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Heath
03-17-2006, 01:48 PM
Ohio State is on - let me know when they show up.

Thanks!

Reds Fanatic
03-17-2006, 01:52 PM
Ohio State is in trouble today if they don't start shooting better. Now 1 for 13 on three pointers.

BRM
03-17-2006, 01:59 PM
Buckeyes are down four at the break.

max venable
03-17-2006, 01:59 PM
bucks are down by four at the half. They DID NOT come ready to play.

They look sloppy and lazy if you ask me.

max venable
03-17-2006, 02:00 PM
Ohio State is in trouble today if they don't start shooting better. Now 1 for 13 on three pointers.
What happened to their 3-point shooting? How does an entire team go south all at once? :bang:

BRM
03-17-2006, 02:02 PM
bucks are down by four at the half. They DID NOT come ready to play.

They look sloppy and lazy if you ask me.

The team is distracted because their coach is leaving for Indiana. :evil:

traderumor
03-17-2006, 02:02 PM
bucks are down by four at the half. They DID NOT come ready to play.

They look sloppy and lazy if you ask me.

Bad shooting will make you look that way, as will nerves. I can't imagine that they are not ready to play after sitting out last year, but inexperience and pressure.

One has to think that they will shoot better than 30% in the second half. Typical NCAA 1st round game.

traderumor
03-17-2006, 02:05 PM
I realize that emotions are at play, but I really don't understand "they didn't come to play" comments at any level. It would be impossible for me to think that a team playing the way this team has all year is all of a sudden deciding to tank it in round 1 :rolleyes:

max venable
03-17-2006, 02:06 PM
The team is distracted because their coach is leaving for Indiana. :evil:
You know what? Even if he did, OSU would have a long line of top-tier coaches lining up at the door begging for the job. What coach wouldn't want Oden, Conley, Lighty, Cook, and Hunter?

Matta's not going anywhere but even if he was, the Bucks would be more than fine.

max venable
03-17-2006, 02:07 PM
I realize that emotions are at play, but I really don't understand "they didn't come to play" comments at any level. It would be impossible for me to think that a team playing the way this team has all year is all of a sudden deciding to tank it in round 1 :rolleyes:
Has nothing to do with deciding to tank it. Has everything to do with not taking their opponent seriously enough. That's what not coming ready to play means.

BRM
03-17-2006, 02:07 PM
You know what? Even if he did, OSU would have a long line of top-tier coaches lining up at the door begging for the job. What coach wouldn't want Oden, Conley, Lighty, Cook, and Hunter?

Matta's not going anywhere but even if he was, the Bucks would be more than fine.

I was kidding. ;)

max venable
03-17-2006, 02:08 PM
I was kidding. ;)
I figured as much. Still wanted to make that point, though. ;)

traderumor
03-17-2006, 02:08 PM
Has nothing to do with deciding to tank it. Has everything to do with not taking their opponent seriously enough. That's what not coming ready to play means.Again, impossible to believe. Plain and simple, they are not hitting shots. It is impossible to fathom that it is effort related and taking the opponent lightly. That's just an excuse for playing bad.

max venable
03-17-2006, 02:11 PM
Again, impossible to believe. Plain and simple, they are not hitting shots. It is impossible to fathom that it is effort related and taking the opponent lightly. That's just an excuse for playing bad.
I say that the reason they're playing bad is because they didn't come ready to play. :)

And it's not just that they're not hitting shots, they're not boxing out, they're not defending well...are you watching the game?

traderumor
03-17-2006, 02:12 PM
It also could be that Davidson is a worthy opponent. I really didn't expect a cakewalk, I figured this would go the way most early round games do. The higher seed comes out tight, the low seed comes out with nothing to lose and plays loose. The higher seed gets calmed down in the second half and the talent takes control of the game. Might not happen, but that's what I expected after watching this stuff every year for 30 years.

max venable
03-17-2006, 02:13 PM
It also could be that Davidson is a worthy opponent. I really didn't expect a cakewalk, I figured this would go the way most early round games do. The higher seed comes out tight, the low seed comes out with nothing to lose and plays loose. The higher seed gets calmed down in the second half and the talent takes control of the game. Might not happen, but that's what I expected after watching this stuff every year for 30 years.
That's a good analysis. And, like you, I expect the Bucks to pull away in the second half.

BRM
03-17-2006, 02:15 PM
Iowa is struggling in the 1st half with Northwestern State and Wisconsin is getting blown out by Arizona.

traderumor
03-17-2006, 02:16 PM
I say that the reason they're playing bad is because they didn't come ready to play. :)

And it's not just that they're not hitting shots, they're not boxing out, they're not defending well...are you watching the game?Nope, listening at work. Stokes has commented on standing around on offense. Is that a function of "not being ready to play?" No, its called not handling the pressure of the environment in the first half. But to question their prep and effort? That's just a convenient excuse you hear when a team is playing a bad game. That's why things don't always turn out the way they should in sports. Ohio State will beat Davidson 9 out of 10 times, but maybe today's the 1?

max venable
03-17-2006, 02:16 PM
Iowa is struggling in the 1st half with Northwestern State and Wisconsin is getting blown out by Arizona.
Saw that. I'm surprised by both. For some reason, I expected Wisconsin to play well in the tourney.

I think Iowa, like OSU, will be okay.

max venable
03-17-2006, 02:18 PM
No, its called not handling the pressure of the environment in the first half.
Right. To me, that means they didn't come ready to handle the pressure. :)

BRM
03-17-2006, 02:18 PM
I think Iowa, like OSU, will be okay.

I agree. Both should pull away in the second half.

Blimpie
03-17-2006, 02:23 PM
It also could be that Davidson is a worthy opponent. I really didn't expect a cakewalk, I figured this would go the way most early round games do. The higher seed comes out tight, the low seed comes out with nothing to lose and plays loose. The higher seed gets calmed down in the second half and the talent takes control of the game. Might not happen, but that's what I expected after watching this stuff every year for 30 years.Davidson is a pretty fundamentally sound team if nothing else. I have been sitting here watching them set some of the most textbook screens I have seen by any tourney team so far.

OSU is gonna be in trouble in this crowd doesn't quit sitting on their hands.

traderumor
03-17-2006, 02:25 PM
Davidson is doing everything they can to give us the lead, but we just keep on missing shots. :bash:

Blimpie
03-17-2006, 02:26 PM
I agree. Both should pull away in the second half.I also look for Arkansas to wake up soon in their match versus a very sound Bucknell team. Razorbacks are way too athletic to be held down to this pace for very long (27-23 Bucknell at half).

traderumor
03-17-2006, 02:26 PM
And not getting any breaks :angry:

Blimpie
03-17-2006, 02:27 PM
Davidson is doing everything they can to give us the lead, but we just keep on missing shots. :bash:Not to mention the fact that those OSU player control fouls kill momentum like nothing else.

traderumor
03-17-2006, 02:27 PM
If yesterday showed anything, there just isn't much difference between any of these seeds.

Blimpie
03-17-2006, 02:28 PM
And not getting any breaks :angry:are you hinting that the last play was NOT a charge? :cool:

BRM
03-17-2006, 02:29 PM
are you hinting that the last play was NOT a charge? :cool:

I'm not even an OSU fan and I didn't think it was.

Blimpie
03-17-2006, 02:30 PM
I'm not even an OSU fan and I didn't think it was.I favor neither team, but it looked like the defender was there in time to me. Although, slow motion replay is pretty deceiving on a timing call like that.

BRM
03-17-2006, 02:31 PM
I favor neither team, but it looked like the defender was there in time to me. Although, slow motion replay is pretty deceiving on a timing call like that.

I didn't see the replay. The replay looked like a good call then?

Blimpie
03-17-2006, 02:32 PM
I didn't see the replay. The replay looked like a good call then?In my opinion. However, we know what they say about opinions...;)

Blimpie
03-17-2006, 02:33 PM
Another Davidson layup....Where is the OSU transition defense?

Reds Fanatic
03-17-2006, 02:36 PM
The good news the Buckeyes finally make 2 straight 3 pointers. The bad news the refs are calling some very questionable fouls and the Buckeyes already have 2 players with 3 fouls and a short bench.

traderumor
03-17-2006, 02:38 PM
are you hinting that the last play was NOT a charge? :cool:
Don't know, I'm on radio. Was thinking more of losing two baskets on Dials getting fouled on the floor and then the charge taking away a basket.

Currently, Lewis is carrying us.

traderumor
03-17-2006, 02:40 PM
I'm getting a lot of work done too, BTW :p:

BRM
03-17-2006, 02:41 PM
I'm getting a lot of work done too, BTW :p:

Same here. ;)

traderumor
03-17-2006, 02:41 PM
OK, Lewis, Dials, and some getting careless with the ball by Davidson

Reds Fanatic
03-17-2006, 02:42 PM
Dials is starting to dominate inside.

BRM
03-17-2006, 02:52 PM
Arizona has stretched their lead over Wisconsin to 19.

Blimpie
03-17-2006, 02:56 PM
Four and a half minutes to play....OSU leads it 58-51

Blimpie
03-17-2006, 02:59 PM
To salt this one away, OSU needs to do a better job of milking the clock....or at the very least they should quit fouling a team that hits 76% of their free throws.

max venable
03-17-2006, 03:01 PM
Again, at the risk of:deadhorse

OSU did not come ready to play...evidenced by the fact that they're not even getting back on defense.

Looks like they've finally woken up. But, man, I didn't anticipated having to get all stressed out this early in the tourney.

traderumor
03-17-2006, 03:08 PM
Max, I was nervous about this game just knowing how balanced the NCAA is anymore. Even 15 seeds are seldom pushovers anymore. Add to that the way games went for the higher seeds yesterday and I was pretty certain that Davidson would stay close. Just the nature of the beast anymore.

But looks like a win and move on. An 8-14 point opening round win for a 2 seed is a good win.

BRM
03-17-2006, 03:10 PM
The Big Ten looks to go 3-0 with the OSU win and Iowa is now up by 15. Too bad Wisconsin is laying an egg right now against Arizona.

Reds Fanatic
03-17-2006, 03:24 PM
Northwestern State has went on a run and now only trails Iowa by 5 with a little of 3 minutes left.

traderumor
03-17-2006, 03:25 PM
The Big Ten looks to go 3-0 with the OSU win and Iowa is now up by 15. Too bad Wisconsin is laying an egg right now against Arizona.Wisconsin is playing typically. They shouldn't have even made the tourney. Indiana pulled one out of their backside last night as well. I felt bad for SDSU, they really outplayed the Hoosiers but couldn't finish it.

traderumor
03-17-2006, 03:28 PM
On another note, now that the Bucks are over, I'm back on March Madness (audio, I gotta get something done ;) ) and am getting a much better feed than I was yesterday. The video I've peeked in on a couple of times and our DSL just can't handle the stream, constantly buffering. Anyone else getting good feeds on video?

traderumor
03-17-2006, 03:29 PM
This Bucknell/Arkansas game is exciting

BRM
03-17-2006, 03:30 PM
Wisconsin is playing typically. They shouldn't have even made the tourney. Indiana pulled one out of their backside last night as well. I felt bad for SDSU, they really outplayed the Hoosiers but couldn't finish it.

Indiana is saddled with horrible coaching. They have been for awhile. That said, I think they will give Gonzaga all they can handle tomorrow night.

BRM
03-17-2006, 03:38 PM
Unbelievable. Iowa loses on a last second three.

Reds Fanatic
03-17-2006, 03:38 PM
Northwestern State beats Iowa on a buzzer beater 3 with .5 seconds left.

max venable
03-17-2006, 03:38 PM
Wow! Iowa lost! Makes me feel a little better about the close game OSU had with Davidson.

BRM
03-17-2006, 03:40 PM
Iowa was up by 15 in the second half.

traderumor
03-17-2006, 03:47 PM
I do not play the Big 10 allegiance game. See ya, Steve :laugh:

traderumor
03-17-2006, 03:53 PM
Indiana is saddled with horrible coaching. They have been for awhile. That said, I think they will give Gonzaga all they can handle tomorrow night.The Zags seem to be every bit as overrated as folks were saying. I was rooting for X, thought they outplayed the other team and lost as well.

Johnny Footstool
03-17-2006, 04:18 PM
Adam Morrison is a rare talent who can absolutely carry a team. Opponents come out every night and try to stop him, but they can't. And his supporting cast is just good enough to keep Gonzaga competitive and let Morrison push them over the top.

NJReds
03-17-2006, 04:40 PM
Villanova leading Monmouth 10-6 after 13 minutes? That's some ugly basketball.

KronoRed
03-17-2006, 04:42 PM
Villanova leading Monmouth 10-6 after 13 minutes? That's some ugly basketball.
45-40 final? ;)

GAC
03-17-2006, 04:46 PM
Unimpressive OSU win IMO. They have really been showing some inconsistency, and in kinda of a funk the last week or so.... doing just enough to hang on. That is not gonna get them far into the tourney IMO.

Heath
03-17-2006, 07:18 PM
So, what's the big one tonight, upset wise?

My guess is UNC to go down.

Likely no, but fun anyway.

OnBaseMachine
03-17-2006, 08:25 PM
George Mason will beat MSU. Penn will give Texas a run for their money.

You heard it hear first - George Washington will shock Duke tomorrow.

Reds Fanatic
03-17-2006, 09:11 PM
Albany is playing a good game against Connecticut. They are only down 1 point at the half.

OnBaseMachine
03-17-2006, 09:38 PM
Albany up 36-33 and have the ball with 18 minutes or so left.

OnBaseMachine
03-17-2006, 09:43 PM
Albany up 7 with 15 to go!

Reds Fanatic
03-17-2006, 09:43 PM
Albany is now up 7 points on Connecticut with just over 15 minutes left. They look way more into this game than Connecticut.

Heath
03-17-2006, 09:45 PM
Its UConn. Don't worry they're going to wake up and win by 15

But, hey its got to be fun for everyone. Everyone except UConn that is.

Reds Fanatic
03-17-2006, 09:47 PM
They have outscored Uconn 13-2 in the 2nd half and are now up 10.

Blimpie
03-17-2006, 09:47 PM
So, what's the big one tonight, upset wise?

My guess is UNC to go down.

Likely no, but fun anyway.I believe we might have our answer in 14:08 Albany 43 Connecticut 33 :beerme:

Blimpie
03-17-2006, 09:48 PM
UConn looks completely frightened on offense.

Heath
03-17-2006, 09:49 PM
Oh My Goodness

But - help if anyone knows - the zone that the 'Cuse did against UConn, I think gave UConn issues.

Blimpie
03-17-2006, 09:51 PM
Wake the kids...phone the neighbors...It is amazing how much Albany looks like the # 1 seed in this game. UConn's strength this season has been their front court dominance. Tonight, they are simply getting outworked (and out rebounded)

Heath
03-17-2006, 09:51 PM
TV Timeout. So much for me helping my wife tonight with the laundry.

Heath
03-17-2006, 09:52 PM
Oh btw - Geo. Mason is still up one on MSU.

I think all the banging around in the Big Ten is really show come tournament time.

WVRed
03-17-2006, 09:54 PM
If this lasts, ill be surprised.

The entire gym is pulling against UConn. What fans from Albany that are there, the ones staying to watch from the earlier game, and the Kentucky-UAB fans in the building, UConn has very little support.

Blimpie
03-17-2006, 09:57 PM
If this lasts, ill be surprised.

The entire gym is pulling against UConn. What fans from Albany that are there, the ones staying to watch from the earlier game, and the Kentucky-UAB fans in the building, UConn has very little support.Yet, the committee flet they were rewarding them by sending them to Philly...No matter where you play, everybody loves them some giant killer.

Heath
03-17-2006, 09:58 PM
Ut oh - looks the the bus that was lost with the real UConn players has arrived.

Blimpie
03-17-2006, 09:58 PM
Ooops....Somebody woke up Uconn. Albany calls timeout as their lead is trimmed to five with 10 minutes to go.

guttle11
03-17-2006, 09:58 PM
Go Albany!

OnBaseMachine
03-17-2006, 09:58 PM
Refs giving UConn the calls now. No way they let Albany win.

Heath
03-17-2006, 10:00 PM
That or the refs are allowing UConn to be more physical.

Blimpie
03-17-2006, 10:01 PM
The real question remains: Can a (Albany) Great Dane whup a (UConn) Huskie?

My answer: Scooby Doo and Marmaduke rule....

Reds Fanatic
03-17-2006, 10:02 PM
Uconn goes on a 12-2 run and are now only down 2 with about 7 minutes left.

Blimpie
03-17-2006, 10:03 PM
Albany looks completely gassed on defense. It's a shame, but I think they might have peaked a little too early in the half.

Blimpie
03-17-2006, 10:04 PM
Another Blimpie bracket scud....Michigan State in the Elite 8 (ugh) They are down 10 with 1:55 to go....

Heath
03-17-2006, 10:04 PM
Albany - Top Ten Party School.

Who says partying and basketball don't mix

KronoRed
03-17-2006, 10:06 PM
Pray for a rain out ;)

Heath
03-17-2006, 10:06 PM
This is where you wish you could get a "fast forward" card. One you can use, say once every 50 years.

KronoRed
03-17-2006, 10:08 PM
There is a reason a 16 never beats a 1, and it doesn't only have to do with talent.

OnBaseMachine
03-17-2006, 10:08 PM
12 point lead 5 minutes ago, now tied. UConn and the refs stepped it up.

Heath
03-17-2006, 10:09 PM
There is a reason a 16 never beats a 1, and it doesn't only have to do with talent.

Three letters.

C.B.S.

Heath
03-17-2006, 10:11 PM
Hi - We're George Mason - we belong.

Heath
03-17-2006, 10:11 PM
I hate refs with selective whistles.

KronoRed
03-17-2006, 10:13 PM
Uconn running them out of the building now

Reds Fanatic
03-17-2006, 10:16 PM
George Mason beat Michigan State by 10.

KronoRed
03-17-2006, 10:16 PM
I picked that one.

woo.

Blimpie
03-17-2006, 10:18 PM
The bottom half of my Washington DC Regional is now officially manure. I had Michigan St beating Seton Hall to go to the Elite 8.

Heath
03-17-2006, 10:24 PM
Well - time to watch UK to get beat.

Blimpie
03-17-2006, 10:31 PM
Well - time to watch UK to get beat.Sadly, even if UK prevails tonight..we KNOW that we have already seen the worst UConn performance of the tourney. Jim Calhoun will have his squad salivating to play on Sunday against either UAB or UK.

Heath
03-17-2006, 10:33 PM
Jim Calhoun needs a speech therapist. That, or I need to live in Connecticut for 6 months.

Heath
03-17-2006, 10:36 PM
Here comes the replay of the NW St - Iowa final minute. Someone check out Bill Raftery to make sure he's still alive

Newport Red
03-18-2006, 12:22 AM
Well - time to watch UK to get beat.

Don't write that.
I need them to win so when I go to the bar Sunday, I can soak in all the UK fan pain as UCONN kills them.

Reds Fanatic
03-18-2006, 12:34 AM
Several good games to end the 1st round. UNC up 1 on Murray St, Texas up 1 on Penn, UK up 3 on UAB and Bradley is beating Kansas by 13.

Caveat Emperor
03-18-2006, 12:40 AM
Next year, I think I'm just going to burn my $10 instead of giving it over in a pool.

What a bloody shambles this first round has been for me. Three brackets, not a one of them in even the top 50 in my law school pool.

Caveat Emperor
03-18-2006, 12:46 AM
Incidentally, is there some contractual requirement that Greg Gumble inform us, at every switch, which two commentators we are "rejoining"?

Seriously, I could care less who is calling the last :30 of a game, especially when the clock is running -- just pick up the feed and start going with it.

KronoRed
03-18-2006, 01:09 AM
11-5 2nd day.

Final 4 still intact but danger lurks.

OnBaseMachine
03-18-2006, 07:51 AM
11-5 2nd day.

Final 4 still intact but danger lurks.

My final four and elite 8 is still intact and 14 of my sweet 16 teams are still alive on one of my brackets. :cool:

Blimpie
03-18-2006, 03:31 PM
After Kansas (my pick to lose to UConn in the Championship game) lost to Bradley last night, I seem to have 'misplaced' my brackets. The Coast Guard will NOT be asked to assist in finding them either.....

OnBaseMachine
03-18-2006, 07:12 PM
Wichita State upsets Tennessee to head to the Sweet 16! Sweet!

KronoRed
03-18-2006, 11:06 PM
UT slumped at the worst time.

OnBaseMachine
03-19-2006, 03:29 PM
13 seed Bradley upsets 4 seed Pitt.

Bradley Pitt

Reds Fanatic
03-19-2006, 05:23 PM
Another big upset as George Mason beats North Carolina.

Reds Fanatic
03-19-2006, 05:29 PM
Kentucky was down 12 at halftime but have comeback and are now only down 2 points to Connecticut with just over 3 minutes left.

OnBaseMachine
03-19-2006, 05:30 PM
West Virginia appears to be on their way to a second straight Sweet 16 appearance.

Kentucky is now down just two to UConn.

This could be a year where a West Virginia or Gonzaga wins the National Championship. A lot of the big teams are getting knocked out, thus making it easier for the smaller teams to win. At least one mid-major is guaranteed to make the elite 8...as George Mason will face Wichita State.

Reds4Life
03-19-2006, 05:42 PM
We might see all four of the #1 seeds reach the Final Four this year, there is nobody big left for them to play.

Heath
03-19-2006, 06:29 PM
We might see all four of the #1 seeds reach the Final Four this year, there is nobody big left for them to play.

Someone always gets beat by someone.

OnBaseMachine
03-19-2006, 06:31 PM
Washington will beat UConn.

Bradley could shock Memphis, if not, Gonzaga-Memphis could be a good one.

Reds Fanatic
03-19-2006, 06:37 PM
Looks like today may be the end for Ohio State. Georgetown has dominated the first half and lead by 13 at the half.

Reds4Life
03-19-2006, 08:03 PM
No more Ohio St and no more Big 10.

GAC
03-19-2006, 08:05 PM
No more Ohio St and no more Big 10.

Inevitable the way they have been playing. Very inconsistent.

traderumor
03-19-2006, 08:25 PM
Plain and simple, Georgetown was the better team on the floor today. They hit their shots and then rebounded them when they did not. Ohio State overachieved all year and I really didn't understand the Big 10 top conference ranking all year based on the Bucks winning the league. Matta got the most out of this talent, now we'll see how good a coach he is when he has the horses.

traderumor
03-19-2006, 08:27 PM
UConn has been the least impressive #1 seed.

Reds4Life
03-19-2006, 08:33 PM
UConn has been the least impressive #1 seed.

They play lazy, been that way all season. They play for maybe 25 or 30 minutes and spend the rest of the time going through the motions. When they turn it on for the full 40 nobody can beat them, the question is will they bother to play when it counts?

GAC
03-19-2006, 08:35 PM
Matta got the most out of this talent, now we'll see how good a coach he is when he has the horses.

Exactly. I have followed Matta for the last few years. I really like this guy; but there comes a point when you have to show your stuff. Especially with the recruiting class that he has coming in (and for which he is responsible for). The team he has had up to this stage was built by O'Brien. But I think he got more out of it them O'Brien could.

Gainesville Red
03-19-2006, 08:43 PM
Too bad about Ohio State, I was looking forward to the potential OSU/UF matchup.

traderumor
03-19-2006, 09:33 PM
They play lazy, been that way all season. They play for maybe 25 or 30 minutes and spend the rest of the time going through the motions. When they turn it on for the full 40 nobody can beat them, the question is will they bother to play when it counts?I always worry about a team that thinks they can turn it on whenever they want, no matter how good they are. They usually end up getting beat by a team with lesser talent but smarter players. The one that used to frustrate the bejeebies out of me was the UNLV team in the Augmon/Larry Johnson days. They seemed to be toying with teams knowing they could beat them whenever they felt like it. Yet, I don't recall them ever winning it all.

Edit: I guess they did win in 1990, I'm assuming that was the crew I was talking about.

halcyon
03-19-2006, 09:47 PM
When they turn it on for the full 40 nobody can beat them

I agree that UConn plays lazy at times, but I don't think its true that no one can beat them when they choose to give it their all. They are one of the best teams in the country, without question. I think that Memphis, Duke and 'Nova can all play with UConn, even on their good days.

max venable
03-19-2006, 10:30 PM
First, let me say: what a fun and exciting season the Buckeyes gave us! Big Ten champs, who'da thunk?

With that said, I still feel that the season was disappointing. It's like we had this great run, played awesome basketball and then fizzled against Iowa and G-town. Maybe G-town is the better team--by the way, how in the world were they only a 7-seed?

Anyway...today's game was just ugly--and a bit embarassing. I guess the reason I feel the disappointment with their season is because of the way they finished it. IMO, anything short of the sweet 16 when you're a 2-seed is just flat disappointing.

Oh well, like I said. It was a fun season. Guess I'm just not ready for it to be over with. :(

When's football season start?

Go Bucks!

Blimpie
03-23-2006, 10:11 AM
Courtesy of "The Onion" Sports Department...


Bradley University Wants To Bring NCAA Title Back To Middle Of Nowhere
March 23, 2006 | Issue 42•12

OAKLAND, CA—The Bradley men's basketball team, fresh from earning an appearance in the Sweet 16, are eagerly anticipating their chance to bring the NCAA championship back to the middle of nowhere. "It's just great to be playing against Kansas and Pittsburgh and all these other great places we've seen on TV," said Bradley senior forward Marcellus Sommerville, who despite getting to travel on a plane to play in the tournament was modest about his team's accomplishment. "Meanwhile, we're concentrating on getting the job done for everyone back at the intersection of County Highway 78 and Rural Route G." Bradley athletics director Ken Kavanagh added that, should Bradley win the tournament, the city would probably have to install a stop sign to control the traffic of all the people wanting to see the championship trophy.