I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
I'm strongly considering going up to Charlotte (about 4 hours from Myrtle Beach) for our game. I know the day is split into 2 sessions, 2 games each. Session 1 is our game, and Duke's game. After a 3 hr break and a clearing of the arena, the UNC chunk of the West bracket has 2 games later that night. Tix are sold for each session.
As far as just Session 1 (ours), does anyone (who's been to the NCAAs before) know if it's all one tix/wristband? I was hoping to find a Dukie not planning on attending our game and buy their early game tix, if that's even possible? I've found Session 1 passes for $70-90, so worst case, not that bad for 2 games. I just don't have an interest in seeing Duke blow out some nobody.
Thanks in advance.
Just read a short article on ESPN about Illini players complaining that they started the baggy shorts, not the Fab 5.
More interesting though, is Jason Whitlock's article about the movie.
He claims it's more Jalen Rose's fantasy than documentary, defends Coach K's "Uncle Toms" and calls the Fab 5 sellouts.
Worth a read if you have a few minutes to spare.
As per the subject line, Mark Titus, author of the blog "Club Trillion" and ex-OSU bball walk-on, is doing an Ask Me Anything over at Reddit. I thought some might be interested in this.
I have posted the link below:
EDIT: Changed Chris to Mark
ESPN's betting blog has weighed in on a couple of the regionals, and assigned Vegas wiseguy Alan Boston to our regional. He likes us straight up and against the spread.
This is a classic tourney game that, in the old days, you would drool over. It's the not-so-smart Vols team vs. the ultra-smart Michigan team.
I think Michigan is going to win the game because smarts can beat athleticism in the NCAA tourney. It wouldn't surprise me if Michigan runs them out of the gym.
Sorry if this has already been posted, but Webber did make some comments about the Fab 5 doc; specifically, about Jalen Rose's comments about Duke.
EDIT: a commenter noticed that this was probably not written by Chris Webber after all, but if you check out the link you'll see it's damn confusing. Sorry if I confused anyone.
Interview should be available here at some point.
They talked about the pretty standard stuff. Francesa lauded Belien for his ability to coach in the tournament and changing up the defensive schemes. He also asked some questions about other B10 Teams.
The best tidbit was that Beilien has a play he has used for years where a player comes off a quick screen and elevates for a jumpshot, and has always been (and still is) called it the "Hardaway"