Tuesday, March 18, 2008
I figured at least some of you would be around for tonight's play-in game, so I'm going with the OT/LB for tonight. Sure it's not called the play-in game anymore (they somehow are trying to call it the "Opening Round" game), but we all know what it is....
An excuse to check out Erin Andrews and make fun of Lavinburger! It's a clash of Maryland schools only 60 miles apart, one being 18-14, and the other is 16-20. Can it get more fun than this? I submit that it cannot! (Until Thursday)
Here's what you need to know....
Mount St. Mary's at Coppin State
7:30 PM ET, March 18, 2008 (ESPN)
University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, OH
MSM's Leaders: Chris Vann, G- 14.4 ppg, Markus Mitchell, F- 5.9 rpg, Jeremy Goode, G - 5.5 apg
CSC's Leaders: Tywain McKee, G- 16.6 ppg, Robert Pressey, F- 5.5 rpg, Tywain McKee, G- 3.1 apg
Spread: MSM -7
See you around 7:30!
Okay quick note. Rece Davis just classified a sleeper as a four seed or worse. How does that make sense? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!!!
"Am I the only one who thought the spread was "Mainstream Media -7"?" (Via Matt
"I appreciate the love you give to Brian Regan. It truly is awesome." (Via Anon)
The big yellow one is the Sun!!!!
"Just a few things I've noticed today:
1) I wish I would've DVR'ed Black Magic.
2) ESPN Radio's Jason Smith was on Jim Rome is Burning and he's borderline transparent.
3) I think Steve Lavin's luggage got lost, because on a 'Pregame Extra' on ESPNews, he was sans hair gel." (Via RJBO)
I wish I had the picture of Lav, Black Magic is amazing (more on that tomorrow), and Jason Smith is pretty good on the radio (very white on TV...much like yours truly).
Your other TV choices for the night: American Idol, Beauty and the Geek, Biggest Loser, NCIS, Dancing with the Stars, Big Brother, One Tree Hill
(You better watch this game with me)
"You don't love me you just love your Ear, Nose, and Throat Pavillion"- Steve Lavin (I might have messed that one up)
7:27- Okay everyone I'm going to be keeping me eyes on about 17 different Sporting Events tonight. Help me out as best as you can. Let's have some fun....Cheers!
Final Four Predictions:
Kara- UConn, MD, UNC, Tenn
Stacey- UConn, MD, LSU, Tenn
Oh crap....that was womens.
"Madness folks....wonderful March Madness."- Brent Musburger
Hahahahaha. Lavin's bag was seriously lost today. Whoever called that gets a free shirt. No hair products for Stevie!
"Hey AA before you went pro in Blogging what collegiate athletic did you play?" (Via GJFG)
I assume you mean what Sport? It done did Cross Country/Track....I was a runner. Not so glamorous but I got to run against the Big East regularly.
4-0 Coppin early.
Ohio State up 10 at halftime over King George and UNC Ash. I think I'd rather watch him play than these two teams.
Mike Miller banks in a three for Coppin followed by a three from MSM. Not that Mike Miller. Brent and Steve bring up EBAY for some reason, and Coppin is up 7 with 13 minutes to go.
"That's the blood jersey."- Erin Andrews
"You know Erin I have an NCAA cup I have to use too."- Brent Musburger
Here we go.
"So you need an NCAA patch to play in the game? As if we didn't know what we were watching...and I thought Disnergy was bad"- Sam
"I took MSM -7 what'd you take AA?" (Via Brett)
Sorry Brett....Coppin +7 too many points
"Really Lavin? U dare call one of these teams " A Well Oiled Machine" ? He must really miss his hair gel" (Via Marc)
Too funny. Steve and Brett go into a "Bow Tie" homage in reference to MSM's old Coach Jim Phelan. I had Phelan coach me at Navy Basketball Camp once and he was the best teacher I've ever met. Steve Lavin make a Bocce Ball joke and I die a little on the inside.
Steve Lavin and his hair products....The Video!
21-18 Coppin under 8 to go. And Lavin seriously needs to stop that "Beep Beep" every time a team goes on the break. Roy Williams is on the horn right as the game starts to pick up. Over/Under is set at a five minute call.
Good question by Brett asking if they break the tape down from both the 8/9 teams before the game.
"Roy, I know this is a tough question but how are the hot dogs, the popcorn and jujubes and hot tamales at the Baseball game tonight?"- Steve Lavin
Great question. Amazing play that Lavinburger didn't catch....Coppin player was dribbling over the half court line and lost possession. He boxed out every defender so another Eagle could pick up the ball. Great play.
Coppin up 29-22 with 4:30 to go....
"This game has a nice tempo to it."- Brent Musburger
Brent Musburger is so confused with Basketball these days. Oh well....I used to hate him, but I can't get enough of him now. Halftime.....
34-33 Coppin State.
"Fang may have the pipes Erin, but you've got the tubes."- Anon
That's just not riiiiight.
"Today I'm in the workout room on the recombinant bike."- Steve Lavin
Didn't want to hear that. MSM has taken the lead.
"You think?"= Brent Musburger
"Really Lav? Shocker!"- Steve Lavin
These moments are priceless. Neither of these two will be on College broadcasts next year.
"You have been mounted!"- Steve Lavin and Brent Musburger in unison
44-42 MSM....I really have nothing to add at this point. One Tree Hill is on if you're bored (I'm going to flip back and forth). Steve Lavin then compares the Committee to Henry Miller's "12 Angry Men"...nice.
"How are Lavin and Brent supposed to carry on meaningless conversation with these kids playing basketball all over the place!"- Mal
It's gotta be tough.
"They need some protein bars."- Steve Lavin to the Coppin Band.
Brent: UNC, Wisc, UCLA, Texas
Lavin:Lou, GTown, UCLA, Pitt
Erin: UNC, Kan, UCLA, Tex
"Erin is chalky."- Steve Lavin
"I picked the winner the last two years!"- Erin Andrews
"You drank the Gator Kool Aid!!!"- Steve Lavin
"Erin Andrews and I have the same Final Four. Clearly we were meant for each other."- Wilmott
Yes you are.
54-51 under 8.
Lavin: "Interesting fact to share at your next cocktail party. Mount St. Mary's is actually close to Camp David". How many cocktails do you have to have, Steve, in order for that to be interesting? (Via Mal)
Seems like we won't get to see most of the 1st half of our Terp game AA. I am so sad... NOT. I still am taking them +3 versus any terrible B10 team. Oh wait that is every B10 team. (Via Brett)
I don't even want to think about that until this game is over.
"Do these teams know what set offenses are? I know I should show some more love to my home state (my high school graduation and prom was at MSM), but this game looks at times like they picked 5 guys out of the crowd to play." (Via Anon)
Well if one is from you home state I think both are.
60-55 MSM with 3:11 left....
We're nearing the end of our foray into the "Play On" game and if you're expecting me to talk about Maryland then you're sadly mistaken.
"Maryland is winning 1-0 with a minute gone by...GET TO THAT GAME QUICK ESPN!!" (Via Marc)
Hahahaha. 46 secs left.....4 point game.
"Coppin has been mounted."- Steve Lavin
Well there you have it. Your Final is MSM 69- CSC 60. Good times had by all. I'm moving on to the MD-Minn game and drinking away my sorrows in N.I.T. land. Cheers!