March to Madness presents... Jackie's Party
Oh yeah, NSFW. Cups not included.
This just in:
DURHAM, NC—NCAA officials announced Wednesday that seven losses would be stricken from Duke's 2008-2009 season record, claiming they were forced to act after discovering evidence of dramatically meritorious behavior both on and off the court.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has decided not to appeal the NCAA's decision...
Butler: Three point assassins. Almost as good as the A.J. Graves era. They have a good shot at beating Michigan State but not West Virginia or Duke.
Michigan State: Yup, they just find a way to win baby. It would not surprise us if they beat Butler.
West Virginia: At the risk of being prejudiced jerks we think coach Bob Huggins' time is up. It just seems that the Mountaineers are getting by on a little bit of luck here and there.
Duke: Take your pick, Singler, Smith, Plumlee squared or Zoubek. They all can kill you. Duke seems poised to get to their first championship game since 2001.
We have gotten a late start today so enjoy a random post. We'll resume normal broadcasting later today or tomorrow.
This is what happens when an extremely narcissistic teenage girl gets a hold of a webcam and the internet...
Hey, since The Dagger has ranked the Sweet 16 games we thought we'll do the same. But unlike them don't expect lucid insight into why we have ranked them this way. Onward!
1) No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 12 Cornell (Thursday, 9:57 p.m. EDT)
We mentioned why here but just to reiterate: Race War. And the potential for becoming one of the most exciting games of the whole damn tourney.
2) No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 6 Tennessee (Friday, 7:07 p.m. EDT)
Well shoot, we have the Buckeyes going all the way so I guess we HAVE to root for them. Plus Evan Turner is the bees knees.
3) No. 1 Duke vs. No. 4 Purdue (Friday, 9:57 p.m. EDT)
Another situation in which we have the Blue Devils going deep in our bracket. And this has the makings of being a Mike Tyson (in his prime) fight. Translation: A beatdown without Boilermaker star Robbie Hummel.
4) No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 10 St. Mary's (Friday, 7:27 p.m. ET)
So at the start of the NCAA Tournament we mentioned being part of a pick 'em bracket challenge with fellow bloggers Ballin' is a Habit (the organizer), Storming The Floor, March Madness All Season, Rush The Court among many others. You might remember a few us us during the old blogpoll days. Well, here are the results so far...
At least we are not at the bottom (which was going on for the first few days of the tournament) but nowhere near the top unfortunately. The interesting thing is all those "Kansas winning the tournament" picks. We came so close picking the Jayhawks as well but the thing that stopped us was just how streaky they were this season. Never was the team of two years ago. Maybe we'll make up some ground during the Sweet 16/Elite 8.
Leave your jokes here.
Although other blogs may be more tasteful in talking about the upcoming Cornell / Kentucky game we are not afraid to stoop to the lowest common denominator.
That's right! 27 times, baby.
Read our tagline. We were happy that SDSU won the MWC Tourney to begin with (while we were in Vegas) but we knew that Bruce Pearl is a great coach. Congrats Tennessee, beat Ohio. So far it's BYU and possibly New Mexico... Conference root time!
United States Education Secretary Arne Duncan lives in a right and honorable world. He believes that if you go to college you need to make passing grades. You need to graduate. And if you play college sports on a team that fails to graduate the majority of its players you should definitely not be playing in the post season. He even bristled when initial plans called for a ban on teams who graduate less that 40 percent of their players:
"Frankly, that's a low bar, and not many teams would be ineligible," Duncan, who played college basketball at Harvard, said on a conference call. "Over time, we should set a higher bar. But it's a minimum, a bright line, which every program should meet to vie for postseason honors."
However the NCAA powers that be just laughed in his face. We guess this won't get much traction.
Here it is folks, hot off the press. President Barack Obama's official 2010 March Madness picks.
People will use any scientific means at their disposal to fill out their NCAA Tournament brackets. This is serious shit. And who the hell is Old Dominion?
Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Syracuse, Duke, Villanova, West Virginia, Pitt, Baylor... What do all these teams have in common? No one ranks below a 3 seed and nearly everyone has them picked to get to the Elite 8 or the Final Four.
Ohhhh, they are really living on the edge. Some controversial picks, huh? How about we change this up a bit. Emerald Nuts is holding a contest in which you pick the lowest seed that will go furthest in the tournament. They call it their Underdog Bracket game and to top it all off they are also awarding cash and prizes. We normally wouldn't mention commercial contests but this is really intriguing. So join us and give it a shot, citizens.
First, the thing you have to know about these UNM fans is that they are shy. Don't take their picture.
Or maybe we are creepy guys who no one wants their picture taken from. Anyways the Lobos fans are worried because they feel SDSU will play them close. We already won one game with them. They don't feel it's a lock because the Aztecs are playing for their lives and New Mexico is already in. We beg to differ.
We were hoping for a better pic with a bunch of Lobos women but they shot us down real quick. Such is life.
1) Just on school support alone New Mexico deserves to win the MWC tourney. Tons of boosters here.
2) Based on our mediocre performance verses Colorado State SDSU deserves to get their asses kicked against the Lobos tomorrow. Sorry.
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