"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
Final Four Open Thread
I'd love to be there watching our team play. Two trips to New Orleans in about 3 month? That'd be amazing. Dreams...
Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!
If KU wins, I'll get 420 clams. Glad I'm rooting against Ohio this time...
Kentucky wins it..thats all that needs to be in this thread
I win my pool if osu wins tonight or if I win the tiebreaker in the final...id actually prefer osu winning and then having dreams crushed in the finals as I blow my winnings on celebratory beers
so adidas gets to change louisville's school colors and put them in orange uniforms by calling it "infrared"?
i'm glad brandon came to his senses and decided to move away from highlighter yellow sponsored by adidas...
Merging traffic into one lane.
I know the uni's look much brighter but I recently put my official M Nike basketball shorts from '97 on and couldn't believe that the maize matched that of an M football sweatshirt I bought last year. And yes my shorts are awesome.
No need to watch the pregame.
How the hell has Kentucky lost two games this season? These guys look unstoppable right now. I hope Kentucky fans enjoy this now since it will be vacated in a couple years.
If Kansas wins I should win my pool easily, so go Jayhawks.
Louisville needs to stop posting Dieng. Post Behanan he can make some shots down there. Dieng has Morgan type hands around the basket.
Siva needs to stop taking the ball to the rack. If he is going to shoot it while penetrating, he needs to shoot it in the 8 foot range to stay away from Kentucky's Bigs, sorta like Khalid El-Amin did when he scorched the unbeatable Dookies in the Finals
Louisville's center Denge has bad hands. Their point guard is just getting beat down the court every time on D. Their uniforms are a sin too. Damn you Adidad. You too Nike.
Were his fault for not handling the ball (missed dunk being one of those). But another one or two of those were very hard plays/balls to handle. Siva getting so deep in the lane and trying to dish usinga bounce pass in that traffic is VERY hard for Dieng to handle..Crouching over to catch a mini-bounce pass, standing at > 6'10 and in the middle of traffic ain't easy.
While I agree the pass attempts were terrible, Dieng still has questionable hands.
I suppose I have to agree on that sentiment!
He's a monster blocker. He has 4 blocks against KENTUCKY, enough said.
As long as OSU loses then I'm happy!
Sorry but i'm pulling for OSU. They really arent a rival in bball like MSU is (we dont fight over the same recruits for the most part) and they are representing the B1G.
Plus, I have a buddy who's in Lawrence tonight so I don't want him to have that great a night. Hoping the Jayhawks lose and it doesn't become a mass Rock-Chalk-Orgy down there tonight.
but for me it's all about the Benjamins. Well, actually one Benjamin and maybe a few Hamiltons, I'm not sure.
to the final four, very opportunistic. Behind by 7 at the half, you gotta figure the pressure they place on Kentucky will be just as bad if not worse. The Wildcats had their way early on but it's a catfight now.
Or is it a bird battle, hmmm? *places pinky to mouth*
Louisville better get a run in soon. Somehow, I don't see Kentucky collapsing down the stretch like Florida did. The Cardinals can't afford to fall too far behind.
Louisville is killing the offensive glass, but they shoot lay ups worse than Jordan Morgan, or they might be winning this game.
17 offensive rebounds is the reason they are even close.
That and the shot blocking. I don't know if I've ever seen a game with so many blocked shots on both sides.
Dieng and Davis are probably the best shot blocking match up of the year IMO. Also, have you seen a game with this many dunks? I go nuts when michigan has 2 or 3.
That unibrow is making me nauseous.
This game is eerily similar to the Iowa State Kentucky game. Iowa State came out in the second half, made a run to get close but couldn't sustain it. Hopefully Louisville can keep this one close.
A Calipari team missing a bunch of free throws with a chance to make the finals? I'm shocked.
Is full of "mini-runs". They keep this close (under 6 pts) and get to 2 minutes, it's anyone's ballgame. Louisville on the glass is a bit unexpected but when you go for shot-blocking like UK does it isn't all THAT surprising. Go Cardinals, I think.
Get the vibe that High Times is sponsoring the Final Four with all the Green on the court?!
Was that Kentucky's first 3 point basket?
Kentucky has been taking over, but now it comes down to free throws. Could get interesting.
Oh my sweet Jesus. That was a dominant ally oop by Davis. He looks scary, but man can that kid play.
For the Pistons to stop winning games.
That's all she wrote.
Why would Louisville not foul more in the last minute? Kentucky was not making most of their freebees, but Louisville let them come down and make lay ups every time. I don't get it.
I think OSU matches up with Kentucky better than Kansas, so I will be rooting for the Buckeyes in the second semifinal. Either way it will be an uphill battle. Damn, knew I should have picked Kentucky instead of Michigan to win it all.
...and the unibrow will play Monday. Anthony Davis really is a great player - it's just that some Kentucky fans have taken it a little too far.
And did Davis's parents look like they should be in college themselves?
You have to keep it slow, keep them in the half court and hope they try to shoot from the outside. Easier said than done as this seems to be a more mature and mentally tougher uk team than ive seen under calipari
(If KU wins I win the office pool)
You are the only other person I have seen that has Kansas in the final. Must be a South Bend thing.
I have two people with. Kentucky over Kansas final, and like 3 more that have Kansas winning. (Of course the first two won and is in 2nd, and the other 3 are long since gone).
Though I think I finish higher in my pool if the Buckeyes win. And can torture myself more on how I should have won. Kansas however gives me someone to root for on Monday night.
Novak mentioned for the Senior Class Award. Which goes to Hummel in his 8th senior year, so I guess he deserves it.
Pitino big fan of this Kentucky team. Wants them to win it all.
RT @KyleTucker_CJ: Pitino: "I haven’t always liked some of the Kentucky teams. I’m not going to lie to you. But I really like this team."
I hate Calipari. I've got to root for the Jayhawks now or else we'll have a "root for a meteor" game on our hands on Monday night...
Pitino is such a class act. I definitely will
continue to root for his teams down the road.