NCAA Tournament Thursday Open Thread: Window #3

Thursday, March 20, 2008


(11) Kansas State (20-11) vs (6) USC (21-11) 7:10 PM Midwest (Omaha): Kevin Harlan and Dan Bonner
(15) Belmont (25-8) vs (2) Duke (27-5) 7:10 PM West (Washington, DC): Craig Bolerjack and Bob Wenzel
(13) Winthrop (22-11) vs (4) Washington State (24-8) 7:20 PM East (Denver): Gus Johnson and Len Elmore
(9) Texas A&M (24-10) vs (8) BYU (27-7) 7:25 PM West (Anaheim): Dick Enberg and Jay Bilas

Spreads: USC -3.5 (O/U 140), Duke -20 (O/U 157), Washington State -9.5 (O/U 112), A&M -1 (O/U 128)
AA's Picks: KSU +3.5, Duke -20, Winthrop +9.5, A&M -1
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Oh no! Coach K is sick. Bob Wenzel asks how Duke will respond. Umm...to what? Belmont is hanging in early and Michael Beasley has two early fouls for K-State.

Do you think Mike Patrick is at home next to a cardboard cut out of Vitale doing a totally "homer" play-by-play of the Duke game? (Via Mal)

Yes I do. Hey Vince Gill is in DC!

For everyone who had 18:08 in the first half in the "Paulus Flop Pool," congratulations (Via Sam)

"UP HIGH AND DOWN HARD!"- Kevin Harlan

I have the "non-country club" game. AKA, K State/USC (Via JJ)

(As an on-screen graphic shows both Belmont & Duje are 12/24 on field goals):
"Belmont hanging around by shooting nearly 60%." - Seth Davis
(Via Hanrahan)

"Back Door #5 by my Bruins!!!"- Bob Wenzel

Wow.

"The tension in the building is building."- Craig Bolerjack

LET'S GO BRUINS!!!!

"Nice play by Kryziewski." - Bob Wenzel (Via Hanrahan)

"Step back jumper...Pure!"- Gus Johnson (Via Jim Williams)

"The Bruins from the East Coast!"- Bob Wenzel

I'm pretty sure Tennessee is not on a Coast.

"Justin Hare will go to medical school following graduation. A 3.87 GPA. I'd have him work on me."- Craig Bolerjack (Via Mal)

Wenzel: "Fatigue clouds your judgment". You must pretty exhausted then, Bob. (Via Mal)

Hahahaha. Hilarious.

"It should be near three seconds."- Craig Bolerjack
"If it's under three you have to get a tip."- Bob Wenzel

WHAT?!?!?!?!?! Are you kidding me? Three seconds left and you need a tip??? He should not be let back in the building tomorrow.

Now Duke will be unstoppable. Ugh. Well at least my K-State pick panned out.

154 Comments:

i think i stared at the "i can't i'm mormon" picture for about 2 mins

i dont know why

Trey said...
Mar 20, 2008, 6:01:00 PM  

Duke, UCLA, Wazzu, A&M

ssreporters said...
Mar 20, 2008, 6:08:00 PM  

HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHAT THE HELL IS JEMELE FRICKIN HILL DOING ON COLLEGE GAMEDAY RIGHT NOW?!?!?!?!?!?!? JEMELE HILL?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ARE YOU SERIOUS ESPN?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? WTF?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? ITS BAD ENOUGH THAT THEY STICK HER ON FIRST TAKE, BUT AN ACTUAL SHOW??????????? YOU'RE KILLIN ME ESPN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT, HAD TO REACH YOUR DIVERSITY QUOTA?????????????? ABSOLUTELY PATHETIC!!!!! JEMELE FRICKIN HILL IS ON ESPN COLLEGE GAMEDAY SCOREBOARD RIGHT NOW, ARE YOU FRICKIN KIDDING ME?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

DOES NOBODY HAVE AN OPINION ON THIS????????? THAT'S WHY DEADSPIN AND TBL KICK THE SHIT OUT OF THIS BLOG, BECAUSE NOBODY FRICKIN TAKES A COMMENT AND BUILDS ON IT, OR REACTS TO IT. ITS ALL A BUNCH OF MORONS MAKING THEIR OWN MEANINGLESS, POINTLESS STATEMENTS. I'M SICK OF THIS SHIT, COMMENTERS ARE SUPPOSED TO INTERACT, LIKE A CONVERSATION, NOT JUST MAKE SINGLE STATEMENTS THAT DO NOT BUILD OR ADD TO SOMEONE ELSE'S. GO READ TBL AND DEADSPIN'S COMMENTS AND THEY ACTUALLY GO TOGETHER AND ARE FUNNY. IT'S LIKE THE READERS ARE TALKING TO EACH OTHER, NOT POSTING STUPID STATEMENTS THAT DON'T CONTRIBUTE ANYTHING TO THE COMMENTS. PATHETIC...

joe d said...
Mar 20, 2008, 6:10:00 PM  

Here's some interaction, Joe D: Insulting the people who read these comment threads is a lousy way to get people to comment. So is "yelling" with your caps lock key on, and spitting out strings of punctuation marks like you don't know how to work a keyboard. Both make you look like the kind of guy nobody wants to get stuck next to in a bar, which is why nobody interacts with you.

Taking K State, Wazzu, Duke, and A&M this round, and hoping Carter Blackburn gets a date to the prom later this spring.

jb said...
Mar 20, 2008, 6:33:00 PM  

Joe D is just upset that Will won't give him a commenting account. You can have mine if you want it....I haven't used it in a year.

Mar 20, 2008, 6:38:00 PM  

Maybe if you tried more question marks people might listen to you there, guy.

Mar 20, 2008, 6:39:00 PM  

If you think TBL's commenters are better than AA's you're retarded.

Anonymous said...
Mar 20, 2008, 6:39:00 PM  

Does the D stand for Douche? No? Di*khead? Nope? Hmm...Dumbass?

ssreporters said...
Mar 20, 2008, 6:40:00 PM  

Joe, shouldn't you be watching a game instead of wondering why she is on College Gameday? Or does the mental health center not allow TV?

ssreporters said...
Mar 20, 2008, 6:42:00 PM  

Well. It's a big day for somebody, now isn't it? Joe D found the caps lock, two punctuation keys and stopped taking his meds. We're all very proud of you, Joe.

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 6:45:00 PM  

See Joe....we just had a discussion about how much of a dick you are. Great job everyone.

I'm so proud of you (*tear*)!

Mar 20, 2008, 6:48:00 PM  

Agreed, some of the TBL commenters are complete and utter jackasses.

Mar 20, 2008, 6:49:00 PM  

OH, THAT'S CUTE SSREPORTERS, A GUS JOHNSON PICTURE, WHY DON'T YOU GET OFF HIS D??? YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE ON THIS SITE HAVE BEEN SLANGIN HIS D 24/7 FOR THE PAST YEAR. YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT LIKES HIM, AND YOU'RE NOT COOL, OR CLEVER FOR PUTTING HIS PICTURE NEXT TO YOUR COMMENTS. BUT THATS CUTE THOUGH, A GROWN MAN PUTTING A PICTURE OF ANOTHER MAN NEXT TO HIS BLOG COMMENTS.

joe d said...
Mar 20, 2008, 6:50:00 PM  

Thanks AA, the D stands for Dick.

Thanks Joe Dick for your insight.

ssreporters said...
Mar 20, 2008, 6:50:00 PM  

look at that Joe D, you've brought the commenters together...see, we are commenting on the same topic, and I don't know about you, but I think its funny as hell.

Also, for anyone watching espn during the dinner break, did anyone catch Digger just creepily saying "GODY" while Dick Vitale tried to say something? Freaky.

Mez said...
Mar 20, 2008, 6:51:00 PM  

Joe D, I didn't have my dad's camera with me so I couldn't take pictures of me and your mom in YOUR bedroom last night.

ssreporters said...
Mar 20, 2008, 6:52:00 PM  

And speaking of slangin someone's D, let's talk about your mom Joe...

ssreporters said...
Mar 20, 2008, 6:52:00 PM  

Boy that escalated quickly.

Anonymous said...
Mar 20, 2008, 6:56:00 PM  

I love you Joe....readers like you make my day. You may hate the comments but you still check the site everyday. You're my hero.

Mar 20, 2008, 6:56:00 PM  

It did didn't it?!

Mez said...
Mar 20, 2008, 6:57:00 PM  

OK, SS YOU'VE NEVER GOTTEN WITHIN 100 FEET OF A WOMAN WITHOUT HER GETTING CREEPED OUT OR SLAPPING YOU. AND HOW COULD YOU HAVE BEEN IN MY ROOM LAST NIGHT, YOU WERE AT HOME JERKIN IT TO YOUR GUS JOHNSON PICTURE COLLECTION. RISE AND FIRE!!!!!!!!

joe d said...
Mar 20, 2008, 6:57:00 PM  

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l42/yanxfan421324/scheyerface.gif
Look for Belmont to be caught in the Scheyer trance, enabling Duke to cover. Hopefully someone can stop the string of chalk we have going, though

Sam said...
Mar 20, 2008, 6:58:00 PM  

Ha...that was actually kind of funny Joe, but you can turn the comments off any day now.

Mar 20, 2008, 6:59:00 PM  

Just keep hitting the refresh button, buddy

Sam said...
Mar 20, 2008, 6:59:00 PM  

That escalated quickly.

Joe, I've never read anything remotely interesting from someone who types in ALLCAPS and uses 11,000 exclamation points in a row. Your posts are no exception.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:00:00 PM  

Ok, I know I'm a noob and all here, but there are still basketball games, right? Or are we just going to have hissyfits?

Go Anyone But Duke!

dr old school said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:01:00 PM  

Damn, someone beat me to the Anchorman reference.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:01:00 PM  

I kept my head on a swivel, it's what you have to do spartandan when you find yourself in the middle of a vicious cock fight like we have between SS and joe d

Mez said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:04:00 PM  

Well, I'm about to leave, I guess SSReporters can't think of a comeback. Probably more alone time with Gus, I understand. Make sure you clean up after yourself SS, I know how excited you get over Gus.

joe d said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:06:00 PM  

Did anybody check out the Erin Andrews webcast? I couldn't get the link to work.

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:09:00 PM  

And with that out of the way, it's Mayo v. Beasley about to tip off. Looks like the most interesting matchup by far in this slot (BYU v. A&M is going to be a blowout one way or the other, depending on which A&M shows up).

SpartanDan said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:11:00 PM  

Does anybody know who's GPA is higher? Mayo or Beasley? Freshman year can be tough, you know.

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:12:00 PM  

For everyone who had 18:08 in the first half in the "Paulus Flop Pool," congratulations

Sam said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:13:00 PM  

Do you think Mike Patrick is at home next to a cardboard cut out of Vitale doing a totally "homer" play-by-play of the Duke game?

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:16:00 PM  

That's two on Beasley 4:15 into the game. That's going to be major trouble.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:18:00 PM  

Beasley already has 2 fouls at the 4 minute break

Sam said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:19:00 PM  

Vince Gill is a big supporter of Belmont. It has a big music and music business dept.

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:21:00 PM  

Belmont is still close to Duke. How soon before they take away my K-State/USC game away to give it to the entire nation?

J.J. said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:21:00 PM  

Harlan just broke out his standard "Up high and down hard" on a USC ally-oop. Awesome

Anonymous said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:26:00 PM  

New "dude" commercial from Bud Light. Pretty funny.

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:27:00 PM  

**Do you think Mike Patrick is at home next to a cardboard cut out of Vitale doing a totally "homer" play-by-play of the Duke game?**

Mike Patrick loves to get all that Coach K dick.

Michael said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:28:00 PM  

BTW, it's Enberg on both late games from Anaheim tonight.

Willmott said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:30:00 PM  

I hope I didn't have WSU going too far in my bracket. They look like crap.

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:32:00 PM  

Wazzu-Winthrop: first team to 40 wins.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:33:00 PM  

WSU isn't a Big Ten team is it?

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:33:00 PM  

40 might be generous. It seems whistles are banned in the game.

Dr old school said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:34:00 PM  

I HATE HATE HATE when teams call a timeout in the "TV Timeout Window" and they go to commercial. Then three seconds later, K State fouls USC, and they STILL go to the TV Timeout.

If a team calls a timeout in that TV Timeout Window, it should count as the TV Timeout. We don't need 4 minutes of commercials sandwiching three seconds of action.

J.J. said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:35:00 PM  

@ mal: Only in the "they're afraid to score much more than 50" sense; they don't qualify in the "they're fucking awful" sense.

Willmott said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:37:00 PM  

jj-couldn't agree more.

And Bolerjack is over-doing the Gus Johnson approach for the Duke/Belmont game. He is literally yelling over every made shot

Sam said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:37:00 PM  

Damn... I was hoping Enberg wouldn't appear. Drats.

Michael said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:38:00 PM  

@willmott - hilarious. So, WSU is a Big Ten school in spirit anyway?

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:38:00 PM  

Mal, WSU makes the Big Ten look fast-paced. Even Iowa plays faster.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:39:00 PM  

There's a guy holding up a Duck Fuke sign behind Scheyer right now at the line. How long before someone takes it away/they stop using that angle?

Sam said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:41:00 PM  

What's with all the white guys on the screen right now? Between Duke, Belmont and BYU there are enough WASPs to start a country club.

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:41:00 PM  

@ mal: Actually, the moment that the Big Ten brass can figure out a way to hide the number 12 in their logo, Wazzou's getting an invite.

Willmott said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:42:00 PM  

Belmont looking good.

Michael said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:42:00 PM  

Mal, since I'm getting the other game, please try to keep track of how many times you hear "good fundamentals" when the announcers talk about them.

J.J. said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:43:00 PM  

In honor of all of the Juniors and Seniors playing today- I just downloaded a Junior Senior album.

Steve said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:44:00 PM  

Don't stop (Don't stop!) the beat Steve.

Mar 20, 2008, 7:45:00 PM  

Is Duke playing Belmont or Princeton?

Sam said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:45:00 PM  

@ jj - what game do you have? I got the directv deal. Getting dizzy flipping back and forth on tivo and the "mix" channel.

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:46:00 PM  

So, quick bracket check here for this session: three picks are currently losing, and the fourth one is up by two on the 15th-seeded champions of the Atlantic Sun. Great.

Willmott said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:46:00 PM  

I have the "non-country club" game. AKA, K State/USC

J.J. said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:47:00 PM  

BYU got shut out through the first TV timeout. Meanwhile, Belmont isn't going away - down just two with 4 minutes left in the half.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:47:00 PM  

Aren't Winthrop and Belmont the name of the two old guys on "Trading Places?"

J.J. said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:49:00 PM  

I didn't know the "I Can't...I'm Mormon" t-shirt referred to her team's ability to score a basket.

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:49:00 PM  

Wow, Belmont is really playing Duke well. They're shooting great from the 3pt line. 6-10 I believe. Jeez, I figured it'd be 40-15 or something by now. Heh, goes to show what I know.

KState/USC playing like I thought it would, Winthrop is playing WSU tight, and that'll be low scoring. As for A&M/BYU.. I dunno. A&M is so spotty.

Anonymous said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:50:00 PM  

(As an on-screen graphic shows both Belmont & Duje are 12/24 on field goals):
"Belmont hanging around by shooting nearly 60%." - Seth Davis

Hanrahan said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:50:00 PM  

@jj- the old guys in TP were Mortimer and Randolph Duke. Louis Winthorpe III was Aykroyd's character - who I attributed to being Carter Blackburn's in the window #2 blog.

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:52:00 PM  

Good to see O.J. Mayo has showed up for the game... and that 3rd foul on Gibson was weak.

tom said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:56:00 PM  

Announcers are thoroughly depressed that USC/K-State is not a Mayo/Beasley love story... heavily hyped freshman not living up to insane matchup buildup?? THIS NEVER HAPPENS...

Kansas State is fouling like crazy, even ignoring the fact the Beasley is in foul trouble, it feels like they're gonna have insane foul trouble towards the end.

Although Gibson for USC just got his 3rd... maybe it's just foul heavy.

Zak said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:56:00 PM  

Kiss of death for Belmont, they just put up the 15 over 2 graphic in the 1st half.

Dr old school said...
Mar 20, 2008, 7:59:00 PM  

I'm back from the gym:


"Not only does Baynes have great hands, but he has a soft touch around the rim." - Gus Johnson


As for my comeback for Joe D:

Have you ever been near a woman? The cardboard cutouts don't count.

ssreporters said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:02:00 PM  

Gus has a good game to deal with, 29-29 Wazzu vs. Winthrop at halftime.

ssreporters said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:04:00 PM  

Dick Enberg and Jay Bilas for Texas A&m vs. BYU AA.

ssreporters said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:08:00 PM  

If BYU keeps this up, they're going to have trouble picking up chicks in Provo once they get back.

Oh. Wait.......

Willmott said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:08:00 PM  

What's with everyone and cardboard cutouts today? A blow up doll would have worked fine there, ss

Sam said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:08:00 PM  

I assumed he already had 5 in his room as well as some posters.

ssreporters said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:10:00 PM  

Wouldn't you have to earn money before you buy that stuff?

Sam said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:14:00 PM  

Look! Enberg and Bilas are dressed alike. Isn't that cute?

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:16:00 PM  

That's what you came up with ss... weak sauce. And it took you that long to think of that pathetic little attempt at a comeback. Oh, and we all know by "gym" you mean "furious jerk session with Gus Gus back on the air".

joe d said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:17:00 PM  

BYU's gotten back into it - tied with 1:40 to go in the half.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:20:00 PM  

Shouldn't you be busy complaining about Jamele Hill?

ssreporters said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:22:00 PM  

LOL, the BYU guy is Chris Collinsworth.

ssreporters said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:23:00 PM  

i just cheered for duke outloud

the tournament makes people do things that they are not proud

wishmewell said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:24:00 PM  

Man you are some weak sauce ss. I guess when you expend all your energy toward devoting your life to Gus Johnson you don't have anything left to think of a comeback. How about you leave son.

joe d said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:24:00 PM  

For someone who started this thread trashing the commenters and this site, you sure are contributing your share.

And I would ask what you devote life to....but you obviously don't have one.

I'm done with you, I'm watching the USC/KSU game.

ssreporters said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:27:00 PM  

Way to use the same line in consecutive comments

Sam said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:28:00 PM  

Question - is there ever any circumstance where banging a Duke cheerleader is an accomplishment?

Willmott said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:28:00 PM  

Looks like Wazzu is pulling away.

ssreporters said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:29:00 PM  

@ Wilmott, go to The Big Picture if you want cheerleader stuff.

ssreporters said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:30:00 PM  

@willmot - if you are on the Duke lacrosse team?

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:30:00 PM  

What???????????? How you can't watch that game, your precious Gus is not calling it.

joe d said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:31:00 PM  

"BACK DOOR NUMBER 5!" - Bob Wenzel

The way he said it made it come off as if he was auditioning for the announcing gig on the Price is Right.

Price is Wrong, Wenz!

Jim Williams said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:32:00 PM  

Belmont still not going away - it's down to 4. Incidentally, so is K-State's lead.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:32:00 PM  

White boy on USC BLOWS. You wanna rotate any slower big man? He has no skill at all.

Anonymous said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:33:00 PM  

Vince Gill got another iso shot, and all I can say is he looks more and more like Billy Ray Cyrus with each cameo.

Jim Williams said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:34:00 PM  

"The tension is building in this building."

Fuck you, Craig Bolerjack. Fuck you.

Willmott said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:35:00 PM  

Way to ignore the facts and use a duke lacrosse joke

Sam said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:36:00 PM  

I know the facts. Just a joke. Those kids got railroaded.

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:37:00 PM  

"Nice play by Kryziewski." - Bob Wenzel

I could've sworn Gerald Henderson hit that three off the pass from Zubek.

Hanrahan said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:37:00 PM  

Just as I was celebrating my blog's birthday.

Out of nowhere came this idiot.

Even though he got ripped apart he was still going.

Dumb enough to think I have a man crush on Gus Johnson.


I wouldn't imagine anything like that happening.

Shoot, I know that will neve r happen.


Anyone up for some basketball?

Now I'm tired of this crap.


I guess not all people have brains.

DUKE IS ALMOST LOSING!!!!

I'm sorry, let me get back to the main topic.

Overall, you my friend are royal doofus.

Think of something funny other than weak sauce.

ssreporters said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:38:00 PM  

Kryzewski and Henderson look a lot a like - easy mistake to make.

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:38:00 PM  

I'm quite confident AA is going to list Craig and Bob as the worst announcing crew in this tournament.


Wazzu by 9, K-State by 5.

ssreporters said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:39:00 PM  

sorry mal. not a blue blooded duke fan but I hate when people do shit like that.

"A 15 has upset a 2 four times before...will this be one of those times?"
No. This would be the 5th, genius

Sam said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:39:00 PM  

You know, if Belmont could ever grab a rebound, they'd probably be ahead by a couple possessions in this one.

Willmott said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:40:00 PM  

Bob Wenzel from what I'm hearing is close to knocking out Gary Danielson for a Pammy award.

ssreporters said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:41:00 PM  

I'm digging GuJo's various ways of calling a shot good.

"Step back jumper...Pure!"

He's a human thesaurus. HA HA!

Jim Williams said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:41:00 PM  

What a play from Mayo.

ssreporters said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:42:00 PM  

I think we should give Bolerjack the benefit of the doubt, folks. He calls freakin' Jazz games! He wouldn't know a good game if it smacked him in the face!

Wenzel, on the other hand...

Jim Williams said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:44:00 PM  

Belmont leads!!!


And the USC/KSU game is the game of the day by far.

ssreporters said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:44:00 PM  

@ssreporters - try a haiku like this next time:

Joe D and Belmont
Neither one will go away
But Belmont, we like

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:45:00 PM  

Who's the chick on the directv HD commercial?

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:45:00 PM  

@ ssreporters: At the very least, Wenzel should be the worst analyst.

Willmott said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:46:00 PM  

You are such a frickin JOKE ss. You were celebrating the BIRTHDAY OF YOUR BLOG??? Nice spacing on that last post, that was classy. Oh, and you have no room to criticize anything I say. You have possibly the worst comebacks in the world, and it takes you 8 hours to think of them. You keep saying you're going to ignore me, but yet to keep taking pathetic stabs at insulting me or responding to me. Also, the fact that you felt the need to assure us that you don't have a crush on Gus is pretty sad. That just leads me to believe it is truer than ever.

"Dumb enough to think I have a man crush on Gus Johnson.

I wouldn't imagine anything like that happening.

Shoot, I know that will neve r happen."

You honestly wrote those words...are you frickin kiding me? You are really pathetic ss.

I hope you never have to defend yourself in person, because you obviously couldn't do it. It takes you forever to think of comebacks on a computer, and they still are not good.

joe d said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:49:00 PM  

Oh, and "royal doofus"???? Seriously??? What is this 3rd grade??? Come on ss, you're better than that... well maybe not.

joe d said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:51:00 PM  

Joe D, did you miss the part that said NCAA Tournament Open Thread? You know, the part that didn't say Pick a Fight with Other Commenters Open Thread?

Talk about the tourney, or shut the fuck up.

Willmott said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:51:00 PM  

Second-half scoring in the Winthrop Wazzou game: Washington State 25, Winthrop 4. Ouch.

Willmott said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:53:00 PM  

"Boy, if he gets his hands on the ball, no one's gonna take it from him." - Dan Bonner at his best

Jim Williams said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:53:00 PM  
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Willmott said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:56:00 PM  

Bolerjack: "Justin Hare will go to medical school following graduation. A 3.87 GPA. I'd have him work on me".

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:57:00 PM  

"With four on him, that is not good." - Bob Wenzel, on Kyle Singler's fouls.

Willmott said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:57:00 PM  

How much does Frank Martin blow ass as a coach? Walker and Beasley and you don't roll through the B12?

Anonymous said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:57:00 PM  

"This young man is going to medical school after graduation, a 3.8 GPA...I'd let him work on me." - Craig Bolerjack

Hanrahan said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:58:00 PM  

And I've been mercifully switched to the Duke game with USC/KSU on the alternate channel.

ssreporters said...
Mar 20, 2008, 8:58:00 PM  

@ ss: Yes, you too can enjoy the wonder that is WenzelJack

Willmott said...
Mar 20, 2008, 9:00:00 PM  

What's the over-under on how many times they can say Beasley in the Kansas State game ...

Anonymous said...
Mar 20, 2008, 9:00:00 PM  

Is anyone else having MMOD completely screw up their computer? I basically can't open anything new now, including Task Manager, and I've closed MMOD. I'm using IE7 and Windows XP.

Morgan Wick said...
Mar 20, 2008, 9:01:00 PM  

Paulus clearly has a foot out of bounds by about 3 feet with a ref standing right there and doesnt' call him out! Horrific! Of course, Bolerjack and Wenzel miss it.

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 9:02:00 PM  

Kevin Harlan referring to a replay of a foul on USC in the act of K-State shooting. The shooter according to Kev was "spinning and cocking".

Jim Williams said...
Mar 20, 2008, 9:02:00 PM  

Wenzel: "Fatigue clouds your judgment". You must pretty exhausted then, Bob.

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 9:03:00 PM  

Winthrop has currently scored eight points in the second half with 2:10 left to go. That has to be some kind of record.

Willmott said...
Mar 20, 2008, 9:07:00 PM  

"A COLD BLOODED THREE BY MICHAEL BEASLEY!" - Kevin Harlan channeling Rick James

Jim Williams said...
Mar 20, 2008, 9:08:00 PM  

Kent St only had 10 in the first half this afternoon vs. UNLV

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 9:10:00 PM  

ESPN.com's Chris Mortenson is reporting that Duke is looking at that Coach J guy from the State Farm commercials because, "Hey, maybe HE could win a game in the tournament."

Ice Cole said...
Mar 20, 2008, 9:11:00 PM  

FUCK USC

Anonymous said...
Mar 20, 2008, 9:11:00 PM  

We got switched to the "Country Club" game, as JJ put it. Is there a dress code or membership fee to watch this, or do I need to change the channel?

/jrrerm

Mar 20, 2008, 9:12:00 PM  

WSU broke 70. Their invitation to join the Big Ten has been rescinded.

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 9:12:00 PM  

Man this game is crazy.

Mar 20, 2008, 9:12:00 PM  

@ paco: at the "country club" - no denim, collared shirt, no mules and no gambling at Bushwood.

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 9:14:00 PM  

STOP THE BALL BELMONT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

Anonymous said...
Mar 20, 2008, 9:16:00 PM  

Well, that failed. Two guys open for the layup, and instead you throw to the Duke guy. Smooth.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 20, 2008, 9:17:00 PM  

Wenzel has referred to a player being "athletic" or having "athleticism" about fifty times tonight. Rent a thesaurus, Bob.

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 9:18:00 PM  

Well, we all knew this would happen.

/zgmorde

Mar 20, 2008, 9:19:00 PM  

Now Wenzel is trying to tell us that with under 3 seconds the shot has to be a tip in to count. I think he's lost a decimal point in addition to losing his mind.

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 9:19:00 PM  

Oh man that hurts. I hate Duke....now they won't be stopped.

Mar 20, 2008, 9:23:00 PM  

Well, pull out the Duke phone tree (V, Bilas, etc.) and start making sure everyone's still OK.

/uapompu

Mar 20, 2008, 9:23:00 PM  

I know this is an "announcing" blog, but nice camera work on the replay of the last missed shot by Belmont. Right behind Hare and good angle to see the flight of the ball.

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 9:23:00 PM  

AA-Please give out announcing grades tomorrow, WenzelJack has been an F-

But hell of a game, and because someone was going to say it eventually:
"Just imagine if Gus was doing it"

Sam said...
Mar 20, 2008, 9:25:00 PM  

No worries, AA. Arizona will wreck them on Saturday.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 20, 2008, 9:27:00 PM  

I think Jay Bilas has been around Bill Raftery too long - outside of the "Onions!", they're sounding very similar right about now.

Willmott said...
Mar 20, 2008, 9:28:00 PM  

Late game thread?

Mal said...
Mar 20, 2008, 9:29:00 PM  

Putting it up shortly Mal.

Mar 20, 2008, 9:32:00 PM  

Someone please tell me they also saw Vince Gill in the audience. I want to make sure I'm not hallucinating.

jared said...
Mar 20, 2008, 10:24:00 PM  

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