Monday, March 28, 2011

Smarch Madness #4

HAHAHAHA!!!  What a great weekend of college hoops!  The Final Four is set.  NONE of us saw this one coming and we'll get to that.  But first, it's time to take a knee, look to the heavens, open wide, and slide Seal's scrotum into your mouth.  The Money Shot's one and only UK fan deserves it.  So let's discuss that.  Yes, you can take his balls out of your mouth now.  I already did.

*GO HOME BUCKEYES - The weekend got off to a lovely start obviously when Billy Buford's 14th miss of the game sent the #1 overall seed home for the Summer.  Outstanding.  Now, obviously, most of you Buckeye fans are still probably pissed off but that was a GREAT basketball game.  Just amazing from start to finish.  It wasn't really sloppy.  The athleticism was off the charts.  Josh Harrellson throwing a 95 mph fastball at Sullinger's chest was sick.  It had it all.  And before we slam the Buckeyes for a poor shooting night, that number is kind of skewed due to all the block shots.  I think that UK had 9 or 10 so it's not like they were just chucking up bricks all game.  UK just defended them REALLY well.  I thought that Cal mentally beat the shit out of Matta (which happens every year in the tourney for Thad unfortunately...he just isn't a great in-game coach).  Thad SHOULD have told Buford to stop shooting.  Sullinger wasn't the best, but I would have kept feeding the beast anyway.  I felt like they forgot about him for too many stretches.  And correct me if I'm wrong, but anOSU did not sub ONCE in the second half.  You can't do that no matter how skilled your players are.  You just can't.  But the important thing here is that OHIO STATE IS OUT!  WEEEEEEEE!  Time for you bandwagon jumpers to focus back on your dirty football program!

*They're all coming back? - Don't overreact.  Of course, Buford, Sullinger, and (for some reason he was asked although I don't know why), DeShaun "Mac from Night Court's Son" Thomas are all coming back.  What else are they going to say?  They just got upset and the pain was fresh.  I'll believe it when the deadline passes.  The important thing is that Jon Diebler will never play basketball in America again...and that is awesome.

*Best Coach in the country - There is no argument against this.  Brad Stevens is the shiznit-o-bam-snip-snap-zap.  He is the best mind in the game currently.  It isn't even close.  That fucking beanpole can coach.  Butler is just so awesome.  I had The Sports Reporters on in the background while I was writing this portion and the normally insufferable Mike Lupica had a rare great point.  Last year was a real life version of Hoosiers.  But Hoosiers the movie never had a sequel.  We are getting that now.  I am sooooo on the Butler bandwagon.  I want these kids to win so badly.  And if they end up playing Kansas (this bullet written before that game), I look forward to seeing how much Steventud outsmarts idiot Bill Self.  That is going to be enjoyable.  "GO BULLDOGS"--Nate Marroquin (Damman might be the only one who gets that reference but it is an amazing reference). 

*But let's not forget about - Shaka Smart.  Holy shit.  He should just pack his bags now because he can name his price anywhere.  How about them fucking VCU Rams?  Well done.  But then again, the years have proven that it isn't hard to beat Bill Self in the tournament.  If somehow a rowdy band of hobos could get into the dance, they would beat Kansas by ten plus.  Bill Self sucks.  Never forget this.  That title that they "won" because Memphis gave it to them really hides the fact that Self is a rotten coach.

*Cheaters do win - And then there's Kentucky who is going back to the Final Four.  Whatever.  At least we have a villain to root against next weekend.  Jim Calhoun is a scumbag, too, but he ain't no Cal.

So here we go, possibly the most bizarre Final Four of all time.  UConn and Kentucky should be entertaining and is chock full o' pro talent.  But then we have Butler vs. VCU.  What a strange game to be nationally televised.  They both earned it though.  Can you think of two other teams that have played better than these two over the past two weeks?  I can't.  Which tells me that they belong.  And either that's incredibly cool or just shows how weak college basketball is this year.  Maybe a little of both I suppose.  Either way, the Bulldogs or the Rams are playing for a national title next Monday and that is awesome.  And since I picked Duke to win it all a week ago, my prediction to cut down the nets next week is Kemba Walker and Company.

No more Buckeyes.  Maybe next year...probably never.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope it is Butler. But I will say this. The winner of Butler/VCU wins the NC Game Next monday night. Mark it down !

Irishman

Grumpy said...

My mother was a UK grad, I was born in Lexington, but I hate their insufferable fans and their scumbag coach. This will end up being another Final Four he didn't go to.

Butler Bulldogs all the way, and Stevens stays.

The Iceman said...

Bringing me back to my original statement...thad matta is an overrated coach. Osu has the most talent of any other team in the country & matta somehow fucked it up like a wet dream. Pathetic.

Butler loses their best player to the nba & still goes to the final four the next year. No question stevens is the best coach in the country.

Drew said...

"No question stevens is the best coach in the country". Yeahhh...OK.

That loss to UK does still hurt.

Sullinger's Dad said yesterday to "etch it in stone" that he will be back. As I've said for months, many kids are going to be coming back due to the labor uncertainty. Yet, there are brilliant people like Darius Morris who is now thinking about testing it.

VCU will beat Butler.

Dead tired after that long weekend in New Orleans. I loved that city...I'd go there 10 times out of 10 over Vegas.

G$, MURedhawk and Grumpy...congrats on your Miami Hockey wi...oh wait..I forgot they got punked in the first round of the NCAA hockey tourney even they were a one seed and had two of the top five players in the country over the weekend.

Anonymous said...

I love the NCAA tournament.. But I HATE it when you have the best team. All it takes is 1 team playing a great game against you (Kentucky) and the season goes up in flames.

Iceman- As for Thad Matta being overrated, I strongly disagree. You say he only wins because he has more talent.. ISN'T RECRUITING PART OF THE JOB!? He's getting top classes at Ohio State- a school that everyone thinks of as a football school. A school that rarely even made the fucking tournament before he got there. Now they get top seeds and have been in the championship game. Maybe he should take the Beilein model and get scrubs to the 2nd round so everyone says "oh man, what a great coaching job that was." OSU/Thad is going to pimp slap Michigan and the rest of the B10 again next year. Deal with it. Ill take our "overrated" coach.

Dut

Anonymous said...

Well said, Dut. After the loss, I had a five second lapse in judgment where I wished College Basketball had a BCS, so Ohio State could be put in the National Championship by default. I immediately realized that would take away one of the greatest events in sports and decided I was just drunk/angry/shocked.

It does hurt. You leave thinking that Ohio State played one of its worst offensive games of the season and still only lost by 2 to a team that played one of their best games of the season, especially defensively. That, in my eyes, shows that OSU was the all around better team, but fell victim to the demanding nature of the tournament just as many #1 seeds before have and just as many #1 seeds after will.

Sullinger is staying, mark it down. With Buford, I will take a wait and see approach. Nevertheless, if only Sullinger stays, OSU is still the preseason favorite to win the B1G. If both stay, OSU is a top 5 team.

-Lil' Strut

Anonymous said...

All these hummers feel great today - GO WILDCATS FAGGOTS!

LS - please don't make stupid remarks about OSU playing their worst offensive game of the year because thats the best UK's D has played all year. Their D has put up like that for the past 2 months. I guarantee that was the first you saw of them this year. So was holding UNC to 67 points yesterday their second best defensive game of the year?

Admit it - Calipari is a great tournament coach.

Seal

Mr. Ace said...

Fucking morons.

Drew, D-Mo's an idiot for exploring his draft stock to see if he can go make millions? WHAT A FUCKING MORON THAT KID IS! You fucking dolt.

Dut, Matta is overrated as an in-game coach. That's pretty fucking obvious to anybody not cupping Thad's balls. You guys have had too much talent in his era to only have been to one championship game. I will take Beilein's way of building a program and coaching his team over Matta any day. Go Wildcats.

Lil Strut, I love how you rationalize the loss to ease still being butthurt. OSU was the all around better team because they were the "demanding" number one seed and lost? That's fucking stupid. It's SOOOOO demanding to be the number one overall seed... Sack up and take your loss. UK came to play and you guys couldn't match them.

GMoney said...

Rarely got in before Thad, eh? I forgot that you were Toledo before his schnozz came here.

Seal is superior to all of you.

Drew said...

"You guys have had too much talent in his era to only have been to one championship game". Apologies to the Iceman...I figured his Stevens comment was the dumbest comment of the day, but this one takes the cake. There have been THREE teams that possibly could have gotten to the NCG...Oden...last year and this year. With that comment you are almost acting liek the tourney works like the BCS. They should just be there.

Taking the way Belein builds a program over a Matta program is actually equally as dumb. You guys have had sooooooooo much fun in the Belein era. In fact it's been so great that this year being 9-9 in the Big Ten is considered to be amazing! Put some banners up when you break .500 in the conference if it's been such a good ride!

Mr. Ace said...

Beilein is building a program that will win the Big Ten consistently in the coming years. I'm happy with that.

Matta has got you guys to the Final Four one time, and you had 3 first round draft picks on that team. Don't you think the Fuckeyes should have more success than that? but I guess thats what happens when your team is lead by 19 year old one and done mercenaries nearly every year.

Anonymous said...

Sullinger stays at OSU only because he would be taking a pay cut by going to the NBA!!!

Anonymous said...

Ace- your comment of Beilein>Matta just shows how stupid/ignorant/blinded by Maze and Blue you are. If you can't tell that Matta is a better coach, I just don't know what to say to you. Thad had 2 B10 championships and an NCAA runner up after 4 seasons. Beilein is 12 games below .500 in the B10 and has 2 tournament wins in 4 years. Yeah, I can completely see why you'd rather have Beilein.

Dut

GMoney said...

Ohio state still can't deal with sec speed. You cannot deal with it.

The butthurtedness on display is amazingly enjoyable. Billy Buford just missed another jumper.

Tony B. said...

Jesus this comment section needs a straight jacket today (for everyone except Seal, who can say whatever he wants.)

Brad Stevens is the best coach in the country. He prepares his team better than anyone and makes fantastic in-game adjustments. Two Final Fours in a row for Butler is enough evidence to make that assertion.

In no way is Beilein better than Matta. Beilein hasn't reached Matta's level of success at Xavier let alone at OSU. Talking about hypothetical B1G Ten Championships is ruh-tarded.

Before people start calling for a BCS type system in basketball, just remember the magical run of the 98-99 OSU team that made it to the Final Four. That was fun, at least until the NCAA vacated almost all of the games coached by Jim O'Brien.

The Iceman said...

Morons. If you're able to recruit the "best talent" and fucking choke when it counts (the tournament) every fucking year that you're in it...then what does that make you as a coach when you never live up to the hype? Over fucking rated. Matta's best year in the tourny had 2 lotto picks & another nba player on it & they still couldn't close.

Typical osu fucks instantly comparing osu to michigan when I didn't say a word about bielien & his coaching/recruiting ability. Matta's overrated as a tourny coach. Deal with it.

Anonymous said...

Ace,

My comments about the demanding nature of the tournament were in regards to the fact that you have to be "on" for 6 straight games to win it all. I do feel it applies to OSU and every other team, regardless of seed. Because they had a terrible offensive game on the wrong night and, because they were facing a great team, it cost them a shot at the national title.

Plus, the fact that OSU shot 13 % less than UK and 17% below their season average and still only lost by two tells me that OSU was the overall better team.

You need to learn to think rather than emote about your comments.

Seal,

I am not saying UK did not play a great defensive game. I am not taking any credit away from them. I do feel, however, that they did play one of the best defensive games of the season, because they shut down a team that had only lost twice, was in the top 5 in the country in FG PCT and, in so doing, they held that team 17 points below average. Settle down Seal, I am not saying they are not a great defensive team, but I am saying they had to play their best defensive game to get the result they did.

-Lil' Strut

Anonymous said...

Iceman,

The year you were referencing OSU did have two lotto picks and another NBA player, but the team they lost to had 3 lotto picks and 2 other players drafted and was the defending national champion. I would not call that "choking".

-Lil' Strut

Anonymous said...

Also, I'm pretty sure this Kentucky team that OSU just lost to has multiple NBA lottery picks. I wouldn't call this a choke job by any means. Kentucky is a good F'n team.

Dut

The Iceman said...

When you're the #1 team in the country and have been for the majority of the year & don't even make the final four, I don't give a fuck who you played. That's a choke job. Spin it any way you want to in order to feel better. Good coaches find ways to win. That's why donovan has a national title and matta doesn't.

GMoney said...

So what if Thad is bringing in more top talent next year? History shows that he isn't go to use his bench anyway. He never has which pretty much makes him the white Charlie Coles.

One more time, that Harrellson fastball at Sullinger's chest was the greatest HBP in sports history.

Maybe Jared stays...but I believe no one until that deadline passes.

Drew said...

Iceman you fucking rere. The person that started talking Belein/Michigan vs. OSU was MR. ACE. READ THE COMMENTS YOU FUCKING RETARD.

Mr. Ace said...

Drew, you felching faggot, it was Dut who brought up the Michigan/Fuckeye comparison. I simply responded saying I liked the way that Beilein was building Michigan's program and the way he coached IN-GAME. Get fucked. Fuck.

Anonymous said...

I did not bring up a comparison of OSU Michigan. I simply used Beilein as an example.

Ace- what in game adjustment from Beilein is your favorite from his 20-32 B10 record?

Dut

Drew said...

Dut..my favorite in game adjustment that Belein makes if I were a Michigan fan, would be every time he moves Novack from the floor to the bench.

GMoney said...

62-60...never forget.

Bielein and Matta both fuck little boys so who gives a shit because neither one is ever going to have their own One Shining Moment. There. The truth shall set you free.

Mr. Ace said...

Zack Novak is a God among men...and fags like all of you.

Drew said...

G$...still no thoughts on NEW HAMPSHIRE?!?!?!?!?

GMoney said...

You overestimate my bandwagon following of college hockey. How a 4 seed gets to play a home game against a one is something I will never understand.

Mr. Ace said...

I should win an award for that banner