Sweet Sixteen Thursday Open Thread

Thursday, March 27, 2008


Xavier vs. West Virginia (Phoenix, 7:10pm)- Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery
North Carolina vs. Washington St. (Charlotte, 7:27pm)- Dick Enberg and Jay Bilas
UCLA vs. Western Kentucky (Phoenix, 9:40pm)- Verne Lundquist and Raftery
Tennessee vs. Louisville (Charlotte, 9:57pm)- Dick Enberg and Jay Bilas

The fun gets underway around 7pm tonight. See you then! Oh and that quarterback is WSU's Drew Bledsoe getting nailed if you were wondering.
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Real men wear pink....



It almost matches the color of his face doesn't it? Okay so it was for Breast Cancer....I'll stop making fun now. And Digger really needs to stop touching Knight. It's getting kind of creepy.

Oooh the Foo Fighters on the intro....ROCK!



Hahahahaha what is going on with CBS? Dick Enberg and Bilas just had no idea they were on. I'm pretty sure they went to the wrong game there. Too funny....video in a minute or two.

"He's a nooge out there."- Bill Raftery

Anyone know what a nooge is?

"No easy looks tonight, or today excuse me."- Bill Raftery

Either works, but since you're in Phoenix I'd go with evening.

Why is Roy Williams dressed like it's 1978? (Via Fear The Tree)

Good question. He looks like he owns a plantation.

"This David and Goliath matchup."- Dick Enberg

Ummm....Washington State is a 4-seed. Not exactly a "David".

i think UNC's better is better than Washington St.'s better. (Via Iman883)

Yes...yes it is. Looked like Washington State was going to keep it close for a second there.

After Lawson hit the 3 to end the half: "Oh my! A punctuation mark!!!"- Dick Enberg

Really, Dick? Which one? (Via AJB)

I'd go with colon.

Nice stat graphic. 15 seconds into the half CBS shows us that both teams are 0/0 FG for the half. (Via Mal)



"He was strokin' with the best of them!" - Bill Raftery (Via JR)

"Can you get a technical for thinking in Mandarin?"- Bill Raftery

"He used to sleep on a roll-up mattress. I can relate to that."- Bill Raftery (Via Anon)

Too funny.

"He just can't get it up" - Dick Enberg (Via SS Reporters)

"Sean Miller down on the floor. Looked like the Blue Devils of Duke."- Verne Lundquist

That reminds me of this Sports Pickle post

"Everybody hugging their guy."- Bill Raftery

"He's declared that bucket ineligible for the rest of the tournament".- Bill Raftery (Via Mal)

"A 3 seed Xavier trying to get to the sweet 16."- Verne Lundquist (Via Mal)

"Appropriately for a guy who grew up in Asia, that one went around the world."- Verne Lundquist

"Thrust of the fist!"- Bill Raftery

Nasty Bill....just nasty.

"The answer is take it off."- Verne Lundquist
"Late at night I favor that myself."- Bill Raftery

Ummmm.

Did Raftery just say that Joe Alexander has "Big Onions"??? (Via Swanny11)

Yes....I believe he did. These two are the best. I don't know how I can hate Verne so much in Football, but love him so much in BBall.

"He becomes the second muskateer to foul out. One more and they could write a novel. I'm sorry, it was right there it was an airball, I had to swat it."- Verne Lundquist

"Great use of the bounce....to ECSTASY!"- Bill Raftery

Bill is horny tonight.

"There is Love lurking."- Verne Lundquist
"That's every man's dream. To have love lurking."- Bill Raftery
"I'm working with a man without shame."- Verne Lundquist
"Hey join the club....it's painful."- Bill Raftery

"When in doubt....just stroke it!"- Bill Raftery

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 5:16 PM

67 Comments:

Don't worry you can keep on making fun of it.

Brett said...
Mar 27, 2008, 6:57:00 PM  

Oh crap, did anyone just see what happened? Hilarious CBS.

ssreporters said...
Mar 27, 2008, 7:10:00 PM  

Why is Roy Williams dressed like it's 1978?

FearTheTree said...
Mar 27, 2008, 7:33:00 PM  

Don't think Verne said that...quite sure it was Dick Enberg.

ssreporters said...
Mar 27, 2008, 7:51:00 PM  

Enberg = Bias

Since when did many people expect UNC to roll over Wazzu?

"The crowd rises to its feet as they know it's not going to be as easy as many people thought."

ssreporters said...
Mar 27, 2008, 7:53:00 PM  

It sounded like Enberg just said sh*tting the defender.

Mal said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:05:00 PM  

anyone going to mention how UNC is owning Washington St. at their own game? Bilas? Enberg?

IMan883 said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:05:00 PM  

i think UNC's better is better than Washington St.'s better

IMan883 said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:06:00 PM  

"...and they're getting a bagel from the national player of the year" - bilas.

Not to be presumptuous or anything.

Anonymous said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:11:00 PM  

@anon 8:11 - Bilas is right. Beasley hasn't scored a point tonight.

Mal said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:14:00 PM  

Did you after Lawson hit the 3 to end the half: "Oh my! A punctuation mark!" Really, Dick? Which one?

AJB said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:18:00 PM  

I changed my sentence around and left out "what Enberg said"... I guess we are all mistake prone.

AJB said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:19:00 PM  

Maybe Bilas was referring to the ESPN Player of the Year Award?

Probably not.

Mar 27, 2008, 8:22:00 PM  

Does an asterisk count as a punctuation mark or did Barry Bonds use all those us last year?

Mal said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:24:00 PM  

Nice stat graphic. 15 seconds into the half CBS shows us that both teams are 0/0 FG for the half.

Mal said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:25:00 PM  

not sure if anyone knows about this (i think i read it on engadger or engadgethd). if you are watching cbshd through your antenna (not cable) and you can find a cbs-2 channel, you may be able to watch the other game currently being shown.

i'm in arizona and i can disconnect my cable, connect the antenna and watch wvu/xavier (close) instead of wsu/unc (turning into a rout).

-dan

-dan said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:29:00 PM  

@dan - i've done that too. one is usually hd and the other standard def. i still like the directv package. some feeds show no commercials. i kinda miss hearing about ronnie being a dillweed though.

Mal said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:33:00 PM  

"He was strokin' with the best of them!" - Bill Raftery.

J.R. said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:35:00 PM  

With 14:28 to go: The one African-American in the Xavier is sporting the Bob Knight look tonight. No jokes, as I would assume it's for breast cancer awareness as well.

AJB said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:39:00 PM  

Why has no announcer remarked about the reduction in size of the NCAA center court logos?

Ed said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:40:00 PM  

"he used to sleep on a roll-up mattress. I can relate to that." - raftery

he's in the zone tonight

Anonymous said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:44:00 PM  

Is West F'n Virginia actually going to pull this thing out after falling behind 28-10?

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:45:00 PM  

Hey, whoa whoa! Where'd the verification thing go? It's here, it's gone, it's here, it's gone. AA you're confusing me...

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:46:00 PM  

"He just can't get it up" - Dick Enberg

ssreporters said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:48:00 PM  

Here is an SAT question for you: True of False: Mike Patrick is to Coach K as Jay Bilas is to Tyler Hansbrough.

Mal said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:48:00 PM  

Well, living in Washington means having to be stuck with a basketball game filled with Bilas sucking on Psycho T.

ssreporters said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:49:00 PM  

Gosh Bilas, he only has 10 points.

ssreporters said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:49:00 PM  

Raftery: "He's declared that bucket ineligible for the rest of the tournament".

Mal said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:52:00 PM  

...and there's your requisite every-5-minute Duke reference...

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:53:00 PM  

Verne: "a 3 seed Xavier trying to get to the sweet 16". Ummm. Verne, where do you think you are?

Mal said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:55:00 PM  

tomorrow should be interesting. i was listening to tirico (rome is on vacation) and he mentioned both the detroit and houston regional will have the court at midfield. similar to the uk/msu game back in 2003.

here are a few good pics of what that game looked like:

http://www.cqql.net/msu-ford.htm

-dan

-dan said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:55:00 PM  

@AA - the sports pickle post was hilarious. tears flowing kind of funny.

Mal said...
Mar 27, 2008, 8:58:00 PM  

get ready for your stuart scott in the crowd shot and the UNC game. the camera set ups during the commercial break had it locked on him. no power zoom though.

Mal said...
Mar 27, 2008, 9:00:00 PM  

Whoa that's pretty cool Dan and glad I could help Mal.

Mar 27, 2008, 9:01:00 PM  

Raftery: "a softer, gentler Bob Huggins".

Mal said...
Mar 27, 2008, 9:14:00 PM  

It's a race... who can type "Thrust of the fist!" first?

AJB said...
Mar 27, 2008, 9:15:00 PM  

Wow. How many shots do they need?

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 27, 2008, 9:15:00 PM  

Who knew Washington State was in the Big Ten?

Mal said...
Mar 27, 2008, 9:19:00 PM  

Raftery: "big time onions."

Mal said...
Mar 27, 2008, 9:22:00 PM  

VL - "Take it off."

BR - "Late at night, I prefer it myself."

Ed said...
Mar 27, 2008, 9:22:00 PM  

Could someone explain to me how there are so many problems with the time displayed at basketball games in 2008? No wonder flying cars aren't readily available yet. We can't even perfect synchronizing a few clocks.

AJB said...
Mar 27, 2008, 9:22:00 PM  

Did Raftery just say that Joe Alexander has "Big Onions"???

swany11 said...
Mar 27, 2008, 9:24:00 PM  

Verne: "That's a very resilient timepiece up there in the endzone."

And over here we have the finest from Cartier.

Anonymous said...
Mar 27, 2008, 9:26:00 PM  

Verne: "He becomes the second Musketeer to foul out. One more and they could write a novel".

Mal said...
Mar 27, 2008, 9:34:00 PM  

It looks like Ruoff caught "the flop" from Duke.

Possibly among other things.

Chase said...
Mar 27, 2008, 9:37:00 PM  

Raftery, for the second time tonight: "Onions!"

Mal said...
Mar 27, 2008, 9:42:00 PM  

Might want to guard that guy...

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 27, 2008, 9:42:00 PM  

Double onions and double daggers for BJ Raymond.

Brett said...
Mar 27, 2008, 9:43:00 PM  

One of the best games of the tourney so far. Very high quality of play. Too bad Alexander and Butler had to foul out in overtime. Some bad free throw shooting was the only disappointment.

Brett said...
Mar 27, 2008, 9:48:00 PM  

Raftery: "Everybody loves Raymond".

Mal said...
Mar 27, 2008, 9:48:00 PM  

I agree Brett. I really wanted WVU to win. Fucking Ohio ruins everything.

Mar 27, 2008, 9:51:00 PM  

By the way is anyone else sick of that stupid song by the Four Seasons or whoever they are with Frankie Valli? And that chick is UGLY!

Brett said...
Mar 27, 2008, 9:58:00 PM  

Let's see... Bruce Pearl, former asst. at Iowa. Tyler Smith, spent one year at Iowa...

Yeah, the hawkeyes don't miss those guys... (bashes head against wall)

Smitty Lite said...
Mar 27, 2008, 10:04:00 PM  

Which weighs more, AA, a hundred pounds of bricks or a hundred pounds of feathers?

/(Moment of silence for the CAPTCHA)

Mar 27, 2008, 10:09:00 PM  

If a plane crashes on the border of the USA and Canada....where do you bury the survivors?

Mar 27, 2008, 10:18:00 PM  

I guess AA's car isn't a vegetarian (or he has a DVR). I like how the kids just stare at that Chevy guy on about 2/3 of those commercials like they don't know what he's talking about.

Mar 27, 2008, 10:22:00 PM  

I heard a screaming sound -- I assume the WKU/UCLA game started and some people were switched...

Mar 27, 2008, 10:23:00 PM  

No i got the joke Paco....I hate that damn commercial.

Mar 27, 2008, 10:28:00 PM  

"I don't know how I can hate Verne so much in Football, but love him so much in BBall." He has Raft to play off of of course.

Morgan Wick said...
Mar 27, 2008, 10:38:00 PM  

Duke Cruise and Wayne Chism might be my two favorite names in college basketball.

Hanrahan said...
Mar 27, 2008, 10:39:00 PM  

True true Morgan.

Mar 27, 2008, 10:40:00 PM  

i just re-watched the last few minutes of the unc game. i swear i think i heard enberg say, "the tarheels with a wolfman-like win."

mark said...
Mar 27, 2008, 11:55:00 PM  

Not enough Kevin Love.

ok cu said...
Mar 28, 2008, 12:07:00 AM  

"Kevin Love just drank a glass of Gatorade. This is really entertaining to watch!"

ok cu said...
Mar 28, 2008, 12:08:00 AM  

He's stroking it.
Im sorry, I jumped on the bandwagon.

Tina said...
Mar 28, 2008, 12:20:00 AM  

"When in doubt, JUST STROKE IT!" - Bill Raftery

Matt Maisel said...
Mar 28, 2008, 12:21:00 AM  

Bill Raftery: "When in doubt, just stroke it!"

Daniel said...
Mar 28, 2008, 12:21:00 AM  

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