What, like 20?
Go teams playing schools with STATE in their name.
And anybody see the Ekpe Udoh side article in SI this week? You've been warned...
I'm cheering for ohio state I think they have the best chance out of the Big 10 teams to win the tourney. I hope msu gets ran out of the building, but I wish they would be healthy so there won't be any excuses. I think Duke will beat Purdue, I did not think Purdue would make it this far without Hummel.
Are you old enough to remember when OSU won the Championship in football?
Trust me...we don't want that.
I think they have the best chance to win. I guess I should not have said "cheering" for them, because I could really not care less if they win. With the injuries to Purdue and msu I don't think they have a chance in going much deeper.
But why would you WANT another Big Ten team to win...? (Particularly if they have STATE in their name). Trust me...it's not fun. Early 2000s were not all that cool.
But, I like your avatar a lot.
I will never cheer for OSU to win a national title in any sport that has other Big Ten teams still in the running... any other B10 is preferable to them.
NEVER root for that school down South.
Ugh. I can't root for either team without needing a shower afterward.
How the hell is Stacey Dash pushing 45 and still looking like that (in that commercial)?!?
Not OT: besides being on during the Tourney, she's dating Rich Rod's peep, Jamie Fox.
That was born in 1966...
More evidence, but of the NSFW variety...I never knew, after Clueless...
She's got a reall fat, juicy, ass that I would love to have sitting on my face. No lie
...at the other pictures, didn't you? ;-)
Man this sucks.
Baylor and OSU are both winning. Angry-Tournament-Bracket-Betting-God is really hating on me right now.
With Kansas bombing, I'm actually better off with Tennessee winning, even though I had picked the Buckeyes to the 8, because it will keep them out of the Final Four.
And St. Mary's, after completely fucking my bracket, is now rolling over. HEY NOVA...that's how you defend a college center!!
Leave it to N. Iowa to lay an egg tonight too. These small teams smash brackets, than don't even show up long enough to balance them out by creating more chaos.
Everyone forgets...GREAT first couple of rounds, usually means pretty shitty middle rounds.
Yeah everyone's brackets are blown up and now all these "Cinderellas" are laying eggs.
It's all good I just had some Buffalo Wild Wings on the line and Baylor/OSU winning pretty much end my bid at a free meal. Ah well maybe next year...
Brian reporting, without much hope, that Manny to decide his future on Monday.
Is barely outscoring their center's output last game. Way to show up.
How bad of defense does Villanova play?
"Sing Rocky Top all night long"
That's going too far. This is Tennessee we're talking about.
Pearlie Bruce FTW. This is Ohio State we're talking about. Any foe of OSU is a friend of mine.
The Enemy of my Enemy...
While I don't disagree that OSU may be the greater of the two evils, any support for the school that rolled over for Nebraska in '97 (and whose coach probably voted us 4th) should be followed up with a quick shower.
Relax. If the Canada Tech Community College beat OSU at Chess I would love it. The buckeyes lost a game. BE HAPPY. It's your duty.
Yeah, even without all the Brady rivalry, his "no-show" still pisses me off...
Bye bye Buckeyes
OHIO STATE SUCK IT!!!!
Flipped over to CBS just in time to watch OSU fail to score in the final 12 seconds. I love it!
...1 to go
Hoping the Fighting Farokhmanesh's get the win! Go Northern Iowa!
Watching him toss Buckeyes around like little girls made my night.
He looks 17...
N. Iowa could feel their collars tighten under the spotlight. And MSU is here every year, and already played 2 nailbiters. Heck, N. Iowa should already be up a half dozen, and aren't. Clutch FT shooters missing 2...there are some nerves.
Perhaps, but MSU is also playing without its floor leader.
...is playing with four white guys. ;-)
And before I hear "Kansas", Cinderella 0-3 so far this round.
But man, I love how these 2 teams play defense.
You're really throwing out the Kansas game?
I was thinking the exact same thing you were during that game and UNI hit big shot after big shot with collars tightened.
Farokhmanesh is collarless.
...of both of our primary rivals being upset made me so excited that I dbl posted...
Don't jinx it...
At least you didn't mention Duke...
No one expected them to win. When you're still tight late in the game with the #1 team, you're playing with house money.
Now they've spent a week having their dicks sucked off (figuratively and literally), and they're playing an Izzo coached team a lot have discounted because their missing (probably) their best player. MSU was supposed to be losing to Kansas here anyway. The gains and loses have equalized some.
Same situations- St. Mary's. Cornell. Washington. These runs are usually good for a minor (if even truly) first round upset, followed by a BIG upset, then coming back to earth after a week of pats on the back, and the other team having a week to get ready, and taking them seriously.
Let's hope N.Iowa can buck the trend.
...what's with the Duke "Tron" jerseys?
And while Duke underwhelming doesn't surprise, where has this Purdue team best-player-less come from in this Tourney? They looked miserable when he went down...
Nice play Barlow!
It's okay to root for Purdue, right?
If it weren't for injuries (Lucas, Hummel, and maybe Turner) I think it would be pretty clear, at this point, that the Big11Ten was the best conference this year. I would've been okay with having OSU and MSU in the elite 8 if Purdue also made it.
They're playing Duke...
Nah.. unfortunately we chose App St. as a Baby Seal U. it wasn't a team that knocked off the #1 seed to get to this point. I don't really remember who George Mason beat. Also, other reasons... really needed to bring that up right now?
That had a pretty high RPI ranking all year long.
Now, if you want to say they were the Horror for Kansas...Well, yeah.
Appy's Sagrin rating was in the high forties or fifties that year. Certainly better than the likes of Toledo, or even some other teams we played that year. Better than a lot of Div.-1 teams. But N. Iowa got up to 17 in the RPI at one point of the season.
But the main point, the mindset and the teams are in different places right now.
Don't get me wrong. It SHOULD be embarrassing. But I'm guessing it won't be for most, and gets hardly any note.
Even if it does happen, which is looking less and less likely.
They've spent all week building up how the injury doesn't give them a chance, they're an underdog in their minds. And MSU wasn't Top 5 going into it.
Same year as The Horror, MSU lost to a D-2 squad in an exhibition B-Ball game. THAT was like it. But it didn't really stick.
This would hardly be their worst Tourney loss. They've been bounced in the 1st round a few times.
I wish Lundquist would stop calling threes "jumpers." I associate "jumper" with a shot inside the arc.
Come on, CBS in South Florida, there's 3:17 left in the MSU-UNI game, it's a two point difference, and I care about Duke whyyyy?
Oh, I know. I pulled it up on CBS Sports.
But I have an HDTV for a reason! And I almost never use it. So when I want to watch something, I want to watch it on there.
...who has the collars.
Edit: missed free throws, answering the question?
...the team I root for in a football game always seems to have worse placekicking than its opponent?
...the team I root for in a basketball game always seems to have worse free-throw shooting than its opponent?
The better FT shooting team just missed more. But they got there when you weren't rooting for them. Though State missed 5. Just not 7.
14 point turnaround in the second half. I wonder who nutted up and who didn't.
Whoo Hoo! Kansas loses! Yeah, not so fun now. Even less if MSU wins on Sunday.
But why does it seem like State gets every lucky break late in close games? 87% FT shooter bricks two in a row to tie the game....nice defensive play by UNI bounces right back into Lucious's hands and he makes the GW basket....ball down low bounces perfectly to a wide open Allen. Meh.
Hate 'em back, it works for me.
You sure it's working?
But it makes me feel better.
In all the suckatude of tonight.
don't forget the 3 free throws in the first half where he missed the first two
There was a small window of time once, where I would've CONSIDERED slightly pulling for State, due to my Mother being an Alumna. For the record, I've always hated them, their team, their student body, and their shitty campus with a passion.
But after the last two years, with their bravado, I hope every team they play destroys them. It will be no different on Sunday; I hope Tennessee ends their season and shuts them up.
Lucky bastards. That "pulling for the Big Ten shit" is such a cop-out.