampa buckeye's picture

Tebow is in the running for new pope,  right.

bowthrock's picture

"Lets beat the shit out of Michigan".... Urban. Frank. Meyer.

81Alum's picture

Wow, the expression and color of Matta's face is priceless.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture


"Thad Matta Meltdown"

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

dubjayfootball90's picture

Not sure why they called it a meltdown. They didn't even say anything about it.... oh wait its Espn and their headlines are always atrocious, at best. I hate Espn

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

avail31678's picture

Meltdown?  Ugh.  Haven't read the article yet, but that's ridiculous.  How about spin a positive for once and celebrate intensity?! 

dubjayfootball90's picture

Espn Is about to run s segment called 'thad matta meltdown'. Wonder what they say

Edit: beat me to it

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

ATT2121's picture

Unless the game is on, like tonight, I don't understand why anyone watches _spn.


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Max Power's picture

LOL, there's a buckeye fan who's in the upper, right hand corner of the frame at the very end with his jaw dropped. Must have been some new curse words invented in that arse chewin'. Too bad Matta wasn't mic'd up for this game. But props to coach for setting him straight. I hate seeing guys bark at the refs...You didn't get the call, dude. Move on, because the game is now  you're out of position.

hodge's picture

Tomorrow on ESPN's First Take:
Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate whether Matta's outburst is indeed indicative of a "Plantation Owner Mentality"...

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Wouldn't that be some Wilbon would say?

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

petebuc52's picture

Classic! @Hodge...

bigbadbuck's picture

So to all those who thought Thad wasn't the right coach, didn't show enough emotion, wasn't really into it...Are ya still thinkin the same thing tonight?

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, its a war room

acBuckeye's picture

I'm not one of those people, but at the same time you have to wonder..... why does OSU always allow Nerdwestern to damn near beat us every time we play them??

bigbadbuck's picture

I think like any other school they want to give us their "best shot" plus the fact that Northwestern usually has a pretty representative team, not bad enough to completely ignore but never quite good enough to make the dance either, so its a lot easier to sort of "overlook" them

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, its a war room

LadyBuck's picture

I think part of it is that Northwestern is:
a) Tough at home. They play everyone tough in Evanston.
b) They are a match-up problem for us since they are both discipline and play to control the tempo -think Wisky lite.
c) They always seem unconscious from 3 when we play them. I mean, it doesn't matter whether or not the shots are contested.
d) And just screw the princeton offense. Seriously.

acBuckeye's picture

I guess...... but the announcers during the game said that NW had lost by 20+ points in each of their previous three games, or something like that.
The main problem I have goes back to your 2nd point..... We ALLOW them to control the tempo almost every time we play them. We have the athletes to speed the game up, but yet Thad chooses not to press or extend his defense in the back-court. Now granted, once they set up in the half-court, i think we should just sag and help so we won't be susceptible to the back cut, which burns us EVERY TIME we play them.
I've said it a million times, I love Thad and am thankful he's our coach, but his in-game adjustments, or lack thereof sometimes, make no sense. When push comes to shove, especially against other elite coaches, he often gets out-coached in crunch time.

Mush's picture

Did Brian "Beetface" Kelly coach our Bucks last night ?!?

buck i's picture

Mark Richt has lost control of Thad Matta's temper.

BrooklynBuckeye's picture

That actually wasn't even Thad's most aggro part of the scolding. On the broadcast there was a shot that held on him after he's done walking back to the bench with Rav where he really lays into him face-to-face. The shot I'm thinking of was from the opposite baseline.

acBuckeye's picture

Yep, during the game this chewing out went for several more seconds... all the way to the bench.

dumpus's picture

he almost went plaid.

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

Has ESPN set up a roundtable of talking heads to dump on Matta for yelling (justifiably) at Ravenal? That's a 15-minute to half an hour segment right there. I hate ESPN. I hope NBC Sports and any other network can run them off the air some day.

toad1204's picture

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

It happens.  Let us fans be the one to complain about refs. 

Class of 2010.

ih8rolltyde's picture

Damn it feels good to be a Buckeye.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

TLB's picture

Looked like Violet Beauregarde's evil brother

Idaho Helga's picture

1) I hate tweets.  But Ravenel's is priceless.  2) Lets just move on as this really is a non-issue. 3)  Forget Bayless at ESPN, he is an idiot.  He has to make an opinion regularly that will make him relevant,  Matta was his scoop of the day.

Toilrt Paper's picture

Matta wouldn't have been so mad, if Ravenal hadn't blown three chippies in the game, because Ravenel wouldn't have been so pissed for missing the bunnies.