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Re: NCAA tourney- who do you like?

Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:01 am

mweir145 wrote:The NCAA tournament, the ultimate crapshoot.


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Re: NCAA tourney- who do you like?

Postby Art Vandelay » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:43 am

I'm convinced Weir doesn't actually like sports. He just likes statistics and uses sports as a vehicle for complaining (which is his one true love, even moreso than math and stats).
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Re: NCAA tourney- who do you like?

Postby mweir145 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:11 am

Art Vandelay wrote:I'm convinced Weir doesn't actually like sports. He just likes statistics and uses sports as a vehicle for complaining (which is his one true love, even moreso than math and stats).

I certainly don't like them when an entire season of excellence ends because of a loss to a bad team like VCU.

It's like 10X worse than the Giants winning the World Series.
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Re: NCAA tourney- who do you like?

Postby urbanbreez » Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:50 am

mweir145 wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:I'm convinced Weir doesn't actually like sports. He just likes statistics and uses sports as a vehicle for complaining (which is his one true love, even moreso than math and stats).

I certainly don't like them when an entire season of excellence ends because of a loss to a bad team like VCU.

It's like 10X worse than the Giants winning the World Series.

He mad cause VCU isn't Vancouver Community University.

Also, UCONN ftw.
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Re: NCAA tourney- who do you like?

Postby jfg » Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:43 pm

mweir145 wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:I'm convinced Weir doesn't actually like sports. He just likes statistics and uses sports as a vehicle for complaining (which is his one true love, even moreso than math and stats).

I certainly don't like them when an entire season of excellence ends because of a loss to a bad team like VCU.

It's like 10X worse than the Giants winning the World Series.



I'm sure VCU's run can be explained by their pythagorean record.
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Re: NCAA tourney- who do you like?

Postby mweir145 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:13 pm

urbanbreez wrote:
mweir145 wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:I'm convinced Weir doesn't actually like sports. He just likes statistics and uses sports as a vehicle for complaining (which is his one true love, even moreso than math and stats).

I certainly don't like them when an entire season of excellence ends because of a loss to a bad team like VCU.

It's like 10X worse than the Giants winning the World Series.

He mad cause VCU isn't Vancouver Community University.

It might be because I attend KU. Just a guess, though.

jfg wrote:I'm sure VCU's run can be explained by their pythagorean record.

It's more as a result of Leonard Hamilton's terrible coaching in the S16.
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Re: NCAA tourney- who do you like?

Postby KCollins1304 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:59 pm

Nothing to do with Self's abysmal record in the Elite 8? I believe he's 1-5.
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Re: NCAA tourney- who do you like?

Postby mweir145 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:04 pm

KCollins1304 wrote:Nothing to do with Self's abysmal record in the Elite 8? I believe he's 1-5.

Kind of reminds me of Torre and the Yankees last decade. They better fire him before he puts together another 35-3 team.
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Re: NCAA tourney- who do you like?

Postby Metroid » Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:07 pm

mweir145 wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:I'm convinced Weir doesn't actually like sports. He just likes statistics and uses sports as a vehicle for complaining (which is his one true love, even moreso than math and stats).

I certainly don't like them when an entire season of excellence ends because of a loss to a bad team like VCU.

That is exactly why I (and many, many others) love college basketball. VCU is not a bad team, bad teams don't make the final four. They are a decent team that caught fire at the right time. It's exactly what makes college basketball awesome.

Having an excellent regular season is great, having a great tournament run is better.
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Re: NCAA tourney- who do you like?

Postby mweir145 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:15 pm

Metroid wrote:
mweir145 wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:I'm convinced Weir doesn't actually like sports. He just likes statistics and uses sports as a vehicle for complaining (which is his one true love, even moreso than math and stats).

I certainly don't like them when an entire season of excellence ends because of a loss to a bad team like VCU.

That is exactly why I (and many, many others) love college basketball. VCU is not a bad team, bad teams don't make the final four. They are a decent team that caught fire at the right time. It's exactly what makes college basketball awesome.

Having an excellent regular season is great, having a great tournament run is better.

I didn't say it wasn't exciting, especially for casual fans. Close games and one-off upsets certainly are.

And what you define as decent, I define as mediocre to bad. I watch a lot of college basketball and VCU isn't even in the top 30 teams this year. Looks like they've gotten hot from 3PT range for a stretch, but how long can you really expect that to last?
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