Maryland Women's Basketball Team Eats Children

The Lady Terrapins Have Pretty Much The Creepiest Team Slogan Ever. Mike Tyson Approves.

3/25/09 in NCAABB   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

The Maryland Lady Terrapins have taken a page out of Mike Tyson's playbook, in order to find motivation for their run through the Women's NAAA Basketball Tournament.

No, they're not knocking out their opponents, nor are they demanding that reporters fornicate with them before they give a sound byte. The comparisons to Tyson begin (and end) with the slogan that they've been using this year.

Back in the fall they had weekly rehearsals for their Midnight Madness dance routine. To keep the intensity up during these rehearsals, sophomore forward Emery Wallace began shouting out motivational things. A Mike Tyson quote jumped out in her mind.

"What'd he say?" she asked me. "Something about eating kids."

The rest, as they say, is history. The Lady Terps now shout "eat kids" in the locker room before games, in order to pump each other up.

In case you missed it originally, the quote comes from Tyson's post-fight interview after destroying Lou Savarese in less than a minute back in June of 2000. It's at about the 1:15 mark in this video:


Yemi Oyefuwa (originally from London) might be taking it a little too far though, if you ask me.

"Every month I choose a child," she told me. "Sometimes it's one from back home, sometimes it's someone from this country. You try to pick the juicy ones, the ones with nice hair, delicious ones, pretty eyes, because you know, the eyes are the best."

Ok, so maybe she's not completely serious. It's safe to say that the Lady Terps aren't quite as insane and unstable as Mike Tyson, but they do hope to emulate his "impetuous style" and "impregnable defense". They're doing well so far, as they beat 16th-seeded Dartmouth 82-53 and #9 seed Utah 71-56. They have now won 14 in a row, and their last loss was on January 30 to Virginia.

As crazy as it is, this children eating thing might actually work.


Maryland Women's Team Eats Kids [DC Sports Blog]
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4/15/09   |   sportsfanatic2015

u know it not that funny and i want good hard prove of this

4/15/09   |   rule_of_ronaldo   |   5 respect

they probably have a contest and pick a rondom fan to eat, or maybe its printed on your ticket?

4/14/09   |   Brendanc8504

Pat wrote:
Well... I wrote this. And I don't see "Duke" anywhere in this article. Not only that, but if you were on this site for more than a few days, you would know that I absolutely hate Duke.

Nice try. Come back again.

this is your standard burn. Sportsfanatic2015 I hope to see more of you on the Q, seeing as burns such as this one are highly entertaining

4/14/09   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

sportsfanatic2015 wrote:
the guy who wrote this

Well... I wrote this. And I don't see "Duke" anywhere in this article. Not only that, but if you were on this site for more than a few days, you would know that I absolutely hate Duke.

Nice try. Come back again.

4/14/09   |   sportsfanatic2015

the guy who wrote this

4/14/09   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

sportsfanatic2015 wrote:
that some bull just cause u like duke

Who?

4/14/09   |   sportsfanatic2015

that some bull just cause u like duke

3/25/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

fourtime7 wrote:

any exposure is good exposure

 unless it is the other teams' ears...

3/25/09   |   Michael_Luchies   |   17 respect

It's alot of fun for the fans though at the game: "E-A-T-K-I-D-S.....Eeeeaaatttt Kidddsss"

3/25/09   |   shox13191

fourtime7 wrote:

any exposure is good exposure

haha i think there should be an exception in cases like this though..

3/25/09   |   fourtime7   |   8 respect

any exposure is good exposure

3/25/09   |   Brendanc8504

Heyhey1970 wrote:
This is freaky.  Maybe not as strange as that time a shirt-less Bruce Pearl painted his body Orange and jumped up and down at the Tennessee Lady Vols game.  

Great use of the Tyson video!  Unbelievable that it was 9 years ago. 

maybe its just because of how he was speaking kinda fast, and his poor speach habbits....but it almost sounds like he is making up words as he goes along

3/25/09   |   Heyhey1970   |   194 respect

This is freaky.  Maybe not as strange as that time a shirt-less Bruce Pearl painted his body Orange and jumped up and down at the Tennessee Lady Vols game.  

Great use of the Tyson video!  Unbelievable that it was 9 years ago. 

3/25/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

 I always wondered why the coach's kid was huddled in the corner and shaking...

3/25/09   |   JKB37   |   2409 respect

Hey..  Winning takes blood...  sweat...  tears...  and sometimes eating kids...  Whatever it takes to win..  GO TERPS!!!  

3/25/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

Well that isn't the slightest bit creepy.

3/25/09   |   Debi_L   |   11781 respect

Well, if they wanted to LOSE fans, this just might be the way to do it.

3/25/09   |   rule_of_ronaldo   |   5 respect

You need to tell your teamates to eat kids to pump people up? That is unbelievebale, most teams just just get into a huddle and rally around eachother to get pumped. Look and Lebron James, hes always pumped and im pretty sure his teamates dont tell him to eat kids

3/25/09   |   shox13191

"She'll be like, 'We're halfway through the kids' body now, keep going,' " Yemi Oyefuwa explained. "It's not like we played bad, you already had the head, you already had the hair."

There has to be some sort of law against this..