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It's toe time!

Posted on: March 20, 2009 2:14 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- I'm back at the Greensboro Coliseum for a day of interviews.

Ty Lawson's toe is expected to hold a press conference around 2:25 ET.

I'll update you, as needed.

Category: NCAAB

Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: March 20, 2009 9:25 pm

It's toe time!

LOL - that's funny, Gary.


Since: Mar 13, 2007
Posted on: March 20, 2009 4:05 pm

It's toe time!

Yeah,  the Boise thing was a little illogical.  Boise was assigned the West region and the East region but the seeds were different from Palm's original forecast. 

Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: March 20, 2009 3:49 pm

It's toe time!

Oops, I should have read the other comment from Gary before posting mine.  He beat me to it.




Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: March 20, 2009 3:45 pm

Re: regions/sites

The sites are not assigned to specific regions beforehand.  The teams are seeded and placed in regions, THEN the sites are assigned to the teams that are the top seeds.  So, say, if Palm predicted Villanova to be placed in South, but they got placed in the East instead, then Philly (which was assigned to Villanova) would be an East region site instead of South.  Make sense?

Also, just to be picky - in #2 you say Boise was supposed to host a West region, but didn't.  Then in #3 you say Boise DID host a West region.  Same thing with #5/4.  ????

Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: March 20, 2009 3:28 pm

It's toe time!

First and second round sites aren't assigned to specific regions.

The tournament doesn't work like that.

Since: Mar 13, 2007
Posted on: March 20, 2009 3:17 pm

It's toe time! CBSSports Mistakes?

 Well my wagering is dependent on Ty "Toe" Lawson not playing anytime soon (meaning at least through the 4th round).  As Greg Anthony commented, no one has been able to determine exactly what Lawson has.  Broken toe, turf toe,  etc.  Normally Roy has been pretty candid in the past with Carolina injuries but this time there hasn't been alot of conversation.  That leads me to think it's worse than expected.  If that be the case,  I see an early exit for Carolina about the 4th round. 

On another subject is what I call an apparent screw up by Jerry Palm on his preselection Sunday forecasts for the brackets.  It's not a big deal when you miss the teams, considering you're trying to predict what 64 will be playing.  But when you cannot get the cities down for the respective regions,  that to me is a problem. 

Jerry had 5 mistakes on the cities that were hosting tournaments.  I don't know if that was his fault or does the NCAA determine regions and their respective cities also on Selection Sunday.  If that's so,  then no harm, no foul on Palm's part.  Here were the mistakes however:

;     1)  He had Philadelphia hosting a South region when it was Miami instead. 

;     2)  Boise hosting a West region when it was Portland instead.

;     3)  Miami hosting a West region - it was Boise however.

;     4)  Portland hosting an East region - it was Boise instead. 

;     5)  Boise hosting another East region - it was Philadelphia instead. 

It may not have been his fault.  The shuffle may have occurred after teams were assigned because by Palm's predictions, Portland State would have been playing in Portland, Temple in Philadelphia.  As it turns out Washington is playing in Portland.  One interesting matchup is Ohio State playing in Dayton.  Talk about home field advantage.  I have Ohio St. upsetting Louisville as a result. 

I guess the best bet is to wait until Selection Sunday next time. 

Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: March 20, 2009 2:58 pm

It's toe time!

Help! Do you think CBS will ever show some of the games or just the talking heads? Is there regional coverage that prevents cbs from actually showing the games? 


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