Thursday, March 26, 2009

Let the fun begin...again

OK gang, Sweet 16 action tonight. Here's the schedule:

EAST (Boston)
7:27pm: Pittsburgh (30-4) v. Xavier (30-6)
9:57pm: Duke (30-6) v. Villanova (28-7) AKA Dennis vs TJ/TR (multiple cases of brew dogs on the line)

WEST (Glendale)

7:07pm: Connecticut (29-4) v. Purdue (27-9)
9:37pm: Missouri (30-6) v. Memphis (33-3)

Of course, this post is missing something. Hmmm, what could it be? Ah yes, the appropriate tube of you...well, in honor of today being the 30th anniversary of Bird vs. Magic, I thought I'd bring you one of their most epic duels:

102 comments:

Mark said...

I'm really hoping that Missouri-Memphis is a catch you breath, even the fans need a timeout affair. Something in the neighborhood of 91-89 would be great.

rob said...

remember, boys, we're all wildcats tonight.

Mark said...

Hating on Duke is so 2002...

rob said...

i'm just proxying for shlara.

Mark said...

If you're looking for a little reading material in advance on the Nova-Duke game, check out Dana O'Neil's profile on Corey Fisher. Right up my alley...drugs, & basketball.

Whitney said...

Appreciate the little things.

Like the super sexy bartender suprising you by remembering your beer order before you can even ask for it.

And Rob.

Whitney said...

Does heaping abuse on Terrell Owens for missing voluntary workouts remind anyone else of the "pieces of flair" conversation? I mean if it's a big deal, just make them mandatory, right? Jeez, you know what you're getting with this ding-dong.

Mark said...

TJ...the coach from Niagara Falls HS was on ESPN earlier today. In addition to Paul Harris, Jonny Flynn and the kind from Niagara, their high school team also featured the starting pg at Buffalo and a kid who starts at UMass. THAT is one unbelievably stacked public high school team.

Whitney said...

"the kind from Niagara". . . I've heard tell that stuff's the best. Like Panama Red, Kentucky Blue, and Amsterdam Purple Passion.

Whitney said...

Ok, just so my fans at G:TB know whom to pull for tonight, I need UConn, Mizzou, Pitt, and Nova. Not asking too much here.

TJ said...

How many state titles did that team win?

Mark said...

Don't forget about bubble kush, cat piss, and northern lights, Whit.

And TJ, I'm pretty sure you can find the information you seek on the interwebs...

rob said...

well, this is a nice start for matt painter's boys. they look completely overmatched.

rob said...

i wouldn't root for uconn with bea arthur's dick.

TJ said...

I couldn't have said it better myself

Mark said...

For the record, I have both Xavier and Mizzou winning tonight in my main NCAA pool. Tonight's going to work out one of two ways for this guy...

Mark said...

Also, I don't necessarily believe strongly in either Mizzou or Xavier. I just don't buy Memphis this year and am deathly afraid, due to recent history, of pinning my bracket's hopes on Pitt.

TJ said...

Allrighty, I guess we're watching Pitt now...

rob said...

man, pitt's getting outhustled all over the court. surprising.

rob said...

purdue's got uconn playing at their pace, at least.

Shlara said...

Go Nova!

We all need to be cheering for them b/c #1 Jay Wright is hot, and #2 my sister graduated from there.

Dennis said...

even i just vomited in my mouth watching that laettner vitamin water ad...

Dennis said...

look, there's rob bailing hay...

TJ said...

Holy shit, that was the random ghoogle search that had me so baffled today. Someone must be doing a rob biopic.

rob said...

i can't believe it's taken this long for one of you to make that joke. bunch of fucking slackers.

rob said...

bilas just called purdue a 'small-waisted team'. i'm not sure i've ever heard it put that way.

TR said...

So one benefit of unemployment is that I've vowed to clear out the residual liquor in my bar. I always drain and replenish the scotch, wine and beer stock, but I left the poor rum, vodka and gin all by themselves, as they are not drinks I usually imbibe on the couch.

That has all changed tonight. It's me and vodka and tonic (and a squire of lemon juice) making three tonight.

I really hope UConn pulls away so we can get the Pitt game. I have them in the finals.

TR said...

squire is drunkese for squirt

TJ said...

This UConn game is boring me to tears.

rob said...

june 11, jenny lewis at the 930 club. who's with me?

TR said...

Pitt has held Xavier scoreless for the first 4:45 and tied the game up quite easily.

I've now moved to "laptop on lap on couch" mode to effectively monitor both games.

rob said...

i've lost count of how many layups pitt and xavier have missed. this is an odd game.

TJ said...

As if on cue...

TR said...

Even Charles Smith is grimacing at the missed shots.

It's about time for DeJuan Blair to establish himself...

rob said...

dixon. wow.

TR said...

DeJuan sure knows how to pad his rebounding stats by getting his own missed shots.

TJ said...

Levance Onions

rob said...

holy freaking onions.

TR said...

Big trey from Jermaine Dupri!

rob said...

i'm rooting for pitt, but i'm quite sure they don't deserve to win this game.

Shlara said...

I think Raf might burst a blood vessel tonight

TR said...

Jermaine Dupri otra vez!

rob said...

and he shall be levance. and he shall be a good man.

rob said...

jamie dixon needs to tie dejuan blair's arms to his side all day tomorrow. just so he gets used to not flailing them around.

TJ said...

"They might not be attractive but they reach back at the right times?"

TR said...

Teej - I think that was the Pi Lam motto one year for the Tri Delt decathlon.

TJ said...

Bump, set...

TR said...

On the topic of inane W&M greek trivia, who wants to guess (without peeking) how many inactive Pi Lambda Phi chapters there are?

I'll give a hint: It's higher than you'd think.

Answer to come in 20 minutes...

zoltan said...

Leo Lyons is a great name. I don't feel the same way about Tyreke.

zoltan said...

69?

zoltan said...

What counts as "inactive"? Even when we were active we were pretty inactive.

rob said...

mizzou counting on their hideous uniforms wearing memphis down.

zoltan said...

I was going to say the same thing. Is that color mustard? Marigold? Salmonella-induced diarrhea?

zoltan said...

So I guess neither of these teams has a half-court offense?

Whitney said...

You guys know that douche that's at a crowded bar who's checking his Blackberry and laughing out loud? What a tool. That's me tonight. Thanks, boys.

TR said...

There are 91 inactive chapters. And Kevin James and Mark Cuban are the newest famous alumni. So we got that going for us...

rob said...

where did kevin james go to school, hofstra?

mayhugh said...

Mizzou going with the "Don't pass the ball until you leave your feet" move way too often early.

rob said...

wait. whitney's in a bar. so nice to see him overcoming his inner wallflower.

TJ said...

All right trhymo, let's go Villanova...

mayhugh said...

And I could listen to Verne Lundquist read aloud the backs of shampoo bottles for a good 45 minutes.

mayhugh said...

What's the over-under on threes for this game?

Geoff said...

Verne was the voice of the Cowboys for a decade or so. Let's think before we talk Markus.

Swint left a bottle of Craggamore at my place last week...and tonight...I will make it disappear.

rob said...

and he shall be swint. and he shall be a good man.

Geoff said...

Every time they cut to Kryzyzewski talking to the refs, I like to pretend he's saying "I'm not gonna fall for the banana in the tailpipe."

zoltan said...

I love this Saturn ad. I don't know anyone who has bought a Saturn in the past 10 years.

Geoff said...

TJ Doyle: Proud owner of a 2004(ish?) Saturn

Greg said...

JD Flantastico, former Saturn Lessee

rob said...

that's a moderately sick take.

mayhugh said...

These two teams may want to shoot from closer to the basket for a little while.

Whitney said...

Nerdouche at the bar chants "Zoubek" every time the stiff is onscreen. What is it about Duke fans that make it so natural to loathe their team?

rob said...

those last two possessions were defensive clinics by villanova.

Mark said...

Hey Guys! Any good basketball on tonight?

rob said...

more importantly, mark, did you win? 'cause we're winners here.

Mark said...

Indeed. By 1...in OT.

mayhugh said...

Jason Statham seems like he's been in a surprising number of shitty sequels.

Whitney said...

If you love college basketball... and you're gay... reach for a Duke Blue Devils jersey...

rob said...

duke can't be but so upset going in down 3 after getting absolutely nothing going on offense.

Mark said...

Duke's lack of pg play is really being exposed by Nova's halfcourt defense tonight. To me, that's been the biggest difference in the last few years. They've had no guards who can create off the dribble.

rob said...

yup. they've been caught several times late in shot clock and had to chuck up prayers. scheyer may understand the offense well and take care of the ball, but he can't get his own shot against nova's guards.

Mark said...

No, he can't. Neither can Nolan Smith. Paulus can do it occasionally with the help of the high screen but he's an enormous defensive liability.

rob said...

mizzou on a 31-8 run. that's good, right?

Geoff said...

Older: Enberg or the University of Memphis?

rob said...

henderson's getting frustrated. he's about to do something stupid in front of his daddy.

rob said...

if paulus brings duke back, the ballwashing will be intolerable.

rob said...

mizzou letting memphis get too close.

Mark said...

Umm, Memphis is now down 7...

Mark said...

Damn you.

Mark said...

Tyreke Evans has 29 tonight. Well then, I don't think we'll be seeing him in a Memphis uni for too much longer.

rob said...

just make your damn free throws.

Dennis said...

OK, what kind of beer do you jackfaces want?

Whitney said...

It never used to matter if a team like this was faster and more athletic than Duke - the Devils would outshoot them (and get the calls). No longer. Nova is just out hustling, out playing.

Whitney said...

And... this game just goes to show that America is still -- STILL-- not ready for gay basketball champions. Rumor has it that Sean Penn is starring as Paulus in the movie version.

rob said...

jesus, mizzou. close this thing out.

rob said...

okay, i'm generally pleased with tonight's outcomes. may i please have a gonzaga win tomorrow evening?

KQ said...

oh thank god. i thought this game would never end. mizzou-rah!!!

Whitney said...

KQ, a woman after my own heart.

Greg said...

I'm getting drunk and writing really smooth music.

KQ said...

hey there whit! how's it goin there at the bar with your hot bartender and your blackberry? that sounds like the makings of a banner night.

mizzou wins. nova wins. life is good.

mizzou distinguished alum: ESPN investigative reporter TJ Quinn.

Whitney said...

KQ, the hot bartender was 3 bars ago. Now I've got a gnarled old man who doesn't remember my drink order even after I ask for it.

Greg said...

Why am I still here?

TJ said...

Cuse win tonight and the Nova/Mizzou/Cuse/*Wake* Final Four looks a tad bit more believable.