Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tournament: Day 4

I can't quote the bible like Zman (I've never been into fiction) but I did want to make life easier for all our friends commenting from their phones so I decided a new post was needed for the Sunday slate of games. And while I was thinking about that I decided I should push some of my musical tastes on the readers of G:TB (shit, everyone else does). You may have never heard of Ratatat. If not, they're just a couple of Broooklyn hipsters who do dope remixes. Very, very dope. You've probably heard of Slim Thug...but you've probably never listened to him. I can't blame you. He's not really my style either. Despite my southern upbringing, there aren't a ton of Southern rappers that I love.

I do, however, love this remix. Don't blame me if it's stuck in your head all day today.

110 comments:

T.J. said...

When do games start today, eastern standard time?

T.J. said...

Holy fuck, someone, please, write something. I am dying here.

Shlara said...

TJ--sounds like you've had a rough morning...

Games start at noon ET. But the important games are at 2:45 Duke v. Michigan, 5pm Mason v. Ohio State and 7pm VCU v Purdue

T.J. said...

Thank you Shlara

Danimal said...

and the irish play at 940...what is up w/that? were 2nd round games on that late last year? i'm in bed by 9 at latest.

Danimal said...

someone has a case of the rough moring sundays

Danimal said...

love the teej's tweets this a.m.

Mark said...

Teej is a pretty individual this morning. Huge slate of games on today. I, for one, can never get to sleep on Sunday nights so I'm happy with games going late in to the evening.

T.J. said...

Thank you Mark. No one calls me pretty.

T.J. said...

Now, if you were actually calling me petty, well, that's occurred a few thousand times.

rob said...

washington appears to have the athleticism to hang with carolina. make it so, isaiah.

Dave said...

love ratatat. hate pitt.

Mark said...

I was actually attempting to call you a pretty bitter individual, TJ.

I've got Washington over UNC in my bracket. Mostly because I love Isaiah Thomas.

rob said...

and this is where carolina takes over. unc and richmond in the sweet 16. i'm so happy.

Mark said...

I'm not a big Carolina fan, but I love watching Kendall Marshall play. Everything a true PG should be.

Nice game.

rob said...

of fucking course

Mark said...

Use a fucking pump fake.

rob said...

washington's a really fucking dumb team

Mark said...

Rob's quickly gaining on TJ in the bitter old man contest.

T.J. said...

Did that game end on a block too?

T.J. said...

What game on now? Score pls?

T.J. said...

Hello laptop and game action...

Igor said...

If only the Knicks and the Smashing Pumpkins made the Sweet 16, Rob would revert to his days of breaking things while watching sports. Lucky for him Billy Corgan has no game.

T.J. said...

DUKE, PLEASE FUCKING LOSE

Igor said...

And I feel about Duke like her feels about UNC (sorry, Dennis), so this just... got... interesting.

Shlara said...

If Duke doesn't win, my bracket is screwed

T.J. said...

Hold on, forgive me if this is a dumb question and I should know, but is that dude on Michigan related to Steve Novak of Marquette fame?

Shlara said...

Michigan has 3 offspring of NBA players--Hardaway, Dumars and Horford. Interesting.

And yay Nolan!!

Igor said...

Watching the end of a Duke win is like reading the end of a Diary of Anne Frank.

zman said...

I took Mason over OSU because (a) if Mason won and I didn't pick them I'd feel like an idiot, given my various associations and (b) I'm an idiot.

Igor said...

That Mason player's sneakers are whiter than the Duke Michigan game.

Dave said...

i always pick duke and unc to lose and they never do. bet with your heart, not your head.

KQ said...

I HATE Ohio State. Hate. Hate. Hate. Hate that stupid nut head buckeye too.

Mark said...

I've felt like Ohio State is the best team in the country since I saw them throttle Florida early in the year, and nothing I've seen since has convinced me otherwise.

Mark said...

I don't like Ohio State either but this is a really, really balanced team.

Shlara said...

Mason is rushing their game and has bad shot selection.

WHY???

Shlara said...

and KQ, don't forget that its THE Ohio State.
douchebags..

T.J. said...

Mason is d-o-n-e.

Mark said...

When Ohio State is shooting it like this, it doesn't matter what Mason does.

Mark said...

Plenty of good seats still available in Tulsa. Texas-Arizona not doing anything for the locals, evidently.

T.J. said...

David Lighty 7 of 7 from three right now.

T.J. said...

Fucking ass whoopin'

Shlara said...

I'm not going to lie...I'm excited for the new episode of Hawaii 5-0 tomorrow night

Mark said...

Jamie Maggio won't be working for TBS for long.

Shlara said...

Is Shaka going to leave the CAA for a bigger conference after this season? I hope not...I like his swagger. We need that in the mid-majors. Especially our mid-major.

T.J. said...

I could easily see Shaka following Anthony Grant to the SEC to face mentor Billy D twice a year.

Mark said...

Whether he leaves this season or later, Shaka's not long for the CAA.

T.J. said...

And that's a shame...

zman said...

fyi - VCU is up by 11.

Shlara said...

The Boilermakers and Jay Bilas can suck it.

T.J. said...

Jay Bilas can EAD and LMB.

zman said...

zbaby is so excited about VCU that he just pissed his pants all over my shirt.

T.J. said...

ADL (audible dallas laughter)

zman said...

G:TB's editorial staff should all chip in and send a peck of pickled peckers to ESPN's CBB analysts. So they have something to chew on.

T.J. said...

AZ/TX game...or, Rick Barnes will assuredly fuck this up.

T.J. said...

Wait, what was Texas down in this game? Did Marv say 32???

T.J. said...

Derrick Williams thinks Chuck Norris is a pussy

zman said...

Everything's better with Marv. Unless you're his girlfriend and he's biting your back.

Mark said...

J'Covan Brown thinks he can score on anybody. And he might be right.

zman said...

And I can't stand Texas as a general mater. The school, not the state.

T.J. said...

Jimmy Kimmel is pissed on the AZ sideline

T.J. said...

Wow. Derrick Williams.

Mark said...

Wow. What a huge turn of events in the Texas-Zona game.

T.J. said...

Um, foul?

T.J. said...

Did Derrick Williams' teammate just mouth kiss him?

Mark said...

I'd like to see a replay there.

T.J. said...

On the foul...or mouth kiss?

Shlara said...

Rick Barnes...wow.

Mark said...

Both TJ. Both.

Jerry said...

I thought the UT guy got fouled going up after the offensive rebound. But I also had Texas winning it all on one of my brackets. I guess yesterday was the "we're calling fouls inside of 5 seconds" day.

Danimal said...

I'm buying a can-am tomorrow. Dope.

rob said...

anyone call kq to make sure she's not out in the neighborhood looking for buckeye trees to chop down?

T.J. said...

V-C-U mother fuckers.

Shlara said...

TJ and I had the instinct to shout at Jay Bilas on twitter at the same time.

Brilliant or scary?

T.J. said...

Jer, I thought he did too, but I am now seeing images/gifs that show the foul just after time expired. But yeah, after yesterday, I was so shocked they didn't call the foul I screamed at my TV in an empty hotel room.

Jerry said...

I didn't save it on the DVR, but I thought he got hit before the buzzer. Both teams have plenty of fans so I'm sure the play will be thoroughly broken down on the internet tomorrow. Regardless, it's not a call that you can expect to get every time.

Everyone will talk about the last minute, but Texas lost it in the first 30. They played it like an NBA game and it cost them.

KQ said...

ugh.

Dave said...

and cost me. my beautiful bracket is falling apart . . .

T.J. said...

I am so overtired and bitter I might spend the entire evening tweeting asshole things at Dickie V and Jay Bilas.

Shlara said...

Shaka is this year's Larranaga

zman said...

zbaby just shit his pants in honor of Purdue. This tournament costs me a lot in diapers.

KQ said...

TJ, that might be enough to finally get me on the twitter machine.

rob said...

vcu's bitchslapped a pac-10, big east, and big 10 team. florida state beats notre dame and they get to take out an acc team next.

T.J. said...

VCU/USC. VCU/Georgetown. VCU/Purdue. Better TEAM won all three games.

zman said...

"Marquette is poop."

T.J. said...

Yes zman, I was wrong with a prognostication about the NCAA tournament, I will go bury my head in the sand, as I am so dumb.

zman said...

"TJ" is Gaelic for "thin-skinned."

rob said...

i thought it was 'pale skinned'

Mark said...

I hope all of you just got to see the postgame video of the VCU locker room. Fun stuff.

Mark said...

Dion Watters is balling his ass off tonight. Couldn't come at a better time with Triche injured.

rob said...

vcu locker room was great. butler and vcu need to have a locker room-off.

T.J. said...

Dammit Cuse.

T.J. said...

Or maybe I'm pissed that the team I mocked is going to beat the team I root for. Or whatever it was you said.

T.J. said...

Son. of. a. bitch.

T.J. said...

Fuck.

T.J. said...

11 seeds own this mo-fo of a tournament.

Mark said...

Florida State-Notre Dame. Hmmm. Is okay if I just root for both teams to get simultaneous NCAA violations and be kicked out of the tournament?

Jerry said...

Just think of it this way -- all the fans of both teams will be pissed if their basketball team is better than their football team.

T.J. said...

That game is going to tip at 10pm est? Um, ok.

Jerry said...

The TV changes have been 99% excellent, but starting this late on Sunday is kind of annoying. These games used to be over by 8.

Mark said...

I'm fine with the games starting late, but I get the beef most people have with it.

T.J. said...

I'm an hour behind you guys and I might not it until the end of this FSU/ND game.

T.J. said...

Geesh, I also thought very little of Florida St (not as little as Marquette, but close)...and look at them taking it to the Irish.

Mark said...

Florida State is usually complete shit offensively but they are terrific defensively. I'd bet top 5 in the nation. Best defensive team Florida played all year.

T.J. said...

I think they were indeed #1 or #2 in the NCAA in FG% allowed.

T.J. said...

Andddddddddddd...the Morris twins have had just about enuff of Illinois.

Igor said...

So if the Seminoles hang on, Kansas has the 10, 11, and 12 seeds remaining in their region? Wow.

T.J. said...

Yes, wow, very bad for Kansas. They loooove to lose to double digit seeds in the Dance.

Igor said...

BYU is playing in the bayou. Neat!

Danimal said...

GO (fuck yourself) Irish!