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whiskeypriest

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Re: NCAA
« Reply #90 on: March 31, 2019, 08:59:42 PM »

Woot.
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Re: NCAA
« Reply #91 on: April 01, 2019, 01:34:00 PM »

Congrats whiskey
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Re: NCAA
« Reply #92 on: April 01, 2019, 04:03:52 PM »

So ESPN was talking today about how the tournament needs to be extended further into April because they really need best of three so you're sure to get the true champion. Why? Because their Duke Zion Williamson narrative fell apart.

The tournament became the torment for them.

But what MAKES the tournament great is that is one and done.

Do quit whining, ESPN.

We like "upsets"!

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Re: NCAA
« Reply #93 on: April 01, 2019, 05:14:43 PM »

So the Sweet 16 was:
1-2-3-4
1-2-3-4
1-2-3-5
1-2-3-12

If your criticism is not enough lower seeds... is that the committee's fault? 

On the other hand the final four is quite well spread

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Re: NCAA
« Reply #94 on: April 01, 2019, 05:26:47 PM »

No softies left. It should be a hard fought final four.
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Re: NCAA
« Reply #95 on: April 03, 2019, 12:14:56 AM »

So the Sweet 16 was:
1-2-3-4
1-2-3-4
1-2-3-5
1-2-3-12

If your criticism is not enough lower seeds... is that the committee's fault? 

Wasn't a criticism, just an observation.
I don't follow college ball much at all, but the lack of upsets seems rather rare.
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Re: NCAA
« Reply #96 on: April 03, 2019, 01:13:01 PM »

So the Sweet 16 was:
1-2-3-4
1-2-3-4
1-2-3-5
1-2-3-12

If your criticism is not enough lower seeds... is that the committee's fault? 

On the other hand the final four is quite well spread

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IIRC I had 12 of the Sweet 16 teams

and ended up with a Final Four

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and my 2 was from Michigan

and went 0 for the Final 4.
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Re: NCAA
« Reply #97 on: April 06, 2019, 11:48:34 AM »

let the kiss of death continue


my crystal ball had a team from Michigan meeting an East Coast power that started with the letter "V"  in the finals

so shall it be:

Cavs v the "300" spar Monday night.
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Re: NCAA
« Reply #98 on: April 06, 2019, 12:18:11 PM »

Just checked and I had a Texas team (Houston) meeting a Michigan squad on Monday.

Seems I was a round late for that collegiate Armeggedon.

Clearly my crystal ball, and confirmed by my ouija board, Tarot vards and celestial alignment seems to indicate the winner of Sparties-TTech will be the national champ.

Ultimate KoD
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« Reply #100 on: April 08, 2019, 11:50:44 PM »

Good game.  Texas Tech was great.  Hats off to them.

Virginia did not face any the toughest competition this bracket. 

But they made the most of the breaks.

Deserving champ.
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« Reply #101 on: April 09, 2019, 12:11:12 AM »

Didn’t watch the game but this definitely sparks joy.

https://twitter.com/backaftathis/status/1115462723339309056?s=21
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Re: NCAA
« Reply #102 on: August 23, 2019, 04:12:09 AM »

Udoka Azubuike with what must be an extremely rare feat.
His FG% was more than double his FT%.  70.5% to 34.4%, respectively.
Only played in 9 games his Jr year due to a wrist injury.   
Maybe he hurt his wrist dunking so much, that he couldn't make his FT's(?)
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Re: NCAA
« Reply #103 on: September 08, 2019, 06:29:56 AM »

It’s Time for Black Athletes to Leave White Colleges
They attract money and attention to the predominantly white universities that showcase them, while HBCUs struggle. What would happen if they collectively decided to go to black schools?

I started reading this a little skeptically.
But was won over by midway through.

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The NCAA reported $1.1 billion in revenue for its 2017 fiscal year. Most of that money comes from the Division I men’s-basketball tournament. In 2016, the NCAA extended its television agreement with CBS Sports and Turner Broadcasting through 2032—an $8.8 billion deal. About 30 Division I schools each bring in at least $100 million in athletic revenue every year. Almost all of these schools are majority white—in fact, black men make up only 2.4 percent of the total undergraduate population of the 65 schools in the so-called Power Five athletic conferences. Yet black men make up 55 percent of the football players in those conferences, and 56 percent of basketball players.

A Billion Dollars sloshing around and the talent/labor force is working for free.  No wonder some of the top football and basketball coaches make the more the the university presidents.

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black colleges play an important role in the creation and propagation of a black professional class. Despite constituting only 3 percent of four-year colleges in the country, HBCUs have produced 80 percent of the black judges, 50 percent of the black lawyers, 50 percent of the black doctors, 40 percent of the black engineers, 40 percent of the black members of Congress, and 13 percent of the black CEOs in America today.

In a country where the racial wealth gap remains enormous ... institutions that nurture a black middle class are crucial. And when these institutions are healthy, they bring economic development to the black neighborhoods that surround them.

The article also notes that a lot of the top high school recruits know each other form tourneys and could collectively decide to go to a black college together.  Get that to happen a few times and some of the big white powerhouses would be supplanted by black powerhouse colleges which could then upgrade their facilities and take in some of the wealth.

What it might take is getting LeBron or recently retired Wade to recruit kids to a black university.  That'd make it easier.
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