Wednesday, November 30, 2011

G:TB Works the Poll

The legend of G:TB appears to be spreading. We were approached last week by Mat Shelton of VCU Ram Nation to participate in a CAA Bloggers' Poll of the league's teams, no doubt because of our in-depth analysis of pseudonymic Jets/Bills fans and the threat posed by the Large Hadron Collider*.  Unfortunately, the poll requires us to actually think critically about the CAA's teams, so our contribution may skew the overall results, given that the other contributors include such CAA experts as Michael "MGL" Litos of CAA: Life as Mid-Major fame, Brian Mull of the Wilmington Star News, and Jerry Beach of Defiantly Dutch.

We're not one to shrink from a challenge, though, so we leapt at the chance. The first week's results follow, with number of first-place votes in parentheses (we were the lone VCU first-place vote, on the strength of their performance at Alabama):

1. Northeastern (3)
2. George Mason (3)
3. VCU (1)
4. ODU
5. JMU
6. Drexel
7. Hofstra
8. Delaware
9. Georgia State
10. UNCW
11. William & Mary
12. Towson

* We trust you all saw the news yesterday about the man arrested outside the LHC claiming to be from the future. His name is Eloi Cole, and in a very strange development, every news story about him has disappeared from the internet. I don't really have to spell this out for you, do I?

40 comments:

rob said...

she's a pole, in case you're wondering

zman said...

I bet a Morlock ate Eloi.

T.J. said...

C.H.U.D.

Mark said...

Northeastern's the best team in the CAA this year? JJ Barea is very proud, I'm sure.

Squeaky said...

Did not realize women tennis players are forced to dance after they win.

http://goo.gl/qMi4O

Is this the reason the Zman watches women's tennis?

TR said...

In an interview with Esquire, Dwight Howard said: "There's more you can do in a bigger place. I'm stuck in a tough position because I feel like right now, where I'm at, I've done so much. And I just don't know what else I can do."

Um, you can win a title, improve your low-post game even more and start trying to shoot free throws better than me. How's that for a start, Dwight?

rob said...

this may be self-evident, but doesn't the colts' season make the argument that peyton manning is the most valuable player to his specific team in the history of ever?

T.J. said...

Other than Scott Howard? Yes.

Dave said...

i heard michio kaku talking on npr yesterday about the large hadron collider. it's funny that it actually exists and some people work there. apparently, they are using it to prove string theory, which will simplify physics into 11 dimensions.

T.J. said...

/nods

zman said...

I was going to counter rob's argument with MJ but then I remembered that the Bulls almost went to the '94 Finals, but for Hue Hollins and Hubert Davis. So I agree with rob.

rob said...

mike leach to wazzu. the jolly roger sails again.

Igor said...

Seems some Red Sox players are grumbling about the selection of Bobby V. I'd say that's just more evidence that management hired the right guy. (As is the fact that the Mets' think tank didn't hire him.)

If you didn't read Tim Kurkjian's impassioned piece on Valentine, it's pretty good. Read it here.

T.J. said...

So Cuse players slept with Laurie Fine as a right of passage? This story is straight bananas. What the hell might come out next?

Igor said...

Chester McGlockton passed away today. Bad week for large men of color born in 1969. Shawn Kemp's kids had better watch out for him.

rob said...

i hope igor's getting some kind of commission from bobby v.

rob said...

tribe getting whipped. again.

rob said...

stately pleasure dome

rob said...

wisconsin's defense against carolina's offense is a really fun matchup. carolina's athleticism and length on defense is gonna be too much for bo ryan's boys, though.

Almighty Yojo said...

i can't put up links like igor, but there's some funny pop culture stuff over at grantland-- toys of the 80's and an essay about the song "closing time."

it's annoying that they get to do that for a living-- when is g:tb going to sustain us financially so i can quit my job?

T.J. said...

I wrote some words about CAA hoops:
http://sbn.to/rGOpMo

Igor said...

The Teej uses the word "heck" twice in that article. Feels like watching The Big Lebowski on Comedy Central.

T.J. said...

I'm thinking at least one of those instances was a word stronger than that, and edited down to "heck". Sometimes I forget I can't openly swear over there like here at G:TB.

Igor said...

Hello? Is this thing on?

Squeaky said...

Candygram ....

rob said...

i actually do work for one day and you jackasses can't keep yourselves entertained?

T.J. said...

Everyone's at the Wheelhouse, rob.

zman said...

I wish I could gear the conversation between Pete Carroll and beast mode.

zman said...

Mcnabb was released. Houston Chicago and ... Washington could use a QB.

zman said...

Who is that Kia soul as aimed at, jersey Guido hamsters?

zman said...

As = ad

rob said...

desean jackson's kind of a dick, huh?

zman said...

A little dick.

zman said...

Howard mudd listens to primus.

zman said...

Precision seems like an important quality in a pro QB.

zman said...

Golden taint?

Danimal said...

this is one stale post. pretty soon i may start submitting some shit if the turnover rate doesn't improve here. heading over to jerry's blog now.

zman said...

Thanks Danimal, feel free to forward rapping muppet videos.

T.J. said...

Filler is up.

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