Well, now that everyone's pool has exploded, I'm not excited by the way these games match up. The two established cheater vs. each other, and Cinderella's fighting over the slipper. It'd be easier to root if say, VCU was playing Kentucky, and Butler against U-Conn. (Or if Kansas was still alive. Stupid Jayhawks). But this is how they brackets played out. I hope we can just get some great basketball.
OT: Final Four Open Thread
"But this is how they brackets played out."
How many hours a day do you spend on this site? I notice that you comment on threads rather quickly once a new one is started.
I've got a terrible hangover today, so I've been checking in periodically. Not that much time anymore, though.
Yeah, it might be kind of fun to have Butler and VCU on opposite sides of the bracket. But the good thing is that one of them is guaranteed to have a shot at the championship. If they didn't play each other today, you'd have the possibility of a UConn/Kentucky final, and that would be unpleasant.
But it could have set up a VCU-Butler final, which would have been amazing.
is unique. Once it tips it's hard to take your eyes off it. The cheater factor is in play, as neither UK or OConn are really in my good graces. But I have also noticed a direct correlation in teams between amount of cheating and amount of awesome to watch so maybe it will actually be pretty a pretty good matchup. The banners will all come down, but still......
Oddly enough, I have Kentucky and Uconn in my final four. I need UConn to win their final four game then lose in the championship in order to win my bracket, so I still have something at stake in these last few games.
And if you have THOSE 2 Final Four teams, are you trailing still that badly that you need U-Conn to get there?
The guy I'm trailing to can't get any more points, and I have UConn in my championship game (losing to Kansas, ha) and them winning their final four game gets me first place. However, someone else who is trailing both of us could win by having UConn win it all, so I need UConn to only win one. It's strange, and pretty indicative of how ridiculous March Madness has been this year.
I needed Kansas to win, but NOT beat NC. Had another who would win if Kansas lost to anyone but NC, someone if NC beat Kansas, and then someone who won if anything else happened, like VCU ending it all before the pool began. He's 7, and went to ToysRUs today. Sigh.
And these 4 posts probably interested no one but the 2 of us.
It's okay, MGoBlog is littered with tangential conversations in every thread, nothing groundbreaking here haha.
Not B1G bad though...
Edit: Just noticed it has that Minnesota raised thing going. Someone flies off before the Championship game. That should be swell. Unless they take Calipari out on the way down, then I'm ok with it.
It's awesome because it was manufactured in Amasa, MI, a small town in the U.P., by Connor Sports Flooring.
That's actually very, very cool. Michigan business FTW.
They have made the floors for the last 6 Final Fours. They have also made the floors for 12 NBA teams. The Maple for the floors comes from a company in Munising.
I'm just happy that we don't have to see Duke or North Carolina win it again.
I like how aggressive VCU is playing, but until the last couple minutes it seemed like they were getting away with a bunch of fouls. Nice to see the refs started calling them.
Mack is so good. I love this Butler team.
So i saw a news report that said that Matt Howard's family only made it to Houston for the Final Four because people from there hometown gave them the money to pay for it. Isn't that an NCAA violation? Isn't that pretty much one of the things that Michigan got in trouble for?
The snarky answer is If Matt didn't know about it, it's ok with the NCAA.
I'm almost certain that everybody who the howard's collected money from did not have a prior relationship with them.
I wonder if Brad Stevens will choose to play for Butler when he is old enough.
I guess I'm rooting for Butler because I think they have a better chance to win the next one. (Built to take on the big boys without being hot, and being the MOST experienced team in the FF).
And as I say that, VCU 4 point play shot.
Wow. Make a frickin' layup.
Meh. I wanted VCU to win, not really feeling Butler at all.
If Tennessee is still looking for a head coach they should offer a ton of money to Butler's coach.
Thus eliminating them from either of these coaches. Oh, Sparty!....uh, I mean, Volly...no...doesn't really work either...
CBS has decided to debut their all new autotune feature
Bothers me less than Kentucky, mainly due to the fact at least the Huskies used to drive Duke nuts back in the day, the Wildcats catch back up. Though they would make the best villain Butler could face since at least...last year, when they played Duke in the championship. Though more chance to choke (still pissed at Calipari making me lose my pool when he was at U-Mass).
Can't make a free throw
Don't do anything for free.
to the Bulls. Matta to UK. Pat Summit to OSU. Go Bulldogs!