GDawg and 747 —
Your boys played well Saturday. Finish the drill that strong and get a break or two and you could dance in the four.
It will be interesting to see where the Dogs rank tonight.
Can't believe no one brought up Rocky's trainer.
"Cut me Mick."
And Ashlie Lelie, former Denver Broncos wide out, could make the list.
Texas Western was the tipping point for hoops. It was coming in all sports after what Jackie Robinson did, so that was just one spot.
Brackets were popular way before the internet. I can remember winning an office pool by riding Danny Manning and the Miracles in '88.
Larry-and-Magic saved the NBA.
And no we do not remember the 1968 game since we were born in 1970.
The 64 teams thing is a good call, and that year had Nova-Georgetown upset too.
And maybe we are putting some youthful fascination on that game — we were cheering hard for Akeem and Co.... loved, Loved, LOVED that team — but if we are too high on it, you guys are dismissing it as "not really that big."
Is there another event this side of Jerry Lewis' telethon that has raised nine figures for anything.
Here's another one...
Whichever Australian Rules Football game or World's Strongest Man competition that ESPN aired first because ESPN has certainly reshaped modern sports.
Side note: Spy, we agree with GG. By the way...
In addition to the spring board of Jimmy V — and we think cancer was cruel to him but history has been incredibly kind to Valvano all things considered — the Wolfpack gave the tournament its poster-child Cinderella.
Does anyone remember doing tournament brackets before then?
We don't, but we know in the next few years that followed there were brackets everywhere.
And even as much as some of us love college hoops, the Dance is nothing on the national scale without brackets. Period.
The NCAA tournament went from postseason tournament to March Madness with NC State for a lot of us.
And considering that Lo Charles' dunk = Jimmy Valvano looking for someone to hug = Jimmy V becoming a star = Jimmy V cancer = Jimmy V foundation, which has raised more than $100 million for cancer research.
Amazingly, we 100 percent agree.
And, in their primes we'd take Megatron and Moss over Rice everyday and twice on Sundays. OK, fire away.
Bird gets the slimmest of edges because he was a great passer, and Dirk is not. But the gap is so, So, SO much closer than most would admit.
And the Traylor for Dirk and Garrity deal? Wow. Just wow.
Side question for you Moc-nuts out there:
Will Wade is joining us on Press Row today at 3:40. What would you ask the young and energetic UTC hoops coach?
You're right, the SEC won't get two in this year, but it's not TV money this year — it's Auburn falling flat last week against Texas A&M.
In fact, there's more likely a chance that the SEC gets none than two. But that has nothing to do with TV markets. Who would the committee rather have:
Alabama, Notre Dame and Ohio State
TCU, Mississippi State or Oregon?
And which of those are more likely to get in?
So, under your description of the 'true' tournament in the FCS , the team that had a bye is not guaranteed. So it's about money? What?
Oh dear, does that mean every level of college sports are all swayed by the all-mighty greenback?
Say it ain't so, Jomo. Say it ain't so.
Nice start to the list.
About every other one of your posts is anti-SEC/anti-UT rant, and that's fine. We expect it and would be shocked if it wasn't.
And there is some merit in theory to your notion, but your facts are skewed. Yes, there are small markets in the South, but the most-watched TV games every year involve the SEC — like eight of the top 10 the last few years — and Notre Dame.
Those are the teams that move the needle, especially Alabama, and last year Auburn.
Agree that UTC will almost assuredly host a playoff game. Not sure how UTC — without a lot of upsets down the stretch — could get two, though.
Maybe so, but watching a bunch of SoCon games as well as a lot of Sun Belt games — hey those Fab 4 picks don't pick themselves, you know, those numbers seem skewed.
Georgia Southern's two losses are by a combined five points to Ga. Tech and NC State.
La Monroe played Texas A&M to a one-score game.
La-Lafayette, MTSU, and a host of the other schools listed would be the favorites in the SoCon, now the scholarship numbers play into that difference of course, too.
UTC is very good — and you can make a hard argument that this is the pinnacle of the rebuilding process because of the losses on a defensive line that gives the Mocs a shot against any FCS school and almost all the ones listed above — and has the horses to make a run in the FCS.
So it goes.