Thursday, March 19, 2009

Here We Go

T-minus a half-hour or so until the 2009 NCAA men's basketball championship tournament begins -- not counting the stirring Tuesday night action. Here's a little something to get the blood flowing... (not in that way, TJ, you perv).




And now, some words of wisdom from Mark, who promises he wrote this at a desk and not on a commode:

For the first time since I graduated high school I won't be planted on my couch for the first games of the NCAA Tournament. See, I got roped into working an event for one of my clients today. Now, because I neglected to thoroughly check my calendar, I'll be working while the March Madness kicks off. What's worse is that my City League Basketball season kicks off tonight at 6:30 as well. Seriously, who the fuck would schedule the opening night of a basketball league for the most exciting day of the year for basketball fans? Anyway, the moral of the story is that I won't be watching nearly as much basketball today (or tomorrow for that matter) as I want to be. So, since I can't watch the tournament I may as well write about it, right? What follows are some of my quick thoughts on the 4 days of basketball nirvana.

- You hear it every year, guards are the key to doing well in March. So, why then is everyone so high on Louisville this year? Their guards are uninspiring, erratic and the weakness of their team yet it seems that everybody has decided to disregard this fact. It may not catch up to them this weekend but it will at some point before the Final Four. If you want to take the Cardinals, be my guest. I'm not putting my money on Edgar Sosa and Andre McGee. No way.

- Speaking of the influence on guards on a Big East team, Jerome Dyson's injury will eventually prove to be UConn's undoing. You could make the case that Dyson was UConn's most valuable player prior to his injury. Not only was he their leading scorer, but he also happened to be the only big guard on their roster (Price, Walker and Austrie are all PGs). His size, athleticism and defensive ability were unlike any player on the Huskies roster and gave them an added dimension that complimented their stout interior play and the terrific ball-handling and playmaking ability of the rest of the UConn guards. I still think the Huskies can make the Final Four but they won't be cutting down the nets in Detroit.

- Everybody has teams that have repeatedly burned them in March (the Kittles/Lawson Villanova teams were my first taste of this) and thus influences the way your bracket's picks play out. For me, these teams are Pitt and Michigan State. As much as I want to pick Pitt this year, I've had them kill me with a 2 or 3rd round loss far too often to pin my hopes on the Panthers. As for the Spartans, I've finally reached the point where I can't, in good conscience pick against Tom Izzo and Co. until at least the Elite Eight. I don't know how he does it, but Izzo's got the right formula for March and I'm taking Michigan State deep into the tourney, even if I think the Big Ten is vastly overrated.

- Lost in all the talk about Ty Lawson's toe injury (by the way, anybody who makes fun of a toe injury has never had a serious one - I broke my toe late last year and couldn't cut or plant without pain for months.) is the emergence of Wayne Ellington for UNC. There's no doubt that the Tarheels need Lawson to go all the way, but Lawson's health won't matter if Ellington can't continue to play at the level he's been at for the last couple months. Ellington's always been a terrific shooter but he's now confidently taking people off the dribble and using his underrated athleticism to finish at the rim. It seems strange to say this, but Tyler Hansbrough is probably the third most important player for UNC during the tournament.

- A couple more notes on Carolina: (1) Backup PG Larry Drew, Jr. has easily the worst hairline in college basketball. Even Ron Artest thinks that Larry needs an edge up. (2) Freshman Ed Davis will be the ACC POY within the next 2 years. Despite looking like an 8th grader, Davis is a beast on the block with a lefty jump hook that he can shoot from up to 10 feet out.

- VCU is a popular pick and rightfully so. Eric Maynor is a pro, Larry Sanders is the ever so rare dominant mid-major big man and Anthony Grant is a terrific coach. However, UCLA is a bad matchup for the Rams. UCLA's going to throw both Darren Collison and Jrue Holiday at Maynor all day long and I expect their presence to bother him and force him to shoot a low percentage. As for Sanders, well, this ain't the CAA anymore. While he's a very good big man, the size and athleticism of guys like Alfred Aboya will bother Sanders just enough to allow a pretty average UCLA team to squeak out a victory.

- A lot of people are taking Utah St. over Marquette due to Dominic James' injury. Well, if that's going to happen (and I think it is) you'll become well acquainted with Luke Babbit. Babbit is a local kid who was a McDonald's All-American last year and chose to stay close to home and attend Utah State. He's big (6'9"), skilled and versatile. Look for him to give Lazar Heyward and Marquette all they can handle in the 1st round.

Okay, unfortunately I have to get going, but I promise that I'll be back later on today with thoughts on some 5-12 upsets, Syracuse, St. Marys and the impact of injuries on seedings/tournament entries as well as a rundown of teams I like and don't like. Enjoy the day, and see if you can't sneak out of work early while you're at it.

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rob said...

awwwww, yeah.

rob said...

i expect to see 'buffering' quite a bit today.

rob said...

cbs' internet feed took exactly 3 minutes to completely freeze and crash. not entirely unexpected, but frustrating.

rob said...

i'm shocked, *shocked*, that bobby bowden thinks fsu's penalty is too harsh.

Geoff said...

Feeling good about my BYU pick...

rob said...

fun while it lasted for northridge.

Whitney said...

I added Mark's actual "content" into this post. Read and learn.

Whitney said...

Butler was fairly well dominated by LSU most of the 1st half and were down 13 with 3 mins remaining. But the Tigers got a little sloppy, Butler took advantage, and they rattled home an in-and-out-and-in-again 3 at the buzzer to go into the half down just 6.

Love this shit.

Whitney said...

"fun while it lasted for northridge."

They're down 2 now. Don't count them out just yet. Soon, just not yet.

Shlara said...

Um, just got back to my desk and have the games on my TV. WTF is wrong wtih Memphis?

rob said...

i'm hoping for reverse jinx mojo in the northridge/memphis game.

rob said...

does it make me immature if i giggle a little bit every time i hear/see lee cummard's name?

Shlara said...

Calhoun in hospital...uh oh

rob said...

whaaa?

Shlara said...

Greg Gumbel just announced it on CBS--no details. He will not be coaching the game tho.

Benefit of having a TV in my office, even if we only get CNN, MSNBC, CSPAN and CBS

rob said...

twitter had the news way before the major online media.

Whitney said...

Earlier this week, one of our firm's partners sent out an e-mail to us reminding us that a certain one of our clients (that I'll call ****):

"has a strict zero-tolerance policy around gambling of any type, including NCAA basketball tournament pools. Make sure you do not reference any pools or betting taking place inside or outside of *****, with any **** employee, in any correspondence, and of course do not check scores or progress in any pools from a **** laptop or the **** network."

Fair enough. But I just saw a commercial on CBS during the game for that client. Seemed a little odd.

rob said...

that's a wildly unrealistic corporate culture. in fact, that's fucking draconian.

i told my network lead this morning to be prepared for a bunch of people to be watching the games via cbs' stream and to let me know if it became a bandwidth issue. he replied that he'd made sure we had enough room to accomodate it.

rob said...

northridge down 3. looks like curtains for the...um...the...beaneaters? surfdogs? right, matadors.

Whitney said...

2 out of the first 3 games of the tournament ave already provided serious excitement. Still not down to the wire in either game, but you have to appreciate the fun of a close 2/15 game (tied w/ 11 mins to play).

rob said...

northridge up 1 at the under 8. the fighting stormtroopers are fucked.

Whitney said...

They might be. Down 4 with 3:50 to play. Butler fading, too.

TR said...

I have Butler-LSU on my TV and Memphis on my PC. The clarity of the on-line feed is great.

In two hours, my wife and I go to the doc's office to see if our fetus has a ding dong or not. That's about as exciting a pregnancy moment as one gets.

FYI - My final 4 picks are Memphis, Lville, OK and Pitt. OK beats Memphis in the finals. Calipari will once again gain about 30 lbs. between today and the finals.

Whitney said...

Wow. Down 10 now. Memphis must've hit one of those 6-point buckets.

Whitney said...

LSU holds off Butler. And the first red strike-through appears on each of my brackets. Ah, feels like home.

TR said...

I know it's the NCAA tourney and all, but it's almost impossible to watch Purdue and Northern Iowa play.

Whitney said...

Find a way, Timmy. The great ones find a way.

(Yeah, how quickly can the next game start so we can cut away?)

TJ said...

Thanks Butler...shows you how awful my shituition is.

rob said...

we may not have a single mid-major left after tomorrow evening. stupid committee fuckfaces.

TR said...

Way to believe in VCU, Robbie!

rob said...

if you expect the worst, timbo, any else is all upside.

rob said...

also, anything else is all upside

Dennis said...

Dennisito a perfect 3 for 3 in the first session. The tiger is his favorite animal don't you know...

Whitney said...

Jim Vance just told us that Tyler Hansbrough (who just became the all-time scorer in ACC history a few minutes ago) doesn't know it, but after the game he will be receiving . . . a congratulatory phone call from JJ Redick.

What a payoff for a lofty achievement.

Dennis said...

I'm really pissed UConn now has God on their side - like they need another big man.

rob said...

nicchaeus?

rob said...

my rooting interests (not necessarily aligned with my brackets) are 0-for-the-dance thus far.

Whitney said...

You were rootin' for the Mormons? It's that whole "lotsa wives" thing, right?

rob said...

it was lee cummard (giggle).

actually, it was the root against the big conference thing. though it wasn't a strong lean - more of a slight slouch in the coogs' direction.

rob said...

wanna hear a dumb workplace story? no? well, too bad.

old grumpy guy (note: please retire soon) walks into my office, says he wants to lodge a formal human resources complaint. seems young peppy woman has taken to wearing an obama lanyard to support her badge, which offends old grumpy guy no end. when i point out to old grumpy guy that we're a defense contractor and that obama is, in fact, the commander-in-chief, he looks at me like i have three heads and walks away.

i'm torn. on the one hand, i'd like very much to go buy my own obama lanyard just to piss him off. on the other hand, i'd like to make the woman stop wearing the lanyard just so i can have an excuse to make old grumpy guy stop listening to rush limbaugh in his office - a case of 'be careful what you wish for'.

i welcome the sage advice of team gtb.

Mark said...

Talk about Basketball you fucking midget!

Oh yeah, I'm back on my couch and, sorry TR, am enjoying this Northern Iowa-Purdue game quite a bit.

rob said...

obama loves basketball, you prison-tattooed freak. read between the lines.

rob said...

also, hi mark!

Geoff said...

I was gently reprimanded at my old job for wearing elephant cufflinks. Seriously.

Mark said...

That connection is spurious at best you east coast liberal, elite fuck.

I mean...Hey Rob!

Mark said...

Tj's boy keeping it close with a miss at the free throw line...

rob said...

geoff - that's absurd.

i mean, elephant cufflinks don't go with anything.

Mark said...

Geoff failed to mention that the elelphant's trunk looked like a penis.

rob said...

mark, k'naan just did a live show at sxsw - it's available on npr.org.

basketball.

Mark said...

Shitty charge call on NIU. C'mon ref, play ball.

Mark said...

Thanks, Rob. I'll check it out when there aren't any good/interesting basketball games on.

Mark said...

Grievis Vazquez is as annoying as he is ugly, which is saying something.

Whitney said...

At least where I am, CBS just cut away in the middle of the Maryland game for about :45 of "The Price Is Right". I kept thinking it was a funny parody commercial. Then they clumsily cut back and clearly we just missed a big play. Somebody's getting their walking papers.

Whitney said...

And Geoff, you could've dodged controversy on the cufflinks thing if you'd just said. "It's not a political symbol. I just like to boink fat people."

Geoff said...

At a certainly point in time, I did...with great relish...

Mark said...

Nice slate of games ahead this evening:

Akron-Gonzaga
Clemson-Michigan
VCU-UCLA
Western Kentucky- Illinois

rob said...

good times for the fans in greensboro and philly this afternoon. combined winning margin of 99 for unc and uconn.

TR said...

UCLA has been to the last 3 final fours. Possibly the least dominant group of teams to ever do that.

Mike Francesa at WFAN in New York loves the Bruins' experience. Not sure how relevant that is, considering they have 3 seniors on the roster.

zoltan said...

1. Don't lodge the complaint. Just ask grumpy old man what he's doing looking at young peppy woman's lanyard. "Is it obstructing your view of her breasts? Because peppy young woman says she feels like you're always staring at her breasts. Were you looking at her lanyard all this time? Jeez, you should apologize before SHE goes to HR." He'll go away.

2. Cufflinks are for schmucks.

3. I had NIU in the sweet 16. I guess I should wear cufflinks.

4. I can't listen to sports talk radio too much any more. All the anger and vitriol and bickering over questions with no possible right answer drives me nuts. It's like politics only over completely inconsequential matters. Francesa is the Tony Blankley of sports talk radio.

TJ said...

Hey, you guys watching basketball?

Shlara said...

AU clearly isn't intimidated by the Big East.

TJ said...

Frankly, I would love to see me lose a Final Four team 7 hours in, especially if it's to this American squad rob and I love so much.

TJ said...

Hey Scottie Reynolds, you plan to cover Garrison Carr at any point tonight?

rob said...

viva america!

the real kermit washington!

Mark said...

Anybody see Carlos Baerga's suit tonight? Yeesh.

Mark said...

If you're not rooting for Lil' Derrick Mercer, you have no heart.

And, my city league team beat the local Sheriff's Dept by 30 tonight. Looks like my gf will be doing the driving this weekend.

TJ said...

Did he eat Fernando Vina? He barely fits on the screen.

Mark said...

No TJ, that's Fernando Tatis you're thinking of...Hi-O!

Mark said...

Gonzaga's lack of toughness and commitment to defense seems to be rearing its head once again.

rob said...

eagles need to weather the run that's coming.

Mark said...

Nova getting to play this game in Philly is huuuuge as far as the crowd goes. Anywhere else and the entire arena is going ape shit crazy for American.

Mark said...

I don't care if I'm staying in Sheraton. The Tennessee or FSU fan who drops their bag around me can go get fucked. Hell, they'll be lucky if I don't pee on their room door at 3 am.

TJ said...

jay Wright should yank any of his guards who don't look into the post on every single second half possession.

Shlara said...

I'm digging all of the camera time for Jay Wright.

TJ said...

Stephen Curry who?

I'm Garrison Carr bitches!

rob said...

shlara's gonna get us a 'jay wright naked' ghooghle entry.

Shlara said...

you are always looking for good ghooghle search results...

TJ said...

American's "bigs", and I use that term loosely, are all fouling out of this game.

Geoff said...

But Andrew, without cufflinks, how am I supposed to hold my cuffs together? Silk knots? Staples?

Go Eagles.

rob said...

fun da mentals

rob said...

enberg just said mason came from the patriot league. dagger. and dumb.

Jerry said...

rob is going to poison Dick Enberg's muffins.

TR said...

Here's the rub on cufflinks, coming from a guy who likes them and has plenty of 'em - a bad pair of cufflinks on a guy you don't know makes it very easy to instantly hate him. And in my world, there's nothing more fun than justifying hatred for a total stranger.

And I wonder why I'm unemployed.

Jerry said...

Is Jeff Jones aware of timeouts?

TR said...

Nova's gonna win this by double digits.

TJ said...

Honestly, I wouldve sworn that cufflinks comment came from Geoff.

Geoff said...

I wish I could disagree with you RhymonoceTR...

American is in trouble, in my expert opinion.

Mark said...

Derrick Mercer is prominently featured in "The Miracle of St. Anthony's" (along with Tribesman Sean McCurdy). Since I loved that book, it kind of feels like I'm rooting for somebody I know right now. Does any of this make sense?

Yeah, I didn't think so.

rob said...

tim, that's crazy talk. american's undefeated in games i've seen them play this year. you can't underestimate that kind of mojo.

TJ said...

Minnesota fucking blows, shouldve never been a 10 seed, and should expect a flaming bag of poop to be left on their doorstep later by Patty Mills.

Mark said...

Who was it around here who loves Gonzaga? Dennis? Zoltan? Either way, I want somebody to watch the way Akron's pushing them around and tell me that they think the Zags are a Final Four team. Soft, soft, soft.

TJ said...

It was Dennis.

Mark said...

And with that, Gonzaga's gone on a 7-0 run to take the lead. Great.

Shlara said...

Maybe W&M can steal the Akron nickname and become the Zips. I'd like to be a Zip.

rob said...

ohhh. this is about to get ugly.

TJ said...

Zip it rob.

rob said...

well played, zippy

TJ said...

There appears to be a MLS game on espn2 right now. What kind of douche is watching that?

Mark said...

There's a good Asian joke in here that I'm not going to touch.

Mark said...

And, how did I not know Ichiro is 35?

Mark said...

You TJ, you.

TJ said...

Soccer in Seattle on a mid-March night? Sounds...awful.

rob said...

mls season opener. that's some genius at work right there.

TJ said...

OK CBS, I'm gonna need some of this Michigan/Clemson game on split screen...

Mark said...

The Fighting Purnell's aren't done just yet...

Jerry said...

This Senators-Canadiens game is a real rollercoaster.

Mark said...

Does Tim Brando get paid by the mention of "iron unkind" ?

TJ said...

Jay, what do you buy the popular free throw line that already has it all?

rob said...

well, that was fun while it lasted.

TJ said...

Cut to Michigan game!!!!

TJ said...

Thank you.

rob said...

oliver purnell's perfect record intact.

Jerry said...

Awesome D by Michigan on that last possession. 3-only defense. It's shocking how often teams that need 3 get open looks.

TJ said...

Just how Swint drew it up in the huddle.

TR said...

Akron has a Ronny Turiaf impostor.

Whatever happened to the shroom carrying Gonzaga guy? He still on the team?

TR said...

And is anybody else DYING to know what games Ian Eagle and Jim Spanarkel are announcing? It's genius for CBS to take the magic New Jersey Nets duo and let them do college ball.

rob said...

fingers crossed that cbs is gonna live up to their promise to show the vcu/ucla game on their alternate fios feed.

TJ said...

TR, he's their center and a future pro.

rob said...

josh heytvelt and his magic mushrooms are in full effect, teej.

Mark said...

The mushroom user is Josh Heytvelt. He's the center on this Gonzaga team. And yeah, I guess I spoke to soon on the Zags...I still think they're a soft and strictly offensive team. No way they get past the Sweet 16, if that.

Geoff said...

Anyone else in DC getting this weird message running across your screen telling you that the VCU game will be on channel 203 (normally the weather radar channel)? What the hell is that shit?

TR said...

How's he gonna make it in the NBA if he does drugs?

rob said...

right, tr, not teej. can we go back to rhymonocerous, please?

Mark said...

I take exception to TJ's claim that Heytvelt is a future pro. I mean, he's probably going to get paid to play ball for a while (so technically TJ's right) but he's not NBA material. No sir.

zoltan said...

Why is everyone in the Akron/Gonzaga game wearing capris? They look like Nadal impersonators.

rob said...

whoa!

Mark said...

I feel like Zoltan would be a lot happier if all basketball players went back to wearing Stockton sized shorts.

rob said...

that poor akron kid knew he'd been posterized as soon as he returned to the floor.

TJ said...

I never said he'd be good, just that he'll be in the NBA.

zoltan said...

Maybe not Stockton sized, but these guys look ridiculous. Like #4 for Akron. Sweet bricked dunk.

TJ said...

Is Austin Daye Channing Frye 2.0?

TR said...

Teej - Did you know that Channing Frye is actually Brad Sellers 2.0?

Mark said...

No...he's a 3 in the NBA. And he's probably softer. And, do you care to make a wager on Heytvelt? I say he's out of the league within 2 years (if he's even drafted).

Mark said...

Austin Daye is Brian Cook 2.0

TJ said...

Well played.

Shlara said...

So, we're going to get the VCU game...but it's not in HD. Bummer.

Geoff said...

Also, I've been to Akron, and let me tell you...if you are ever told you have a month to live, go there, because every day is like a fucking eternity.

Geoff said...

Yeah, VCU in regular D on 203 and some other game in HD on 212. Fine by me.

Jerry said...

I was on a plane today with a guy who was flying from DC to Akron via Charlotte. I wonder if Greg booked his flight.

zoltan said...

It would be cool if the Gonzaga guys had cufflinks on the bottom of their shorts.

TJ said...

God dammit...I'm an old man, that 10:25 Western KY/Illini tip is going to be a struggle.

Jerry said...

I'll picked the Hilltoppers in all 3 brackets, so I'll be focused on that one.

Mark said...

I too have been to Akron. Geoff, you hit up the mall there? When I went it had a Kmart as one of the anchor stores. Yeah...

Mark said...

I too am all Hilltopper, all the time.

TJ said...

As did I Ad Hoc Jerry, as did I...

And Mark, I'll bet you rob's bottle of invisible Jamesons.

Mark said...

Done.

Geoff said...

Cufflinks...they put the commoners in their place.

TJ said...

I did only one bracket this year, and I've got dem hillbillies in the Sweet 16.

rob said...

mark and i have established the terms of the transfer of the jamesons. it shall occur upon the occasion of his arrival in the district of columbia.

Geoff said...

I made it to the Arbys in Akron, and a Chevron station...both of which were ranked among "The 15 Best Places for Brunch in Akron."

TJ said...

Akron sounds a lot like Troy. Yikes.

rob said...

i've been to troy. supped at a rathskeller there. it's a dumpy little armpit.

TJ said...

Greg Oden is actually on the floor right now over on TNT. Minor miracle.

Jerry said...

Morgan State's notable alumni: Leroy Kelly and Willie Lanier.

TJ said...

And Joe Morgan. And the guy who played Col. Potter on M*A*S*H

Geoff said...

I don't know much about women, but in my analysis the main difference between the VCU cheerleaders and the UCLA cheerleaders is "attractiveness."

rob said...

vcu looks lethargic. how is that possible in the first 59 seconds?

Mark said...

Does Bilas drop a Larry Sanders Show reference on us tonight?

TJ said...

1-0 Bruins. This game's over rob.

rob said...

enberg just called maynor 'gaynor'. raining men again, dick?

Mark said...

I don't watch a ton of VCU but I watched Joey Rodriguez play in high school (he played with Nick Calathes and Chandler Parsons), so I'm wondering how he played for the VCU this year. Rob?

Ummm, Dick its not Gaynor.

Geoff said...

I would describe VCU's half court offense so far as "shitty."

Jerry said...

Look at me! I'm DICK GAYNOR!!! OUT OF MY WAY!!!

Geoff said...

This seems like as good a time as any to discuss it: Jay Bilas--gay or extremely non-heterosexual?

rob said...

rodriguez is a pest - shoots it well from three, turns it over a little more than he probably should, gets a couple of steals a game, solid, not spectacular.

Mark said...

Thanks Rob. His propensity for turning it over has been evident so far.

Mark said...

And Bilas is gay, Geoff. Even gayer than you.

TJ said...

Jay Bilas - lengthy litigator that likes the lads

TR said...

Contrary to the claims of the commercial, Arby's new Roastburger does NOT have me thinking Arby's. It has me thinking diarrhea.

Geoff said...

Gayer than me? How's that possible? Is he like that gay super hero I've heard of (I believe his name was "Fagator") who would jerk off two guys while blowing yet another?

rob said...

anyone want to take a crack at the thinking behind 'jrue' as a name?

Geoff said...

That's Rhymo 15, Arby's Love, if you're scoring at home.

Jerry said...

VCU is good. This isn't a physical mismatch at all.

TJ said...

You think Chip's already out of his work NIT pool with the Baylor defeat of Gtown last night?

Shlara said...

jrue = Drew

rob said...

zing!

TJ said...

If Dragovic hits a huge three late, you think we can get some sort of Rocky 4 quip from Bilas?

rob said...

no, shlara. no, it doesn't.

Geoff said...

So, Jrue Barrymore, Anfernee Hopkins and Chone Connery walk into a bar...

Mark said...

I said the same thing earlier this year Shlara...and then TJ had to say something racist.

rob said...

what's the all-time record for comments in a single thread? we've got to be getting close. how many did we pile up during the sec championship?

TJ said...

Jrue has nothing on Lacedarius.

Mark said...

That was good, Geoff. That was good.

TR said...

Tim Brando has twice mentioned the phrase "love and affection" while describing the Griffin brothers' mutual admiration. He compared them to the Manning brothers and then said he wanted to fellate Blake. Maybe that last part was a lie, but the rest was true. And gay.

rob said...

point, geoff.

Mark said...

Last year's NBA Draft was pretty ridiculous.

Shlara said...

no judgement here.
just an educated guess.

Geoff said...

TJ's only racist against minorities, for the record.

zoltan said...

Speaking of TR and his bowels ... can you put together a post regarding the inherently funny nature of farts? My ladyfriend doesn't understand why I laugh every time I pass gas.

TJ said...

As a young paduan I had an excellent jedi master.

Mark said...

There is no other logical way to pronounce it, imo.

zoltan said...

Maybe it's pronounced JAY-rue, like Jeru the Damaja?

TR said...

Binghamton's team does not exude a real sense of athleticism. They have a guy that looks like Pittsnoggle does. Today's fat, outta shape Pittsnoggle.

Mark said...

Eric Maynor just pulled off one of the nastier lefty in-and-out moves you're ever gonna see.

rob said...

enberg just talked about maynor's gearshift.

and you guys think bilas is gay.

TR said...

I think the comments record came on the night of the draft. Many folks were en fuego that night.

Geoff said...

There's an old Maryland coach who had something he called the lefty in and out move. I think it was...Bob Wade...or someone like that...

TJ said...

Rob, they're all gay. Greg Anthony is blowing Seth Davis in the studio right now.

TJ said...

rob, I'm about an hour late on this, but Oliver Purnell makes Bruiser Flint look like John Wooden.

rob said...

nice to see illinois maintaining their customary point-a-minute pace.

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