NCAA Tournament Friday Open Thread: Window #2

Friday, March 21, 2008


(10) South Alabama (26-6) vs (7) Butler (29-3) 2:45 PM East (Birmingham): Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery
(15) UMBC (24-8) vs (2) Georgetown (27-5) 2:55 PM Midwest (Raleigh): Jim Nantz and Billy Packer
(13) San Diego (21-13) vs (4) UConn (24-8) 3:00 PM West (Tampa): Tim Brando and Mike Gminski
(15) Austin Peay (24-10) vs (2) Texas (28-6) 5:00 PM South (Little Rock): Ian Eagle and Jim Spanarkel
_______________________

"At long last this hill has been topped."- Tim Brando

Cheesy considering WKU is playing. Finally some Overtime action, but they'll probably break away to give me the crappy Georgetown game.

"Only the Young survive."- Tim Brando (Via Joe)

Man. The Drake/WKU announcing team is putting me to sleep. The only thing keeping me going is Gus Johnson screaming in my ear "AND FROM SIIIIIIIX-TEEEEEEN DOWN, DRAKE TIES THE GAME! UNBELIEVABLE!" (Via Anon)

Tell me about it. Brando had no inflection when Young hit the game tying three and it was awesome.

"Oh It's so good to be Young and outstanding." - Tim Brando (Via Joe D)

OHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now we're talking! WKU with the buzzer beater!!!

Video will be up in five and I think that game alone has rejuvenated me.

Brando called Klayton Korver "Kyle" toward the end of regulation. (Via Anon)

Is there any way possible to get Gus to call every single game?

Verne and Bill don't know they're on right now. They keep clearing their throats. Asking for stats about South AL vs. Western KY (Via Anon)

Hahahaha.

Someone should market the offense of Austin Peay and the announcing of Ian Eagle as a cure for insommnia. (Via Scott)

John Thompson is calling the UMBC-Georgetown game for Westwood One. Am I the only one that sees a conflict of interest here? (Via Bruce)

I loved how Nantz and Packer joked that he probably requested it.

"Here's DJ Abrams" - Spencer Ross for Westwood One (Via SS Reporters)

Well, I just want to congratulate the CBS production crew during the post-halftime stat recap. As they were coming back from break, the camerman was focused on the cheerleaders of Texas, and continued to move down and down until it became about a 7 second ass shot of the UT cheerleaders. Bless you CBS for making something good out of UT-APSU... (Via Radioman)

Why do I always miss the good stuff?

"This ain't Carmen Sandiego!"- Tim Brando (Via Spartan Dan)

What?!?!

Learn to subtract, Brando. 59-56 does not mean UConn can tie with a 2 or win with a 3. (Spartan Dan)
"And we're tied."- Tim Brando (Via Joe D)
Since when does 59=58? (Via Anon)
"A chance to tie with a 2 and win with a 3"...when the score is 59-56, Brando? (Via Jim Williams)

Good lord he is having a terrible day.

"Rob Jones with a dagger of the window pane"- Tim Brando (Via Jim Williams)

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83 Comments:

Wow... love the butler reference

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 2:44:00 PM  

Thank you....that's about the only good one I've come up with in the past 24 hours.

Mar 21, 2008, 2:46:00 PM  

"It's so good to be Young and outstanding." (Not sure which guy it was, probably Brando.)

SpartanDan said...
Mar 21, 2008, 2:57:00 PM  

"Oh It's so good to be Young and outstanding." - Brando How many times does he want to use a catchphrase with young in it in reference to Young?

joe d said...
Mar 21, 2008, 2:57:00 PM  

Please, no more photo montages unless you include the hot Mormon chick. Thanks in advance.

- Telecomedian

Telecomedian said...
Mar 21, 2008, 2:58:00 PM  

I'm gonna have to rewiind the Tivo, but it sure looked like WKU was TRYING to foul to get the last possession - not avoid it idiot Brando.

where's the call on that last drive?

jeez

Gibbon Jockey said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:01:00 PM  

I hate Klayton Korver and his family. Why do you gotta spell it with a K to match the last name?? It's CLAYTON, spell it right.

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:01:00 PM  

If his middle name started with a K...


Yeah. I won't go there. Either way, time for Drake to hopefully win it with the last possession (it will be the last possession right? Eh.) I hope so, though. I have em in my bracket. D:

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:03:00 PM  

@anon

maybe his father is Roger Clemens

Gibbon Jockey said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:03:00 PM  

How can someone be so damn boring during a moment like this? Seriously. 98-98, one free throw coming up, a little over five seconds to go and he sounds like he's bored!

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:05:00 PM  

Wow, that last scramble under the basket looked like a 5th grade girls game. Damn mid-majors midgets, get a big man.

joe d said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:06:00 PM  

Finally, some good games. (And Davidson hadn't beaten anyone halfway decent in at least two years; why'd they have to start today?)

SpartanDan said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:06:00 PM  

WOOOOOOWWWWW!!!!

Where's your Gus Johnson now!!!!

Gibbon Jockey said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:09:00 PM  

Well, there goes my third Sweet 16 team. *throws bracket in shredder*

SpartanDan said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:09:00 PM  

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WKU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO HOME KLAYTON, GO HOME!!!!!!!!!!

joe d said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:09:00 PM  

"WESTERN KENTUCKY BENDS, BUT DOOOOESN'T BREEEEAK!"

I think that's what he said. Either way.. winner of the next game better watch out for the upstart Hilltops.

There goes one of my Sweet 16's.

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:11:00 PM  

Verne and Bill don't know they're on right now. They keep clearing their throats. Asking for stats about South AL vs. Western KY

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:12:00 PM  

Brando called Klayton Korver "Kyle" toward the end of regulation.

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:13:00 PM  

Why the hell did so many people put Drake into the Sweet 16? They are not good. WKU is just as talented and there is no way Drake would have beaten UCONN.

joe d said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:14:00 PM  

Announcers/Anchors/Analysts have been callin him Kyle this whole tournament during highlights and stuff.

joe d said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:15:00 PM  

I'm guessing Ian Eagle doesn't have the stones to remember one of the greatest players in Austin Peay state history - James 'Fly' Williams.

The Fly is Open
Let's Go PEAY!

Gibbon Jockey said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:16:00 PM  

Go WKU.

Drake never looked that good when i watched them and I had WKU.

though unforatunately I also had Gonzaga winning today. Wasn't coutning on an entire team losing to two players.

Ghost. said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:17:00 PM  

Just listening to the radio broadcasts during the day, but why during the 2/15 and 3/14 games and such, the announcer says "the longer they (15 seed) stays around, the better chance they have at an upset." Well, no kidding.

Andy said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:20:00 PM  

Graves really knows how to stroke it-Raftery

Sam said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:24:00 PM  

Serious question - I'm late to the shenanigans around here, but is anyone else experiencing goofy sound problems? The game horns sound like euro police sirens - don't know if it's a broadcast thing or my system.

Gibbon Jockey said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:25:00 PM  

Someone should market the offense of Austin Peay and the announcing of Ian Eagle as a cure for insommnia.

Scott said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:38:00 PM  

Quote of the first round from Ian Eagle. Talking about how the anti-Texas crowd had quieted down: "The infectious 'let's go Peay' chants have been flushed away"

Sam said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:41:00 PM  

Sam, I heard that. That may actually be so awful it's brilliant.

ledanz28 said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:45:00 PM  

i remember watching clue in 8th grade. between the maid and leslie ann warren....

-dan

-dan said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:52:00 PM  

AA, I take it this set of games is exciting.

ssreporters said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:54:00 PM  

Hey hey, look who it is, my main man SS. RISE AND FIRE!!!!!!!!

joe d said...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:56:00 PM  

John Thompson is calling the UMBC-Georgetown game for Westwood One. Am I the only one that sees a conflict of interest here?

Bruce said...
Mar 21, 2008, 4:02:00 PM  

Ha sorry SS....I was trying to get that WKU clip up.

Mar 21, 2008, 4:04:00 PM  

Is it just me (I'm watching on my local CBS station's secondary channel, the primary is fine even though they are showing the same game right now), or does the APSU/Texas feed have a weird warbling going on with the sound? Or at least, did it as it was entering the half?

Morgan Wick said...
Mar 21, 2008, 4:07:00 PM  

@ Joe D, STFU.

ssreporters said...
Mar 21, 2008, 4:21:00 PM  

@Morgan- it sounds ok on my feed(MyNet is our "other" CBS channel), but then I just turned over to the game, so...

Bruce said...
Mar 21, 2008, 4:25:00 PM  

@morgan

I referenced the same problem in an earlier post. Must be a transmission issue.

good to see the lazy UConn team from the first two months show up.

Gibbon Jockey said...
Mar 21, 2008, 4:27:00 PM  

Sorry for the delay in posts in this thread. Yep, I'm having the same exact problem. Not sure what it is.

Mar 21, 2008, 4:32:00 PM  

So, the only interesting game is at half. Butler is beating the @#$% out of South Alabama, and Texas and Georgetown are doing what 2 seeds are supposed to do.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 21, 2008, 4:33:00 PM  

"Here's DJ Abrams" - Spencer Ross for Westwood One

ssreporters said...
Mar 21, 2008, 4:50:00 PM  

Well, I just want to congratulate the CBS production crew during the post-halftime stat recap. As they were coming back from break, the camerman was focused on the cheerleaders of Texas, and continued to move down and down until it became about a 7 second ass shot of the UT cheerleaders. Bless you CBS for making something good out of UT-APSU...

Radioman said...
Mar 21, 2008, 4:51:00 PM  

"This ain't Carmen San Diego"-Brando

joe d said...
Mar 21, 2008, 5:38:00 PM  

"This ain't CARMEN Sandiego" - Tim Brando

Why couldn't these games get a real announcer?

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 5:38:00 PM  

"This ain't Carmen Sandiego!" (Brando)

Looks like we may have a 12 v 13 matchup on Sunday. San Diego up 4, 50 seconds left.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 21, 2008, 5:38:00 PM  

Ain't Carmen Sandiego, eh? Well last I checked you ain't qualified to be a gumshoe or even a member of Rockapella, Brando.

Jim Williams said...
Mar 21, 2008, 5:41:00 PM  

Video coming....so bad.

Mar 21, 2008, 5:42:00 PM  

Learn to subtract, Brando. 59-56 does not mean UConn can tie with a 2 or win with a 3.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 21, 2008, 5:43:00 PM  

"A chance to tie with a 2 and win with a 3"...when the score is 59-56, Brando? I mean are you bleepin' serious.

Jim Williams said...
Mar 21, 2008, 5:44:00 PM  

Since when does 59=58?

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 5:44:00 PM  

"And we're tied."- Brando

59-58 SD

joe d said...
Mar 21, 2008, 5:44:00 PM  

"now it's tied" -Tim Brando
UConn was down 3 and made a 2
LOL

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 5:44:00 PM  

After seeing the early games in Tampa, Gus Johnson is throwing something at the hotel room TV...probably Len Elmore.

Jim Williams said...
Mar 21, 2008, 5:46:00 PM  

Dude, anon, shut up. First, you were wrong on the quote, and don't EVER use LOL in a AA comment.

joe d said...
Mar 21, 2008, 5:47:00 PM  

Cheerleaders taunting a player that gets knocked down? They're asking for trouble

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 5:49:00 PM  

NOT COOL, AA, NOT COOL. I was clearly first on the Carmen San Diego comment. How are you gonna go and give credit to spartandan like that?????? Why you gotta do me like that? Don't hate, appreciate.

joe d said...
Mar 21, 2008, 5:49:00 PM  

The good news: Looks like Katie Couric might get pre-empted.

The bad news: It's for the Tim Brando Drunken Monkey Hour!

Jim Williams said...
Mar 21, 2008, 5:50:00 PM  

Joe, it was three of us simultaneously. I don't care who gets credit, but all three comments came in within two seconds. Quit whining.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 21, 2008, 5:51:00 PM  

No, you guys just were too late. Sorry, I'm the rightful contributer of that comment and deserve full credit.

joe d said...
Mar 21, 2008, 5:53:00 PM  

It's all love my friends. You all jumped on that like jackals and I couldn't fit everyone in.

I love you Joe D.

Mar 21, 2008, 5:54:00 PM  

joe d...for being such a douche about it, you deserve none of the credit. It's not like this is a competition.

Jim Williams said...
Mar 21, 2008, 5:54:00 PM  

Oh no, you didn't get credit for something many others clearly heard on an online blog. Your whole year most be ruined. Christ.

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 5:54:00 PM  

"Who knew Connecticut could be knocked out by Gyno (pronouned Geno)?" - TB

God, dude. Go away.

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 5:56:00 PM  

Dude, It's a big deal to see your name on AA. When I contribute I like to get the credit I deserve. Y'all need to stop hatin.

joe d said...
Mar 21, 2008, 5:56:00 PM  

Is it just me, or was there no contact at all on that last foul (the one that sent SD's top scorer to the bench)?

SpartanDan said...
Mar 21, 2008, 5:57:00 PM  

"The trajectory a bit lower than the norm..." - As spoken from a guy who can't handle GED math, Tim Brando.

Jim Williams said...
Mar 21, 2008, 5:58:00 PM  

I dunno if I'd call it a "dagger" when it gives you a 1-point lead with about 20 seconds left, Tim.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 21, 2008, 6:01:00 PM  

"Rob Jones with a dagger of the window pane" - The Wizards announce team questions the use of TB saying dagger here

Jim Williams said...
Mar 21, 2008, 6:02:00 PM  

Uhhhh.. he walked. I didn't know you could put the ball on your hip and take 3 steps. It's not the Association refs.

joe d said...
Mar 21, 2008, 6:03:00 PM  

Joe - watch again. He lifted his non-pivot foot and before it hit the floor, the ball did. That was not a travel.

It doesn't help that the douche announcers do not know the rule.

Ed said...
Mar 21, 2008, 6:06:00 PM  

WOW!

Mar 21, 2008, 6:07:00 PM  

"If it's not Johnson & Johnson, it's likely to be Jackson!" - Brando must be getting a year's supply of baby powder for that plug.

Jim Williams said...
Mar 21, 2008, 6:07:00 PM  

Tim Brando is the worst announcer I have heard in ages. I guess the last 1.2 don't matter - he said it was for the win.

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 6:08:00 PM  

I think with the way Brando has been going, it's pretty surprising he didn't do anything with Gyno Pomaire, too our collective relief, I'm sure.

Ryan said...
Mar 21, 2008, 6:08:00 PM  

"FOR THE WIN...with 1.2 seconds left." - Tim Brando

Ed said...
Mar 21, 2008, 6:08:00 PM  

Ed, I think he was talking about the foul with 9 seconds left. The travel on SD seemed pretty blatant to me, two steps before he started dribbling.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 21, 2008, 6:08:00 PM  

Brando makes having testicular cancer seem more enjoyable.

Mar 21, 2008, 6:09:00 PM  

"San Diego makes 13 so lucky in Tampa" -Tim Brando

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 6:09:00 PM  

As a play by play guy, I'm guilty of doing what Tim did on that last shot...saying it was for the win when there was still a second and change on the clock. That's about the only time I'll relate to him.

"San Diego makes 13 so lucky in Tampa!" - TB

Gotta give him that one, decent line!

Jim Williams said...
Mar 21, 2008, 6:09:00 PM  

How bad is it that the worst announcing crews (Brando/Gminski and Bolerjack/Wenzel) got the best and closest games of the tournament?

ssreporters said...
Mar 21, 2008, 6:15:00 PM  
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Gibbon Jockey said...
Mar 21, 2008, 6:21:00 PM  

"You can talk about great shots, y'know Mike Eruzione making a shot against the Soviets in the semifinals. Danny Ainge. Danny Ainge! I didn't sleep for two nights." - Digger Phelps



So BYU taking down Notre Dame in 1981 is comparable to one the greatest upsets in sports history?

Great. Googily. Moogily.

Gibbon Jockey said...
Mar 21, 2008, 6:22:00 PM  

Brando did do a corny line with Pomare when he fouled out... something like "Who thought Gino would do this to UConn?". Ugh.

I've never noticed Brando to be this terrible before.

Leena said...
Mar 21, 2008, 6:23:00 PM  

I generally like Timmy Brando. Living in the Southeast, I hear him do a lot of SEC and ACC games. Buy my God, those puns are awful. One or two wouldn't be bad, but he was a bad pun machine today. Please stop Tim, most of them aren't funny.

Anonymous said...
Mar 21, 2008, 6:49:00 PM  

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