Posted on: March 17, 2008 3:38 pm

I have to wonder...

...with it being March Madness and all, will we be seeing any variation of the Pimpin' jackets that the coaches love to wear?

We know that Sydney Lowe's Pimpin' Kool-aid Man Jacket isn't going to be dancing, but Bruce Pearl's Creamcicle Jacket?
Posted on: March 16, 2008 11:16 am

Basically, I am Overwhelmed by Brackets

I am sitting here, waiting for the final moments of the season to unfold, before the madness ensues this evening with the announcement of the brackets. Who's bubble will be burst, who will be let in. My confusion is among the total amount of bracket challenges that I am in, as I have lost count. Here's my question, in the past, I have done maybe one or two, and tweaked them, maybe having UNC being the winner in one, just out of fanhood, sometimes I have had UNC the winner in both, because as a basketballologist, that is what I feel. I am in SOOO many this year, I don't know how to tweak them! I may even do just one based on complete and sheer VCU over dook last year. That should be fun.

So, when filling your brackets out, what is your method to approaching March Madness. Do you choose the underdog, and hope that Cinderella finds that glass slipper and carries you? Do you stick with the seedings? Which seeding match ups do you think are more volatile, and are more at risk for an upset?

dook wants to tell! I know you want to visit the bedside drawer again, but we must curb that for now, IT'S TIME FOR MARCH MADNESS MY FRIENDS!
Posted on: March 8, 2008 11:37 pm

An avatar bet as it should be, I WON

Okay, my avatar bet saga continues. When Carolina hosted dook in the earlier half of the season, I lost my avatar for a week to tribe. He selected a pic of rat king cutting a net down, which I affectionately referred to him swinging a tutu around.

With Carolina ruining yet another Senior night at Cameron, I won the second part of the avatar bet with tribe. So, I selected the following avatar...
dook is evil she chooses avatar's that are just cruel if you bet her in an avatar challenge

man I am evil...but this is rather funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 3, 2008 3:55 pm

Congrats Lady Tar Heels

The Lady Tar Heels knocked of the Lady dookies yesterday, to complete their ACC season. I want to congratulate the women's team for going UNDEFEATED in the ACC, 14-0, that is AWESOME!!!!!! They finished the regular season 27-2, with losses to only Tennessee and UConn.

And they played in front of a sell out crowd yesterday, the game had been sold out for over two weeks.

You Go Lady Tar Heels!
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 2, 2008 10:45 pm

March Maddness Hits the ACC

After this weekend in the ACC, March Madness has clearly hit the ACC.

Saturday, dook was taking on NC State at the RBC Center in Raleigh. dook trailed NC State for the duration of most of the game, State had a convincing lead, so they thought, but dook chipped away at the lead and ultimately won the game with DeMarcus Nelson hitting free throws.

Also Saturday, Carolina traveled to Boston College. Tyrese Rice shot lights out with over 30 points in the first half for the Eagles. Carolina also overcame a huge deficit in the second half to ultimately defeat BC by ten with a final score of 90-80.

And this evening, Clemson traveled to College Park to take on Maryland. The Terps had a convincing double digit lead as well. Clemson came back in the last 11 minutes of the game and outscored the Terps 34-11, winning the game on a clutch 3 pointer and forcing some key turnovers at the end of the game.

Looks like it was not a good weekend to be the home school? dook and Carolina winning really does not affect the ACC too much, keeps them both tied for first in the league, but how does Maryland losing to Clemson affect the middle tier of the league? Well this win for Clemson sets them apart from everyone else, putting them at 9-5, Virginia Tech 8-6 and Maryland 8-7.

Definitely March Madness has begun in the ACC...
Posted on: February 24, 2008 9:57 am

I watched the game last night

For that to be a potential one for the books an instant classic, it really looked like a game of indoor street scrap ball to me. Memphis had to call a time out within the first 35 seconds of the game. Good move on Coach Calipari's part, as the team drained three's after that. But over all, a game that is between the #1 and #2 team's in the nation, especially this late in the season, I anticipate and expect better ball movement and better play making. I just did not see it in either team.  I was simply not impressed, and neither team to me looked like a number one caliber team. Go ahead shoot me down, I do not really care, we are approaching the wrap up of the regular season, Memphis was undefeated going into this match-up, Tennessee had only two losses...I expected  a lot more and got a lot less.

I am sure Tennessee will shoot up to the number one slot, but it will be short lived. Expect both Memphis and Kansas to fall this week with their losses.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 21, 2008 6:01 pm

Hey Coach, Kool-Aid Man called....

And he wants his jacket back!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hmm see the resemblence?  Kool-Aid Man

Posted on: February 21, 2008 5:42 pm

Basketball and the state of Tennessee

Okay basketball fans, huge match-up this weekend #2 Tennessee Volunteers traveling to in state rival #1 Memphis Tigers. I put in that previous statement rival, because if they aren't rivals now, they will be after a #1 & #2 match-up, as UT has always been the big dog (Smokey forgive the pun) in the state of Tennessee. Memphis, however has been steadily climbing the ladder to college basketball in recent years. The Tigers are 26-0 and the Volunteers are 24-2 with their only losses coming against Kentucky by 6 in January, and went into Texas in late November and was convincingly beaten.

Now with that being said, let us now talk about conference strength, Memphis plays in the CUSA, which is not nearly as strong as the SEC in which Tennessee plays. Both team's have rather good coaches. In no way, am I trying to knock the CUSA, you merely need to look at all the rating parameters to confirm this.

Now, when UNC was #1 and got knocked off by Maryland in January, a thread was posted on the CBB board which proclaimed that the state of Tennessee was the new mecca for college basketball.  This thread got everyone in an uproar, because in order to be a mecca, don't you think there would have to be one perhaps maybe two recently won National Championships in the state (not belittling the Lady Vols, we are talking Men's Hoops), and last time I checked, um there are none. Come and talk to me in a few years time as to where the "new mecca of Basketball" is.

I personally think it is great that the top 20 has shifted and there are new team's in the rankings, that is what makes this sport so much fun to watch and follow.
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