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Title: NCAA
Post by: Administrator on July 30, 2018, 11:33:33 AM
Who will win the championship this year?
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: bodiddley on October 23, 2018, 05:03:08 AM
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Jontay Porterís sophomore season is over before it started. The rising Missouri center tore his ACL and MCL

And this after his brother missed almost all last year with a back injury and needed another back surgery after being drafted.

Article I read says their older sister Bri also played and had 5 torn ACL's and had to retire.  Article didn't specify exactly how many knees she has, but seriously that's pretty horrific.
Another older sister Cierra had multiple knee surgeries and had to retire.

Leading me to believe the Porters don't have the connective tissue for high-level sports.

Glad I've never had a knee injury.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: CaptainCargo on November 14, 2018, 08:01:48 PM
Nova getting their butts stomped by the Wolverines. And a hook and hold gets tempers flarin.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: CaptainCargo on November 21, 2018, 06:57:32 PM
Duke making a furious comeback on the Zags. Helluva game.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: CaptainCargo on January 14, 2019, 09:58:43 PM
Just watched the one minute and 42 second long highlight reel of the Syracuse/Duke game. Every play was of a Duke player scoring.

Funny fucking thing is, Cuse won.

FUCK YOU ESPN! :-)
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: Kam on January 14, 2019, 10:00:44 PM
Just watched the one minute and 42 second long highlight reel of the Syracuse/Duke game. Every play was of a Duke player scoring.

Funny fucking thing is, Cuse won.

FUCK YOU ESPN! :-)

Did you miss the game?
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: CaptainCargo on January 15, 2019, 11:36:09 AM
Just watched the one minute and 42 second long highlight reel of the Syracuse/Duke game. Every play was of a Duke player scoring.

Funny fucking thing is, Cuse won.

FUCK YOU ESPN! :-)

Did you miss the game?

No, I watched the whole game. Just checkin the Highlight reel and a bit pissed that ESPN has Duke up their ass so far if ESPN and opened its mouth and you looked in the adams apple would look like Krzyzewski's ugly puss.

Even the next day the headline reads about 'Despite Zions 35 points blah blah blah' with a picture of the Duke player. Where's Battle's picture? He had a phenomenal game going inside and out all night long.


Just venting bro. ;-)

Nice to talk to you BTW. Been awhile.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: Kam on January 15, 2019, 04:51:23 PM
Yeah, i agree about the Duke love.   They can't be ranked #1 still.  Gotta have Gonzaga higher.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: Yankguy1 on January 15, 2019, 04:55:30 PM
Unless they lose to Wisconsin on Saturday  the next polls should have Michigan at Number 1. 
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: CaptainCargo on February 05, 2019, 09:18:19 PM
Someone just got Illinied.
Title: The exploding shoe conspiracy
Post by: Kam on February 20, 2019, 11:11:51 PM
Who rigged the shoe?
Title: ZION should shut it down
Post by: Kam on February 20, 2019, 11:13:51 PM
DON'T RISK IT ALL FOR COACH K
Title: Dan Dakich
Post by: Kam on March 02, 2019, 02:32:39 PM
Is there anyone more annoying to listen to call a game? 
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: bodiddley on March 06, 2019, 12:29:02 PM
No idea who that is, but Hubie and Doris Burke really grate on me.

Generally I listen to a game with the sound off and music on,
Or in the case of Clyde and Breen, the sound down and music equal volume.

Really wish there was an option to listen to the game sound -- crowd, refs, players -- and mute the announcers.  That'd be my preference.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: kiidcarter8 on March 06, 2019, 08:30:54 PM
Dakich coached somewhere......

Played for Knight.  Around Benson's time, I think.  Bird may recall him fondly......or not.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: Yankguy1 on March 06, 2019, 10:21:53 PM
Dakich coached Indiana. He played after Benson and takes credit for shutting Jordan down in the 84 tourney.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: kiidcarter8 on March 09, 2019, 02:16:39 PM
156-140 at Bowling Green
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: kiidcarter8 on March 17, 2019, 03:25:28 PM
NCAA pool

Post game winners here each day.

Post Final 8s and 4s if you like.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: kiidcarter8 on March 19, 2019, 04:08:01 PM
Just for fun

First 4 picks

Fairleigh Dickinson
Belmont
N Dakota State
St Johns
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: whiskeypriest on March 19, 2019, 04:36:19 PM
While I appreciate that, well, we have to beat Duke sometime, might as well do it in the Regional Final, it does stick in the craw, to beat Meatchicken thrice, once to win the regular season, once to win the league tournament,  and watch them get an appreciably easier path to the Final Four than we get.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: kiidcarter8 on March 19, 2019, 07:10:25 PM
I heard it has to do more with travel.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: kiidcarter8 on March 19, 2019, 07:11:29 PM
I guess I will work on a Yahoo pool tonight if anyone is interested
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: kiidcarter8 on March 19, 2019, 07:16:45 PM
https://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/t1/group/174291/invitation?key=4ae1ca665fccc402&soc_trk=lnk (https://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/t1/group/174291/invitation?key=4ae1ca665fccc402&soc_trk=lnk)

Zagalicious is pool name

Password is Hachimura
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: whiskeypriest on March 19, 2019, 08:11:08 PM
I heard it has to do more with travel.
Yes, as the higher seeded team MSU was given the closer Regional. I probably would not have noticed orncared if the other team was, say, Purdue.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: Yankguy1 on March 20, 2019, 12:03:28 PM
https://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/t1/group/174291/invitation?key=4ae1ca665fccc402&soc_trk=lnk (https://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/t1/group/174291/invitation?key=4ae1ca665fccc402&soc_trk=lnk)

Zagalicious is pool name

Password is Hachimura

Thanks, Kid. Done.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: whiskeypriest on March 20, 2019, 03:56:23 PM
I keep trying, but.i.cant.seem.to get past the first page.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: Kam on March 20, 2019, 09:18:50 PM
I keep trying, but.i.cant.seem.to get past the first page.

It's a doozy.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: Kam on March 20, 2019, 09:21:19 PM
You can create your own bracket and then join the group.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: whiskeypriest on March 20, 2019, 09:53:49 PM
You can create your own bracket and then join the group.
Yeah, that solved my issue. I am in and yeah, I picked MSU.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: CaptainCargo on March 21, 2019, 11:10:28 AM
Average Joe.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: bankshot1 on March 21, 2019, 11:31:49 AM
watched very little hoops this year

played a couple of pools- throwing last year's $ away

FINAL FOUR

Duke-Mich

Nova-Houston

Mich beating Houston in Final
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: kiidcarter8 on March 21, 2019, 11:58:50 AM
Went fairly extreme chalk this year

A 5, a 6 and 2 11s in Sweet 16

Just a 5 in Elite 8.

Gonzaga over Carolina
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: kiidcarter8 on March 21, 2019, 12:43:40 PM
Today upsets

Minnesota
Belmont
New Mex State
Murray State
St Mary's
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: kiidcarter8 on March 21, 2019, 03:06:51 PM
Wait - just ONE player in the NCAA averaged 18 pts and 7 assists this year?
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: Kam on March 21, 2019, 03:32:53 PM
Today upsets

Minnesota
Belmont
New Mex State
Murray State
St Mary's

Upset?  No i'm furious.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: whiskeypriest on March 21, 2019, 03:35:30 PM
Kid -

We.were supposed to pick the losers for the Yahoo! pool, right?

Go Catamites!
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: Yankguy1 on March 21, 2019, 03:42:17 PM
An early loss for Michigan State (though I picked them) is always nice so the annual love-fest for Izzo can stop.  "He's so passionate!!! He's in his 'kids' faces because he loves them all so much!"

P.S. Sorry Whiskey.

 
Title: AJ Harris
Post by: Kam on March 21, 2019, 03:48:25 PM
The NM State PG just had his JR Smith moment.

His team down two to Auburn.
6 seconds left.
He takes it the length of the court has a WIDE open layup to tie

BUT Instead he passed it back out to the three pt line??

the three pt shooter gets fouled?!!!

He misses two of three shots!!!! 


Ball goes out of bounds and NM State maintains possession down 1 with 1.1 seconds to play.

They get a great look in the corner to win the game off the out of bounds play.... but Auburn survives on the missed three.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: kiidcarter8 on March 21, 2019, 04:11:26 PM
Thanks Kam - almost nabbed that one
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: kiidcarter8 on March 21, 2019, 05:49:14 PM
Oy - 2 tough losses.

Need St Marys
Title: Re: AJ Harris
Post by: whiskeypriest on March 21, 2019, 05:57:32 PM
The NM State PG just had his JR Smith moment.

His team down two to Auburn.
6 seconds left.
He takes it the length of the court has a WIDE open layup to tie

BUT Instead he passed it back out to the three pt line??

the three pt shooter gets fouled?!!!

He misses two of three shots!!!! 


Ball goes out of bounds and NM State maintains possession down 1 with 1.1 seconds to play.

They get a great look in the corner to win the game off the out of bounds play.... but Auburn survives on the missed three.
I think the idea was to set up the 3 to win rather than risk OT agaisnt a better team. Probably the coach's call.

Meanwhile, MSU benefits.from Izzo's center of the storm calmness in dealing with his players to hold off a.deter.ined Bradley.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: CaptainCargo on March 21, 2019, 09:04:13 PM
An early loss for Michigan State (though I picked them) is always nice so the annual love-fest for Izzo can stop.  "He's so passionate!!! He's in his 'kids' faces because he loves them all so much!"

P.S. Sorry Whiskey.

 

LOL. The old guy went a little off his nut.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: whiskeypriest on March 21, 2019, 10:20:45 PM
Thank goodness for the aptly named Sure To Lose.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: Yankguy1 on March 21, 2019, 10:33:34 PM
An early loss for Michigan State (though I picked them) is always nice so the annual love-fest for Izzo can stop.  "He's so passionate!!! He's in his 'kids' faces because he loves them all so much!"

P.S. Sorry Whiskey.

 

LOL. The old guy went a little off his nut.
He loves the kids. Passion!!
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: CaptainCargo on March 22, 2019, 09:18:18 AM
Thank goodness for the aptly named Sure To Lose.

Yeah, uhhh.... you did know you had to fill it all out right? ;-)
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: CaptainCargo on March 22, 2019, 09:19:25 AM
An early loss for Michigan State (though I picked them) is always nice so the annual love-fest for Izzo can stop.  "He's so passionate!!! He's in his 'kids' faces because he loves them all so much!"

P.S. Sorry Whiskey.

 

LOL. The old guy went a little off his nut.
He loves the kids. Passion!!

Does passion mean the same as insane? All I could think of was me and Stevo going at it.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: CaptainCargo on March 22, 2019, 09:30:11 AM
Crazy IZZO!

His coaching is INSANE!
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: whiskeypriest on March 22, 2019, 09:58:21 AM
Thank goodness for the aptly named Sure To Lose.

Yeah, uhhh.... you did know you had to fill it all out right? ;-)
Actually, I filled mine out wrong. I believe Sure Loser is yankguy.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: Yankguy1 on March 22, 2019, 11:39:24 AM
Sure Loser is me.  Did I not fill it out?  I had some issues (big surprise there). 
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: CaptainCargo on March 22, 2019, 11:43:01 AM
Thank goodness for the aptly named Sure To Lose.

Yeah, uhhh.... you did know you had to fill it all out right? ;-)
Actually, I filled mine out wrong. I believe Sure Loser is yankguy.

Ahh. Thank you.


BTW: Northeastern? Really?
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: Yankguy1 on March 22, 2019, 11:56:08 AM
Just look at this passion.

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--yXRMt8_l--/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/qqckqd0bvt96naibzrts.jpg)

He wants to win so badly.  But he wants to win for the kids. 
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: whiskeypriest on March 22, 2019, 12:30:12 PM
Just look at this passion.

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--yXRMt8_l--/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/qqckqd0bvt96naibzrts.jpg)

He wants to win so badly.  But he wants to win for the kids.
Jealous much?
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: whiskeypriest on March 22, 2019, 12:31:18 PM
Thank goodness for the aptly named Sure To Lose.

Yeah, uhhh.... you did know you had to fill it all out right? ;-)
Actually, I filled mine out wrong. I believe Sure Loser is yankguy.

Ahh. Thank you.


BTW: Northeastern? Really?
I really need to pay better attention to what I am doing.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: bankshot1 on March 22, 2019, 12:55:19 PM
Just look at this passion.

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--yXRMt8_l--/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/qqckqd0bvt96naibzrts.jpg)

He wants to win so badly.  But he wants to win for the kids.
Jealous much?

Throw a red sweater on the guy and voila Bobby Knight.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: kiidcarter8 on March 22, 2019, 01:36:01 PM
Today's  upsets (2-3 yesterday)

Just Ohio State (dont usually count 8-9 games as upsets but if we are add Oklahoma and Washington)
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: bankshot1 on March 22, 2019, 01:40:07 PM
13-3 and 12-4 yesterday.

heart over head playing the Northeast power houses Yale, U-Vt Northeastern 
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: whiskeypriest on March 22, 2019, 01:43:52 PM
Just look at this passion.

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--yXRMt8_l--/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/qqckqd0bvt96naibzrts.jpg)

He wants to win so badly.  But he wants to win for the kids.
Jealous much?

Throw a red sweater on the guy and voila Bobby Knight.
But it is coming from a.good place! It is for the kids!
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: bodiddley on March 22, 2019, 01:44:36 PM
My Dad is a Seton Hall alum, and since retiring he's gotten into the nostalgia and lore.  I had never in this lifetime heard of Wofford. 
I watched a 10 min youtube highlight reel, so we can chat about it when he calls on the weekend.

Some guy with the unlikely name of Fletcher Magee hits crazy 3's and sets the all-time NCAA 3-point record for a career.
It's a 1 pt game with 4:38 left and then Wofford goes on a 17-0 crunchtime run.  Yikes x 17.
The Hall finally score again on a dunk with 26 seconds left.
Guess it's more likely Myles Powell will return as a senior now.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: Yankguy1 on March 22, 2019, 01:44:41 PM
PASSION!!!
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: bankshot1 on March 22, 2019, 01:57:15 PM
Just look at this passion.

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--yXRMt8_l--/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/qqckqd0bvt96naibzrts.jpg)

He wants to win so badly.  But he wants to win for the kids.
Jealous much?

Throw a red sweater on the guy and voila Bobby Knight.
But it is coming from a.good place! It is for the kids!

Tom has to cut out that last cup of coffee.
Title: SOUTH Region
Post by: Kam on March 22, 2019, 09:16:40 PM
I'm getting killed... Wisconsin, K State was my rd of 32 match-up!  Whoops.


I have Tennessee coming out of that region.
Title: IONA
Post by: Kam on March 22, 2019, 09:59:15 PM
That 6'11 Serbian freshman draining threes on Iona...

he should be in the draft.
Title: Bracket
Post by: Kam on March 23, 2019, 12:15:42 AM
Other than Wisconsin 15 of my sweet 16 teams are still alive.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: kiidcarter8 on March 23, 2019, 11:36:13 AM
Today's winners

LSU.  Kentucky.  Michigan.  Florida State.
Gonzaga.  Mich St.  Nova.  Kansas.

Sorry, Ja.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: kiidcarter8 on March 23, 2019, 12:18:39 PM
Speaking of Morant, praise today for his trip doub but also that he took just NINE shots.  Didn't force the play.

But Barrett, despite playing a lesser team - to me was more impressive.  And fits the Knicks well.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: kiidcarter8 on March 23, 2019, 02:31:53 PM
LSU has become a very good story.  Sorry I dont have them going forward.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: kiidcarter8 on March 23, 2019, 02:47:31 PM
IZZO assholery?

https://deadspin.com/stop-excusing-tom-izzo-s-assholery-1833497588?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow&utm_source=deadspin_twitter (https://deadspin.com/stop-excusing-tom-izzo-s-assholery-1833497588?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow&utm_source=deadspin_twitter)
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: bankshot1 on March 23, 2019, 02:50:16 PM
Terps deliver my first major hit had them going to E-8
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: josh on March 23, 2019, 05:45:18 PM
0-12 on 3 pointers for the star from Wofford, after hitting 7 of them in round one.

Tough way to go.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: CaptainCargo on March 24, 2019, 08:12:37 AM
I was wondering when I'd get my smackdown. :-)


SLAP!
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: CaptainCargo on March 24, 2019, 08:19:41 AM
IZZO assholery?

https://deadspin.com/stop-excusing-tom-izzo-s-assholery-1833497588?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow&utm_source=deadspin_twitter (https://deadspin.com/stop-excusing-tom-izzo-s-assholery-1833497588?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow&utm_source=deadspin_twitter)

Sounds like something one of us would write. It's one thing to use the word asshole and fuck here. But quite another to use it in a public article. Quite a 'journalist' this guy. I like him.


Still, the colorful verbiage aside, I do have to agree with him. Although I can't speak for him it's possible that YG does too. ;-)

Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: whiskeypriest on March 24, 2019, 11:05:40 AM
Jealous much? Izzo can do no wrong!
Title: UCF - Duke
Post by: Kam on March 24, 2019, 07:20:32 PM
Good game.  UCF surging late. Duke down 2 with under four to play.
Title: Re: UCF - Duke
Post by: Kam on March 24, 2019, 09:03:43 PM
Good game.  UCF surging late. Duke down 2 with under four to play.

Ridiculous finish.  It really showcased the top three talents on Duke when they went down 74-70 with under two to go.   First Cam Reddish with the individual heroics nailing a three pointer with 1:41 to go.

Later, with his team down three, Duke clears his side of the court and ZiZionon takes it to the hoop beating his defender and then making a high degree of difficulty lay up vs the 7'6" Tacko Fall and fouling him out in the process.

After Zion misses the and-1  RJ Barrett swooped in as hero with the offensive rebound and difficult put back. 

UCF had multiple chances to win the game with late paint scoring opportunities but couldn't convert.

Talent will out.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: kiidcarter8 on March 24, 2019, 09:08:38 PM
Oooooooooo

"Swooped in" = pushed off

Shame, zebras.
Title: Re: NCAA
Post by: kiidcarter8 on March 26, 2019, 07:18:48 PM
Man with perfect bracket has GONZAGA winning it all:

https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/bracketiq/2019-03-25/we-found-man-who-has-last-perfect-bracket-world-heres-what (https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/bracketiq/2019-03-25/we-found-man-who-has-last-perfect-bracket-world-heres-what)