Tuesday, March 31, 2009

One way to past the time

Three Oregon Ducks basketball players have been cited for duck on duck violence.

Police ticketed three freshmen Ducks basketball players Monday night on suspicion of shooting pellet guns at ducks and geese in Alton Baker Park.

Police received a report of three men shooting in Alton Baker Park at 11:08 p.m. Monday night. Officers arrived and watched the trio shoot about 20 rounds from what was determined to be a pellet gun.

The three headed towards the restrooms, and officers saw Dunagin throw up his hands, followed by a splash. Officers later recovered a gun from the pond. Two other pellet guns were located elsewhere, police said. Police are holding the two Powerline brand guns and a Crosman brand gun as evidence.


Hey kids, don't take out your frustrations about a craptacular season on those poor animals!



Monday, March 30, 2009

Playing at their level

Start spreading the news...



We mentioned previously that the Mountain West should not play in the NCAA Tournament because of the vast talent differential, and it looks like that is playing out. BYU and Utah are sitting on their hands at home after being beaten in the first round of March Madness while SDSU is in the final four of the NIT.

Maybe next year we should not accept a bid to be in the big dance but instead ask the NIT folks to place all (or most) of the MWC teams.


Go Aztecs



Saturday, March 28, 2009

Dedicated to Villanova

Go Catholics!



Busted

Busted Bracket (M2M definition): When either of the two teams you predicted to be in the championship game lose.



And we're done. But not done watching the rest of the madness!



3, 2, 1

Today, 3s against 1s.

Tomorrow, 2s against 1s.

Someone must fall.



Friday, March 27, 2009

Check out time

Some get evicted from their hotels during March Madness.

Others do not. Like UConn's Hasheem Thabeet.



(HT: The Dagger)

Happy Friday.



Sing it James Brown

"This is a Big East world! This is a Big East world! But it would be nothing, nothing without an ACC team to care."



We are still looking ok. Some damage was done (Duke got ass whipped). But all in all, pretty solid. And how about that Missouri / Memphis game? You had frustrated Memphis fan from watching all those missed 3s, crying Memphis players after the game... Now that's college hoops! At least there were some happy people.



Cort is genius

"As you can tell by the lack of textual characters over the last few
days, the thrill is gone for TBB. When the bracket is whittled down to
the big-money teams (Xavier and Gonzaga are slightly less big
money, but still...), as a fan, I care less. I am MUCH more into the
stories and trials of teams like Morehead State, WKU, and Siena than
I am who has enough future NBA players to cut down the nets. Heck,
even comeback stories like Michigan intrigue me more than another
year of Pitino, Coach K, UNC, and the usual suspects. I still enjoy the
high-level basketball, but I'm not sure what I can add to the
cacaphony at this stage."

- The Bracket Board


Have we mentioned how much we like this blog? It's like we were separated at birth but they got all the smarts and we got all the snark.



Thursday, March 26, 2009

Taking stock

We have always said never bet against Vegas. Those casinos and their sports books are rich for a reason. They know more than us. But this just caught us by surprise:

The folks at Bodog have released the full set of betting odds for the rest of the tournament, and North Carolina enters the Sweet 16 as the favorite to win the national championship. The Tar Heels are listed at 3/1 odds, followed by fellow No. 1 seeds Louisville (4/1), Pittsburgh (6/1) and Connecticut (6/1).

UNC we can accept. Pitt we can accept for being a 6/1 shot right now. We don't expect them to make it to the Final Four the way they have been playing, even though they are in our championship game bracket. But Louisville as a 4/1 shot?! Por que? We think UConn or UNC could beat the Panthers, but Pitino?

We won't question you, Sin City. You've made a fool out of us many times.



Awwwwww...

Who would have guessed that someone like Gonzaga's Josh Heytvelt, who really looks like a member of your local Aryan Nation Skinhead chapter would get so emotional on Senior Day?



Good luck to you, Bulldogs. Hopefully Tyler Hansbrough won't knock the shit out of you too much.

Seriously, Josh does look like he could have been in American History X.



Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Well, what would you expect?



Remember future face of the UConn program and irresistible Nate Miles, who apparently was very much resistible to some? Well, come to find out Connecticut might have broken some NCAA recruiting laws in their quest to land Mr. Miles who they subsequently expelled.

Multiple sources were cited in establishing a relationship between Miles and Josh Nochimson, who became an agent after his years as a UConn student manager. By N.C.A.A. rules, Yahoo reported, Nochimson would be a representative of the college’s athletic interests. Therefore, providing Miles with lodging, transportation and meals, which the report alleges, would be a serious violation.

A violation indeed. We doubt this will even be a minor issue for the Huskies as they continue their run for the NCAA Tournament title. But it is funny how such a flame out could cause all this.



He's blowing this popsicle stand

Seth Curry has had with with the weak assed Big South. He needs to be playing with men, not boys.

Seth Curry, the high-scoring younger brother of Davidson star Stephen Curry, says he is transferring out of Liberty to seek a higher level of competition.

He said the decision "is based on my desire to develop as an athlete to the fullest of my potential and take advantage of new opportunities that may be available to me in a higher rated conference."


So fuck you Presbyterian, Coastal Carolina and High Point. You can suck on this grown man's shooting arm.

Liberty coach Ritchie McKay said he understands and does not fault him for seeking to play against a higher level of competition.

Geez, this guy just said you and your conference are for little girls and you just take it, McKay?

We'll be mailing you one of our wife's dresses. You'd look good in it.



Your Wednesday Moment of Zen


March To Madness presents... White Out.

NSFW... We wonder if they are from Penn State?



Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The enlightened President

Yeah, we are in the middle of a horrifying recession. But our president needs to concentrate on what really matters.

Like turning a blind eye to March Madness office pools.

Although the US Department of Justice stubbornly insists all Internet gambling is illegal, the only law on the books has been interpreted by the courts to specifically bar online sports betting.

Barack Obama showed he shares the people's disregard for online gambling laws by appearing on ESPN to make his own bracket picks.


You know, we have never met anyone or seen a situation where someone was busted for this. People need to freakin' relax. Even this contributes to the economy.



Monday, March 23, 2009

USC/MSU: A bloody good time had by all

We admit that we had a little hatred in our hearts for Southern Cal taking SDSU's bid to get into the dance. And yes, we also realize that the Aztecs had no business being in the Tournament in the first place. But still, we can embrace hate.

We are all Spartans today though.

This. Is. Spar... Ok, we won't do it.



This is where we stand



East and South are intact. *Gabby self pat on back* Charles, your side looks kinda beat up.

Charles: Look, I used logic and reason. Too bad that doesn't factor in here.

Instant poll: Should we fire Charles? *LOL*



Sunday, March 22, 2009

We didn't know



In the throws of our consternation about SDSU not being in March Madness (even though we really believe now that they shouldn't have been), we were unaware that our sistas are in it.

Go Lady Aztecs, beat Stanford!

(Pic HT: Curmudgeonly & Skeptical)



How you holding up?



We are holding up just fine. We have only messed up on one Sweet Sixteen game game thus far (the Louisville game). We would like to point out that our resident "analyst" here at M2M picked that region. Smooth, Charles, real smooth.

Get ready for day four. It's gonna be glorious.



Saturday, March 21, 2009

Don't be hating

Say what you will about the Duke Blue Devils, but they have their fans.

Fans who want to marry and make babies with them.

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So as much as you hate Gregory Russell Paulus and Jonathan James Scheyer, they got chicks waiting for them to impregnate.

Congrats Blue Devils on the win against Texas.



Why we love it

March Madness makes cheerleaders forget to cheer...

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Case in point, if you look at the upper left hand side of this crappy video you will notice Siena's cheerleaders throwing out any scripted synchronized celebration cheer after their double overtime win.

We especially love the Asian cheerleader's "I've lost my mind" arms flailing look.



You want some more



Day three of glorious madness. How about those overtime games last night? Congrats Siena and Wisconsin!



Friday, March 20, 2009

Mountain Worst



It takes ream men to admit when they were wrong. The Mountain West had no business being in the NCAA Tournament. Utah and BYU bounced on their asses in the first round. Evicted from their hotel rooms. Can you believe at one point people were predicting the MWC would have four teams in March Madness? We're glad that didn't happen. Four times the failure. Meanwhile, SDSU seems to be doing fine in the Not Invited Tournament. Maybe that is the talent level we are up to as a conference. We're just saying.

Damn. Didn't even put up a fight.



Almost historic



And the stacks will light up, will fuck the night up
blow everything in sight up
fuck around and I'll have your ass right up
- DMX, Get At Me Dog


Where the Pittsburgh Panthers just playing with E. Tennessee State? Were the Buccaneers that powerful? I bet Pitt has the fear of God in them now...



Rocky Bottom, Tennessee

Since Gabby is trapped with work, I'll add to the Picture Pages he's been doing for March Madness. Love, Charles.



Born to lose, I've lived my life in vain
Every dream has only brought me pain
All my life I've always been so blue
Born to lose and now I'm losing you.
- Ted Daffan, Born to Lose


And so goes the dreams of Bruce Pearl and his Volunteers as they get evicted from their hotel rooms today.



Welcome to day two



Games start at noon. We'll see you at 9 pm. Work, you know.



And we're out

Take a bow guys. Good job today to all the winners.



And to all the losers? You will burn in hell for your sins...



Upside down you're turning me



I'm a winner
Things are gonna change I can feel it

- Beck, Loser


In the first and only true upset of the day, Western Kentucky beats Illinois. Nice.



Thursday, March 19, 2009

VCU: The total package of FAIL


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Virginia Commonwealth comes oh so close, but yet oh so far. Now begins the long night of packing their bags.

The Rams, out.



Hold that tiger...



You do it to yourself you do
And that's what really hurts
You do it to yourself just you
You and no one else
You do it to yourself

- Radiohead, Just


Next time don't fucking throw elbows, Clemson.

Tigers out.



Evicted from his hotel room: The yellow tie man



They say you were something in those formative years
- Tori Amos, Pretty Good Year


After an amazing conference performance, the Chattanooga Mocs get absolutely stomped on by the Connecticut Huskies.

Chattanooga out.



Thanks for playing



"And it's too late, baby, now it's too late
Though we really did try to make it
Something inside has died
And I can't hide and I just can't fake it"

- Carole King, It's Too Late


BYU out.

"Will the Cougars ever win one? The question isn't as ridiculous as it seems: Not anymore.

They've lost seven straight first-round games, eight straight tournament games."


Who next? Seriously.



President Obama is 25% WRONG

...or we are 75% right. The president has Louisville, North Carolina, Memphis and Pittsburgh as his final four picks. We here at March to Madness have Louisville, North Carolina, Connecticut and Pittsburgh.

We shall see how this shakes out, Barack, we shall see.



Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hey E. Tennessee State, you wanna beat Pitt?

Frustrate DeJuan Blair. Frustrate him like there is no tomorrow. Because if you don't, there literally won't be a tomorrow for you.

In each of the top-seeded Panthers’ four losses this season, including last week’s Big East quarterfinal defeat to rival West Virginia, Blair was in foul trouble. When Blair and his 15.6 points and 12.2 rebounds per game aren’t on the floor, Pitt isn’t the same team.

Co-captain Sam Young sat down with Blair after the Big East tournament and all but pleaded with him to stay out of foul trouble.

Blair has been on the bench more than usual in three of Pitt’s last five games, and he showed his exasperation with his foul predicament after the 74-60 loss to West Virginia.


Gold we tell ya! Pure gold. If you guys win we accept cash, checks or major credit cards. But keep in mind UConn tried to do the same thing and failed.



Dave Leitao wishes he was dead



It was very noticeable that Virginia coach Leitao seemed like he just didn't give a damn during their game against Boston College.

While Virginia was looking disjointed and sloppy in a loss to Boston College in the A.C.C. tournament on Thursday, I could not help but notice the lack of enthusiasm from Cavaliers Coach Dave Leitao. He sat back in his chair, stood up occasionally and barked an order every once in a while, but there was no sense of urgency.

Leitao resigned Monday.


Sure, he was named ACC coach of the year. Yes, Virginia's AD said his job was safe. Obviously there was something else on his mind.

Girls perhaps? Eh, who knows... Another coach gone. 'Tis the season.

UPDATE: Hey, Appalachian State's Houston Fancher gives up too.



Your Wednesday Moment of Zen

March To Madness presents... Bowling!

NSFW... We would go bowling more if it was like that



Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Tuesday after




(Ganked from College Hoops Journal)



Monday, March 16, 2009

Our official bracket



Comments and jokes are always welcomed. We'll see you at the dance.



BlogPoll Week 6

Not a power ballot, bro...

RankTeamDelta
1 Memphis
2 North Carolina 2
3 Louisville 3
4 Connecticut 1
5 Pittsburgh 3
6 Oklahoma 3
7 Duke 3
8 Gonzaga 4
9 Missouri 13
10 Michigan St. 2
11 Wake Forest 2
12 Arizona St. 3
13 Florida St. 7
14 Villanova 3
15 Washington 2
16 Marquette
17 Purdue 6
18 UCLA 4
19 Xavier 2
20 Butler 3
21 Kansas 14
22 Baylor
23 Robert Morris
24 Mississippi St.
25 Utah
Last week's ballot

Dropped Out: Syracuse (#18), Illinois (#19), Clemson (#24), Creighton (#25).


Comments - This was done in direct correlation to the final selection for March Madness. If you take take that into account that, our ballot will make sense. And this marks this first time we ranked a MWC team in here. They deserve it. Now we move on to filling out our bracket. This should that another two hours.



Sunday, March 15, 2009

Perfection

"To me, being perfect is not about that scoreboard out there. It's not about winning. Being perfect is about being able to look your teammates in the eye and know that you didn't let them down. Because you told them the truth. And that truth is, is that you did everything that you could. There wasn't one more thing that you could've done. Can you live in that moment as best you can with clear eyes? If you can do that, gentlemen, then you're perfect."

- Taken from Friday Night Lights and altered slightly. Sue us.

BYU and Utah. Be perfect in this tournament. SDSU did what they needed to do, but there just wasn't enough space for us. Now we look to you to represent us. We are Utes and Cougars today.



Flow my tears the policeman said...



Saturday, March 14, 2009

Living on a prayer

USC player praying on the bench before their win against Arizona State, that probably knocked SDSU out of the NCAA Tournament. So goes this crazy game we call college basketball. And we were happy for awhile.

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Warning, there is no vocal sound to this but for some
reason there is static feedback. Don't have your
speakers at 10.



You like us, you really really like us!



30,000 page views! Thank you!!!!11!



What the f....

They are treating the beginning of the Big East Tournament Championship like an NBA game. Sickening.



Yes, we are still happy about the win


GO AZTECS!



Now comes the real work with whomever we are paired with in the first round...



Friday, March 13, 2009

Breathe dog, breathe





This was us during the that game (at the 35 second mark):



Geez it seemed like Lorrenzo Wade and Kyle Spain wanted to dribble more than shoot. Shoot the damn ball!

So it is more than likely settled and the Aztecs will get into March Madness. God help us all.