NCAA Tournament Saturday Open Thread

Saturday, March 22, 2008


West Virginia vs. Duke (2:10pm)- Craig Bolerjack and Bob Wenzel
Kansas State vs. Wisconsin (4:20pm)- Kevin Harlan and Dan Bonner
Purdue vs. Xavier (4:40pm)- Craig Bolerjack and Bob Wenzel
Notre Dame vs. Washington State (6:40pm)- Gus Johnson and Len Elmore
Marquette vs. Stanford (6:45pm)- Dick Enberg and Jay Bilas
Kansas vs. UNLV (6:50)- Kevin Harlan and Dan Bonner
Michigan State vs. Pitt (9:10pm)- Gus Johnson and Len Elmore
UCLA vs. Texas A&M (9:15pm)- Dick Enberg and Jay Bilas

Hi, folks. S2N here, and I'll be helping AA chronicle the announcer atrocities (and monitor upsets) for the day with you (that is, unless I am beckoned to the sports bar.)

How's your bracket doing today? In today's group of 2nd rounders, I only missed by thinking Winthrop would upset Wazzu, but I'm totally screwed everywhere else. As usual, leave the good stuff in the comments and I'll update the post as long as I can.
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Watching pre-game: the Lopez twins sound awful when they talk at the same time. It's double the stereotypical dumb jock voice (and those boys are smart.)

Please tell me someone is watching CBS pre-game. This McAlarney piece has got to be the worst television ever. I live in Staten Island, NY, so i know all about McAlarney and his history of basketball. He is a great player, but a complete moron. He was busted for Marijuana at ND and was stupid enough to be caught with it. How is that worthy of a piece on CBS? Basically that whole thing has how Mike Brey was a good coach helping a stupid kid get out of trouble. - Marc

Yup, saw that. Cringed, but I've seen much, much worse in terms of sap pieces. The one done on J.P Prince was good, though.

Time for WVU/Duke....god, I hate Bolerjack and Wenzel, but it'll be good for some material.

"The Blue Devils are not shooting the basketball from three point range." - Bob Wenzel (via SSReporters, who notes that there was probably supposed to be a "shooting well" in there.)

"Number 1 in this uniquely American event." - Wenzel. Not sure what that was in reference to. This is going to be a long couple of hours.

"The one-and-done format in the tournament brings out plenty of aggression!" - Wenzel, after a foul on Wellington Smith for an illegal screen on Greg Paulus.

Watching Paulus throw his arms in the air to get the crowd into it is inherently hilarious. This is why he's uniquely hateable -- he's the Doofy White Dude writ large.

"Zoubek does not have a wide enough stance to avoid those kinds of turnovers." - Wenzel, getting his Larry Craig references on.

Scheyer's flopping already too. Jesus, this is bad.

"That's a real foul." - Wenzel. Hmmm....does that imply the others aren't?

"I think Smalligan's name should be Talligan." - Glenn Consor, on the Westwood One radio call (via Rick James Bible Owner)

Dude.

"Mr. Greenlight!" - Wenzel, after some Dukie I've never heard of hits a shot.

I hope that this game is good down the stretch so that I can hear Bolerjack and Wenzel tryout to be the next WWE announcers again. Watch out Jerry "The King" Lawlor, Bob Wenzel is coming for you! - Brandon

"There musta been some instruction by that guy (Coach K) yesterday. Even with a 104-degree fever, he's still getting after 'em!" - Wenzel

OW. MY BRAIN.

"Four white jerseys, still has the strength to get it up." - Wenzel (via SSReporters)

"Alexander should get 5 points for that effort." - Wenzel (via JX)

I now have a vein throbbing in my forehead.

"You wanna talk about good defense? There's 35 seconds of it!" - Wenzel

In case you didn't know, Duke is playing well on the defensive side of the ball.

That was a sick three by Ruoff, and all silly Raftery-and-Gus-like exclamations by Bolerwenzel are excusable.

"Ruoff, you are sitting on the bench right now because that's how far you were from the basket when you hit that free throw!" - Wenzel

Except for that one.

Joe Alexander to Singler and Scheyer on consecutive plays: "Get that weak shit outta here."

"They (Duke) need some intestinal fortitude right now" - Wenzel (Thanks, Anon!)

"Backdoor, taking a page from Luke Ford and Belmont!" - Wenzel, who cannot conceive that Huggins could have a backdoor play in his hip pocket well before Belmont. Bolerjack has been fairly inoffensive save his love of the word "tenacious," but Wenzel....whew.

"If you're in the lead, you can wait until later. If you're behind, you have to come sooner." - Wenzel, talking about when to bring a player with four fouls back in. Oh, and that's what she said.

"0-for-13 in threes this half, see where that one hit? Front of the rim. What does that tell you?" - Wenzel
"Tired legs." - Bolerwenzel

Synchronicity!

Wenzel was blathering about Duke stepping it up on D while WVU executed a wide open backdoor lay-in.

"Up and in, Thoroughman!" - Bolerjack
"He's gonna get votes for Governor!" - Wenzel

Very good possession, two offensive boards by Thoroughman (sp?) for WVU.

"Wave goodbye to the ball, Alex!" - Wenzel, describing Ruoff's follow-through (hat tip to Anon)

"Nobody wants to go home in the NCAA tournament!" - Wenzel (via spartandan, that's the second or third time Wenzel's said this)

"Ball is popped out of there like a cork" - Bolerjack, and didn't he say that two days ago as well? (via Anon)

"Duke is a team with great tradition and great pride, don't be surprised to see a rush here at the end" -Wenzel (Via another Anon, who considers the fact that WVU might have pride too.)

"Bob Huggins, coaching in his hometown of West Virginia..." - Wenzel. Now, West Virginia may be rural, but at least call it the state that it is, Bob...

DUCK FUKE! Your tears taste like candy, Blue Devils.
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OK, who's next? Harlan and Bonner on K-State/Wisky.

"You want to play at a fast pace, but you don't want to hurry." - Bonner
"You sound like John Wooden." - Harlan
"I wish I did." - Bonner (via spartandan)

"Here's Beasley with the interception" - Harlan (via Smitty Lite, who's wondering if Beasley's now playing cornerback for Ron Prince)
"Count it for two!" - Harlan, despite it not going in -- which Bonner called him out on. (via spartandan)

"That's the first time we've seen some discomforture." Bonner, making up words. (spartandan tells us it is a word, spelled "discomfiture.")

"At the line is Travon Hughes, a sophomore from The Queens, New York" - Harlan (via Anon)

Harlan, taking a page right from Miss Teen South Carolina:



"Efficiency is the name of the Boilermakers!" - Wenzel (via spartandan)

"Derrick Brown is now shooting 79% during three games in his NCAA career. Two last year, and then the... the second this year" - Wenzel. Ow, ow, ow.

"Winner of this game (Purdue-Xavier) takes on the Duke Blue...oops, Duke wishes it was taking on the winner of the game." - Greg Gumbel, botching the transfer slightly.

"Jason Love should give some Love to Drew Lavender for that pass." - Bolerjack (via Anon)

"And, you can see, the breakfast of champions is popcorn." -Wenzel, as the camera shows Huggins eating popcorn (via another Anon)

Bolerwenzel is a freaking gold mine.

"Beep beep, he's gone" -Wenzel
"Beep Beep! The Road Runner!" -Bolerjack (via Anon)

Oh god, the Bolerwenzel combo just stole Steve Lavin's Roadrunner joke. - spartandan

You know you suck when you're recycling Lavinburger bits.

I'm taking a bit of a break, folks -- gotta cook food at some point. Games will still be on, so keep leaving the announcer stupid in the comments.

OK, I'm done -- if I stare at the quote screen any longer, I'll go bonkers. Enjoy the rest of today's action -- and I hope someone can find video of Stanford coach Trent Johnson getting the heave-ho; I was watching what seemed like a final minute that lasted 30 in Purdue-Xavier.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 1:30 PM

248 Comments:

Please tell me someone is watching CBS pre-game. This McAlarney piece has got to be the worst television ever. I live in Staten Island, NY, so i know all about McAlarney and his history of basketball. He is a great player, but a complete moron. He was busted for Marijuana at ND and was stupid enough to be caught with it. How is that worthy of a piece on CBS? Basically that whole thing has how Mike Brey was a good coach helping a stupid kid get out of trouble.

Marc said...
Mar 22, 2008, 1:49:00 PM  

Yeah, that McAlarney piece was terrible...

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:02:00 PM  

By the way, what are the chances i get any game in HD today? 3%? 2%?

It's seriously ridiculous that CBS doesn't broadcast every single one of these games in HD...

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:03:00 PM  

"The Blue Devils are not shooting the basketball from three point range" - Bob Wenzel


Uh.....yes they have, they've shot three pointers a lot of times. Did you mean to say they're not shooting WELL from three point range?

11:07 in the morning here in North Seattle and I'm greeted by Bolerwenzel.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:08:00 PM  

That McAlarney piece was awful. They acted like a possession charge was such a big deal, that kid's mom is clueless.

ESPeNemy said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:09:00 PM  

Notice they're not using the calls from Tim Brando in their Pontiac Game Changing Performance clips, but they used Bolerjack's.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:09:00 PM  

What was that American comment for Bob?

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:11:00 PM  

Wenzel, we know coach K is sick....but 104 degree temperature is just a friggin fever.....stop mentioning it.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:13:00 PM  

Holy crap i'm getting this game in HD... I'm amazed...

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:13:00 PM  

Smitty, you might be surprised, but for the first time CBS is broadcasting EVERY game in the tournament is in HD. Don't believe me? Just go to March Madness On Demand, where each game is shown in the 16:9, HD format.

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:15:00 PM  

Mike Patrick is in his room watching the game:

"Paulus for three!!!! HOLY COW!!!! THAT'S WHY HE IS ONE OF THE BEST SHOOTERS IN THE COUNTRY!!!"


Thank you, I'll be here all week.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:15:00 PM  

Who is Heraldson Bolerjack?

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:15:00 PM  

Anon-

Yeah, the quality on MMOD isn't all that bad, but my connection at work the last two days sucked.

When you have a 61in tv in your living room, you don't really want to stare at a 15in computer screen. Just glad this duke game is in HD so far...

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:16:00 PM  

That may or may not have been a flop...but that's a wicked screen.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:17:00 PM  

Paulus is such a flopper. That was b.s.

ESPeNemy said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:17:00 PM  

Have i mentioned yet that i hate Duke?

I will always remember watching them lost to VCU last year as i was at a bar in Vegas working some MILF i later banged...

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:18:00 PM  

Mike Patrick probably has his Duke boner rock solid after that three.

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:18:00 PM  

Clemson is jealous of Duke's free throw shooting.

Huggins gets a technical.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:22:00 PM  

Haha. Well, I just got a brand new 32" Samsung HDTV myself yesterday, and had the HD hooked up. All I have to say... going from regular CBS to HDCBS watching this game, I almost freaked. The crystal clearness of the picture is just so amazing D:

As far as "Dook" goes, I can't stand them for the most part because of Paulus. He's such a baby, for real. WVU isn't looking good so far either.

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:23:00 PM  

Are the refs stopping play intentionally so we can watch Duke for as long as possible?

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:23:00 PM  

so, why don't the officials go ahead and change the black stripes on their shirts to Duke Blue and call it a day?

wait, on second though, they're making a collection of terrible calls against both teams. When will officials figure out that people tune into basketball to watch the GAME, not the guys in the stripes with the whistles?

GOD!

JX said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:24:00 PM  

"Duke likes to get the game up into the high 80s" - Wenzel

10 stoppages a minute will make that impossible.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:27:00 PM  

Perks of watching this game in West Virginia;
I don't have to listen to the CBS broadcast.

I've got the game on with the Mountaineer Sports Network (and the great Tony Caridi) on my radio.

And, until Gus Johnson calls a Mountaineer game in this tournament that's how i'm gonna watch EVERY Mountaineer game.

JX said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:27:00 PM  

"That's a real foul" - Wenzel


As opposed to these fake fouls these players have made. Like the invisible take down.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:29:00 PM  

Sheyer just pulled a Sam Cassell special...

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:29:00 PM  

"Great hands by Paulus." - Bolerjack

Paulus then lost the dribble out of bounds 3 seconds later.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:30:00 PM  

I thought I could get a reprieve from stupidity on Westwood One radio:

"I think Smalligan's name should be Talligan." Color Commentator Glenn Consort(?)

I was wrong.

Mar 22, 2008, 2:30:00 PM  

That was 100% ball...

I did enjoy how it knocked of Singler's face though...

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:30:00 PM  

Joe Mazzulla will knock Greg Paulus the F out!

and, i'd pay good money to see it!

JX said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:30:00 PM  

DUDE!

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:31:00 PM  

its so obvious with the exception of duke fans DC I'd very pro-mountaineer, duke is so annoying I respect their talent and coach K but god theyre so easy to root against.

GusJohnsonForGod said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:32:00 PM  

I can't watch this game with the sound up. Wenzel is gonna have me breaking shit real quick.

Gangsta D said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:32:00 PM  

@ RJBO

Mark Champion and Glenn Consor are there for Westwood One.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:33:00 PM  

Gansta D, do you have like another TV and a porn video? Then just turn the sound up on the porn video very loud and you're fine.


Fuck, now I have to jerk it.

C. Hustle said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:34:00 PM  

Bigger Duke flopper (all time)? Paulus or Hurley

Schyer might be coming up as a darkhorse though.

JX said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:34:00 PM  

I can't root for either team: I can't stand Duke, West Virginia fans can't stand the Wolverines (for obvious reasons).

Mar 22, 2008, 2:35:00 PM  

Is anyone else not impressed when someone shoots better from outside the arc than inside?

To me it screams: The only thing i'm good at as is standing here and waiting for the ball...

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:35:00 PM  

"Alexander picks it up between his legs" - Bolerjack


Eww....

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:36:00 PM  

ah! we have our first appearance of john flowers' magical headband!!

i love that guy (and his headband)

JX said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:36:00 PM  

Bolerjack is driving me nuts with saying "tenacious" all the time.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:36:00 PM  

Thanks, ss. I knew Champion was on the call (he usually does Pistons radio broadcasts these days).

Mar 22, 2008, 2:37:00 PM  

C. Hustle I think listening to porn while watching Duke would make me hate porn as much as I hate Duke.

OK, not really. But it'd be little weird.

Gangsta D said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:38:00 PM  

Bolerjack loves his ten-dollar words, and tenacious is a doozy.

Signal to Noise said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:38:00 PM  

reading these comments reminds me all over again exactly why I have the sound turned down and the mountaineer sports network radio broadcast turned up.

JX said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:38:00 PM  

Craig Bolerjack wants to remind you that Duke's defense is playing well.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:39:00 PM  

Ya know if I didn't hate dook already, i'd hate them today for teh same reason i hate soccer.

BE A MAN!

James said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:40:00 PM  

James, if you hate soccer, hate football for flopping QB's, punters, kickers, and WR's (for pass interference calls).

Hate basketball for said reasons, take Paulus here for example.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:42:00 PM  

Anyone else bored with this game already?

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:43:00 PM  

I got here late, but there is one simple answer to the question of why CBS did a feature story on Kyle McAlarney:

He's from New York. Period.

It's "easier" for them to do a story on him than travel to, say, Iowa or Mississippi and do a feature on somebody who, you know, DESERVED it.

J.J. said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:43:00 PM  

I hope that this game is good down the stretch so that I can hear Bolerjack and Wenzel tryout to be the next WWE announcers again. Watch out Jerry "The King" Lawlor, Bob Wenzel is coming for you!

Brandon said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:44:00 PM  

ssreporters -- just counting the blatant pro-Duke calls, and I'm at five right now.

Signal to Noise said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:44:00 PM  

James: actually, most soccer teams aren't that bad when it comes to flopping. If you watch the Premier League (we get broadcasts on FSN occasionally, for reasons unknown), you won't see any of that crap. Even in the World Cup, there were only two teams that I saw doing it blatantly (Italy and Portugal).

SpartanDan said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:45:00 PM  

SS-

Yes, this game is boring me to death. Wish there was another one...

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:45:00 PM  

It's the faked injuries in soccer that kill me.


I did love Paulus flopping for the near elbow earlier and then not getting the call. Then he got up and ran down the floor and got a steal. Oh but he was really hurt, he's just gutsy.

If he played for anybody other than dook, no one would respect him. Instead of the media and the pukie nation loving him and squeezing him, and calling him george.

James said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:46:00 PM  

ssreporters; Anyone else bored with this game already?
Fuck no!

But, again, i'm not listening to the CBS broadcast. Watching, yes. Listening to, no.

Oh, and i'm a West Virginia fan. So, that makes a difference too.

JX said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:47:00 PM  

Duke is playing great defense you know.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:47:00 PM  

"Off the rim she comes/cums" - Bolerjack

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:48:00 PM  

Duke has more patches on their uniforms than the average NASCAR driver or soccer player.

J.J. said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:48:00 PM  

well, it's easy to play good defense when you have to practically rape a guy to get a foul called on you.

well, that, and Ed Hightower (officiating this game today) and Bob Huggins HATE each other apparently (stems back to the WVU/Georgetown game in Morgantown earlier this year when the refs blew the game ending goaltending call on Patrick Ewing Jr)

JX said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:50:00 PM  

@ James, in some cases it's true, but soccer players wearing cleats coming at your legs is tough...remember they don't have protective gear.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:50:00 PM  

J.J.
find a picture of Boise State from last nights Louisville/Boise St game (uniwatch blog has one on the main page right now, actually...THAT'S a ridiculous amount of patches.

JX said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:51:00 PM  

Hightower's actually a pretty good ref - Been watching him in the Big Ten for years..

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:51:00 PM  

That's just what my diet needed burger king, fried potatoes with cheese....you assholes...

James said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:51:00 PM  

Anyways....Kansas State will beat Wisconsin, book it.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:54:00 PM  

"Alexander should get 5 points for that effort." - Bob Wenzel

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:55:00 PM  
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Mar 22, 2008, 2:55:00 PM  

"Four white jerseys, still has the strength to get it up." - Wenzel

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:55:00 PM  

Man. I do know one thing. At least they sound SEMI-Excited, unlike a specific announcing crew yesterday. You know who you are. Also, I'd rather be listening to these guys than the morons at FOX during the BCS Bowl Games D:

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:56:00 PM  

"Alexander should get 5 points for that effort." - Bob Wenzel
Somewhere, Dan Cortez and Morris Chesnutt are nodding their heads in agreement.

JX said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:56:00 PM  

jx: I've seen the replay of the Georgetown/WV ending a zillion times, and I can't tell whether it was on the way down or not. No ref will *ever* call it under those circumstances if they aren't dead sure, and if I can't be sure after a dozen slo-mo viewings, the ref won't be after one live view.

Smitty: Hightower's been one of the better refs for a while (at least in calling things consistently throughout the game and on both sides), but I've noticed he has a tendency to call games way too tight (an example being the first half of the Wisconsin-MSU Big Ten tourney game, in which breathing in the general direction of the player with the ball was a foul). Apparently not today.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 22, 2008, 2:59:00 PM  

spartanDan said...
jx: I've seen the replay of the Georgetown/WV ending a zillion times, and I can't tell whether it was on the way down or not. No ref will *ever* call it under those circumstances if they aren't dead sure, and if I can't be sure after a dozen slo-mo viewings, the ref won't be after one live view.

Well, I do admit to being a blatant homer for WVU...so...

JX said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:00:00 PM  

That was painful to watch...luckily Cabbage Patch Greg and company will brighten the day.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:02:00 PM  

Is it just me, or is there any reason why it seems Duke always gets a national TV game in the tournament every year?

DrJack said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:05:00 PM  

That was boring...

Lunchtime, back later.

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:06:00 PM  

Gonna have to guess that Duke gets national coverage on days like today because there is no other game on...

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:11:00 PM  

Because CBS will lose BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS if they give the nationally-televised game to anyone else.

Heaven forbid a Duke fan is inconvenienced for FIVE FUCKING MINUTES.

And yes, they always get the Thursday primetime/Saturday national spots. Look it up

J.J. said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:12:00 PM  

Is Notre Dame the 6th #1 seed (behind the 4 actual #1s & Duke)? Mike Brey & Luke Harangody?

Tainted Alligator Souffle said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:14:00 PM  

Notre Dame is a media darling maybe? =P They can be whatever seed they want and people will pay them some attention. Look at their football team if you want further proof of that.

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:19:00 PM  

The irony is that the dildos who watch Duke and Notre Dame because they want them to lose so badly are the reason why they're always on TV. And they don't get it. Do like me. I'm sick of seeing Duke all the time, so I switched to NASCAR when the race began (and I really hate NASCAR)

J.J. said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:23:00 PM  

"Somebody's season ends tonight" - Bolerjack

Hmmmm......

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:23:00 PM  

What the hell. Trying to put this game on ice early? We were 19+ minutes into the game, Duke would have gone up by 8 if they made the lay-up and that's putting the game on ice early? Jeez.

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:24:00 PM  

Wenzel: What is the "antee-dote" for West Virginia to get back into this game?

Tony said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:24:00 PM  

Duke is playing very good defense.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:25:00 PM  

AIRBALL!

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:28:00 PM  

Wenzel is a Bill Raftery wannabe with his yelling and grunting.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:29:00 PM  

Tie game!

SpartanDan said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:33:00 PM  

Crap.....they tied it.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:33:00 PM  

That tenacious defense from Duke seems to have gone away.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:34:00 PM  

Oh man, this game has gotten so much better. Two great 3's by West Virginia, including the last one that almost left the kid on his own bench, haha. Butler is a good spark for his team, that's for sure.

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:35:00 PM  

Mike Patrick has that gun ready.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:36:00 PM  

"Nobody wants to go home" - Wenzel

Captain Obvious.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:37:00 PM  

Bolerjack - "Oh, sweet. Down she goes."

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:38:00 PM  

"Ruoff, you are sitting on the bench right now because that's how far you were from the basket when you hit it!"

Wenzel called that three a "free throw"... you missed that...

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:40:00 PM  

TENACIOUS DEFENSE!!!!!!!!!!!!

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:40:00 PM  

Sorry anon...fixing. I don't have the luxury of TiVo or any DV-R type stuff here.

Signal to Noise said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:41:00 PM  

This game may already be over....

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:41:00 PM  

"Thats a great horse shot."

"question is did he call it?"

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:42:00 PM  

Wenzel is dying for Duke to win.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:45:00 PM  

Yup. This is a Hightower game. Three guys with four fouls, 11 minutes to go.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:45:00 PM  

"Tradition comes into play here." -Wenzel

How?

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:47:00 PM  

spartandan - not being a Big Televen person, this Hightower experience is new to me. Needless to say, I don't like it much.

Signal to Noise said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:47:00 PM  

Comment 100!!

I know that was pointless, but.....

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:48:00 PM  

But 102nd is fine...


Come on Duke, you're in the elite 8 in by bracket.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:48:00 PM  

"They need some intensinal (?) fortitude right now" -Wenzel, talking about Duke

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:49:00 PM  

Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy.


Haha, my verification code was tlgfag.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:50:00 PM  

Anon, it's intestinal fortitude, in that case, he's right....

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:50:00 PM  

Henderson may have gotten away with a walk.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:52:00 PM  

I don't care if this messes up my bracket, really. I'm rooting for WVU here. Not because I hate Duke, because really.. I don't hate them as much as a Notre Dame team, but I do like the way WVU is battling.

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:54:00 PM  

wenzel loves him some mizzoula

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:55:00 PM  

Bolerjack really isn't bad at all... he just has the misfortune of being paired with Wenzel...

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:56:00 PM  

I've missed a bit of the game. How many times has Wenzel referred to someone as being "athletic"?

Mal said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:56:00 PM  

I'm rooting for WVU not because I hate Duke (I don't, at least not as much as I hate North Carolina - blame Sean May's "elbow, elbow, hey where'd those two guys guarding me go, DUNK!" move for that), but because I picked Arizona to upset Duke.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 22, 2008, 3:59:00 PM  

Wenzel is giggling in his admiration for Mizzoula...

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:01:00 PM  

Good god Duke has gone cold...

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:02:00 PM  

"Craig it's getting loud in here." - Wenzel

Good analysis.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:05:00 PM  

How many more times is Wenzel gonna mention that Mizzoula has eight boards?

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:07:00 PM  

We're gonna see some heart right here from the guys in white jerseys... we're gonna see some pressure D..." -Wenzel

And in the middle of his monologue, WVa gets an easy bucket.

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:09:00 PM  

"postman to postman backdoor"- wenzel

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:09:00 PM  

Postman to Postman back door! - Wenzel.

Does the post office have a don't ask/don't tell policy?

Brandon said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:09:00 PM  

That's the game.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:11:00 PM  

"Wave goodbye to the ball, Alex!" -Wenzel, describing Ruoff's follow-through

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:11:00 PM  

Wenzel: "Thouroghman! He's going to get votes for governor!"

Mal said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:12:00 PM  

"Nobody wants to go home in the NCAA tournament!" -Wenzel

Thanks a bunch, Captain Obvious.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:13:00 PM  

I will say, this game has gotten a lot more interesting now that WVU is close to knocking them off...

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:13:00 PM  

"he's gonna get votes for governor!" Wenzel

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:13:00 PM  

"He can get votes for governor!" -Wenzel, describing Mazzula after hitting a shot

"Nobody wants to go home in the NCAA Tournament" -Wenzel, once again stating the obvious

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:13:00 PM  

62-51.

Dicky V and Mike are crying.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:13:00 PM  

"He's going to get votes for governor" - Wenzel ... is that the district that previously went for Rodriguez?

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:14:00 PM  

Come on WVU. Bust my bracket even further, but win one for the gipper! (Or something)

Tenacious D, again by the way.

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:14:00 PM  

ahhh you all beat me...

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:15:00 PM  

If they talk about Mizzoula's stats one more time i may have to off myself...

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:18:00 PM  

dukies looking sad

Wenzel talking over Bolerjack TRYING to do the play by play again

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:18:00 PM  

How many more times are they going to mention Henderson's GW basket?

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:19:00 PM  

"Ball is popped out of there like a cork" -Bolerjack, and didn't he say that two days ago as well?

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:20:00 PM  

"Duke is a team with great tradition and great pride, don't be surprised to see a rush here at the end"

-Wenzel, with Duke down 12 with 2:30 left. He's trying to convince himself that Duke can still win this...

And I assume the WVa players have no pride whatsoever.

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:21:00 PM  

"Both coaches skillful in negotiating the foul situation of their teams"
-Wenzel, after subsituting for a player who fouled out.

Jackass

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:22:00 PM  

Mazzula's got a decent shot at a triple double... OFF THE BENCH

Zak said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:23:00 PM  

I have always hated Duke. I ignored my heart and had them in my Final Four. They've screwed me over. I hate them even more.

Mal said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:24:00 PM  

I have this picked... and couldn't be prouder of myself.

Yay arrogance.

Zak said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:25:00 PM  

Doesnt CBS usually switch away from double-digit-lead games with under two minutes to go so we can the next game starting (KSU-Wisky)?

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:25:00 PM  

Mal: you also ignored their complete lack of an inside game. Bad move. My only mistake was in who would beat them, not when.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:26:00 PM  

FIRST IMAGE OF DUKE TEARS

DUKE CRYING ALERT

Zak said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:26:00 PM  

According to a Wisconsin fan who is watching KSU/Wisconsin:

"The Badgers open up in man to man"

He points out that Bo Ryan has never played a zone in his entire tenure at Wisconsin.

Not sure if it was Harlan or Bonner, however.

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:28:00 PM  

when scheyer, pawlus, and chris collins get together, who polishes whos knob first?

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:28:00 PM  

I don't know about that foul...

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:29:00 PM  

Game!

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:32:00 PM  

"Every team ends it's season with a loss except the NCAA champion, or the NIT champions" - Wenzel

Wow, no love for the CBI... or UT-Pan American's 4 game winning streak to end a 18-13 Indy season?

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:33:00 PM  

Hell yeah! Onto the Beasley show...

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:35:00 PM  

Anon @ 4:33: Or teams who win their season-ending game in the Ivy league? Or teams who don't qualify for their conference tourneys but win their finale?

Got KState-Wisc here. Probably true everywhere for the next 1/2 hour or so until the Xavier-Purdue game starts.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:36:00 PM  

So, I wonder how many tears Mike Patrick has shed right about now.

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:36:00 PM  

almost felt sorry for the duke guys they looked so sad. almost...

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:36:00 PM  

Harlan is solid, but Bonner sounds like he'll be good for a few quotes.

Nothing of note yet...

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:37:00 PM  

I get the feeling that they're playing the same five commercials in a constant loop...

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:38:00 PM  

I, I don't believe it. This game is in HD too?! CBS is getting their sh*t together!

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:39:00 PM  

smitty - they're gonna fuck the HD up come football season.

Signal to Noise said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:41:00 PM  

Holy hell, Stiemsma damn near ripped the basket down.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:41:00 PM  

s2n- Ha ha ha, you're so right...

I'm not convinved they won't fuck up the HD before this game is over...

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:43:00 PM  

spartandan - I don't care what his first name is, his new name is Cleveland Stiemsma.

Signal to Noise said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:45:00 PM  

Over/Under them saying Beasley's name.

He's a beast though

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:45:00 PM  

"You want to play at a fast pace, but you don't want to hurry."
"You sound like John Wooden."
"I wish I did." - Bonner, Harlan, and Bonner again.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:47:00 PM  

"And in most cases, Wisconsin will work hard on defense, no quick shots for the Badgers" -Bonner, when Wisconsin is on offense, forgetting that Wisconsin does not play defense against themselves

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:47:00 PM  

Anon @ 4:47: Think he said Wisconsin will make you work hard on defense, not the other way around. Or maybe my brain just assumed that because the other way didn't make any sense.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:50:00 PM  

Yeah you might be right.

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:51:00 PM  

"Here's Beasley with the interception" - K. Harlan

I knew Beasley was a stud and all, but i guess i didn't realize he played for the K-State football team as well...

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:51:00 PM  

Good game here so far.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:54:00 PM  

Oh no. Oh crap! I think i'm gonna get switched to the Purdue/Xavier game in a few minutes...

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:55:00 PM  

These guys aren't giving us much material.

No worries though, Bolerjack and Wenzel will be back in about 15 minutes...

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:56:00 PM  

that sucks... I love MMOD...

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:57:00 PM  

"Count it for two!" - Harlan

Just one problem - the ball didn't go in. (Bonner called him on it a few seconds later.)

SpartanDan said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:57:00 PM  

Harlan: "Count it for two". Relax a bit, Kevin. The ball didn't even go in the basket.

Mal said...
Mar 22, 2008, 4:58:00 PM  

"Count it for 2." - Kevin Harlan

It never went in Harlan.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:01:00 PM  

"thats the first time we've seen some discomforture"

-bonner

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:04:00 PM  

Damn it!

Just lost the KSU-Wisky game for Purdue-Xavier...

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:04:00 PM  

"Wisconsin is plus 18 points from above the arc." - Harlan

They going to take points away Kevin? And I think it is better said "beyond the arc."

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:05:00 PM  

discomforture?

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:05:00 PM  

Same here. =[ Purdon't and Xavier time. :/ I wanted to see KState and wtf... they just switched back to the KState game for me and put it in SD, rofl. Man.. there goes my love for CBS.

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:05:00 PM  

"Discomfiture" is a real word. An unusual one, to be sure, but a real one. Means about what it sounds like it means.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:06:00 PM  

"At the line is Travon Hughes, a sophomore from The Queens, New York" -Harlan

"The Queens"?

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:08:00 PM  

Wenzel is killing me. The "He's gonna get votes for Governor!" line had me rolling on the floor.

Mar 22, 2008, 5:08:00 PM  

"Efficiency is the name of the Boilermakers!" - Wenzel

Still waiting for Harlan to bust out his "With no regard for human life!" line (remember it all too well from his days as the T-Wolves' announcer with KG).

SpartanDan said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:08:00 PM  

Yeah, i have the KSU-Wisky game on my standard-def CBS channel...

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:09:00 PM  

"A 9-0 run for Purdue!" (The score is 9-0.)

You think so, Sherlock? (Not sure if this was Wenzel or Bolerjack.)

SpartanDan said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:10:00 PM  

"Derrick Brown is now shoting 79% during three games in his NCAA career. Two last year, and then the... the second this year"

-Wenzel

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:14:00 PM  

That was Bolerjack spartandan.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:15:00 PM  

"How about this matchup, quick on quick out front" -Wenzel

"Lavender, pushes it up - short" -Bolerjack (that's what she said!)

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:18:00 PM  

Not often you see a goaltend-and-foul, but Xavier just did it.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:19:00 PM  

"How about this elevation!" -Wenzel, describing the Xavier player who goaltended a layup and fouled the shooter on the same play

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:19:00 PM  

A fine ten seconds for Bolerjack:

"Josh Duncan throws down his second free throw"

"That tough, on your belt-buckle defense"

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:23:00 PM  

"And, you can see, the breakfast of champions is popcorn" -Wenzel, as the camera shows Huggins eating popcorn... lame.

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:25:00 PM  

As Huggins walks in to the arena with a bag of popcorn - Wenzel: "the breakfast of champions is...popcorn!" Oh, and if you haven't heard today, Mizzula almost had a triple-double coming off the bench.

Mal said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:26:00 PM  

And I should mention that it's 5:21 PM...

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:26:00 PM  

@S2N - nice use of The Miss Teen South Carolina clip!

Mal said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:29:00 PM  

"Jason Love should give some Love to Drew Lavender for that pass"
-Bolerjack, he just can't resist...

"Good, good, good, good, good" -Wenzel

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:30:00 PM  

Guys, I can't keep up with those of you watching Purdue-Xavier...yikes!

Signal to Noise said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:32:00 PM  

Wisconsin is slowly pulling away.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:34:00 PM  

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Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:35:00 PM  

Well said anon, but eteshwayw is way better.

ssreporters said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:36:00 PM  

"another between the legs play. highly unusual". - Wenzel.

Mal said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:43:00 PM  

"Beep beep, he's gone" -Wenzel
"Beep Beep! The Road Runner!" -Bolerjack

Anonymous said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:44:00 PM  

Oh god, the Bolerwenzel combo just stole Steve Lavin's Roadrunner joke.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 22, 2008, 5:44:00 PM  

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