Tuesday, March 31, 2009

This and that from the NCAA tournament

Here's a few things we forgot to mention during this year's NCAA tournament!

Something very rare happened in the first round game between Temple and Arizona State. A TV time-out was skipped because no one was fouling and no one threw the ball out of bounds. So when it was time for the next TV timeout, they took them back to back to make up for it. If you are not the type that watches the clock for 16, 12, 8, and 4, you will probably not have noticed!

And speaking of ASU, the candidate for player of the year that had the biggest tumble was Arizona State's James Harden. He was simply invisible when the games mattered, he disappeared in the Pac-10 conference tournament final, a victory that would mean a lot for the ASU program, and he disappeared in both NCAA tournament games. This was the biggest slide among the player of the year candidates for sure!

I find this Dookie irony very ...ironic. For someone so religious like Coach K, who even prays and crosses himself publicly before every game, he seems to have no trouble coaching a team named the Devils. Yet another example of Coach K double-speak and bigotry :-)

And more Dookies. I always wondered why while I found Mike Gminski at times boring, I did not dislike him even though he is a Dookie. It turns out, the G-Man played at Duke before Coach Ratzilla arrived, so he wasn't infused with the crapola that Ratzilla infuses everything he touches. So that explains why I do not dislike the G-Man!

Don't forget the five-year rule! UConn won in 1999 and 2004, and both started out West. One thing that throws off this pattern? This year they played at a different arena, an arena that didn't exist in 2004 :) So there is hope!

I'm sure I am not the only one who got tired of everyone talking about Ty Lawson's v*g*n*! Oops, I mean, toe :-)

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