At this point any "micro brew" that is legitimately obscure most assuredly does NOT come in racks.
OPEN THREAD - NCAA Tournament Thursday Afternoon Session
I am starting to think that Valpo and Michigan State should have had the court professionally surveyed before the game in the event they had trouble locating the basket. Neither team is sniffing 30% shooting right now.
I think we'll see a lot of this today in most of the games. Pretty typical for an 18-22 year old to be a little nervous and tight in the first round of the NCAAs... Seems like this is the case in the first round every year; especially in the first half.
Charles Barkley, I would be all-in for Valpo. Now I'm conflicted about this. I might need to root harder for the other 6 B1G schools and root against Sparty.
Anyone else have no idea what this is referencing?
He was saying the same thing that other fools have said the past few days that the B1G is overrated.
wow, msu looks surprisingly bad...i have mixed feelings about that since i do want the big to do well this year in the tourney
Cox Communications in Phoenix is having issues... CBS HD is offline... /fantastic
Bah CBS, how am I supposed to watch basketball during lecture if the screen won't get past the loading circle spinning around?
EDIT: Crisis averted, it works in Chrome.
Agreed. How can they be surprised by the traffic? Seems they screw it up every year, but it's particularly bad now.
State turning it on a little bit here. 8-0 run
yeah, gary harris started that with a nice open three hit in rhythm. while i don't want to believe it, he is really good
I am hoping both him and Payne go pro after this year, to make Michigan's sweep of them easier next year.
Verne is drunk!
No doubt; could we get a pair of announcers more out of touch and geriatric? "Harris getting his puppies organized..." Really?
BTW CBS stream working famously in Montana.
"What's the best show on TruTV the other 51 weeks?" - John Gasaway on ESPN chat. Really, what is good on that station. I don't get it on my cable plan.
World's Dumbest can be pretty funny, though you put yourself at the risk of hearing Tonya Harding speak.
Valpo looks like us in the first game against msu. Bad.
I'm shocked! SHOCKED! that MSU is going to hammer Valpo. The Big 10 is going to have a really nice first round. We'll see after that, but I think the conference is unbeaten through tomorrow night.
Valpo getting blowed out
These games are boring.
Much as I love me some Sparty schadenfreude, I do hope this is just the start of the B1G beating the piss out of everybody.
Oddly, I rarely feel that way when it comes to football...
man, valpo cannot buy a made basket.
To Butler and Bucknell!
Holy white people, batman
Yikes. The Crusaders are 4-22 and 1-10 from downtown. That makes for an effective FG% of 20.5%. At that rate, they could still potentially break 30 points before the game ends. Those six TOs hurt quite a bit right now, I would say.
EDIT: Make that 7 TOs, but the two 3-pointers up the Crusaders' effective FG% to 31.3%.
So maybe the Big Ten really is the best conference in the country...
Valpo is supposed to be a decent team; they are getting manhandled by MSU.
Correct me if I am wrong but you get 7 timeouts for the whole game correct? Not that I blame him, but the Valpo coach is burning through those timeouts in the first half.
Only 5. You lose one after half if you don't use it.
I'm looking at this game and hoping that Michigan going through the gauntlet that is the Big Ten will serve them just as well as it is MSU right now. Can only serve to your advantage that you face top competition week in and week out.
Valparaiso is supposed to be a decent team and they're getting completely outclassed right now.
anyone ever hit the boss button on the live stream and actually read the various messages in the inbox? I just did for the first time out of curiosity and they are rather amusing and comical. Everyone loves this time of year.
Soon as I've got everyone awake and stuff we're going to start the liveblog. Probably 4-ish. Who wants to moderate (any part of the day?) Email me.
Also the sponsor (Draft Street) is hosting another free game if anyone wants to jump in and draft early: http://www.draftstreet.com/l/cbb_gen.aspx?AID=729&pid=163&subid=March+CBBfreeroll
I think Stu was an underrated defender as well.
This. Stu always guarded the opposing team's best guard. And he did it well.
What sucks is we know they can play that level of defense...They played against this very Sparty team. They don't do it as fluid and as consistent though. To make a run in this Tourney they'll need to buckle down like they did in the aforementioned game.
Bucknell-Butler is 21-14 at halftime. And that is the MORE interesting game.
MSU is putting on a clinic.
Nix is scoring but he looks so f--king unathletic out there. Watching him run is painful.
I don't think what he does can be called running.
Please tell me you didn't just put Nix in the same sentence with Arnie Palmer, Rick Barry, and Terry Bradshaw. I get your point, but please never, ever do that again.
This is what a curb stomping looks like.
Michigan State broke the lead-size graph on the video player
Can my work Determine if I'm watching the tourney from their IT logs? My guess is yes, but is that only if they look into it, or can/ is it likely they can get an email saying that persons x, y, and z are watching the NCAA tourney at work during work hours?
It's probably more like, persons a, b, c, d, e, f, g...... are watching the NCAA tourney. What can they do about it at this point? Is this a surprise to them? I certainly hope not.
I was wondering if my boss was notified as opposed to being proactively notified.
Depends on what kind of security your company is running.
My friend worked at a company that logged whenever he would leave his desk to use the bathroom. And if he was away from his desk more than 10 min an email would be sent to his manager.
I think companies are required to let you know if that kind of monitoring/reporting is being done.