Friday, March 21, 2008
(15) American (21-11) vs (2) Tennessee (29-4) 12:15 PM East (Birmingham): Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery
(10) Davidson (26-6) vs (7) Gonzaga (25-7) 12:25 PM Midwest (Raleigh): Jim Nantz and Billy Packer
(10) St. Mary's (CA) (25-6) vs (7) Miami (FL) (22-10) 12:30 PM South (Little Rock): Ian Eagle and Jim Spanarkel
(12) Western Kentucky (27-6) vs (5) Drake (28-4) 12:30 PM West (Tampa): Tim Brando and Mike Gminski
Yet another day of action is upon us and hopefully there will be more drama today. I've got the American-Tenn game to start the day so if anyone else gets Packer and Nantz fill me in on the quotes in the comments.
"American goes....MANTOMAN!"- Bill Raftery
Camera angles have been odd in Birmingham. Wide angles then zooming in and back out again. Fortunately, the camera hasn't been focused on Stuart Scott. (Via Mal)
The best transcription I can come up with off MMOD, Bill Raftery: "And American goes muhrmhmuh." (Via Thomspson)
"Davidson with the longest winning streak in the America."- Jim Nantz
Who is he Ms. South Carolina (and such as)?
Billy Packer might be the Cloverfield monster in HD. (Via Mez)
"Curry took it back door."- Billy Packer
We might need to rid ourselves of that phrase. Also, Nantz is barely even talking in the first few moments of this game.
"That was Frank Gordon with the find."- Verne Lundquist
"To Gilmore."- Bill Raftery
"Yes. Made him happy."- Verne Lundquist
"I've heard you say that on occasion."- Bill Raftery
"Thanks for the setup. Adam Sandler is smiling."- Verne Lundquist
"Who the heck?"- Bill Raftery
"Who the heck is Happy Gilmore?"- Verne Lundquist
Wow...that was an epic exchange.
"The band playing Rocky Top at 7:30 in the morning"- Verne Lundquist
"It's not easy on the road."- Bill Raftery
Ha...that has to suck if you're trying to sleep in.
I'm pretty sure I'm the only man in America watching First Take right now, but I'm 99% sure Ryan Dempster just said "bitchin'." (Via Austin)
That's bitchin' that they let him.
"I've never met anyone who believed in reincarnation that didn't come back as a prince or a king. Nobody came back as a day laborer."- Verne Lundquist
What is he talking about?
"I think it's been like both teams are running around in deep snow."- Jim Spanarkel
AA - Verne and Bill were talking about JP Prince and his basketball family. Which led Verne - somehow - to a reincarnation rant. (Via Mal)
Well that explains everything.
"He traveled on the pass before the pass."- Jim Nantz
"Both teams playing behind the 3-point line."- Mike Gminski
"I know you take that personally."- Tim Brando
"Siakam with the deuce."- Tim Brando
Another term we should think about getting rid of.
OK - have you seen the promo for the new CBS show "Secret Talents of the Stars"? It has George Takei as a country singer. Oh my. (Via Mal)
"I think they got Nichols from the rear."- Bill Ratery
"If American is going to win, they are going to have to get a lot of smooth miles out of this Carr (Garrison Carr)".- Bill Raftery (Via Mal)
Okay, Stephen Curry (40 points?!?!?! and 30 of them in the 2nd Half?!?) is amazing and my brackets are officially cooked. I feel like this guy....
WOW, Adam Morrison lookin good. Now he's too much of an NBA hardass to cry, so at least we don't have to worry about that (who am I kidding, he'll probably start balling). (Via Joe D)