Monday, March 20, 2006


A few thoughts on the Sweet Sixteen:

1. Duke. YAY!!!

2. Gonzaga. I picked 'em (Republic of Cascadia bias.) But the more I see Adam Morrison, the more I think there might be something genuinely not right about that guy. Like, psychologically. Not just facial-hair related.

3. George Mason. Even APL wants to see them do well.

4. Bradley. Anybody else notice that the scoring box read "Brad" over "Pitt." Subliminal way to get more women to watch March Madness?

5. Washington. Should have gone with the Cascadia bias here. Great game, too.

6. Texas. Inspiration for perhaps the best commercial we get every break, the "Never graduate" series with the group playing pictionary, and the Aggie refuses to say "Hook 'em Horns." Best part: "Taco meat."

7. UConn. Meh.

8. Villanova. Meh.

9. Memphis. Ditto.

10. UCLA. The Bruins? Stephen Colbert will be displeased. They're on notice!

11. LSU. Big Baby may be a big problem. I do not relish this matchup.

12. West Virginia. You know, as much as I'm not a fan of body art, I sort of like Pittsnogle. Plus, he's got a new baby, so another round of crowd cuts to his wife rocking said infant and trying to stay calm.

13. Wichita State. Go Shockers!

14. BC. Ever since the ACC final, I have quite a bit of respect for this team. While they're not real ACC, represent!

15. Florida. It's not the same without Matt Walsh and his floopy curls.

16. Georgetown. Die die die!!!


Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

While I don't like Gtown really, I have to root for the Hoyas to send Billy Donovan DOWN! Can't stand BD or Florida.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Neel Mehta said...

Speaking of Florida, I'm a little surprised that Joakim Noah isn't getting any of that European minority love that his father enjoyed.

And regarding your Thursday entry: what happened to Shane Battier?

4:50 PM  
Blogger Quinn said...

APL: no love for either G'Town or Florida. But I should also admit that I haven't watched either of them this year. I was on a plane when Georgetown end Duke's unbeated record.

Neel: to use the girls-in-the-tower language, Shane is the guy you bring home to mom. He's a "marry," not a "do."

8:26 AM  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...


7:52 PM  
Blogger DevilMacDawg said...

I gotta go with APL here. I can't cheer for Billy D. Too greasy. There's something about this G-town team. As for the rest....


Gonzaga and Adam Morrison - his hair is greasier than Billy D!!

I LOVE me some George Mason. Elsie (our Realtor) went to UNC, so Sunday we drove around listening to that game. After it was all said and done, she says "It's just too bad the three of us couldn't pull My Tarheels through today!" I said sympathetic things. Mr. Mac was, well, silent and shaking and turning red so he wouldn't laugh out loud. So it goes.

Bradley. I know nothing. Nothing. The Brad Pitt thing is funny, though!

Washington and UCLA. Pac-10 = evil = Wazzu must lose. UCLA can DIE DIE DIE!

Texas has Rick Barnes who made Deano take a swing at him. Will love him FOR-EVER.

UConn. Okay, so I sit down with the recruiter at the ATL division, who shows me his picture snapped of his beloved Huskies in 2004. I remember the "DUKE SUCKS" taunts from 1999 (when I cried after the loss). And the burgled laptops (and my hatred for all things burgle-related). How to be polite and tactful....

I concur re: 'Nova and Memphis. More crooked coaches, different hair.

LSU. I do not fear that which I do not know. I know nothing from LSU (LSWHO?), which is maybe a bad sign. But we can't lose to Shaq-less LSU!

West Virginia. Pittsnogle!!! That's all I got there. The baybee is very cute. At least we don't have Dickie V yammering about the baybee- BAYBEEE!!!!

I'm right there with you on BC and the Shockers. Excellent!

Florida. Must Die. Go Hoyas (as much as that hurts!)

So that's my rundown.

I predict that on Saturday morning, there will be half as many teams still playing as there are today. I'm bold like that. ;-)

And, for good measure...

GO BLUE DEVILS!!!!!!!!!!!

12:52 PM  
Blogger Quinn said...

DMD -- I've got to take issue one of the things you say, even though deep in our hearts, we yearn as one (Go Devils!)

1. I grew up in Pac-10 Country. When applying to colleges, three of my four were Pac-10 schools. I have no problemw with the Pac-10. You are entitled to hate it with white hot flames, but you are NOT entitled to call the University of Washington "Wazzu." That is Washington State. The Huskies are "U-Dub." Get it straight, lady! :)

2. Now that that unpleasantness is out of the way, isn't Rick Barnes AWESOME????

3. I like your predictions. I'll go further out on a limb and say one of the 1 seeds will lose in this round. Here's hoping it ain't us.

1:21 PM  
Blogger DevilMacDawg said...

Dude... MY BAD! My Southern Roots are showing in my disdain for all things "left coast" - seriously, I do think it's a Southern thing as much as anything.

And whoa - I *know* that re: U-Dub vs. Wazzou.... Sighs. I blame it on my lack of sleep (to the tune of 3 1/2 hrs). Correction noted, and even apologies extended. My U-Dub friend would seriously be hissing at me now. Don't tell him, okay??


On your #3 prediction.... that leaves us with a 2/3 shot. I'll take those odds most days! :)

2:46 PM  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

I am so wigged out by the Rick Barnes love. You've gotta be kidding me. Everything to ever come out of Clemson is evil and must be stopped.

6:29 PM  
Blogger bdure said...

I hate to disagree with my fellow Dukies, one of whom I know and love in real life. But ...

Rick Barnes tried to turn the ACC into minor-league hockey. He sent guys into the game as agitators and enforcers. I vaguely recall Clemson's basketball-ignorant fans to chant "Hit him again, hit him again -- Harder! Harder!"

There are some North Carolina coaches I do not respect (ahem ... Sylvia "Slap Happy" Hatchell). There are some I do. Anson Dorrance is one. Dean Smith is another, and I'm dreadfully sorry I flipped him off in Cameron while I was in the band. I should've flipped off Montross instead.

Dean Smith stood up and said, "You're not pulling that Big East, body-slamming garbage in this conference." Whether that message was coming from Dean, Coach K, Herb Sendek or whoever was coaching Virginia at the time, it was absolutely right.

Go Mason ... or LSU ... geez, I guess it's time to get ready for MLS season.

9:12 AM  

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