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  1. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    16 Mar '15 09:09
    Go Badgers!
  2. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    16 Mar '15 16:40 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ketchuplover
    Go Badgers!
    I want Kentucky to go 40-0!
  3. 16 Mar '15 16:42
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    I want Kentucky to go 40-0!
    Again? Or was it like 39-0 last time?
  4. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    19 Mar '15 19:05 / 1 edit
    The first #3 seed is one and done! Madness! Another #3 bites the hardcourt! Run for your lives!
  5. 21 Mar '15 16:49
    The NCAA should change the foul rule so that if you are fouled, you shoot free throws and YOUR team keeps the ball. This would eliminate the boring end-game strategy of intentional fouls with endless free throws, and would stop the mugging of guys shooting layups.
  6. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    22 Mar '15 08:17
    Originally posted by John Osmar
    The NCAA should change the foul rule so that if you are fouled, you shoot free throws and YOUR team keeps the ball. This would eliminate the boring end-game strategy of intentional fouls with endless free throws, and would stop the mugging of guys shooting layups.
    Seconded
  7. 25 Mar '15 21:32
    Originally posted by John Osmar
    The NCAA should change the foul rule so that if you are fouled, you shoot free throws and YOUR team keeps the ball. This would eliminate the boring end-game strategy of intentional fouls with endless free throws, and would stop the mugging of guys shooting layups.
    Fouls at the end of the game are what make it interesting. The other 38 minutes are more boring.

    If you want a game with just a bunch of shots devoid of all strategy, watch the NBA.
  8. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    29 Mar '15 16:37
    Badgers vs. Wildcats II Be there. Aloha.
  9. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    01 Apr '15 15:17
    Originally posted by ketchuplover
    Go Badgers!
    No way!

    They ousted my beloved U of A Wildcats.

    Just like last year.

    I had them pegged for the Final Four. Alas.

    At least they got to the Elite Eight.
  10. 01 Apr '15 20:19
    Originally posted by ketchuplover
    The first #3 seed is one and done! Madness! Another #3 bites the hardcourt! Run for your lives!
    It's the other definition of 'one and done' that irks me.

    Urban dictionary: An athlete who spends one year in college before moving on to professional sports.

    There's nothing to be done about it. Big money to be made, college-level career-denying injuries to be avoided, etc.

    But the great teams of the past gave a university the chance for a dynasty.

    The last "dynasty" I remember, which was only 2 years in duration, was my Florida Gators when the national championship was won by underclassmen led by Joakim Noah and Al Horford, who all opted to stay in school and win a second natl championship.

    But another factor is the self-defeating nature of a good, young team. Who wants to recruit to a college where you will sit on the bench behind an already-seasoned crew and only get to play as the practice squad? Better to go to a college that is in rebuilding mode where you get to play and perhaps shine. So the cycle of winning and rebuilding is perpetuated.

    [/rant]

    Thank you very much.

    That said, March Madness has me hooked. Too bad I don't have cable, so only see what's on CBS.
  11. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    02 Apr '15 11:37
    I don't have pay tv either
  12. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    06 Apr '15 11:09
    Please help me root for Wisconsin tonight. Thank ye.
  13. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    07 Apr '15 16:14
    Kudos to Duke