A look at the Elite Eight as predicted by ESPN:
A bit premature but why not...
As in the No Fun League...
After a few days of thinking about it (and after many drinks) this is not as bad as we first thought. But it is still embarrassing.
Introducing Minnesota coach Tubby Smith making a fool out of himself.
Good gravy, you're a man now.
You know, on an in-bound pass you don't really need to find your fellow player to pass to. You could throw it to one of the opposing players. The trick is you gotta hope that opposing player does not catch the ball. But who would do that in a close game, right? That's suicide...
Betcha $5 that Izzo is having that Michigan State player run Pyramids drills until he pukes right now.
Against Boston College Virginia Tech was only up by 1. The Eagles had the ball with 9.2 seconds left. What could the Hokies do to get a spark going in Cassell Coliseum? To spur their team on to victory?
How about some Metallica?
Gives you chills, doesn't it? Congrats, Tech.
Seton Hall kinda upsets Louisville 80 to 77. And once again we have a fine piece of officiating work from a Big East crew...
Doris "Violation" Burke was about ready to leap out of her ESPN chair on that one. Good job and Happy Friday.
After UConn's female basketball team utterly and completely dismantled the Lady Blue Devils 81 to 48, and convincingly pulverizing the number two ranked team in the country 70 to 46 we were running out of superlatives to describe how amazing the Lady Huskies are. Duke coach Joanne McCallie said it's like playing a WNBA team. We think they would give the pros a run for their money.
But never fear! A gracious fan gave us the means to where we will never have to say anything about UConn again. When they play their next opponent we just need this to show what will happen:
Very very Sparta.
Seriously. We just didn't write about it. But after seeing the gang at The Dagger mention it we changed our minds. What in sam hell are we talking about?
How on earth is North Carolina still ranked?
Besides beating top ranked teams, Tennessee players have other talents as well. Like smoothed out R&B crooning. Introducing guard Renaldo Woolridge:
Shortay stop trippin', baby girl I'll never leave you like Kiffen...
There are a few of us here who feel Wake Forest should have won that game. Not that we are Duke haters, far from the truth. We are actually criticizing the Demon Deacons here. The turnover rate against the Blue Devils was amazing (can we get some stats on this?).
What about the Plumlee brothers blah blah blah.
Yeah, what about Wake's Al-Farouq Aminu's double double?
They were matching them shot per shot but then they got sloppy. Now we know coach Dino Gaudio prepares his kids better than that. And if he does then we need to think that coach K had an unfair advantage...
Or coach Gaudio sucks in big games.
We know you have heard us say over and over again we are not fans of women's basketball. Their style of play is very foreign to us, not agressive at all. A lot of perimeter shooting and very little battles in the paint. But they're girls, why should we expect them to fight like men underneath the basket. Anywho, we are going to watch undefeated UConn and undefeated Notre Dame gals b-ball tonight. The battle for first place in women's NCAA college basketball. We have no predictions because this is new to us.
So join us. We are gonna rock out to Lady Gaga during halftime and enjoy the game!
Wow, we realize that the Tar Heels were reeling but not to this extent.
CHAPEL HILL - North Carolina had the Will to win Saturday. It just wasn't enough.
Despite overcoming a 20-point first half deficit and getting 24 points from junior Will Graves, the Tar Heels lost to Georgia Tech 73-71 when Graves' last-ditch try at a game-winner with 1.7 seconds left fell short.
The Tar Heels, coming off the worst margin of defeat in the Roy Williams era, at Clemson last Wednesday, got eaten up by guard Iman Shumpert (17) and by their own mistakes (11 turnovers, minus-3 rebounding) in the first half.
Yellow Jackets, you deserve more than our usual This Is Sparta! award. To go into The Dean and get that win, that deserves something more. You get our rare MOTHERFUCKER award...
Observed during the West Virginia / Syracuse game...
Quick, who's the best team in the Pac-10?
We don't blame you. The Pacific 10 conference is a joke right now. Unfortunately the pollsters aren't laughing. AP voters decided they'd had enough this week, snubbing the Pac-10 for the first time since late February 1987:
"(The conference is) turning into an Abbott and Costello skit of double entendre, exploding cigars and backside falls down staircases."
Catch it! And Happy Friday.
Listen to the man, North Carolina. The pollsters will...
Best line: "Y'all got the Rodney King beat out of you!"
So wear your baby blue paper bags over your heads UNC fans. You've earned it!
Can't believe this skipped by us but Dartmouth coach Terry Dunn resigned on Friday.
"So?" you say. "Big whoop". "Ivy League, who cares" right?
Well, normally we would agree but in this case it was the reason why he resigned:
Dartmouth men's basketball coach Terry Dunn was forced to resign after his entire team threatened to boycott taking the court this weekend.
Each player signed a document that was taken to the administration on Friday stating they refused to play for Dunn.
I guess with a 47-103 overall record the kids were fed up.
*play Price is Right Fail horn here*
You bring the crowns and heads of conquered coaches to my campus. You insult Pat. You threaten my players with yet another loss! Oh, I've chosen my words carefully, Bill. Perhaps you should have done the same!
This is blasphemy! This is madness!
Madness...? This is SPARTA!!!
Congrats on taking down the #1 ranked unbeaten team. Now we are down to two.
Be careful of your celebrations...
It was an eventual bullshit call but it was called nonetheless. And Purdue knows who they are. They are the unbeaten team that beat another unbeaten team that just got beat. < /Tropic Thunder reference>
Did you miss us? With college football officially done the focus is now on the greatest sport evah! We'll be updating you throughout the weekend with pics, vids and comments from the games. Our drink of choice? Chardonnay. Because that's how we roll. The viewing schedule is as follows:
Between the mythical "National Championship" game last night, work and date night with the wives tonight we really haven't had time to post anything substantial. So we leave you with fluff.
Guys, are you struggling to understand your fuck buddy, girlfriend, wife? Watch this:
Ignore the fact that the girl is a boy. Who like boys to be girls.
C'mon, Cornell's good but...
Kansas got taken to the limit by Cornell yesterday, finally rallying to win 71 to 66. Yes, Cornell is good. Maybe great. But after one game to say they deserve the Ivy League conference auto bid or an at-large bid for the NCAA Tournament?!
What about Harvard? Yes, the Harvard with star guard Jeremy Lin. The Harvard universally predicted to get the auto bid. Cornell taking an at-large with the teams they play in and out of conference? Ummmm...
"Just waking up in the morning gotta thank God
I don't know but today seems kinda odd
No barking from the dogs, no smog
And SDSU stomped the Lobos like a frog"
"I told our team if the NCAA tournament started yesterday, New Mexico would be in as a four or five seed, BYU would be in and Vegas would be in, and we'd be the little stepchild knocking on the door and nodding."
- San Diego State coach Steve Fisher
So yes, our Aztecs beat 15th ranked New Mexico 74 to 64. Can we please for the love of all that is holy keep this momentum going into March? Pretty please?
Yes, we know about College of Charleston beating UNC. And yes, we know about the sanctions against USC. We just were not all that taken by the news and hey other blogs/mainstream media are talking about it.
We'll concentrate on other things. Like why Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford feels that being arrested for drug use is no big deal on his team.
UCLA defector Drew Gordon feels that San Diego State would be too much like UCLA, decides to go with the winners at New Mexico.
(Gordon) visited San Diego State last week and was at Viejas Arena for the Aztecs' 58-53 victory over UC Riverside on Tuesday.
"New Mexico basketball seems like the perfect fit for me," Gordon told the Mercury News.
That speaks volumes right there.
Yes, we did that title for more page hits. Perverts. What's so special about Asian women?!
Anyways, Jeremy Lin, the star player on Harvard's squad is Asian American. And some people might not be so thrilled about that:
In the U.S., basketball stars are African-Americans first, Caucasians second, and Asians. . . somewhere far down the line. People can't look past his ethnicity. Everywhere he plays, Lin is the target of cruel taunts.
"It's everything you can imagine," (Lin) says. "Racial slurs, racial jokes, all having to do with being Asian." According to Harvard teammate Oliver McNally, another Ivy League player called him a c-word that rhymes with "ink" during a game last season. Just last week, during Harvard's 86-70 loss to Georgetown in Washington, D.C., McNally says one spectator yelled "sweet and sour pork" from the stands.
Wow dude, we don't know how you can take that night after night. We would have been getting technical after technical for the beatdowns we would give those rubes. Don't know how he does it.
"He gets pissed about it afterwards," says McNally. "I have to tip my hat to him. I don't know how I'd react. The type of dude I am, I might not be as mature as Jeremy."
Like we promised, we were gonna keep you updated on this...
KNOXVILLE - Four University of Tennessee basketball players remain free on bond today, a day after their arrests on drug and weapons charges when a Knoxville police officer stopped the car they were riding in for speeding on Alcoa Highway near Kingston Pike.
Inside the vehicle, according to DeBusk, officers found a handgun under the driver’s seat, "accessible by either the driver or left rear seat passenger." They also found a handgun, with an altered serial number under the passenger seat, accessible by either the front seat passenger or right rear seat passenger, according to DeBusk. They also found a baggy of marijuana and an open container of alcohol.
All in all it was a total of $7,000 bond. And indefinite suspension. And the possible loss of scholarships. And the possible expulsion from school. And the taint of being criminals. All for pot. And booze.
Finally a game where Kentucky's John Wall did not single-handedly win, but it was a game that he changed the momentum with Kentucky finally beating Louisville 71 to 62. We were somewhat worried how the game started (if you didn't see it, click here for an artist's interpretation of those moments) with the fights and the technicals being thrown around.
But give the si, senor salute nod to Wall for this play:
Geez. We hate you one-and-done rule.
Syracuse dominated that first half! WWL, can we have a chart?
Look at that. The Orange demonstrated why they were the 5th ranked team in the country. Pitt was out rebounded, out hustled, out shot, basically any phase of the game you can think of the Panthers were out classed. Then the second half happened...
And there you go. Pittsburgh was allowed to come back and impose their will. This then broke the will of Syracuse, eventually falling 72 to 82.
Always be closing? We're not giving that to the Orange but damn. What happened?
A few days ago we said this: "Purdue will beat West Virginia on New Year's Day". Were we bold? Stupid? Well join us and find out today!
UPDATE: We told you so...