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This weekend, we will get to hear a lot of people say:
"Woooooo! We're going to DETROIT!!!!!!!!!"
I laughed when anybody said it for the Super Bowl, and I will laugh every time I hear someone talking about it this week and this weekend. And though I grew up in Michigan and spent a lot of time around Detroit, it still just sounds plain ol' funny to hear someone happy to be going there.
In the interest of keeping redundant forum posts to a minimum, I'm starting this one where we can post everything refbitch worthy.
I'm watching the Memphis-CSUN game (it just went to half time), and it's been pretty remarkable: these calls and non-calls are so egregious you'd assume that the refs had an agenda/were crooked. But when you realize that one moment it's a missed 3-hop-travel call on Memphis and the next moment it's a missed forearm-to-the-face on CSUN, it dawns on you: these guys are too incompetent to be crooked.
I honestly think that these guys are hired for the tournament on some b.s., handshaking, it's-who-you-know basis. Most high school referees are far more competent, so we know it's not a meritocracy.
I'm sure I'll repost here nearly every round.
While I am always on the fence about being interested or taking national attention as an utmost important thing to tell my diary about at night ("Omg but then we had meatloaf for lunch again bleh") but when Michigan is not getting hit in the head by a chair thrown by Bob Knight, who apparently believes PSU and Auburn were more deserving, they're getting ESPN praise in the form of... Colin Cowherd?
Michigan was chosen by Cowherd as his dark horse (or is it darkhorse?) for the tournament. Besides the normal Duke, UCLA, Purdue fluff, he was quick to point out UM could have beaten UConn, a 1-seed, and that he could legitimately see them making it to the elite eight. What was nice to hear, though, was him acknowledge the coaching behind the effort.
What does this mean? Absolute shit. The man is a walking "morning talk show radio zoo OHMANELISHADUSHKUISTHEHAWTEST *cue spring boi-oi-oing*" - complete with "Breakfast of Champions - which cereal will win" bracket - but he's also been a huge d-bag to the football program. A reader was quick to point out his dark horse (darkhorse?) - fuck it, I'm referring to it as Darko from now on - has always played Clemson for the past couple years. Let's just say that's true.
The question remains: even if we are everyone's Darko, does it make noise in the Palace when we miss all our shots and lose by 15?
Because that's what a Darko does. Let's be
The Answer Billups.
Have you seen the latest promo for the Game Day Boys (Davis, Phelps, Bilas)?
ESPN absolutely got it right this time. The tag line (while showing a picture of the terrible trio):
You Guys Are Morons!!
Reading the post "WTF is happening with the Assistant Coaching arms race?" by Chitownblue, I wondered:
Is there an affect on college football recruiting related to the academic standards of a university?
Are recruits less likely (or more likely) to commit to a U with high academic standards?
We've had several discussions about QBs and the relative performance of QBs.
So, I thought it would be worthwhile to find out what factors everyone thinks should be included.
Please provide Quantitative Factors (e.g. YPA) and/or Qualitative Factors (e.g. Leadership).
After a few days I'll repost the consolidated list.