Friday, March 20, 2009

Let's give this another try

After the solid effort produced yesterday by all members of the Gheorghosphere, I felt you earned this. Happy Spring, Happy Tourney Day 2...and Happy Me, because soon Dennis and I will be hitting the road with the Commodore for some Atlantic City fun.

Ante Up! Yap that fool!

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Geoff said...

292 comments I believe is the all-time high water mark.

TJ said...

It's got to be.

And we would've cracked 300 if Illinois had completed that nice comeback. Well, actually, that was a Western KY collapse - they acted as if they'd never seen a full court press.

TJ said...

I stand corrected...we fell 30 short of the record last night.

zoltan said...

My hatred of all things W&M resurfaced today, my bitterness percolated up from the deepest regions of my bowels. I need transcripts from all the schools I attended. Grad school and law school, no problem. Go online, fill out a form, tell them how many you want, they mail them to you for free. Not so for W&M. They only accept requests by mail. It's as if the telephone, fax machine, and internet weren't invented yet. And they charge $5 for each transcript. Everything about the school is inconvenient.

Mark said...

Is the NBA Draft post the all-time comment leader?

And, yeah, once again TJ has made my day.

Yap that fool, indeed.

TJ said...

Mark, you were 100% right last night - it is the NBA Draft post. 321 comments. And I just read through them all again...it's quite an entertaining waste of 20 minutes:

http://gheorghe77.blogspot.com/2008/06/gheorghe-loves-draft.html

Mark said...

Yeah, that was a pretty good night as I remember it. Lots of folks had their fastball working deep into the evening.

TR said...

For the record, I was the one who was 100% right last night on the NBA draft comments. I was also the guy who said Nova would win by double digits when they were losing in the second half.

I am also the guy who swore Drew Gooden and Nick Collison would be great NBA players and wished the Knicks traded up to get them. Nick Collison's 19-21 performance in a losing effort in the 2003 championship game remains an under-the-radar fantastic performance in recent Final Four memory. Too bad that Kansas' run that year was marred by Roy Williams' lust for the UNC job.

Mark said...

Sorry Zoltan, I brought up the NBA Draft post earlier in the evening.

I was proud that one of my posts held the comment record (Was I intentionally holding back comments last night in order to hold on to the record? Maybe), its should be clear that my values system is way out of whack and I take pride in all the wrong things: Blog posts, tattoos, basketball knowldege, and the ability to use the word fuck in a multitude of forms.

Mark said...

Oh and Zoltan, Roy Williams could give a shit about North Carolina.

TJ said...

Mark, this is not your fault cause you don't know these two at all, but TR (nee Rhymo) and Zoltan are two verrrry different individuals.

Mark said...

Oh, I know they're different. I just mistakenly typed in Zoltan where I meant TR (stop changing your name, dick). They're both old W&M assholes that I don't know, who live in NY/NJ so they're pretty much interchangeable in my hazy little brain.

zoltan said...

I actually live in Boston but the rest of your description is accurate.

Mark said...

Well, that's close enough for me. The next G:TB summit will really help clear up all this confusion amongst our staff.

Geoff said...

That GTB summit is being help in Akron, correct?

TJ said...

...And it comes full circle.

Well done Geoffrey.

Geoff said...

Or held...

TR said...

FYI - It will be the Eagle and Jimmy Spanarkel doing the 'Cuse game at 12:20 PM today. I've missed the shit out of those guys.

Whitney said...

TJ, thank you for posting that YouTube. As I mentioned during Gheorghemas, it's my favorite thing in the history of the Internet. When Bert comes in at the :34 mark, it makes my day.

TJ said...

I want to have mulatto babies with Jhonny Flynn.

Whitney said...

Teej, you should leave your hood and your autographed picture of you and Al Campanis over at the Wheelhouse, buddy.

rob said...

the cuse struggling to get it done.

and by 'it', i mean play this game with a straight face.

Whitney said...

North Dakota State got into the big dance in their first year of eligibility -- despite this picture.

rob said...

danger, ben woodside. danger, ben woodside.

TJ said...

Utah St just refusing to score points.

Whitney said...

Marquette 26, Utah State 18. At the half. These guys are lighting it up.

Jerry said...

This is probably going to be the best window of the day. Damn schedulers and their damn afternoon games.

zoltan said...

OK State/Tenn is a damn good game.

zoltan said...

and they just cut away?!?

rob said...

yeah, um, golden eagles? i'm gonna need you to hang on. kthxbye.

TJ said...

This game is obscene.

zoltan said...

6 sec left in ok state game and i'm watching a timeout for the marquette game?!?

zoltan said...

glass!

zoltan said...

Two fun endings. Like when Mrs. Swint and Mrs. Doyle visit.

Greg said...

Taco Bell Arena? Really Boise?

Mark said...

The early afternoon sessions were not particularly kind to my bracket.

In other news, Greg texted me this morning to say that if I didn't watch all the Yacht Rock episodes then TJ and he would "hate my guts forever". I still haven't quite decided what I'm going to do.

rob said...

is greg asking if the taco bell arena is truly representative of boise, or is he chastising our corn-fed midwestern brothers and sisters for their choice of sponsor? also, the meximelt: gift from the lord or toxic gut bomb?

Mark said...

I think you know what he's asking, Rob. And, I know this may be hard to believe but, I've never had a Meximelt. Possibly the only menu item at the Bell that I haven't tried. The Taco Bell that was less than 200 yards from my high school probably got about 50% of my earned wages in high school.

Mark said...

Also, I appreciate Da'Sean Butler's mother's Irish spin on the name.

rob said...

c'mon, mark. play along.

zoltan said...

I hate the technical foul for hanging on the rim. If I could dunk I'd hang every time.

Whitney said...

In the WVU-Dayton game, one of my favorite Sniglets just occurred.

Voitlock (voyt' lok) - n. When the basketball gets lodged between the rim and the backboard.

Rich Hall, genius.

zoltan said...

E Tenn st showing some moxie!

rob said...

some innnnnteresting doings in the afternoon session. be vewwy quiet, etsu's hunting panther.

rob said...

i'm in a pool w/ a top payout of $750, and i'm the only person in the pool with oklahoma as the champs. luck be a griffin tonite.

KQ said...

hello boys. just thought you'd like to know Shlara took the day off and is chillin on my couch watching games with me. At the moment we're just talking about you, but we'll be getting to the games shortly. Nice to be back.

rob said...

likewise, nice to have you back. and many thanks for the invite.

zoltan said...

Tons of heart on display by E Tenn St!

zoltan said...

"He just slithers beautifully!"

zoltan said...

"They're showing some wear and tear from time off." How the hell does time off induce wear and tear?

zoltan said...

ETSU is all over the offensive glass. Is no one else watching this?

Geoff said...

I am watching...but have been focusing on the Flyers and the 'Neers...which has been an awesome game...if you like neck and neck sloppiness.

rob said...

if that's a hillbilly joke, geoff, kudos. if not, you missed a tap-in.

zoltan said...

I figured you were watching a show about cufflinks on Bravo.

Geoff said...

Queer eye for the really queer guy is on at 815.

zoltan said...

That's a backbreaker. Going 11-22 from the line doesn't help.

KQ said...

c'mon over rob. we'll be here all night.

my bracket is done so we'll be switching to bravo in a minute.

Whitney said...

Over/under on infantile jokes the Gheorghe staff will make about Morehead State is 3.5 . . . place your bets.

rob said...

i'm at pto bingo night - you guys jealous? does whitney's last post count as the first of the morehead jokes?

TJ said...

We're still driving to AC...just a tad antsy at the moment...but Snoop's "Ain't No Fun" is blasting, so I've got that going for me.

Mark said...

Anybody else fall just a little bit in love with Chris Wright during that WVU-Dayton game?

Mark said...

Sunday's Pitt-OK State game will be a fat point guard matchup for the ages...

Mark said...

Maybe the NCAA can get Khalid El-Amin to throw up a ceremonial jump ball?

TR said...

Or Jameer Nelson, if he's not too busy rehabbing his shoulder by throwing nachos in his fat mug.

Mark said...

Such a hater.

TR said...

Morehead is really giving it to Pitino and the Cardinals...

TR said...

Portland State has a white guy who's 5'6".

Somewhere, Rob is smiling as he reads this.

Mark said...

Speaking of Morehead, they could've made a killing with those hats by The Game (the brand not the rapper) that just said the school's name or mascot across the front. You know the ones I'm talking about, a popular one read 'Cocks' for South Carolina.

By the way, I never quite understood why so many guys thought it was cool to wear a hat with 'Cocks' prominently displayed across the front. But I digress, as for Morehead, well, I'd have worn that hat. Somebody in marketing dropped the ball on that one.

rob said...

anyone in america have an easier job than charlie sheen?

rob said...

my apologies for whiffing on a morehead joke on comment #69.

Whitney said...

Wait . . . Charlie Sheen wasn't a Morehead joke?

Whitney said...

Morehead would be appreciated
for their 1st half efforts, but they'd be appreciated more if they'd sneak back into it. Down 16 now.

Whitney said...

To Mark's point, the dumbest T-shirt I saw when we were boozing it up in Columbia was "You Can't Lick Our Cocks [USC Football]". Sure. Based on the girls we met, they might as well have been going to Morehead State.

rob said...

man, credit where credit is due. steve lavin nailed this usc/bc game while on the radio this afternoon, down to the fact that usc's big, athletic guards would give tyrese rice fits.

Whitney said...

Think Teejay's passed out on a table in AC yet?

TJ said...

I don't think he is yet.

Whitney said...

How many minutes go by in the Cleveland State game before we hear the name Kevin Mackey mentioned? I say no more than three.

And do they include the crack whore aspect of the story?

rob said...

no, siena's about to play. i think he's 6 red bull & vodkas deep and bouncing off the freaking walls. dennis likely has a leash around teejay's neck to keep him from hurting himself.

Whitney said...

I figured Teej was pounding in anticipation of the game, maybe enough to knock himself out cold before tip-off. Or that maybe he'd pull a "Rob 1988 Red Sox playoffs Bacardi vomit couch shower" type fiasco.

Hoping, really. We need a good story 'round these parts.

Whitney said...

Siena looks really good early in all aspects except shooting the basketball into the basket.

rob said...

noooo. we're getting cleveland state/wake instead of siena/ohio state. dagger.

TR said...

What's blotto TJ's game of choice?

rob said...

baby deacs get behind early and i can see them getting rattled.

Whitney said...

It's too bad Wake is the G:TB darling (and going far in my brackets). Cleve State is a team I could really root for.

TR said...

Knicks have now lost back-to-back squeakers, by a combined total of 53 points. But, in all fairness, they had to play Sacramento at home after facing a raucous crowd in Rutherford against the Nets.

My favorite NBA team sucks morehead than yours...

rob said...

aaaand...over

TR said...

You're welcome

rob said...

now we're at 1 kevin mackey mention and 1 picture. no crack whores as yet.

Whitney said...

Kevin Mackey mention! 4 minutes in!

rob said...

ah, the old 'johnson fake'. wasn't that onterrio smith's move?

Whitney said...

Bottle of inviso-Jameson for anyone who can remember what Mackey's teams' style of play was called (without cheating).

Whitney said...

The Vikings marauding the Deacs. Unbelievably strong so far.

ACC not looking too keen on the whole thus far.

rob said...

wake looks turrrrible.

rob said...

i'm gonna go with mack attack for the win. though i truly can't remember.

Whitney said...

It's early, but Bobby Mo is looking to make a fool out of Mark.

rob said...

say goodnight, bobby

Whitney said...

Wow. 11-0 run makes me the fool.

TJ said...

The flat screens added to the Showboat gaming floor came in huge during the first half. However, despite Dennis' succes at the craps table, Kuato and I have meandered home to the seventh floor to watch the second half...and down vodka/red bulls in 6 oz styrofoam cups.

Whitney said...

I said to myself that if Wake cut the lead to single digits by halftime, they'd win.

They're gonna win.

rob said...

some people might wait before jumping right back on the horse, but not whitney.

TJ said...

Kenny Hasbrouck has to get in the flow, real soon, or this is gonna end badly.

rob said...

way too many easy baskets for osu.

TJ said...

Rossiter needs to Billy Curley this game up...

TJ said...

Come on.

rob said...

why are we watching halftime of msu/bobby mo when other games are going on? grrrr.

TJ said...

Wow, you're not getting Siena/OSU right now?

Sucks to be you.

Whitney said...

Teej, glad to have you back commenting tonight. I was gonna say there was a shortage of scatalogical and mildly bigoted jokes without you. Our own David Dukey, if you will.

TJ said...

Down 11 with 14:28 to go...

rob said...

three games at 41-30 now - spooky.

TJ said...

No, spooky is the fact that everytime I look at a clock it says 9:11.

Now that's weird.

TJ said...

OK, honestly, who else had more than one guy on that triple double list?

TJ said...

Well, that was an awful...ly unique possession exchange?

Mark said...

Anybody else starting to hate TJ for his Siena love?

TJ said...

So much hate.

Mark said...

It's my gift. I can't blame you though. I went against the Big 10 in nearly every possible instance.

TJ said...

I know. I read your post.

rob said...

michigan state's on a 21-0 run. that's hard to beat.

TJ said...

We got thabeet...we got thabeet...

Whitney said...

Whoever the creative mind behind the "Bud Lights During a Work Meeting" commercial is, he or she definitely spent some time working for the Federal Government.

TJ said...

I want to make tall white stiff babies with Ryan Rossiter.

Shlara said...

JaVale's cousin. For real?

Mark said...

This "Federal Government" sounds amazing...

Mark said...

Siena making TJ look smart...no easy task, by the way.

TJ said...

Wait, does a spring break shark attack occur on Harper's Island?

Mark said...

What's the over/under on "Harper's Island"? Four weeks?

Mark said...

Just die already TJ.

TJ said...

This one is getttttttin gud

Mark said...

Siena's half court trap is killing the Buckeyes right now.

TJ said...

You know I just might (soon), and if I do, it's on you buddy...

Go Saints

Whitney said...

A Wizards mention and Shlara perks right up. A tip for you potential suitors out there...

Mark said...

This is why I don't think I could ever go to Vegas for this weekend. Eventually, I'd just end up in my room watching basketball.

Mark said...

I'm okay with that, TeeJay.

Shlara said...

Mark, you would camp out in the sports book. you wouldn't even need a room

TJ said...

Very intently. Standing right in front of the flat screen.

Mark said...

I need my space. And I might like drugs too much...maybe.

TJ said...

Hey Shlara, a Leonard Hamilton team just blew a 20 pt lead quickly...

Mark said...

Yeah...that feels good. I didn't even consider my thoughts on the Big 10 when picking that game.

TJ said...

Fuck this.

Mark said...

TJ...when you hear the announcers say "Ubelis" do you throw up in your mouth ...just a little?

Shlara said...

Nice try, TJ..

rob said...

cedric jackson is killing wake. and ian eagle wants to have his babies.

Whitney said...

Wake. It's what I'll be having for my bracket after the Vikes see this through. Criminy.

TJ said...

No more procreation jokes. My bad.

rob said...

teejay's exasperated because he can't get into the minibar, not at the game.

Whitney said...

Rob, I thought we'd lost you for the night. Welcome back to the TJ-Mark lovefest.

TJ said...

Cleveland St beat Cuse on a 69 footer in December. They beat Butler. And now apparently they will be beating my championship game participant Wake.

rob said...

the mark/teejay/shlara bizarre love triangle is worth staying up for.

TJ said...

So sorry to disturb your slumber

TJ said...

Mark doesn't answer his phone, or else you'd have a podcast on your hands.

Whitney said...

"Run-and-stun" was Kevin Mackey's game plan. He came up with it while an assistant at BC working for whom? Yes, Gary Williams.

And that's one to grow on.

Mark said...

Kevin Mackey sounds like a rapist I used to know...

Whitney said...

Evan Turner, Ohio State. Biggest Ohio State fan I ever knew? Evan. Construction company he was working for when he kicked it? Turner.

Eerie. Lake Eerie.

rob said...

we haven't had a game go overtime in the first round. c'mon, saints.

rob said...

speaking of evan.

Shlara said...

Rob, you're reading my mind!

Whitney said...

Saints and Deacons looking to be on the ass end of these games. God must be watching MLS.

rob said...

hold the phone.

i just downloaded 'saints' by army navy. doing what i can, teej.

TJ said...

Aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Mark said...

I just had to hang up on TJ because he was a few seconds ahead of my feed and I didn't want to know what happened with Hasbrouck.

Shlara said...

i love it when the bench players do that arm lock thing...

Mark said...

How 'bout some OT...bitches?

Whitney said...

I just drew a picture with my daughters' Burnt Sienna crayon. Doing what I can, Teej.

TJ said...

Hate me all you want, but this is good...

TJ said...

Push off bitch

Mark said...

Rossiter is pretty much the definition of goofy as it relates to basketball.

Shlara said...

That Rossiter kid looks like he should have starred in Superbad with Micahel Cera

Mark said...

I didn't know Cera was French...

Whitney said...

I loved Rossiter as George-Michael Bluth.

TJ said...

Ubiles.

Hi mark!

Whitney said...

Holy crap, Shlara. If you're reading my mind and Rob's reading yours... ew, there's gross implications there.

TJ said...

Little known fact: Toney Douglas is actually a distant cousin of our very own Dennis.

rob said...

while she's on kq's couch. yeah, i don't like where this is going.

Mark said...

Ugly ass BJ Mullens with the game saving board...dagger.

rob said...

more overtime. this is fun.

TJ said...

Come on, who else wants a miss and double OT?

Shlara said...

stupid Wake. screwing my brackets.

rob said...

ronald moore. onions!

TJ said...

Oh my!

Whitney said...

It's a production of Orgy and Bess... Tonight in Gheorghe's comments section.

Mark said...

Raftery + Drunk + Buzzer Beater = Awesome

Shlara said...

I meant screwing up my brackets. I can't type, as Mark pointed out earlier. They didn't offer that class at W&M.

Whitney said...

Wow. TJ's gonna pull something. (That he's in a hotel room with men makes that phrasing problematic.)

TJ said...

"Hey, is that an apple..."

Mark said...

Wisconsin-FSU is in OT right now too. Nice night.

rob said...

toney douglas. also onions.

Mark said...

I can understand a 3 seed like Villanova playing so close to home, but Ohio State getting such an advantage is all kinds of wrong...

Mark said...

As much as it pains me to say this, Toney Douglas is probably the most underrated player in the country.

Mark said...

This is probably the first time in my life I've ever rooted for Wisconsin.

Mark said...

Yeah!!!

TJ said...

His name is Trevon Hughes.

Mark said...

And his name is Hughes? Aww yeah!

TJ said...

I'm so glad I left that shitty craps table when I did...

Whitney said...

I just talked to Teej. He seems loose, relaxed, and ready in case we go to 3OT.

Mark said...

No need. Hughes took care of business.

rob said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Shlara said...

OMG!

TJ said...

Ronald Moore!!!!! Double onions!!!!

TJ said...

Man am I gonna get high

rob said...

and now teej is looking for someone to hug. glad i'm 300 miles away.

TJ said...

I'm hugging ichiro...and cheech...and greased up deaf guy...

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