Of Picket Fences and Shining Moments. It's time.

Discussion in 'Sports' started by hallowed_hill, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. hallowed_hill

    hallowed_hill Chieftain

    A few brief thoughts on the NCAA tournament.

    One Step from the Door: Toward a More Informed Lowbrow Culture, Vol. 3. - Blogs - The 8th Maxim

    This might be my favorite day of the year. I woke up this morning with visions of Shooter Flatch and the ‘Hoosiers’ theme song running through my head. Not Joking. Just thinking about opening Thursday of the NCAA basketball tournament always gives me a little more kick in my step. Now that it’s here, I’m downright giddy.

    So many great memories--witnessing the Coppin St-South Carolina game in Pittsburgh in '97, spending an entire day at the Times Square ESPN Zone watching games with friends, and many quality hours with a couch and a cold beer. For me, the tournament is the single greatest sporting event in the world. And while I have no problem with folks who favor, say, the Masters or the NFL playoffs, the tournament provides a truly unique spectacle that, in my estimation, surpasses all others. I have a particular affinity for the first weekend.

    The first round of the tournament is about anticipating the unknown, the inevitability of the improbable. The next couple of days are about Bryce Drew and Pete Carril, Santa Clara and Richmond. The NCAA will eventually, and rightfully, turn to the Thomas Robinson’s and Kentucky’s of the world, but this weekend is more fun than that. For the big guys, the opening rounds are about survival, about not showing up on next year’s 10 Greatest Upsets list. For smaller, low-major squads, it’s about seizing the opportunity afforded them, a chance for a moment of glory against the more storied programs in college basketball. Is there a Steve Nash out there ready to take it to a #2 seed this year? I don’t know. But I’ll be waiting, and I’ll be watching. Wouldn’t miss it for the world.
     
  2. Tar Volon

    Tar Volon Me Blog @RockyTopTalk.com

    Best annual sporting event? Yes. And it's not close. Otherwise, it's between this and the World Cup.
     
  3. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Mod in Glass House

    I'd like to stress how much paying for MMOD and then not having the ability to change between games on commercials pisses me off.
     
  4. hallowed_hill

    hallowed_hill Chieftain

    Why do you pay now that its all on tv? Is this for computer access?
     
  5. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Mod in Glass House

    Work.
     
  6. NYYVol

    NYYVol Super Moderator

    Yes. And it sucks not being able to change during commercial and losing the status bar in the process.
     
  7. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Mod in Glass House

    I've figured out that if you go back to the scoreboard you can switch on commercials. But then you have t osee that stupid coke commercial every time.
     
  8. NYYVol

    NYYVol Super Moderator

    Ah, thanks.
     
  9. hallowed_hill

    hallowed_hill Chieftain

    I took a 1/2 and headed to hooters. Just dont tell the wife ya freakin snitch.
     
  10. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Mod in Glass House

    Dang, you are lowering standards.
     
  11. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    I love how this site rolls.
     
  12. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Mod in Glass House

    We're on upset alert baby!!!!!!!!
     
  13. lylsmorr

    lylsmorr Aight Moderator

    Syracuse better not lose
     
  14. chavisut

    chavisut Super Moderator

    JP Primm Dope City
     
  15. chavisut

    chavisut Super Moderator

    Two terrible calls. Sick.
     
  16. Volnbama

    Volnbama Contributor

    Refs are gift wrapping this game for Cuse
     
  17. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Mod in Glass House

    What a joke.

    A missed goal-tending, a ridiculous lane violation call and botched OOB call. Those refs should never call a basketball game again.
     
  18. Holy Mother of obvious "make sure the #1 seed advances."
     
  19. hallowed_hill

    hallowed_hill Chieftain

    You have to call the lane violation. OOB was a bad call for sure.
     
  20. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    Was that a lane violation? Walk me through that one.
     

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