Thursday, March 15, 2007

Official March Madness Thread II

Ah, my most favoritest two days of the year! May the basketball wash over you, the upsets flowing like accusations of Fascism and Communism! So many questions will be answered today: Can Billy Packer be any more unlikeable? Joakim Noah: ugly woman, or ugliest woman? Will Maryland make The Crow eat crow?

Thoughts, predictions, and comments on games, players, announcers all encouraged!

UPDATE I: Well, TF's heroic 10 AM visit to Henry's aside, it was a rather unremarkable morning. The top seed won every game, with only 1 game within single digits. Penn put a bit of a scare into Texas A&M but couldn't hang with them down the stretch; Old Dominion had a shot against Butler, but got flustered when the Bulldogs hit a few 3's; The Crow is enjoying a steaming plate of crow, served by a Terrapin; Oral Roberts hung tough in the first half, but they were just too nice to stay with WSU in the second; and Stanford was crap, pretty much from beginning to end.

So is this just prelude to the craziness tonight? Are Duke, Pitt, and--dare I say it--UCLA in trouble? Or are we in for the most boring first round in the history of the universe? My guess is that it will be a fun night, but it's not yet clear if that's because of the basketball I'm watching or the Miller High Life I'm drinking.



Blogger Willie said...

Stanfurd looks atrocious out there. Need I say I'm loving it?m

3/15/2007 9:57 AM  
Blogger Mad.J.D. said...

Yeah, Earl. 41 to 16 near the end of the first half can be explained by bad refereeing. What's pitiful here? It ain't Pitino.

3/15/2007 10:13 AM  
Blogger Mad.J.D. said...

Awwwww, cute. Stanford's Robin Lopez decorates his sneakers by drawing and coloring on them. I wonder why this guy's not an NBA prospect. That's weird.

3/15/2007 10:22 AM  
Blogger Willie said...

Gary Williams serving The Crow a nice plate of crow. Love it.

3/15/2007 11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Skipper J says...

EW, the SAT is on a 2400 point scale. A score of 1400 is atrocious.
More importantly, Louisville PF Derrick Caracter was 6-9, 285 EIGHTH GRADE.

3/15/2007 11:28 AM  
Blogger Mad.J.D. said...

E-Dub, Looks like tough guy Robin will have plenty of time for studying reading comprehension AND coloring on his shoes with magic marker... now that he's headed back to Palo Alto.

By the way, being 7 feet tall doesn't make you good at basketball, though I'd worry if at that height, playing for a PAC-10 school, Robin WASN'T projected in the LATE first to EARLY SECOND round. Oh, and a 1400 SAT doesn't have any correlation to the NBA. Just ask Adonal Foyle. I'm sure you'd make a great GM though.

3/15/2007 11:52 AM  
Blogger Boalt said...

First of all let's be very clear. Brook is good, Robin is not (kind of like Jason Collins was allegedly good, but Jarron Collins was allegedly bad). Second, Skipper J. - brilliant. I have selected my Final Four this year solely on the basis of how big the players were in 8th grade. For example, Ty Lawson of UNC, little man was 4'9" in 8th grade. I don't see them winning the dance, any more than poor little Ty was able to get a dance at 8th grade prom.

3/15/2007 11:58 AM  
Blogger Mad.J.D. said...

I love this thread.

3/15/2007 12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked this thread better the first time.

When it was called the Steamer email list.

And the public wasn't subjected to it.

3/15/2007 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Washington State just had the best last 8 seconds of a half I've seen in a while. Don't let the kids from Shallow Alto fool you about the Pac-10.

3/15/2007 12:16 PM  
Blogger Mad.J.D. said...

The public isn't being subjected to anything. "The public" is seeking out a blog, clicking the comments, and reading them. It would be pretty easy not to subject yourslef to that.

3/15/2007 12:17 PM  
Blogger Disco Stu said...

This thread would be better if you were all at Pyramid, had your laptops, and were posting the insults instead of letting them fly openly. Kind of like in undergrad, when you'd IM your friend right next door instead of yelling through the bathroom you shared.

3/15/2007 12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be at Henry's later...and I continue to advocate for Pyramid tomorrow and Sat.

3/15/2007 12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sick this of this blog attacking...Boalties who atteneded undergraduate institutions currently trailing in the NCAA tournament. Have you no shame? Kids who isn't reading is a national tragedy!

Next thing you know, this blog will be going after Butler, Oral Roberts, and Texas A&M. Where does it end? WHERE DOES IT END?!

3/15/2007 12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like 12:35 opened the bar.

"Just take it easy, Champ. Why don't you stop talking
for a while? Maybe sit the next
couple of plays out."

3/15/2007 2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, is Nick Fazekas the slowest white man in America? Or is that Mad J.D.? Cause right now I can't tell the two apart.

3/16/2007 12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, we knew the Big 10 was bad, but this is Ivy League bad. Texas Agriculture and Mining at Corpus Christi (and remember, the more words you have in your school's name, the shittier podunk you are) is beating Wisconsin 23-7. Even if they come back to win somehow, it's still a pathetic showing. Somewhere, a woman named VA is gently sobbing.

3/16/2007 12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Illinois crapping the bed? Giving up a 12-0 run to end the game is pretty horrible. Worked out well for me though.

3/16/2007 6:39 PM  
Blogger Mad.J.D. said...

Don't call me white. Slow, well, maybe.

But I'd take a line of 17 and 11 with 4 blocks as an "off game" any day of the week.

Right now, though, I'm wishing I would have jumped on that big old Winthrop bandwagon. The Ducks are going to have their hands full.

3/16/2007 11:52 PM  

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