Ah, the weekend – first observations of March Madness

  • I don’t mean to pile on here, but does anyone really think Cal deserved to be in the tourney (much less as a single digit seed)?
  • I think I’ll be able to post the same thing about Boston College tomorrow.
  • Virginia Commonwealth really looked poised last night in coming back against a pretty good UCLA team.  Too bad they fell just short of the upset.
  • This is why the NCAA tournament committee pays attention to key injuries: WKU76-Illinois72.  Chester Frazier out, game over.
  • Most dangerous game for the higher seed today: North Dakota State vs. Kansas (14 vs. 3).
  • Least compelling 8-9 game: Tennessee vs. Oklahoma State.  Interesting side note:  Dennis Felton has more SEC titles than Bruce Pearl (gotta give credit to Trippdawg for that one).
  • Most exciting game today: Utah vs. Arizona.  It’ll be a great game to give a clinic on how to isolate a big man and make every possession count.  Think Georgia vs. LSU in 1990 with Alex Kessler against Shaq.  Mismatch you say?  I think ‘Zona wins a one pointer. 57-56 sounds about right.

Special not so much basketball bullet alert:

  • By now *everyone* has seen this Go ahead and watch again, you know you want to.  I’ll take Jack Kingston’s voting against a resolution over Corrine Brown’s Gator wear every day.

3 Responses to “Ah, the weekend – first observations of March Madness”

  1. March 21, 2009 at 5:58 am

    I was listening to 680 the fan in Atlanta and somebody pointed out that Jerry Green(former Tennessee coach) despite never getting past the sweet 16 in 3 attempts still is farther than Bruce Pearl. Pearl is all hype- two straight first round exits with that kind of talent is unacceptable but it seams that UT fans like him so much he gets a pass.

    I assume Damon Evans is interviewing Anthony Grant as we speak. For Recruiting alone, this guy would be good not to mention his experience (10 years with Billy Donavan at Florida). Other than him and Mike Anderson, I heard Georgia is thinking of interviewing Mark Few from Gonzaga? I think he would be a good coach but since he isn’t from the area like Anderson(formerly of UAB before Missouri) or Grant.

    That “Gradulations” never gets old.

  2. 2 bulldoginexile
    March 21, 2009 at 6:40 am

    You know, I haven’t thought of that. Buzz was run out of town for ‘wasting’ all that talent. As bloggers, we have to hope they don’t do the same for the stories (I’m thinking orange painted chests here); as Dawg fans, we have to hope they don’t because he has shown a propensity for not getting his players ready or up for big games.

  3. 3 oshea2002
    March 22, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Green did some good work at Tennessee. I’m not sure why they were so quick to run him off – I always liked their team with Slay, Victor, Haislip, Yarbrough, etc. Plus, he was doing that in an SEC way better then Pearl is doing it in now. Half of the conference was really good back then.

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