Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Short and Sweet

I'd write alot about the NCAA tourney, but the fact is that many people know more about it than I do, so there would be no value added by my comments. So talk amongst yourselves on this matter. You already are anyway. For the record I like Illinois to do some damage in this thing. I don't think they will win it, but I wouldn't be suprised to see them in the Elite 8. My biggest tip for this thing is to take note of which teams play gimmick defenses. They do well in the round of 32, assuming they get there. If team A hasn't seen the gimmick defense (like the 1-3-1, etc) and team B is well versed in it, then team B gets a huge edge, even if it is a big underdog.

During this time of year, other news is exactly that, other news and not worth talking about. Even if it does involve a female basketball coach nailing one of her female players or some NBA games with playoff implications, or some tennis dude losing. So screw the other news and talk about the Big Dance. Fill those brackets out and when you get beat by a big douchebag just remember that even big douchebags need a moment in the sun.

Let the quest for 1,000 comments begin.

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temwr said...

fuck AXE.


for old times sake.

El Padrino said...

i dare you to take Illinois

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

My final four: Butler, Indiana, Texas, Tennessee

Oh yeah.

temwr said...

I will be taking Ill. into the Elite 8.

ben said...

Illinois makes me laugh

Mills said...

ben -

quick link. http://teamrankings.com/ncb/8confratings.php3

you can play around from there.

elp -- i have taken them. 5-12. somebody has to fall.

ben said...

"Deron Williams will not be walking through that door"

True dat!

temwr said...

I need to fill out my bracket soon.

ToddPacker said...

"Butler, Indiana, Texas, Tennessee"

yuck

El Padrino said...

OLD D take out the classic 12-5 matchup not Illinois

temwr said...

my friend just sent me this excel spread sheet that randomizes picks with weights based on seeding.

it is somewhat nifty.

El Padrino said...

Niagra wins tonight to face Kansas

The Rev said...

Final 4...

Florida
Pittsburgh
Texas
Ohio St

Florida winning it all over Texas.

I just think Florida is turning it back on at the right time.

Sleeper pick... Georgia Tech to the Elite 8.

ben said...

Freak is definitely a homer...the 2 Indiana schools and Peyton Manning's school.

Does everyone in Indy root for Tennessee now too?

Mills said...

tem -- can you link up the excel page?

ToddPacker said...

i like where you head is at, rev

The Rev said...

My 12 over 5 pick was Arkansas over USC.

It is not based on any logic whatsoever.

ben said...

This year scares me more then most. There are teams that could lose in the first round, or run to the final 4 (Pitt).

Mills said...

Sleeper pick... Georgia Tech to the Elite 8.

NO WAY NO HOW. THEY ARE NOT GOOD.

Though I do like your final four pick. You only have 2 1 seeds, and took some chances on a 3 and 4. That usually is how it works out, so that is good. Not bad there.

El Padrino said...

not a bad pick cept Arkansas shouldnt even be in the tourney and USC is really a 7 seed

other wise, good pick rev.

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

Oh no...didn't pick Tenn because of that.

Just did it because I can't think of anyone better. Also, who doesn't want to see Bruce Pearl shirtless again?

Mills said...

can we skip forward another hour so i can get out of work earlier?

temwr said...

i can email the excel thing.

either post your email here, which I may or may not see on the first look through.

or send me an email at temwr87@yahoo.com requesting the thing.

The Rev said...

And I just have this feeling Texas and Ohio St are destined to meet in the Final 4 this year just because.

Then the Oden vs Durant debate will have a big time game to base it on.

ben said...

I get too carried away trying to pick the first round upsets.

El Padrino said...

true ben
this is a difficult year

imagine how hard it would be if you used spreads like me!
(wagering on most of these games)

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

Could Arkansas be like Charlie Villenueva?

Never should have been picked that high, and get all kinds of disrespect, so they go and perform out of their mind.

Could happen.

Mills said...

Bruce Pearl is the old hawkeye assistant that turned in Illinois (wrongly, I might add...even coming from a hawkeye) for their recruitment of Deion Thomas back in the day. Anybody remember that? It got Pearl blackballed for head coaching gigs.

Mills said...

jpmills3@yahoo.com

thanks. i love crap like that.

The Rev said...

Someone on CBS called Ga Tech a sleeper pick. So I call them a sleeper pick.

Because I get my best ideas from TV.

No logic whatsoever in my selection process.

El Padrino said...

vandy lost to Furman?
wtf

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

Who the hell are the hawkeyes?

El Padrino said...

i think pearl is a moron

El Padrino said...

lofton makes him look like a decent coach

Mills said...

"imagine how hard it would be if you used spreads like me!
(wagering on most of these games)"

it is way hard for b-ball. i was in vegas one year for the beginning of the tourney. spent days on end in the sports books, and didn't come out pretty.

though...college football...there is money to be made there.

El Padrino said...

but vandy beat FL

you figure that out

Mills said...

and by days on end...i mean 2.

ben said...

GT is DS's sleeper pick too

The Rev said...

I only picked Arkansas because a 12 beats a 5, and it never follows logic.

And only because Arkansas shouldn't be there, sometimes those teams just cause problems in brackets. They shouldn't be there, so they are the team that goes on the run and ruins everyone.

There's logic, but there is no logic.

El Padrino said...

i find both easy
college football is easier than bball but the most difficult sport to bet is nba, fucking crapshoot

The Rev said...

Ah crap...

If DS calls them a sleeper, I'd better find a new sleeper.

Nah, screw it. I'm too lazy to find a new sleeper pick.

Mills said...

vandy's coach (kevin stallings) called bruce pearl an asshole. that is pretty sweet.

El Padrino said...

rev, best thing to do is not to think it
just do it

ben said...

My sleeper pick is Ohio State, because Oden always looks like he's sleepwalking in games, and they can sleep through the first 3 rounds.

El Padrino said...

old d = sleeping right now

Spaceman Spiff said...

vandy is a fraud

The Rev said...

If you try to use too much logic in these brackets, they kill you in the end.

In the past, I used to pick two brackets. The first one was complete gut reaction picks based on little logic and what I already knew. The second bracket I used to pick by pouring over the stats and the individual teams and studying as much as I could. They wound up being two different brackets.

The gut reaction bracket always did better.

ben said...

No one is taking Texas A&M Corpus Christi over Wisconsin?

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

tem...I'm very confused as to how to read this.

El Padrino said...

Oral Bob might take out Vandy

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

Okay, I get it now.

temwr said...

hmm, you hit F9 and it randomized the winners.

the top portion lists the winners for round 1.

then the next part is the winners for round 2.

etc. etc. until you get to the big winner at the bottom.

temwr said...

ignore all the numbers.

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temwr said...

ok out for a bit.

El Padrino said...

bye bye

El Padrino said...

virgina's resume is impressive

ben said...

I always tend to discount the teams that I root for on a normal basis. So having gone to school right down the road from Washington State, I adopted them a long time ago for big conference sports. If I go with my heart, they make a run, i'll probably pick them to lose in the first round, just so they don't make me mad.

Mills said...

tem -- my second F9 got a NC game of USC 137 over pitt 31. That is awesome. Most are reasonable though. Kind of fun.

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

Tem, your friend can't spell.

Oregan
Southern Illinoise
Eggzavier
Tennesee
Illinoise

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Well Vandy's my sleeper. Just into the 16

El Padrino said...

ok my east bracket is set

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

Awesome...just f9ed and got Ohio State versus Wright State in the final. OSU 145 - Wright State 20.

El Padrino said...

freak hung up on spelling today

El Padrino said...

i've been staring at Kansas second round game for a good hour now

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Kansas in a walk.

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

The Play-in is beating Kansas 1 out of 10 times.

This thing is great.

your paternal parent said...

the play in game is tonight, right?

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

yes...anybody know what channel it's on?

CBS or ESPN?

El Padrino said...

take niagra

ben said...

typically the play in game is on ESPN.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

espn

ben said...

where are they at, Niagra or Florida

ben said...

They play in Dayton, Ohio so that gives the advantage to....

ben said...

Niagra is favored by 8.5

ben said...

Duke is a 7 pt favorite over VCU, there's a bet i'd make.

El Padrino said...

duke wins, they may not cover tho
good call

ben said...

southern cal is only giving up 1.5 points to Arkansas, i'll take that.

El Padrino said...

only bracket i got #1 and #2 meeting is in the west

fuck it
ucla/kansas

El Padrino said...

i fucking love gtown this year

El Padrino said...

just love thier team
love thier bench, love the big guy
love green

just love

Mills said...

i think duke covers by 7 over vcu. duke is not normal duke, but they are still good enough to beat vcu by 7.

El Padrino said...

and rick barnes will fuck up at some point

your paternal parent said...

maggie gyllenhall has a certain hotness about her..

and it doesnt help that i watched a movie about her being loose woman yesterday.

pa-dow.

El Padrino said...

sherry baby?

El Padrino said...

it's hard to repeat but florida is stacked

ben said...

"maggie gyllenhall has a certain hotness about her.."

She's signing on to take Katie Holmes' spot in the new Batman movie.

Isiah Thomas said...

woo woo

THIS IS NOT A GAME PEOPLE.

Isiah Thomas said...

logging in and seeing you need to read 80+ comments on the old thread and 80 more here is nice, its like the morning paper, only a paper for morons like me.

Isiah Thomas said...

RIP Whiteboy.

He had love for NY, but he couldn't give it all to her.

Isiah Thomas said...

Don't over-value Oregon. They slumped late. Have a great PG but little else, they benfitted from UCLA crapping the bed in the Pac-10 tourney.

Do you trust a team run by Aaron Brooks?

Isiah Thomas said...

random z to start

ben said...

Rocky is on roids

El Padrino said...

she seems "home maker" to me
like i'd make her wear an apron and i'd plant her on the kitchen table, and some cookie dough might be involved somehow

Isiah Thomas said...

my friend just sent me this excel spread sheet that randomizes picks with weights based on seeding.

it is somewhat nifty.

Tem can you email me that? I (heart) nifty excel spreadsheets.

Mills said...

tem is out zeke -- what is your email?

El Padrino said...

beware, weasel requesting your email

whocares said...

Off to grub.

Mills said...

yup -- cuz i have shown so much dangerous potential on here.

if he doesn't want the spreadsheet, he doesn't have to give me his email.

Isiah Thomas said...

maggie gyllenhall has a certain hotness about her..

this disappoints me, she doesn't do it for me at all.

Isiah Thomas said...

I've emailed tem, I will wait for his response.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Rocky is on roids

Thanks Cumfast.

Mills said...

"I've emailed tem, I will wait for his response."

wow....pathetic.

suit yourself.

your paternal parent said...

ep, sherrybizzle is correct. shes a skank in it too, which furthered my curiosity.

giggity.

ToddPacker said...

weasel is getting pissy

your paternal parent said...

zeke, did u ever get my email from like a month ago? sent it to a yahoo addy (from my hotmail). possibly spammed?

ToddPacker said...

nice "giggity" drop

Mills said...

mg -- gets naked a lot in movies, so that is good i guess. but she is not hot. not at all.

El Padrino said...

chris rock was great last night on Letterman

Isiah Thomas said...

weazy get over yourself, I already emailed tem before your comment.

You have a complex.

The Rev said...

"its like the morning paper, only a paper for morons like me."


That belongs on the top of the page.

Isiah Thomas said...

FH - negative on the email, prob spammed and I don't check that addy too much, please resend if you still have it.

The spam on that account is attrocious.

freak I'll email you, thanks.

Isiah Thomas said...

freak - done.

ben said...

I'm hungry for a chili dog.

Isiah Thomas said...

Oddsmakers article

Usually don't read Gene Wojo too much but this seemed like it might have promise.

Mills said...

what i find hilarious is that you think i have nothing better to do with my time than to get your email so that I can...i don't know...spam you? wow. you live a sad and lonely life. i feel sorry for you more than anything really.

Isiah Thomas said...

Begining of the end for Youtube?

$1B lawsuit filed against them by Viacom.

Isiah Thomas said...

weazy you're still talking about this? Get over yourself.

Isiah Thomas said...

alright weazy my email addy is as follows:

eatadickweazy@gofuckyourself.com

ben said...

I think that Youtube and Viacom will either settle or Google will win the lawsuit. This is getting ridiculous, and I think this might be the case that sets a precedent, if it goes that far.

Isiah Thomas said...

Stardust implosion

Nothing better than a good blow em up vid-ye-o.

El Padrino said...

nice email addy zeke

saw the wojo article it was right up my alley, i may go do this for a living

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

I sell e-mail addresses.

Mills said...

re: Youtube --

When good bought them for the 6 bil or whatever it was. something like 2.5 bil was put aside to fight any potential copyright/infringement suits that may pop up. So i think they were anticipating this.

Mills said...

*google = good

temwr said...

back for a minute.

email sent zeke.

temwr said...

damn some rhino sounding and looking chick just walked by.

followed by some hot blonde chick.

The Rev said...

Viacom is such a weasel corporation.

Viacom bought CBS 8 years ago, then split the company in 2005 to create two separately traded companies, CBS and Viacom. Sumner Redstone remains executive chairman of both companies.

This is unusual because CBS has been a big user of YouTube's services to promote their clips. CBS provides special clips for YouTube to use. They've done it for quite some time.

Now with Viacom suing YouTube, how can one company use YouTube while the other company fights them? And both companies have the same guy as Executive Chairman.

Hinky.

temwr said...

i still hear the rhino out there, so i think she is stalking something. she is using the hot blonde as bait.

temwr said...

kalik was the beer of choice in the bahamas. never had it before.

it was like corona is in mexico. really fresh tasting, kinda watered down and cheap as dirt.

temwr said...

Rev no different than if you let me use your car, but I steal your TV in the process of using your car.


Just because you are letting me use your car, doesn't mean I can steal your TV.

temwr said...

mmm, lunch time. i am starving.

Isiah Thomas said...

thanks for the emails tem and freak.

El Padrino said...

Hinky = The Fugitive

temwr said...

well fuck, i got a natty z opportunity here. i guess i should make a play at it. of course it is a natty z preceded by another comment. it counts though. i am just getting back into the swing of things, so it counts.

i'll probably get blocked.

The Rev said...

Tem...

when you go for the Natty Z, the 4th comment has to be quick and to the point.

You should have learned that by now.

The Rev said...

I'll start a campaign...

Fuck Viacom

temwr said...

i needed to wait the 50 seconds or so to get the 12:39 stamp.

The Rev said...

It doesn't roll off the tongue like "Fuck AXE", but screw it.

your paternal parent said...

i think i hear Smashmouth on the radio doing "im a believer".

i think i feel my brain softening up...

oh shit, its leaking out my ears! damn you smashmouth!!

ben said...

I second the Fuck Viacom campaign.

El Padrino said...

i'm going to scour the hood for food now

The Rev said...

And now, you blocked my sneaky attempt to get my own Natty.

ben said...

In the article it talked about how marketing people love youtube, while lawyers hate it. Fuck lawyers and their hate. They aren't taking cash out of your pocket Viacom. This is a totally different case then the music industry.

temwr said...

lunch for me is at any moment.

The Rev said...

If Google wasn't worth billions of dollars, Viacom wouldn't be going after them.

Weasel lawyers!

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

People are stupid.

The Rev said...

CBS YouTube page.

Bunch of hinky weasel lawyers.

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

CBS is the worst network out there.

Isiah Thomas said...

Vuke Viacom

Isiah Thomas said...

how sick is the Western Conference?

Dallas has been winning practically every game all season and is only up 3.5 on the Suns.

If the Suns somehow manage to win tomorrow night they'll only be 2.5 back.

Oh and the Suns are 10-1 since Nash has been back. The only loss being to Philly at the end of their latest roady, when Nash got dinged and Marion was dinged.

SICK.

Steve said...

spreadsheet -
I'll take a copy from whoever:
lordzofgames@yahoo.com


I don't second the Fuck Viacom campaign. All corporations are evil money whores, that's why there successful. How about Google/Microsoft/Yahoo limiting the search rights and access to the Chinese to comply with the governments censorship. That's bullshit too!

Spaceman Spiff said...

EA and the puppies will be at the play-in game tonight

Isiah Thomas said...

Moss to the Pack not dead

Deke it still may happen.

Straight cash homie.

ben said...

there are some folks in our bracket that I don't recognize.

The Rev said...

Favre to Moss...

5 years ago, that combo concerns and scares me.

Today, not so much.

Isiah Thomas said...

Tem - can we get some more details from the trip.

Did you see ANS grave?

Was the big boss's house off the hook?

Did anyone in the office get too drunk and get gangbanged by natives?

Please advise.

Isiah Thomas said...

Moss can still play, Favre can still chuck it.

In the NFC that can get you to the divisional round of the playoffs.

Mills said...

"They aren't taking cash out of your pocket Viacom. This is a totally different case then the music industry."

Cuban had a good take on all of this. Give away the music, and then advertise. i would listen to advertisements (5 sec. peices to get free music)

your paternal parent said...

favre shoulda gone to the bears when he couldve.. screw trying to sign with the sentimental choice.. demand a trade if needed. just get your ass on a team that can best use you.

the pack aint doin shit for u short term.

The Rev said...

Moss can still play, Favre can still chuck it.

Let's rephrase all of that.

Moss can still play... when he feels like it.

Favre can still chuck it... and often to the other team.

El Padrino said...

tem did you heed my advise

did you get your johnson touched

did you experience an island girl?

Mills said...

depends on what the have to give up to get moss. but i would give up a 2nd rounder probably. and a 3rd for sure. probably not a first at this point.

The Rev said...

Imagine the scenario...

Moss in a Pack uniform decides to "take a play off".

How hard does Favre's head explode after that?

Mills said...

also, i hate when people (see: Briggs, Lance) make blanket statements about never playing for a team again. it is just stupid.

he made 700k last year. you are telling me that you won't take 7 million for one year? yeah right.

The Rev said...

And imagine how many plays Moss will take off after Favre doesn't see an open Moss and instead tries to zip it to Donald Driver in double coverage and throws a pick.

Mills said...

moss won't take off plays, cuz farve will "chuck it up there dog" at least 5-6 times a game. moss will love it.

The Rev said...

It's a bad mix of those two.

And I really hope the Pack does get Moss. Cause as an anti-Packer guy, it will be fun for me to watch that team implode.

ben said...

Plus it's cold in Wisconsin, Moss won't like that

El Padrino said...

NIT action tonight!

Michigan laying seven to UTAH is a joke, I'm all over it

Mills said...

it was cold in minn., he didn't seem to mind that...

ben said...

I heard the other day that T.O. still didn't know the plays by the end of last season. That he was asking Tony Romo as they broke the huddle what he had to do.

ben said...

Weasel-
Minnesota plays inside.

ben said...

Maybe Moss will pull a Plummer and just retire.

Isiah Thomas said...

I don't think its a bad mix.

Favre doesn't get in dood's grills and he can still throw the shit out of it.

Instead of forcing it into triple coverage he can now just hail mary it and more often than not Moss will get it.

ben said...

If the raiders can dump Moss and Porter, do they go after CJ then instead of JaMarcus?

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I'm telling you, the Pack could contend for an NFC Championship if this happens. They have a pretty good D.

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

Meiz is delusional.

ben said...

"Meiz is delusional. "

This from the guy who has Butler and Indiana in the final 4

your paternal parent said...

the nfc blows balls.

seriously.

Mills said...

"Weasel-
Minnesota plays inside."

Thank you Captain Obvious. The cold climate (not the football) is what sucks about being up North. You think the Pack practice outside? I am sure they use their indoor facilities. As for the one day a week (game day), when he would be outside. I doubt the cold would bother him.

Mills said...

If the raiders can dump Moss and Porter, do they go after CJ then instead of JaMarcus?

Yes, especially if they get aaron rodgers in the moss trade...

JFreak the legend of thundercunt said...

Ben...that was my "dream bracket".

Ain't gonna happen in a million years.

I still haven't looked at it enough to know who I'm gonna pick.

Mills said...

CJ is the ONLY sure thing in the draft.

Isiah Thomas said...

in the NFC anything is possible, NO was picked to what win 2 games.....

your paternal parent said...

brady quinn is a sure thing.

The Rev said...

Favre may not get in his grill, but you know Moss' overall attitude would bother him after a while. It might be good for a few weeks, but then Moss would start pulling his crap.

It would make Favre not want to throw it to Moss as much.

Then Moss would get pissed that he's not getting the ball enough and take more plays off.

The situation would only get worse from that point. And it would end badly.

But Packer fans on the whole are delusional enough to think it would work.

Randy Moss has never helped a team get to the Super Bowl. Why would he start now?

Mills said...

"brady quinn is a sure thing."

LMAO

ToddPacker said...

i can't see the LoV through the pile tps

Mills said...

"But Packer fans on the whole are delusional enough to think it would work."

Actually, Bob Harlin, their CEO or whatever said it was about 65-35 in the negative. he said he had been getting lots of emails.

The Rev said...

E-mails to the GM mean nothing. Only a few Packer fans are smart enough to use a comp.

I'm telling you, if they sign Moss, you'd see Moss Packer jerseys pop up all over Lambeau.

Isiah Thomas said...

I'm not a die hard wrestling fan....but I checked into the last 10 minutes of it last night.....

wow is it terrible....

Donald Trump was on, finalizing a deal to have a "loser shaves his head match, between "his guy" - some swolled up ECW wrestler and Vince's guy, some fake "samoan" guy.....

wow....bad.

At least Stone Cold showed up as he will be the "guest ref"...he still makes me laugh.

Isiah Thomas said...

let me beat rev to the punch

"its still real to me"

Isiah Thomas said...

Only a few Packer fans are smart enough to use a comp.


Damn, a philly fan taking shots....

bc philly has the smartest garbage men around....

The Rev said...

Yeah, Stone Cold still has some juice.

That Trump angle looks horrible. The world knows Vince McMahon will be the one who gets his head shaved in the end.

No way Trump would do this whole thing if he had to lose his hair at the end. Vince is willing to do anything to advance his product.

The Rev said...

Just cause I'm from Philly I lose shot credibility?

Hell no, I say.

No one needs credibility to take shots in this forum.

Isiah Thomas said...

neither will shave their head....someone will interrupt the match and no one will win...they'll create a new angle off of the interruption...

one of Stone Cold's best lines was "hey trump you alright...you look a little stiff"

Isiah Thomas said...

rev I didn't say you lose credibility...

you called out Pack fans intelligence and I countered with the garbage man reference....

your lack of reading comprehension validates my point.

NBL Rev.

The Rev said...

I disagree. I think Vince is willing to get his own head shaved. He's using Trump for the attention more than anything.

Vince is a crazy sumbitch. The man is a billionaire, yet will go into a wrestling ring and bleed if he thinks it will help his product.

The Rev said...

Garbage men get great benefits though.

It's that union they have.

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