Thursday, March 15, 2007

NCAA Tournament Day 1 Live-Blog RECAP

Late-afternoon games.

Early-afternoon games.

Tons of fun to do. Didn't hurt I went 8-0. But picking all favorites (which was the way to 8-0 today) isn't a good long-term strategy.

Tonight: Looking for upsets and/or wild finishes. Any. Please.

UPDATE: Damn you, Duke. Damn you. (If you're wondering why I'm cursing them, my "bold" pick of the bracket was VCU over Duke en route to the Sweet 16. Crap.)

108 comments:

CMFost said...

Since none of can post on Deadspin, I personally will justs tay right here.

Todd said...

[Posted this on the other one too]

Okay, I finished doing my BC won happy dance...

@Brian, I graduated in BC's last year in the Big East, so I still do have lots of fond memories of the Big East. Especially for the bruising teams like Pitt and Georgetown. Those dogfights were always fun, even if we lost more than we won against them.

But we moved on, and both conferences are now a lot different than they were before. So in the 2nd year in the ACC now, there's definitely some conference pride for the ACC (have to prove we were the #1 rated conference for the season). Basically for me it means rooting for all the other ACC teams except Duke.

I'm 3 for 3 in all my brackets.

CMFost said...

Todd, being a BC fan like me you have to be excited for the old school big east match up that will more then likely take place on Saturday, as long georgetown wins.

futurelegendvinceyoung said...

Is anyone else's MMOD staying on the first games and have yet to switch to the games about to start or have starte. ORU is up on Wazzu

CMFost said...

No I got the second games, but of course I got booted when I was lunch and I just refreshed it.

Cycledan said...

Stanford just proved that they were not tournament worthy. Kansas State, Drexel or Cuse were far more worthy.

Now I just hope Arkansas and Illinois get blown out.

Also I will root for any Big East team and against any ACC team in general except for Clemson since I had a good friend who went there.

dennis said...

Just click on the audio tab and then back to the video tab. I will refresh with the new games.

Patriots64 said...

Have you been drinking Craig?

CMFost said...

cycle - I will agree with you on K-State and Cuse but not Drexel, they proved in the 1st round of the NIT they did not belong.

I have one question why does everyone overlook Air Force who got snubbed the worst of all. If you look at RPI they has the best RPI out of Cuse,K-State, and Drexel

Patriots64 said...

Belmont up 2-0!!!

CMFost said...

You know what really sucks about MMOD they are not keeping the scoring on the side bar up to date.

futurelegendvinceyoung said...

thanks Dennis I tried that and then got kicked out but there was only 100 people waiting to get in so it was no big deal.

Todd said...

Oh yeah, definitely looking forward to facing Georgetown in an old Big East style slugfest. Should be a good time.

That being said, Go Belmont!

CMFost said...

Patriots64 - nope, no drinking too much work to do. I am in the last stage of negotiation on a large sale and I neeed to be able to focus and actually right the final contract and proposal.

chitown italian said...

one sweet 16 team down 15 more to go.

i am at work and didn't see the game but i guess bobby didn't hit anybody hard enough today. damn it!

CMFost said...

3 games down and so far you would have to say Louisville has looked the most impressive out of the winners and Maryland looked the worst

Patriots64 said...

Craig, Sorry just a joke about the first post on here.

CMFost said...

yeah yeah, pick on my typo's thanks

Mikepcfl said...

If Belmont could hang with Georgetown, that would be awesome. Screw my bracket

CMFost said...

Ok, this suck, now I am blacked out of the georgetown game. MMOD SUCKS

Brian in Oxford said...

I was wondering why the posts weren't updating off of 231 over on the quickie.

Anyways....the worst part of the "are you there" button is that the audio keeps coming through, so if you're busy reading say, ESPN.com, you may not notice it in time.

the full screen mode is a bit blurry, but still good enough to watch.

I'm tied for 9th out of 20 in my pool. I let my anti-BC get the best of me. I used to ALWAYS bet against Bobby Knight, what the hell was I thinking? Well, I still know enough to bet against Kelvin Sampson.

Patriots64 said...

Belmont could be the big upset.

CMFost said...

it is still early G-town will get back into the game.

Dan Mega said...

I'm 2-1 so far. Georgetown is down.

Patriots64 said...

I know but Georgetown will come back but is nice to to see a good game.

futurelegendvinceyoung said...

To echo the sentiment of many of you. MMOD FUCKING SUCKS THIS YEAR

Patriots64 said...

I figured MMOD would be blacked out in Canada like CBS shows on CBS.com. I can get every game with no blackouts and it is working in IE7 perfectly.

futurelegendvinceyoung said...

ORU up at half

Patriots64 said...

A&M up 7-0.

CMFost said...

yeah rub it in Patriots64, that is real nice of you.

The blackout things is a real pain in the a$$

CMFost said...

G-town taking over, looks like they fooled around for like 5 minutes and now they are going to start to pull away 24-15

futurelegendvinceyoung said...

I am about to give up on MMOD what a fucking piece of shit.

Brian in Oxford said...

any idea who this year's "hot chick from the Old Spice Red Zone ads" will be?

Patriots64 said...

The boss button is a good idea!!
I would never have guessed pepto would have outsold beer!

Danielle said...

I am having no problems with MMOD. What is going on with others.

By the way I am already f'd, and I feel like I will be more f'd when ORU and ODU win. Ugh.

jhawkjjm said...

I shut down my MMOD and tried reopening it to see if it would improve it, and I think my company blocked the site now. Jerks.

Brian in Oxford said...

My video sucks, unless I go to full screen mode, then it streams just fine.

Patriots64 said...

Try going to the http://cbs.sportsline.com/collegebasketball/scoreboard

and then clicking watch live games.

At my work if I click on Dan's links to Youtube I can get in but I am blocked if I type Youtube.com into the browser.

futurelegendvinceyoung said...

Hey Danielle how is that client doing?

Danielle said...

Well, I know he isn't going anywhere. He'll be fine until Monday.

Brian in Oxford said...

there was foul in the ODU/Butler game, they threw it to Streicher, but they threw it too low.

Get it? Airplane!

Patriots64 said...

Prisoners love watching baseketball I bet. Wash. State up by 8.

Patriots64 said...

I feel like Pizza and Beer now.

Brian in Oxford said...

and how soon until Simmons makes a Derrick Low joke for WSU?

CMFost said...

Pizza and Beer good call.

CMFost said...

you mean he hasn't yet. either that or he is saying the line for if low closes out the game with a big shot

Brian in Oxford said...

what's the beer? i've got some Prima Pils at home, nothing here at work except a liquor store next door. Hmmm....Oh wait, gotta drive home.

Brian in Oxford said...

I'm thinking more, the Derrick Low face.

Patriots64 said...

I hope the Sportsgirl beats him in the Bracket pool as well.

shpiders said...

Is it just me or are the refs letting just about everything go in the Butler game?

Todd said...

"Well I know he isn't going anywhere"

That's classic. Working with defense attorneys, that's a wonderful joke in a great sick/twisted means.

I picked Oral and ODU to win in my main bracket, one pick of which could pan out. I'm 3/3 of the finished games.

futurelegendvinceyoung said...

Penn is hanging in there with one of those trendy Final Four teams.

Brian in Oxford said...

Down 10 is "hanging in"? eek.

It was an ivy team that pulled the only 16 over a 1, in the women's tourney.

(Now *I* can brag, even though it was f'ing Harvard.)

shpiders said...

@ FLVY
You can 16 - 31 hanging in?

shpiders said...

can = call

CMFost said...

13 down at half would be considered barely hang on.

futurelegendvinceyoung said...

When I wrote it they were only down by about 7. Then when I looked at the score I saw that I spoke to soon thanks for correcting me ya'll

Todd said...

Wow, can't believe a Tourney game is 20-19 at the half. I guess mid-majors don't get psyched when they face each other.

Come on Oral, make my East Coast Bias look good again...

CMFost said...

Wow Todd did not know you had an East Coast by for ORAL

CMFost said...

sorry could not resist the bad joke

CMFost said...

Looks like Washington State is going to pass there Oral exam

CMFost said...

Here is an uninteresting question? Has there ever been a tourney since the field has had 64+ teams that the higher seeded(or favored team) as one every game?

CMFost said...

I guess the Butler-ODU game is the only one really worth paying attention to.

futurelegendvinceyoung said...

what is the most anyone has scored on that marriot add? I just got over 400 and hit about 7 shots that had 5 banks. you get more points for each basket that bounces off the sides.

GuyInTheCorner said...

I don't know what's more disturbing, that Butler has 29 points in 29 minutes, or that what I just said is true AND they are still only down 3.

GuyInTheCorner said...

I shouldn't have made fun of Butler.

My bad.

CMFost said...

Here is a questions, if you are one of the tops seeds is it better to get a scare in the early rounds or is it better to win in a blow out?

jen said...

cmfost~ I think get a scare...a nice wake-up call.

ryan from boston,ma said...

Louisville will give Texas A&M a lot of fits, if both match up for the second round.I have UL makning a big run until the elite eight.

futurelegendvinceyoung said...

37-37 Penn and A&M are they still hanging around or not?

GuyInTheCorner said...

CMFOST-

As a Terp fan I'll say a scare.

But that was a joke. Maryland didn't even get a scare out of Davidson. We knew they were that good. It wasn't a scare that it was a game.

What's going on in the Texas A&M game though... that's a scare.

Natsfan74 said...

Right now, I am loving my Louisville over A&M pick for the next round.

CMFost said...

wow, I go and do some work for 10 minutes and all of the sudden the Penn/A&M game is interesting and Butler/ODU is a blow out

futurelegendvinceyoung said...

What was that run that Butler just went on?

CMFost said...

it was a 17-0 run

CMFost said...

nice 10-0 run by a&M

Jac said...

Glad I'm not the only one who couldn't figure out how to post on deadspin...

Anyway, what's the delay between MMOD and what the tv viewers see? Also, the adds for MMOD on the commercials suggest "if you're stuck at work go to MMOD" now if you're not on MMOD already isn't it pointless because those who are watching AT HOME don't necessarily care at that point? Intersting logic of the advertisers...

Old Dominion is making me cry.

Todd said...

Maybe my Oral and ODU picks weren't so good after all...

Assuming A & M pulls it out, that's an Ofer on upsets, isn't it?

CMFost said...

Yeah, it could seven games zero upsets

CMFost said...

Nice the Old School Big East Battle is set for Saturday. G-Town v BC, should be a good game

CMFost said...

Vandy off to a 7-0 Start...

futurelegendvinceyoung said...

Well with no upsets so far today then maybe Duke is going to lose. I would hate it but would live with it knowing everyone on this blog and others in the media would be treating like Christmas Day.

Kurt said...

It's 2007 and ESPN still can't fucking update peoples' brackets in real time. Come on now, when a game ends it should automatically update everyones' brackets. It's like 30-40 minutes after a game ends before brackets get updated.

shpiders said...

So, I hate this block of time ... The GW/Vandy game is on - but all I get is local news.

Andy said...

I'm so confused. I've only gotten one game wrong, yet I only have 20 points on the ESPN Tourney Challenge in the Quickie club. Everyone that has gotten everything right has 30 points. This makes no sense.

James said...

my grandmother, mom and three kids from the school of the blind will suit up in place of GW for the second half...

all those last four school's out have good reason to be beside themselves...

Daniel-san said...

They have to deal with about 100 million entries. Even if it is a computer system, give them a break.



This post was brought to you by ESPN.com- frustrating fantasy players since 2001.

Kurt said...

Giving ESPN a break would be giving them 5 minutes after the game ends. Those games ended over two hours ago.

Andy said...

Well, looks like I've gotten 2 wrong. I really though GW would pull off the upset. Kinda disappointing that there weren't any upsets this afternoon....

TF said...

I don't care about teh upsets as much as I do close games.

Not one really, every seeme dto pull away early or at the end.

Kudos to Stanford for deciding to showup after grabing Drexel's or Cuse's bid. That was an ASS kicking

Joe(dayton)

Mikepcfl said...

Is #2 Vanderbilt's manager? It looks like they just thru a jersey on him.

Jack said...

At least Stanford wasn't the worst #11 seed in the tournament. They had to play what was essentially a road game against a team that was under-seeded according to most experts. What was GW's excuse?

durbin said...

by my count, there have been 8 teams in the first 12 games that scored 20 points or less in the first half. that's 1/3 of all teams in the first 12 games scoring less than 21 points in the first half. pretty pathetic.

Jay said...

Dan, Dont get too mad yet- VCU just came back from 13 down to tie it, and Duke was starting to look tired. If Dukes gonna let VCU hang around till the end, it can get real interesting. They'll run 'em ragged!

Hank said...

Worst flop ever. If this were a soccer game they would have carded him for that (I think...I don't know soccer). Classic Duke.

CMFost said...

LET"S GO VCU!!!!!

CMFost said...

Could we have the makings of the first upset of the night??? Did Dan jinx Duke???

Andy said...

Duke is going to lose!!!! Maynor is a STUD!!!!!

Big D said...

Still cursing Duke? 1.8 to go...

Big D said...

shades of Laettner... long pass, one dribble...

Andy said...

DUKE LOSES!!!!!!!! I PICKED IT!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!

Jason said...

duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuke

Jason said...

so great to see them lose

CMFost said...

Ok, I have to give myself a little credit. I called Duke going out in the 1st round of the NCAA's prior to the ACC Tourney.

Great Game!!!

CMFost said...

I guess we can thank Dan for his Duke jinxing update on the front page. Nice Work Dan!!!

Big D said...

I'm not quite sure how to react... I mean, I know I just saw a monumental upset, or as Kevin Harlan just described it - the biggest win of the first round - and yet somehoe the fans managed to restrain themselves from rushing the court.

I thought this was college basketball - isn't that required after a big win? Hell, after a win of this proportion, the VCU crowd should just rip the seats out of the stands and walk off with them as souveniers.

Andy said...

If Paulus had made that shot, I may have freaked out!

ryan from boston,ma said...

I picked duke to win;I'm shameful of doing so.I knew VCU would win but, I went against my guts.

I'm 6-3,so far..(Duke,Davidson,Oral Roberts)

Me as a College hoops fan=happy to see duke lose.