Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wednesday Bracketology

1 seed vs 16 seed
Duke - (ACC) vs Alabama St (SWAC)/St.Francis (NEC)
Ohio State - (Big10) vs McNeese St (Sland)/Fairfield (MAAC)
Kansas (Big 12) vs Montana (Big Sky)
Pittsburgh (Beast) vs American (Patriot)
2 seed vs 15 seed
Kentucky (SEC) vs Belmont (Asun)
Georgetown vs Austin Peay (OVC)
Syracuse vs IPFW (Summit)
Connecticut vs Furman (Southern)
3 seed vs 14 seed
San Diego State (Mwest) vs Florida Atlantic (Sbelt)
BYU vs Hampton (MEAC)
Missouri vs Vermont (Aeast)
Temple (A10) vs Coastal Carolina (Bsouth)
4 seed vs 13 seed
Kansas State vs UC-Santa Barbara (Bwest)
Tennessee vs George Mason (Colonial)
Purdue vs Princeton (Ivy)
UNLV vs Utah State (WAC)
5 seed vs 12 seed
Villanova vs Drexel/Northwestern
Vanderbilt vs Memphis/Old Dominion
West Virginia vs St. Mary's (WCC)
Texas vs Kent State (MAC)
6 seed vs 11 seed
Texas A&M vs St. John's
Minnesota vs Wichita State (Mvalley)
Florida vs Georgia
Boston College vs Cincinnati
7 seed vs 10 seed
Notre Dame vs New Mexico
Louisville vs Miami
North Carolina vs Butler
Central Florida (Cusa) vs Washington State
8 seed vs 9 seed
Washington (Pac10) vs Xavier
Cleveland State (Horizon) vs Arizona
Wisconsin vs Oklahoma State
Michigan State vs Illinois

Last Four Out
Gonzaga
Virginia Tech
Baylor
Richmond
Next Four Out
Providence
Marquette
Southern Miss
UCLA
Also Considered
Florida State
Iowa State
California
Portland
Nebraska
Northern Iowa
Rhode Island
USC
Mississippi
North Carolina State
Michigan
UAB
Murray State
VCU
Colorado State
Missouri State
North Texas
Dayton
Valparasio
Rutgers
Arizona State
Penn State
UTEP
Charleston
Maryland
Arkansas
Colorado
San Jose State
Illinois State

Since I Talked About It

Here you go. If you haven't seen it yet.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010



Usher steals from an old Simpsons episode.

A New Bracket Coming Soon

Still weeding through some RPI/SOS stuff. The first bracket of 2011 will be a little weird. With the conference schedule just starting there are alot of strange things that need to be ironed out. For instance, Drexel doesn't belong in but with an RPI of 16 would have to be included as the selection committee was blasted for leaving Missouri State out a couple years ago with an RPI of 22. On the other hand Cinncinati has an RPI of 95 and would not be considered but right now they are undefeated and would get a bid. It's confusing but I'll still get a bracket out there soon.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Brian - we need this. My brain hurts




Friday, December 24, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Speaking of N-I-T

Marquette (8-3, 0-0; RPI: 183; SOS: 262)

Those are NIT numbers right there gall darn it!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Hello, Good-bye

Welcome to the Top 25, Florida!

Oh, you're just visiting? Thanks for visiting. Sorry about that Jacksonville loss (Don't feel bad. They did win at ASU last year in the N-I-T - Remember those letters!). Hope to see you again.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Izzo BUSTED

Sort of. Kind of. There's nothing to see here.

Wisely, he is missing the Prarie View A&M game and not the game against Texas next week.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Colin Cowherd is an idiot

This morning on his show, between Tom Brady references or ripping on small markets, Cowherd continued assailing a playoff in college football because as in life, there are things in sports that aren't perfect. In his world, it isn't fair the non-BCS schools get to "sit at the big table" with the BCS schools. Thus, though it isn't perfect, the BCS is good enough.

Well, for starters, since when is enhancing a sport, which a playoff would do, a bad thing? And when is good enough a stopping point? He rails on BCS haters saying nothing needs to be fixed, that 8th ranked teams shouldn't get to play for a title. His final reason is the regular season means something unlike in college basketball where it doesn't mean anything.

So, these games in December don't mean anything? Tell that to Virginia Tech. Those games they played pre-ACC killed their tournament hopes. Tell that to Michigan State who plays a BEEFY non-con schedule that gets them ready far ahead of most schools for the pressure of March. How you play and do in the regular season determines your seeding and location come March. I'm sure being a 1 seed and playing in North Carolina is pretty appealing to Duke. And I'm sure in Colin's world, Butler never would have gotten a chance to play for a title even though someone on this very blog called them Final Four worthy last November (Sorry, Brian. They play in the Horizon League against weak teams and in small arenas. They don't belong.).

As for lower ranked teams not deserving to play for a title, that's completely unfair because of the stupidity of ranking teams in August. Texas & Florida were ranked in the Top 10 in August. Michigan State never had a chance. Losing on the road to Iowa made the rest of THEIR season meaningless. Even beating Bucky left them well behind them in the BCS. Seems like a pointless regular season. And don't tell me Ohio State or Wisconsin or another SEC team or Stanford couldn't beat Oregon or Auburn. As much as I want to see Oregon play Auburn, I'd much rather watch a 4-week playoff than worthless exhibition bowl games including the meaningless January 1st games.

I Demand That You Grow A Mustache!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Caught the Drexel-Louisville Game

Finally had some free time and got to watch the entire second half of the game. Louisville looked like they had no clue on offense what so ever; just a bunch of guys trying to go one-on-one regardless of the matchup and then a NBA three attempt down by 3 with 2 minutes left. Peyton Siva looked like regressed even further from last year. How was this guy a top 5 high school point guard. Sure Louisville is 9-1 right now, but I'm sticking by my prediction of an 11 seed.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Very early, probably won't make it Bracket Buster

Perennial Summit League contender, Oakland (MI) got themselves one of those fancy BCS conference scalps tonight beating the Tennessee Volunteers at Tennessee.

This after the Golden Grizz took Sparty to the wire on Saturday. Give them credit, they've already played West Virginia, Purdue and Illinois as well and have Michigan and Ohio State still.

Now only if they can survive IUPUI and Oral Bob in the Summitt....

Monday, December 13, 2010

Happy New Year!

Stay safe folks. Enjoy your warm 53 degrees, it's currently 30 degrees here. In the desert. I'm on the lookout for Black Ice.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

My Heisman Ballot

If I could, I'd give all my votes to Cameron Newton (If I had a vote that is and I should).

1. Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
2. Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
3. Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State
4. Denard Robinson, QB, Michigan
5. LaMichael James, RB, Oregon

Denard? Yeah. If he played on a team that had a DI defense and not a Junior High defense and had made a BCS Exhibition game, he'd have made it interesting.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Which Number Will Be Greater?

Brett Favre's Retirements or Urban Meyer's Step Downs?

Discuss

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Rooting for Kentucky.

I hate myself right now.

Friday, December 3, 2010

This May Be Old

But if you watched old school wresting it's totally worth it.

http://www.thescore.com/buzz/articles/91052-lebron-turns-heel-again

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Its over

Start the bus on the season. Call the hookers. Put away Dick Vitale. It's over. Duke is winning it all this year. The rest is just window dressing. The only question will be whether or not Duke can go undefeated as Coach K wins his 5th title.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

North Carolina Continues Quest to Back to Back NIT Championship Games

And the Big 10 leads the Challenge 4-2. Can they win 2 more tonight?