...as the title says.
to play football, not to play trumpet
Oh, and if this jinxes it, I hate you, want to kill you, etc, etc.
Now Dick Vitale can now stop sucking Coach K's Holy ^^^^^^^^^^^
If UofM doesn't beat Texas.
Texted my MSU buddy saying that I wasn't sure who was my second NCAA team, Dayton or Mercer. His response?
"Mercer. Fuck Duke."
It's nice to know that there are some objective things that are not skewed by rivalries...
What an upset. Happy to see it!
Was just posting this. Amazing. Imagine if Manhattan would have pulled off the upset against Lousville last night? Major odds shift. Lets beat Texas first but, YESS YESS YESS GOOO MERCER!
So much win!!
Just posted the same. Mine will likely get deleated by the mods.
500 mil too
We almost had Louisville and Duke knocked out in 12 hours. wow. Talk about changing the complexion of bracket of "doom"
Also hope you didn't create this thread too early...
Fuck Duke. Fuck the refs that just let them mug Mercer on the inbpunds play
Game is still not over.
If only Mich St had been upset, this would be the greatest opening round I can remember
I can't even believe Mercer's composure. Frickin' crushing it out there.
Seniors vs. freshman and sophomores man. Makes all the difference in the world.
the game. I picked duke, but color me impressed (happily).
BEAT TEXAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and HAHAHAHA DUKE HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... I LOVE MARCH
Mercer has 7.
dangit. i want some pistachios hardcore now.
Mercer is in Georgia.
Coach K looks like he's about to explode.
Coach K doesn't look too happy right now.
And that is why they call it Madness.
What's the word for "hate-based PosBang?" Because I just did that, all over your Internet faces.
I go with Schadenbang, but both work.
but Schadenfreudenbangen i think it would have to be.
Edit: beaten to the punch.
This upset makes me so happy. Thank you, Mercer...whoever you are.
Makes you appreciate our win all the more last night. Semi-comfortable wins don't come along too often in this tournament. Ugly or not, we took care of business.
Goes the dynamite. No wait that was coach K's head and Duke's season.
At least we aren't Duke.
Goes the dynamite. No wait that was coach K's head and Duke's season.
I don't think you need to clarify things for the karma gods..
Damn you Luke Hancock - almost made it a dream bracket.
Would have been hilarious if the committee who stacked that side of the bracket vs Wichita had Manhattan and Mercer haha
Louisville still has to get past Wichita St before they would see us. Lots of time for them to blow it.
Duke's loss is undoubtedly great for our bracket (and great for America), but are the Shockers somebody that we're itching to face over Louisville? Wichita State played Louisville very tight last year and lost nowhere near the talent that Louisville did.
In any event, Duke's tears taste like sugar.
We lost last year's best player in all of college basketball. And our pre-season All-American is injured. I think Louisville lost now where near the talent we did.
For mimicking Spike in the championship game.
Cue the Muppets
Cue the Muppets
Let me taste your sweet sweet tears Dukies. Schaudenfreude is the word of day.
Mother of God
AWESOME MERCER COACH. His stint in the WWE was memorable...
No excuse for Michigan not to make at least the elite 8.
PRAISE THE LORD! WITH THESE GUYS? NO ONE COULD BEAT US!
They looked really good, btw. Their big man, Coursey looked awesome in the paint.
YES YES YES YES YES YES FUCK YES. MERICA FUCK YEAH.
Duke just took a big ole dookie. Haaaaaa
Coach K spent all that time arguing against Atlantic 10 at-large bids when he should’ve been arguing against the Atlantic Sun’s auto bid.
This is great. After that arrogant ass was talking shit about the A10 his team goes out and gets beat.
So is there anyone with a billion dollar bracket still? I can picture Warren Buffett just grinning in his office making fun of all of us idiots who submitted a bracket. I'll bet after yesterday 98% of brackets were out. Now it's 100%. You could almost let people submit unlimited brackets and no one would win. Why not just make it $1 trillion next year?
I just looked, it is at 3% still with perfect brackets. That is crazy after the 1st game on the 2nd day.
Who are these people?
Or I guess I should ask . . . who are these random number generators?
You remember IRC Chat. /whois Bot19932
I had a sweet ASCII intro. It spelled my name in big letters...to impress the ladies.
It's 0.03%, not 3%.
Is still perfect. At least in our office pool. Not sure if he did the Quicken one though.
how far he has us going. Sounds like he might know...
I can picture Warren Buffett just grinning in his office making fun of all of us idiots who submitted a bracket
Idiots? They're giving out 20 prizes of $100,000 in any event. And even if the odds of winning the billion dollars are infinitesimal, the potential payoff massively outweighs the tiny amount of effort it takes (register at the site and submit your bracket) to enter.
Quicken has sold and re-sold your personal information about 1,000 times by know and has probably covered the part of the 1B that they didn't insure. They probably want someone to win so they can take the publicity campaign even higher.
Sure, they're getting a lot of this, too. It's obviously not charity work on their part. But there is very little downside to entering. Yeah, they'll share your personal info - but so have a whole bunch of other websites you've visited at one time or another.
I guarantee you there are people who did a lot of research and generated multiple brackets with multiple email accounts all for nothing. 1/500,000 is your chance of winning $100,000. After tax you'll be lucky to take home $50K. Woop dee doo.
How much time/effort does it actually take to open an email account or read a little bit about some teams in the tournament? We're not talking back-breaking sacrifices here.
you also need to provide a different cell phone number for each one and confirm you received their text.
Win tomorrow. Let this be a warning. Bang!
Has not been good for Duke and Coach K. The last two sucked in the NCAA Tournament and were still lottery choices.
Same thing with this year.
He seemed to do better with slow white boys who stayed for four years.
Awesome to see the disingenuous rat face go down!
Please send your prayers to Dick Vitale. He needs us at times like this.
This dude from Mercer just threw down the gauntlet to Dakich!
have to live with them be humiliated by losing in the first round. I'll survive.
For someone to say it was the 2nd round. I can't stand that they consider these games the second round. To me, (and it seems like to most others) these are first round games. Michigan took all that flack for an early exit to ohio two years ago. I would be lying if I said it was not at least a bit entertaining to hear the impending excuses from the likes of Duke and osu fans alike. Pure gold.
Coach K's tournament losses are about as impressive as his wins at this point.
exactly why is it that we all hate Duke so much?
fuck Grant Hill and Christian Laettner.
And Bobby Hurley
I heard somewhere that Grant Hill's a bitch
As someone who was raised in Durham,
As someone who currently resides right outside of Durham,
Dook tears taste like.......................
This is encouraging news ... but I still don't feel good about our matchups against ANYONE right now.
We snuck by Tournamentless IU, we snuck by We snuck by NIT Illinois, We snuck by one&done Ohio State, and we got pounded by MSU.
We just haven't been in any kind of rhythm lately. Hopefully it's just me being pessimistic (which isn't unusual), but I'd be super-nervous playing anyone in this tournament. However, having Duke out is a beautiful thing.
I agree. Texas scares the crap out of me.
I'm enjoying Duke's loss all on it's own, though.
what with 3-seed Duke's death and 4-seed Louisville's near-death.
Let's just beat Texas and get to the Sweet 16.
Great . . . but now we'd better take advantage by beating Texas.
This Arizona game is like our game yesterday only they look even more discombobulated.
I wonder if Jalen is all like
YEAAAAAHHHHHHH A BUNCH OF UNCLE TOMS LOST!!
I'd forgotten how tiny Hurley was, hated that little spider monkey.
The Tournament Selection Committee says, "You're welcome."
Some random person: "Hey, how you doin' this afternoon?"
Me: "Duke lost."
Ok, obviously there's still a game against Texas that is BY NO MEANS a lock as a win.
But...should Michigan win...who would you rather face? Mercer, Umass, or Tennessee? I have to say, after watching that game, Mercer doesn't look like a fluke. I'm not sure Michigan really wants to be facing them out of those 3 options.
then we've already beaten Texas. I think that'll give plenty of confidence and honestly, the lower the seed the better. Rarely will a seed that low (high numbers, that is) make a serious run. Gotta go with the odds that they'll prove why they are a 14 seed.
The Duke loss, while fun . . . who am I kidding, it was fucking AWESOME . . . but anyway, the Duke loss serves as a warning to us. We are built more like Duke than we are like Mercer. We can go out the same way Duke can.
They live by the three like we do, and they really did not shoot that bad from three. But they have no inside D (like us), and could not go inside when they really needed to once Parker was in foul trouble.
Unfortunately, or fortunately - I'm not sure which - it really does not matter which opponent we get next. It only matters which Michigan team we get next.
Mercer is experienced and proved today that they do not crumble under pressure, which says a lot when you are playing friggin DUKE.
Duke isn't that good when they (especially Jabari) just shoot J's, but theyre amazing when they (especially Jabari) take it to the hole. Theyve been avoiding just chucking J's all game lately, however from what I saw of the game and what the box score looks like they regressed to just shooting J's all game and lost because of it.
Sounds kinda like us, we haven't gotten anything at the rim or goign towards the basket off the pick n' roll for like 10 games (not counting illinois blowout) and our offense has looked terrible. I hope we can fix that for the Texas game.
this Mercer team looks really sweet, too -- the coach seems cool -- first tourney win I think ever. I do hope they advance again, and if so, our game with them is one filled with mutual respect & real (not jus' high-fivin') sportsmanship all 'round.
and then, after takin' care of TX, sadly -- & with much love --
we will have to beat them.
(like a good domme would.)
Let's just call it... Initiation ♥.
Weirdest post ever.
In case anyone was wondering: http://www.diddukewin.com/
This dude is the best dancer ever.
Give me my cookie.
Like I said before, mercer is beating duke tomorrow. Said it before dayton-ohio. You heard it here first.
— † WolverineDevotee (@WolverinesMike) March 21, 2014
You're getting a whole fucking tray of 'em. The big tray, or maybe call it a Trey, from Sams Club...the soft delicious cookies.
holy sht...i significantly remember you saying that and me calling you out on it.
is a couple of Keebler elves. They've got a big delivery for you.
What does the rest of your bracket look like?
Duke hit like14 3s and killed Mercer on the boards and still lost. I'm seriously trying to figure out how Mercer won that game and made it look easy.
No inside D.
I only saw the last 5 minutes and it seemed like Duke was making some dumb plays. Mercer's experience (7 seniors) really helped. Also, guard play.
A big part of it was that Duke was 7 for 25 from inside the arc—for a sparkling 28%—and Mercer had 28 FT attempts to Duke's 13.
Duke also shot 7-25 from two point land
Well the reality which I am trying to avoid on this thread is UM without Mitch is built very similar to Duke. So we see how we can have an incredible offensive display yet only be up by say 10 due to the defense and rebounding issues. And if you don't hit those outside shots (note Duke's 28%) this type of thing happens. That Burke McGary pick and roll bailed us out quite a bit last year during cold stretches so neither Duke nor us this year have that option. We just have to shoot quite well from here on out, that is how this team is constructed with the injury.
An Ohio loss, a Michigan win, and a Duke loss. Now we need a Staee loss to Harvard.
Wednesday night I watched "Survive and Advance" to get pumped for yesterday and today. The Madness has already started!
"Whatnot" is one word.
I now live 5 miles from the Florida Gulf Coast U campus. Mercer beat FGCU last week in their tournament championship game (at FGCU).
Mercer is REALLY good. All 5 starters are seniors. They could go far
U mean one game further, right?
Ok, this bracket just got a lot easier with Duke out and Louisville struggling past a mediocre Manhattan team (I live near the college and this is not viewed as a particularly strong team).
But Manhattan played far from mediocre last night. And that's what matters
I'm sure there are plenty of examples of teams that struggled in their first round game, only to go on a run. The 2000 Florida team, for example, needed a driving-floater buzzer-beater from Mike Miller to beat Butler 69-68 in OT. Florida then marched on to face Sparty in the National Championship game.
Guys - Just got back to the office from the
Duke Mercer game. Oh, what an experience. The whole game was what March madness is all about. Mercer played like a team of seniors. The arena was fairly quiet until about 7 minutes to play when it started rockin. Duke fans were stunned and Mercer fans were dancing in the aisles. What a great game to watch.
A co-worker of mine just pointed out that Mercer is from the same conference that gave us last year's cinderella, FGCU.
I would have rather we beat them, but still wonderful.
I'm on my phone or I would posbang this until the seventh inning stretch.
1st games of the day??? Ohio yesterday, now Duke?
The bottom half of our region suddenly looks very winnable
KenPom has Tennessee ranked ahead of Duke, so Michigan's path may not have gotten any easier from this.
Tennessee is nowhere near as good as duke.
They do have that ENORMOUS dude. What's his name?
Well if were only going by KenPom, then we would have faced Tennessee regardless, so this doesn't change anything right?
No. It does. Michigan's path just got a hell of a lot easier
Texas is a good team. Michigan needs to play much better tomorrow in order to advance.
For Coach K bitching about small conference teams stealing ACC bids. GTFO.
i was looking forward to beating duke, guess mercer doing our job is ok....
some people on here need to realize this michigan squad isnt the 2013 squad minus trey, tim, and mitch. if you watched the B1G season (as you should have), we've put together a damn good club that should be afraid of not one team in this tourney.
i get march = worry, but come on. enjoy this thing. if beilein loses to an inferior team coached by rick barnes he isnt 1/8th the coach i think he is.
Elite 8 here we come..... After we beat Texas.