Who’s the recipient of the nasty emails…you or Rick Pitino?[;)]
Louisville is 1 of my 10 first-round losses so I’m looking at another down year; I finished dead last for the first time last year. I thought about it and I think it’s because I don’t watch as many games as I used to because so much basketball is shown on cable or satellite TV and I have neither. It wasn’t that long ago that CBS and ABC both broadcast a lot of games on Saturdays and Sundays and it was possible to see and learn about many different teams, but that’s not the case anymore.
And I’m sure my annual plea for CBS to give the national championship game to Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery will once again fall on deaf ears…
Well in the family pool it boils down to me (in 5th place right now ) hanging onto UK for the final win. The young lady in 1st place now has Duke doing it all the way. If UK can beat Duke in the Final Four round, then win against (Butler??Tennessee?? Michigan Ste??) I will leap to the top like a Kangaroo !!! UK is not looking very good at the half, against West Virginia. [xx(]
Zydeco, They are young and at times kinda immature at the microphones, but Damn can they play good BBall (most of the itme). If they can resist the jump to the Pro’s for the college years they will be outstanding over the next three seasons!
Sizz, You were wrong, and that is good for my Bracket points, but my kids are sending nasty emails already !!!
although Duke is usually very very good, I believe most everyone who cares about basketball that lives out of the state of NC will root for Butler.
Paul E. Smith
I checked with the pool operator this morning and even though I’ve not had a good tournament I’m actually doing better than most of the others thanks to yesterday’s games, as I have both WVU and Duke in the Final Four with WVU going to the championship (although losing). I can’t win but the damage has been greatly minimized.
Teams from mid-major conferences don’t have a great history since the NCAA started at-large births in 1975. Only 1990 UNLV has won the tourney from a mid-major conference. 20 years ago.
The entire city of Memphis were Cornell fans last night.
that’s an ironic grammatical choice.
Foodbme- Think of the Duke ‘Image’ the way one considers UNLV a pro team in college clothing. (Well, OK, Add in some Literacy and a touch of good-breeding for Duke), Then add some of the ‘Spoiled Rich Kid Attitudes’ that make the headlines now and then. Add a ton of old Tobacco Money, and you get the image in the mind of many folks in the ‘East’. Duke has a wonderful Medical community and is the breeding ground for much of ‘Old Southern’ Politics the way the Ivy league does in the NE.
I will be cheering for the underdog this evening. Butler deserves to win as the answer to the Cinderella Dream.
That said, If Butler should pull it off, we may change our route of travel to Camp Lejuene NC later this week. Having Indiana Plates might not be a good idea if Duke were to ‘Bite The Big One’ Tonight !!!
Sorry about the demise of the Orangemen… BUT, God Bless the Butler Bulldogs for maintaining the “Hoosier Heritage”. This was a fun game to watch!
Oooooooooooooohhh Crap! and a lot of other sailor talk… Syracuse was my only hope for a new shirt … now I’m done for, think I’ll pick up and leave tomorrow for Reno and sit in the casino’s sports book and cry in my non-alcohol beer …..
Now , if Kentucky will be able to hold it’s own against the Cornell team. It seems odd that an Ivy League University noted for it’s excellent Hotel/Food Industry Management School would be climbing to lofty NCAA Heights??? That’s what makes “March Madness” so much fun to me!!
No need for me to ask I just know you have Kentucky to win it all …. so does half the people in my pool thats why I picked Syracuse ……… I’m watching Kentucky kick azz over Cornell on my PC as I write this…… thinking that the Cornell players will soon be owning 25 + McDonald restaurants and the players on the Kentucky team will be slinging hash for them at $5.00 bucks an hour….. Cornell will win in the long run…… lol
The entire city of Memphis were Cornell fans last night.
I was talking to a guy last night about that. I don’t think they’ll stay four years either, Al. In addition, I don’t know if Calipari can consistently get blue chippers to UK as he did in Memphis.
Here’s why: He did do it at Memphis, but that is an elite program in a mid-major league. When he recruits, it’s Memphis or none other in that league for that level player. Now that he’s in the SEC, he’s got competition for kids who want to compete in the SEC with Florida, Tennessee, even LSU.
I’m not knocking Calipari – he’s been successful at every college he coached, I’m just saying it isn’t going to be as easy to recruit in the SEC consistently (against Billy Donovan, et al) as it was in A-10 and C-USA.
The only element that causes me concern in this whole epic series…I have Kentucky winning the whole thing…and so far they look good enough to do it. I have ‘sorta’ followed them thru the season and have watched the supurb freshman talent mature and develope (a bit) over the season. I really think these guys could restore the “Kentucky Dynasty” if they would stay with the college for their full four years. The odds of that happening are slim to none, as both Wall and Cousins are serious candidates for 1st round NBA Draft this year. I really would hope they would not go, but the bucks are SO Big !!
when WV loses that will be then end for me.
Good game last night, but people need to stop referring to Butler as a “Cinderella”. They were ranked 10th and 11th in 2 pre-season polls, and have finished in the top 25 the last several years.
the ancient mariner
The state of Indiana is coming back.
The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame will continue
the re-birth this fall————Go Irish.
I dont sports bet anymore…. for obvious reasons lol
Ill eat my words, I didnt think Butler had it in them, great game all around. Butler deserves all the credit that they are getting, an excellent run.
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