NCAA Tournament Real Day 1 Open Thread

Submitted by Braylon 5 Hour… on March 17th, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Just getting something out there while I do no work and watch on CBS MMOD... Clemson looks pretty good again, that win of ours @ Clemson is looking better and better...



March 17th, 2011 at 1:06 PM ^

Yeah, I'm OK with the extra four, because they're almost like an extension of conference tournaments than they are an addition to the real tourney.  To me, the tourney starts today, and those games were just the last games to see who's in the field.  It was nice to have competitive basketball on the last couple nights though.


March 17th, 2011 at 1:00 PM ^

I took yesterday off with my boys to take them to the Houston Rodeo. Today, St. Patty's Day, I am at work watching TV. My inbox is flooded with project update requests for a new accounting package we are migrating too and since my direct superiors are in other states I say up theirs as I am going to make some popcorn.


March 17th, 2011 at 1:06 PM ^

I'm driving from Detroit to Chicago tomorrow and will be somewhere along that route for the game.  I want to stop somewhere and catch the game...does anyone know of a good bar near 94 going that way?


March 17th, 2011 at 2:08 PM ^

I-94 W to Ann Arbor - Saline Road exit.  North on Ann Arbor-Saline (turns into Main St) for about 2.5 miles.  When passing Michigan Stadium blow kisses to Denard Robinson.  After crossing William park across street from Conor O'Neils.  Find seat at bar and order a pint of Old Speckled Hen and a shot of Jamesons.  If you spot any Tennessee fans in the bar, tell them to "Get the F*#k off my court!"  Enjoy self and watch Michigan win.  Rejoice.  Resume trip to Chicago.


March 17th, 2011 at 2:47 PM ^

to be under your comment, however i must have pressed the wrong button and it was down the thread a bit. The Ball Joint Battle Creek, Capitol Ave. exit (maybe 97 or 99). maybe 50 yards to your right. Godfathers is attached, so good food and drinks with big screens.



March 17th, 2011 at 1:16 PM ^

I'm looking for streams online to watch any of the games over the course of this tournament.  I don't have a tv, so any link will help (ESPN 3 doesn't help me).  Thanks


March 17th, 2011 at 1:48 PM ^

The FIRST and SECOND rounds are always the best. (F you NCAA, I refuse to acknowledge your insistence that 60 teams get a bye to the second round.  That's not a bye.)  Sixteen games a day?  Yes please.  And this year I don't have some stupid job thing harshing my mellow, so here I am in front of the TV with my laptop and a beer and I don't plan on moving all day.


March 17th, 2011 at 1:58 PM ^

I'm starting to think that playing a game less than 24 hours ago is really taking its toll on Clemson right now....


Whoops, that game was on Tuesday but still

EZ Bud

March 17th, 2011 at 2:06 PM ^

If I had enough points, I would have created a "Stuck at Work" Open Thread hours ago. It's St. Patrick's Day, the NCAA Opening Round started, and it's 70 and sunny. I feel like I'm the only a-hole at work, but I need to be in the office so I can get out of here tomorrow at Noon and watch Michigan. This place is a ghost town..


March 17th, 2011 at 2:30 PM ^

That WVU guy sure picked an amazing time to get 3 steals...  I don't know if I've ever seen such a clutch D performance like that.


EDIT: Dalton Pepper


March 17th, 2011 at 2:36 PM ^

Ball Joint has excellent food, drinks and big screens in Battle Creek right off of 94'. halfway point between Det-Chi. Capital Ave exit (i think 97 0r 99). google the exit # if you like. Go Blue!


March 17th, 2011 at 2:50 PM ^

Irving playing for Duke in "limited minutes" in NCAA.  Limited because you have two rounds to work with biiiaaatch.

That is all.


March 17th, 2011 at 3:48 PM ^

I'm using the online CBSSports online gametracker on my phone but the silly thing keeps going back in time! There's 7 minutes left, there's 4 minutes left, there's 6 minutes left...oh wait, there's 2:21 left...come on Louiville, Morehead is on your a*&!