Saturday, March 19, 2011

And on the third day, He made herbs.

According to the Bible, on the third day God created kind herbs: "And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good." I will leave this theological discussion to other members of our editorial staff on this the third day of the NCAA tournament.

It's almost too nice out to stay in and watch today's games. Almost. Instead I shall spend the evening and the morning of the third day of the tournmament firmly planted in front of my TV. Join me in the comments.

192 comments:

Mark said...

NIce work. I too will spend most of today planted in front on my TVs. Though, I may sneak off late in the afternoon to a post St. Patrick's day street party for a handful of beers.

zman said...

I think this game features the sketchiest coach matchup possible.

Danimal said...

And the biggest redneck fanbase.

T.J. said...

My Sat/Sun are the mirror image of Mark's Thurs/Fri - no games because of work event. Dagger.

Danimal said...

How bout that hook!

zman said...

I need a haircut like that.

T.J. said...

That's a helluva haircut on WVU's Mitchell.

zman said...

Great minds.

zman said...

I wish I could've been a fly on the wall when Huggy Bear pitched West Virginia to the big kid from Turkey. "It's just like Istanbul! You'll love it."

Danimal said...

A couple of buddies, wvu alum, have a great firsthand huggy story....involves a post game bender in a suite. Huggy drives one of them home at 4 am. This was when he was still at cincy

zman said...

Every shot of the crowd includes at least 5 guys that look like Seasick Steve.

Mark said...

Huggins coached my HS coach in college. My HS coach was an enormous asshole. Makes it tough for me to root for Huggins. I did today though.

I had 3 beers during my late lunch with the wife. Florida's now playing, debating whether I should keep this thing going or not...

rob said...

oh, yeah.

meanwhile, i'm channeling the zman and working while keeping one eye on the florida game and another on the beautiful spring day out my windows.

Mark said...

It's gorgeous here today too. 85 & sunny. I'd be at the beach today if it weren't for the tourney. Beach is always available, small window for tourney games.

Danimal said...

no sense in wasting time debating mark.
yeah, too nice here. on the couch w/first bud lite shopping for a crockpot on line. any suggestions?

zman said...

How did you know that I'm working? I closed the blinds so I can't see how nice it is outside.

Mark said...

I stopped debating. Cracked my 1st home beer. Florida-UCLA making me a little more nervous than I'd like.

Mark said...

Patric Young is a monster. I pray to God he stays for his sophomore year. Both for him and for Florida.

rob said...

heck of a game going on. probably more entertaining than mark likes.

Mark said...

Yes indeed.

Mark said...

Erving Walker should've done the Sam Cassell/Big Balls dance after that shot. Oh my.

rob said...

erving walker. onions.

zman said...

40 bundles of onions, in fact.

Mark said...

Huge onions. Sweet 16.

rob said...

i'm gonna drink a beer, then ride my bike down the street where some friends are drinking more beers.

#livingontheedge

zman said...

So long as you aren't #livingonteedge.

zman said...

Even Don Draper can't persuade me to buy a Benz.

rob said...

i'm buying another camry.

#livingontheedge

Danimal said...

Just started watching madmen last week. A few episodes in....not bad but had higher expectations....

rob said...

faried is a bad, bad man

zman said...

I think it takes 4-5 episodes to set up all the story lines.

rob said...

no, just one block, a few rebounds, and a glare or two.

Danimal said...

I think raftery should be in the tower with Verne at the 17th at Augusta.

Mark said...

Give Mad Men some time, Dan. It's worth it.

T.J. said...

Finally back in my hotel room...

Danimal said...

At just the right time. Coincidence?

Danimal said...

Where is the teej

T.J. said...

I'm in Dallas looking to strike it rich

TEXAS TEA BITCHES!!!!

Danimal said...

Ur staying at southfork aren't you?

T.J. said...

Wait, we're shooting missiles at Libya? I missed a lot today.

Danimal said...

libya. iraq. afghanistan. who's on deck?

T.J. said...

Canada?

TR said...

For the record, I nailed all 6/11 and 5/12 matchups. Three 11 seeds won. My office pool overweights upsets, so I'm looking good I'n 3rd place at the moment.
#humblebrag #blogspothashtags

rob said...

it's fucking retarded that we're in active combat in libya. re. tard. ed.

#reasoneddiscourse

TR said...

Anybody else drinking Uruguayan sparkling wine from a pint glass b/c their wine glasses are packed up and they're determined to polish off all bad booze in the house before moving? Just me?

zman said...

I believe that all sparkling beverages are Uruguayan.

T.J. said...

I'm confused...who got the faux HIV, Earvin or Magic?

Mark said...

AHL. Missed you Teej. Another night with Greg on deck?

T.J. said...

Greg and I will be dining and drinking once I recap this Richmond game. Greg was quite solid pounding Natty Lites as I wrote about VCU last night. He took notes for me and relayed them via slurred speech for me to use in my writing.

Mark said...

I'm supposed to go to a friends bachelor party tonight. However, this friend doesn't drink and the bachelor party is just a bunch of guys getting together to watch bball, UFC and play poker (there will be drinking and such, just not from him). I'm currently less than enthused about this party. Considering bailing on it unless I can get a ride there with a friend (so I can drink without consequences). I'm a terrible person.

Mark said...

Greg's good like that.

T.J. said...

I'm telling you, Greg is the perfect cure for a horrible day. Minute he gets to the bar he has me cracking up, especially when he asked the bartendress where the "executive men's washroom" was.

zman said...

Anyone else have Temple over San Diego State? Anyone?

Shlara said...

Doesn't the kid Howard on Butler remind you of Andy Samberg on SNL?

And I have an obnoxious, drunk Pitt fan sitting next to me. Good times at the phone booth.

zman said...

The difference between CBS and CBS-HD is startling. It's like the regular non-HD version is filmed through gauze.

zman said...

All those missed layups are killing me.

rob said...

san diego tightening up. east coast bias in effect.

rob said...

sdsu cheerleaders, worst hair in the dance?

zman said...

I can't recover from those missed layups.

rob said...

john stockton's kid plays for gonzaga. you guys are old.

Mark said...

My wife works for the local Sheriff's office. She was called out for a death notification an hour or so ago. Some guy committed suicide. He tried to kill himself by shooting himself in the head...with a nail gun. He then hung himself. I felt like I needed to share that.

T.J. said...

Mark, was it the dude from Happy Gilmore?

T.J. said...

Oh, by the way, this super moon thing has knocked out the TVs in both hotels I am hopping between right now.

Mark said...

On a lighter note, I just went up to a Mexican joint around the corner for some tacos/beers for dinner (the wife doesn't enjoy Mexican food). After the SDSU game ended I got my check. The check ID read: Tattoos. I guess that's easier than asking my name.

T.J. said...

Dios Mio! El Diablo quiero muy fajitas!

KQ said...

in case you were wondering, the gay men's chorus production of the best little whorehouse in texas was faaaabulous. and educational. i'm pretty certain i was the only person in the audience checking scores on my cell phone.

T.J. said...

BYU's shooting 74%? Is my blackberry broken?

T.J. said...

Anyone elese love the delicious irony of the gay men's chorus performing "best little whorehouse in texas"? Is that even irony?

T.J. said...

Me typing fail

Me blame super moon

rob said...

this butler/pitt game is fanfuckingtastic.

and has anyone noticed that mark really likes saying 'my wife'?

T.J. said...

Yeah, that'll wear off...

T.J. said...

Can I get a Butler/Pitt score please?

Mark said...

I could call her Erika, but I don't think any of you have met her. I'm actually partial to calling her the Wiz.

Mark said...

64-62. And Rob's right. This game is great.

T.J. said...

Shlara, your in the house for this one, yes? Atmosphere?

KQ said...

not ironic teej, it was an inspired interpretation. even included a couple of super moons, thanks to the costume director.

Danimal said...

i wonder if the guy said, "fuck it. i'm done. i'm going to shoot myself with a nailgun. and then i'm going to hang myself"
props for persistence...most would have pussed out out after round 1.

T.J. said...

danimal, we call that the play-in round now.

rob said...

first four, actually. he should've tried to stick his head in the oven then turn swallow a bunch of pills to make the analogy work.

T.J. said...

Cyanide colada is the Clemson of this analogy.

Danimal said...

oh emm gee. he just said "shake that wannamaker"

Mark said...

Worst line ever. I was offended.

And I was kind of worried about bringing up the nail gun/suicide story here. I forgot that you guys are a bunch of sick degenerates.

T.J. said...

Don't forget the ladies, Mark. We don't want to be rude in our broad generalizations of the readership.

rob said...

seriously, kq's got all kinds of issues. look at the company she keeps.

shlara's aight, though.

Danimal said...

he must not have been watching this pitt game....maybe he only got NIT coverage?

rob said...

unbelievably good defensive possession by butler. that hedge was textbook.

T.J. said...

I'm in front of a tv right now...good timing...

TR said...

Jmie Dixon has had a deer-in-the-headlights look down the stretch. Disconcerting.

rob said...

ho lee shit

T.J. said...

HOLY FUCK

Mark said...

Holy shit. That's about the dumbest foul I've ever seen. And it WAS a foul.

Danimal said...

nice decision there.

Danimal said...

and holy son of a bitch too.

T.J. said...

Wow, fellas, not the time for trashtalk

Danimal said...

he got FOULED

rob said...

oh. my. fucking. god.

T.J. said...

YOU
MUST
BE
FUCKING
KIDDING
ME

KQ said...

this shit is bananas!

Mark said...

Nevermind. THATS the dumbest foul I've ever seen. Jesus, this is ridiculous.

T.J. said...

Did Howard's sister attend William and Mary?

T.J. said...

So, I guess Buffalo Wild Wings really does have cachet?

rob said...

just unreal. and fun.

T.J. said...

Brad Stevens is the fucking man. Class act.

T.J. said...

And here come the Zags...

rob said...

raftery just called steven gray a lesbian.

Danimal said...

the moon is so close. feeling....strange

Dave said...

that really hurts my bracket . . . and i'm in third place out of 102 people. how do you foul there? how!

Danimal said...

if byu gets into the sweet 16 they're going to be getting all sorts of booby.

Shlara said...

Awesome first game. The last two mins were intense--the Pitt fans are angry--thought the guy next to me was going to punch me. The Pitt team is more talented but Dixon was outcoached. Which is too bad b/c he's kinda cute. And Bulter's Mack is a rock star..him and Andy Samberg were out of their minds tonight. UConn better deliver next or I'm going to fall asleep in my chair.

zman said...

And that's why being in a pool where everyone has a Final Four of OSU, Duke, Kansas, and Pitt is no fun. Pitt's loss changes nothing.

T.J. said...

Glens Falls is a dilipated shithole.

rob said...

underrated story - the davies suspension leads to whitewash for byu.

T.J. said...

Tony Shaver smiles.

T.J. said...

Stormin' Mormons!

TR said...

On a scale of 1-10, how psyched is Rusted Root to make some residual cash on a 17 year-old tune? I bet those band members could use every dime of that check.

Dave said...

i have syracuse/ san diego state/ pitt and kansas . . . and for a moment i thought they would all still be alive.

rob said...

my wofford over byu pick is looking a bit ill-considered at the moment.

Danimal said...

i very much appreciate the uniformity of the courts.

T.J. said...

Jordan Taylor as a pro - thoughts?

rob said...

you like mcdonald's, too, dontcha?

T.J. said...

Frank Martin is gonna choke a dude at halftime.

rob said...

small, isn't he? he could be really good running a second unit early in his career.

zman said...

I doubt Rusted Root even owns the rights to the song at this point.

T.J. said...

"You can't be much better than the best"

You, sir, are a fucking dipshit.

Mark said...

I haven't watched enough of Jordan Taylor to have a great feel for him. I think he's a 2nd rounder, then a rotation guy.

I never take Pitt past the Sweet 16. I've been burned by them too many times. They're the opposite of Michigan State for me when I'm filling out brackets.

Danimal said...

really? the foul occurs when it occurs and not when the whistle blows? is he the same guy that made the "best" comment?

who's this little cougar?

zman said...

If I had known that Herm Edwards was Temple's clock management coach I would've picked SDSU.

T.J. said...

I think we all agree on taylor

And danimal I believe it is jim spanarkle regaling us with these pearls of wisdom

rob said...

taylor's listed at 6'1". i question that.

T.J. said...

Z, I think dick curl is actually temple's clock coach

T.J. said...

Brad Stevens, leaping chest bump?

Love this guy

T.J. said...

Whoa, the Emperor is head of NCAA officials?

TR said...

If you're Oklahoma, do you just throw a huge pile of cash at Brad Stevens? The guy is 34 and has a chance to get a 7-figure salary.

rob said...

not sure about oklahoma, but i wonder if georgia tech or nc state would tempt him.

T.J. said...

Devil's advocate - Stevens stays at Butler and he/they become the new age Coach K/Duke

T.J. said...

On another note, I think the committee fucked up the seeds of a few teams enough that it has actually altered this tournament quite a bit. Moreson than in preiouvs years

rob said...

you typing in the dark tonight, teej?

also, mubbitysay mubbityubb

T.J. said...

I've been having some tech and/or user errors today

Mark said...

For whatever reason, I feel like Stevens stays at Butler too. He certainly has a wide array of options if he chooses to leave, like ever.

Mark said...

I just realized I've played against a kid who plays for Cincy. Justin Jackson. He's from right down the road (transferred to a private school in Jacksonville as a Junior) and I scrimmaged against his high school team a bunch when he was a sophomore. He's 6'8" now. He was 6'6" then.

rob said...

is there video of the stevens chest bump online? thanks, i'll hang up and listen.

T.J. said...

Jacob Pullen having a game

T.J. said...

Seth Davis just tweeted the link

T.J. said...

Yeah, Pullen has 25 on 5/5 for three land

rob said...

yeah, that's pretty cool.

Mark said...

And I just watched it thanks to Mr. Davis. Stevens is great.

ESPNU runs a series called "All Access" that follows different CBB programs for a week. It's a half hour show and really good. I DVR them all. Butler was one of the teams featured this year. Stevens is unbelievably likable.

T.J. said...

We've got two good ones to end the night, it appears.

Sweet.

T.J. said...

This Wisc/K st game is really good

T.J. said...

Hmmm, Cincy might get blowed out in 2nd half

rob said...

if this game comes down to coaching, it will surprise none of you that i will put my money on bo ryan.

rob said...

taylor realizes he has teammates, right?

Igor said...

I can't believe TR beat me to the Rusted Root comment. The band has mixed emotions tonight, as they hail from Pittsburgh.

T.J. said...

Jordan Taylor, stop missing shots

Stop shooting for awhile, actually

rob said...

sprawling is eating taylor's lunch. was, anyway.

rob said...

autocorrect, you bitch.

Mark said...

Pullem Carrying motherfuckers and shit.

T.J. said...

Jordan Taylor teliing the Teej to fuck off

rob said...

'your eyes'? the fuck?

T.J. said...

Wow, a Frank Martin montage to a classic...

T.J. said...

Pullen beastmode

Mark said...

Brusiewiecz is pretty fun to say. Not a bad player either.

Mark said...

Or Brusewitz. Man, I made that harder than it needed to be.

Mark said...

Jordan Taylor has been awful tonight offensively.

If that's the end of Pullen's night, that sucks. He's been great. Shitty way to end it.

zman said...

Are you shitting me?

Mark said...

Oh wow. Taylor. Just go home. You are fucking everything up.

rob said...

taylor's been shitty all the way around

rob said...

curt schilling just answered my question on twitter. so there's that.

T.J. said...

Pullen makes a three here,right?

Igor said...

Jordan Taylor had enough of you guys' shit in the last 10 seconds. Ballgame.

zman said...

The Wisconsin kid with the hightop fade deserves some PT.

Curt Schilling is a tool. I'm just sayin'.

T.J. said...

Well then.

rob said...

yeah, but he's a tool with a 4.0

T.J. said...

OK UConn/Cincy, what you got for us?

zman said...

Is that his apgar score or his Wonderlic score?

Mark said...

The Southeast bracket has taken on a new shape today. Doesn't look bad for Florida.

zman said...

I knew SE would be a shitshow but I picked all the wrong shits.

Mark said...

Strong name matchup going in this Cincy-UConn game: Shabazz v. Cashmere.

zman said...

Kawhi was my favorite of the day.

T.J. said...

A Bassmaster classic ad right now? Really?

T.J. said...

If Kemba is hurt UConn is toast. Alex Oriakhi aint scoring 30.

Mark said...

Kemba's a really underrated name. We're just numb to it because we've been watching him for 3 years.

T.J. said...

I wish there was a new Orenthal somewhere is sports.

Mark said...

And, by the way, I love Kemba Walker. He's going to be a very good pro. He's at least (and I think better) as good as Ty Lawson. Lawson's a bit of a better passer but Walker's a much better scorer.

Mark said...

I can name my first son Jarvis Orenthal Hughes if that'll make you happy...

zman said...

Teedge, what teams were incorrectly seeded? UConn won the Big East tournament but they're a #3 while Pitt did win a game in the Big East tournament and they were a #1. SDSU beat no one except BYU once and they're a #2.

T.J. said...

It will. I'll be the godfather.

zman said...

If it's a girl you should go with Pastel Hughes.

T.J. said...

I was referring more to some of the 8/9 seeds at that moment, particularly ODU and Butler. I'm exhausted now, but will look at a bracket tomorrow to remind me what the fuck I was talking about.

T.J. said...

This game is over.

Igor said...

Did I miss the comment where Rob congratulated the Richmond Spiders on making the Sweet 16?

Igor said...

How long has Paul Giamatti coached at Cincy?

Mark said...

I'm not a huge SNL or lil Wayne fan, but he just murdered it SNL tonight.