Thursday, March 17, 2011

Idiots Rule

We had a few technical issues with our audio last night, so we we're forced to give you the transcript of our second annual March Madness podcast:

From: Mark
Sent: Wed 3/16/2011 8:48 PM
Subject: RE:

AHL. I know absolutely nothing about how we're doing any of this...

From: rob
To: Mark; Teej
Subject: RE:
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:46:37 -0400

I think we should publish the email thread. Do we know how we’re recording it?

rob

From: Mark
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:45 PM
To: rob; Teej
Subject: RE:

When we doing this? Are we doing this?

From: rob
To: Teej; Mark
Subject: RE:
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:31:07 -0400

You tell him he's young enough to be my son?

rob

-----Original Message-----
From: Teej
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:30 PM
To: rob; Mark
Subject: Re:

I'm drunk on the metro. Rob, our new boss is 24

----- Original Message -----
From: rob
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 07:28 PM
To: Teej; Mark
Subject: RE:

I'm on a boat! I'm in.

rob

-----Original Message-----
From: Teej
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:27 PM
To: Mark; rob

I'm in a metro tunnel

But would love to do a ppdcast in 30 min

From: Teej
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 5:25 PM
To: Mark; rob

I can do this, but has to be in conjunction with me writing up vcu game

From: Mark
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 03:35 PM
To: Teej
Subject: RE:

I'm in. We doing this tonight? I'm playing ball until around 7:30 or so but am free after that. Let me know.
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From: Teej
To: Dennis; Dave; Zman; Mark; rob; TR; Igor; Mr. Truck; Almighty Yojo
Subject:
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 13:27:11 +0000

http://www.podbean.com/

From: Teej
To: Dennis; Dave; Zman; Mark; rob; TR; Igor; Mr. Truck; Almighty Yojo
Subject:
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 9:19 AM

Oh, I long forgot whatever that site was. Ill just use the ole google machine t find a new site

From: rob
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 9:18 AM
To: Dennis; Dave; Zman; Mark; rob; TR; Igor; Mr. Truck; Almighty Yojo
Subject: RE: clicks for average page views per day

I thought you set up a new website – is that right?

rob

From: Teej
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:53 AM
To: Dennis; Dave; Zman; Mark; rob; TR; Igor; Mr. Truck; Almighty Yojo
Subject: RE: clicks for average page views per day

What website we using for this? and what time we doing this?

From: rob
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 9:20 PM
To: Dennis; Dave; Zman; Mark; Teej; TR; Igor; Mr. Truck; Almighty Yojo
Subject: RE: clicks for average page views per day

We’re gonna need to cast pod tomorrow night – who’s in? And Teej, have we tested the new casting service?

rob

From: Mark
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 5:06 PM
To: Dennis; Dave; Zman; Teej; rob; TR; Igor; Mr. Truck; Almighty Yojo
Subject: RE: clicks for average page views per day

Based on the "success" of last year's March madness G:TB podcast, are we going to do a 2nd Annual?

56 comments:

T.J. said...

We are an efficient bunch.

Mark said...

Awesome. Sad part is, I just sat around the house watching Heat-Thunder and VCU-USC which I think applies to a number of other staff members (at least the VCU-USC part).

Mark said...

Also, I never work on the tourney's first twi days or St. Patrick's Day. Of course, due to my honeymoon I'll be doing exactly that this year. Who's cutting out early this afternoon (2ish)...>this guy<

Shlara said...

The brilliance of the GTB staff is astounding...

T.J. said...

Yep, I definitely watched all of VCU/USC...

rob said...

dumbest post ever

TR said...

Anybody else have 3 #11 seeds winning their first round games? Just me?

T.J. said...

Well, I have Mizzou and VCU...so two of them...

zman said...

I have Mizzou, VCU, and Marquette. I assume TR has Gonzaga.

T.J. said...

I also think very, very little of the ACC apparently.

T.J. said...

Wait, I have Zags too. I think Marquette is poop.

Brian said...

I officially picked UNC to lose to LIU in the first round....my hatred is at an all-time high for this year's Heels....not a good thing for rational prognostication.

T.J. said...

Who the hell is "Brian"?

Igor said...

Release . . . Brian!!!

Igor said...

He's a wobber! And a wapist! And a pickpocket!

Igor said...

Here's how old Rob and I are: When we first entered the workforce, utilizing modern technology to get updates on the tourney meant a guy we knew was watching the games on TV and would send periodic updates to us via this new fangled thing e-mail. It was pretty awesome at the time.

Dennis said...

Brian - I guarantee I hate UNC more than you do.

Whitney said...

Yeah, and Igor is friggin' old.

mayhugh said...

I have seen roughly 37 minutes of college basketball this year (unless you count the women, then it's probably 37.33333), and I hear Mich State is not good this year, but I usually bet on Izzo making the round of 16.

T.J. said...

Did only two brackets this year, but managed to completely disrespect Kansas in both.

Dave said...

great read.

i watched seven minutes of college basketball this year and filled out four bracket forms this morning-- a couple on-line and a twenty dollar pool. i probably should have just wiped my ass with the twenty and flushed it-- a better use of the money.

Squeaky said...

I had my wife do my brackets. She won the pool at my office last year.

Kidding about her doing my brackets. Not the winning thing. Maybe should have had her do my brackets.

TR said...

Spanarkel and Huggy Bear!

TR said...

Dove Men's Care decided that the John Thompsons were the men to feature in their new ad campaign? I'm confused.

T.J. said...

Basketball gud.

zman said...

We're really getting after it in the comments today.

Did anyone start a #3inSweet16forCAA hashtag, and if not, why?

T.J. said...

Crushing loss for ODU.

Mark said...

TR - Don't forget Bibby Hurley. And yeah, that ODU loss was AWFUL.

Danimal said...

where should i go in bethesda/rockville?

T.J. said...

I've reread this post four times and laugh every time.

T.J. said...

Just lost a Final Four team...

TR said...

So no exciting endings so far, huh?

T.J. said...

THIS MOTHER FUCKING TOURNAMENT IS OFF THE CHAIN!!!

TR said...

Batting .250 with my picks so far. Weakness.

Squeaky said...

More amazing video from Japan. First 50 seconds.

http://youtu.be/Z7IL37t7Wjg

Igor said...

Danimal, coincidentally, go to Caddies. Or Steamers.

Igor said...

No shit, a girl here in the bar explained to me that she roots for Duke because she lost her virginity to Christian Laettner. The conversation ended abruptly.

Danimal said...

igor...thanks for the prompt response there...went to a really cool irish bar called austin grill.
someone mentioned caddies tonight. maybe would have gone there if i knew about it 4 hours ago.
how about this nutty sports tournament, heh?

Danimal said...

igor - what's her name? next time i see him in church/diner i'll ask if he keeps in touch...send me a pic...i would LOVE to do that

Mark said...

My parents stopped by the house on their way home from a St. Patrick's Day street party. My old man is drunk, and fired up. He was just killing Jimmer, "he's just a slow white boy". and now he's railing against Cincy's seeding and Missouri's lack of respect. I may have to break out the Jameson.

rob said...

my viewing of today's action has been somewhat disjointed, but being in the building for the odu/butler game was a little bit awesome, result notwithstanding.

Mark said...

So has mine. I missed the 1st half of the early games and then a good chunk of the late afternoon/early evening games due to a basketball game of my own. I may, or may not have had a slight buzz when I showed up to my game.

rob said...

i believe i oversubscribed to the izzo magic. that's gonna leave a mark on my bracket.

Danimal said...

ummm....lavin - he had me at the suit & shirt but lost me there with the shoes

Mark said...

It's superstition at this point for Lavin. They started that look for the coaches for kids with no shoes in Africa charity game (not the right name, I know but it happens across basketball every year) against Duke and the coaching staff has kept the look since.

Jerry said...

TJ's bracket...wow. There's tomorrow's post.

Mark said...

Tomorrow's post at your Wheelhouse?

Mark said...

UCLA...working on one of the all time choke jobs. This is ridiculous.

Jerry said...

If TJ were the subject of my comeback post, I'd hope to come up with something more sensational than his bracket.

Although...that bracket really is something else. Down a finalist, 2 final four teams, and 3 elite 8 teams after day 1.

Mark said...

You're right, that's impressive.

Jerry said...

As bad as that sounds, it's still better than the Cavs.

Jerry said...

It's vapid, but it kind of seems like Utah State never believed in themselves.

T.J. said...

The bracket Jerry is referring to, indeed toast. Mich St, 'Ville and ODU were killers.

Oddly enough, did one other bracket that is virtually unharmed. Too bad that's the cheaper work pool.

T.J. said...

Dulles airport, very early day at Patty's and Tourney 5ay 1. Hades.

TR said...

Well said, Teej.

T.J. said...

Good work phone. Solid.