Elite Eight Open Thread: Oklahoma-UNC

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Game: South Regional Final
Teams: Oklahoma Sooners vs. North Carolina Tar Heels
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Start Time: 5:05PM EST (CBS)
Network and Announcers: Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg
Favorite: UNC (-7)

Posted by Awful Announcing at 5:02 PM

31 Comments:

'Your shooting percentage goes down significantly when your shot is challenged' - Clark Kellogg

Gibbon Jockey said...
Mar 29, 2009, 5:17:00 PM  

"I was a huge Lew Alcindor fan. Even though I grew up in Ohio, UCLA was on tv, read everything about him..." - Clark Kellogg


he probably did read all about him, but there is zero chance that UCLA and Alcindor were televised in Ohio in the late '60s.

Gibbon Jockey said...
Mar 29, 2009, 5:26:00 PM  

"Nice little move by little Larry Drew." - Jim Nantz

JFein said...
Mar 29, 2009, 5:37:00 PM  

"You've got to move that ball quickly and get into your move aggressively... early..." - Clark Kellogg

Gibbon Jockey said...
Mar 29, 2009, 5:42:00 PM  

Quote of the tournament:

"As versatile as baking soda" - Clark Kellogg

.....

"I never imagined that Danny Green could be compared to baking soda." - Jim Nantz

Word verification: roided

JFein said...
Mar 29, 2009, 5:45:00 PM  

Kellogg just compared Danny Green to Baking Soda.

Even Nantz was confused.

49er16 said...
Mar 29, 2009, 5:45:00 PM  

The baking soda thing is nice. Don't take any crap from Nantz-y boy, Clark. Well Done.

Gibbon Jockey said...
Mar 29, 2009, 5:45:00 PM  

Bill Rafterty > Clark Kellogg < Billy Packer.

Need I say more?

JamesCraven said...
Mar 29, 2009, 5:55:00 PM  

"He's in position because he's on balance." - Clark Kellogg

Gibbon Jockey said...
Mar 29, 2009, 5:56:00 PM  

Clark Kellogg experiment = fail. He belongs back in the studio.

JFein said...
Mar 29, 2009, 5:59:00 PM  

clark is ok for a saturday matchup in say jan or feb....but he does belong in the studio.....that is where he is excellent....who can we pair with natz....cause natz with the right person could be just down right awesome....i do have to say ive enjoyed nantz more this year....less history lessons without packer too

David Dressel said...
Mar 29, 2009, 6:16:00 PM  

All quotes from RJBO:

Clark: "I wish I had a basketball, because (Oklahoma) needs to squeeze it."

"Easy being Green." More Clark goodness

Clark: "As my youngest son would say, 'The score is flipped, Dad.'"

JFein said...
Mar 29, 2009, 6:18:00 PM  

"They come right back down your throat" - Clark Kellogg

/juvenile out of context quote

"That's yeast that rises and helium that floats" - Clark Kellogg

Gibbon Jockey said...
Mar 29, 2009, 6:22:00 PM  

"It's yeast that rises and helium that floats." - Clark Kellogg

Although "helium" sounded like "yelium."

JFein said...
Mar 29, 2009, 6:22:00 PM  

looks like everyone beat me to those two quotes.....that must be a new one from CK

David Dressel said...
Mar 29, 2009, 6:24:00 PM  

"How'bout this? Showing you some YELIUM! That's yeast that rises and helium that floats" - Clark Kellogg


would hate to misquote that one.

Gibbon Jockey said...
Mar 29, 2009, 6:24:00 PM  

"There you see the free throw story. North Carolina perfect, Oklahoma leaving a little lettuce on the line." - Clark Kellogg

Gibbon Jockey said...
Mar 29, 2009, 6:29:00 PM  

i actually liked the baking soda quote...kinda ran with it on facebook

questionmark said...
Mar 29, 2009, 6:36:00 PM  

That baking soda quote would be funny...if he didn't use it last year in studio...he might have been talking about Green too.

stephen said...
Mar 29, 2009, 6:49:00 PM  

Forget the basketball game...I'd love to watch Bob Knight through down with Metallica.

Any good garbage cans available on the set?

Secor314 said...
Mar 29, 2009, 6:58:00 PM  

i guess if tyler hansbrough had received a little more publicity, nantz would know that hansbrough's hometown isn't POP bluff, missouri.

mark m. said...
Mar 29, 2009, 7:19:00 PM  

Schedule for Saturday:

* Michigan State-UConn 6:07 PM ET
* Villanova-North Carolina 8:37 PM ET.

JamesCraven said...
Mar 29, 2009, 7:25:00 PM  

And meanwhile, in case anyone forgot about him, Tiger Woods sunk a 20-foot putt on the 72nd hole to win at Bay Hill.

Slade354 said...
Mar 29, 2009, 7:59:00 PM  

In other more exciting news, Tiger won his first tourney since he came back from his 8 month layoff with the knee surgery. It was an epic finish on the 72nd hole with a 16 footer. Should get that video up, AA.

Alex said...
Mar 29, 2009, 8:07:00 PM  

A. I hate North Carolina with a passion.

B. Screw Tiger Woods.

Bruce said...
Mar 29, 2009, 8:54:00 PM  

Nantz probably was more interested in Tiger than basketball. The Final Four should begin this way "Jim Nantz, UConn, goes man-to-man."

Lyle said...
Mar 29, 2009, 9:30:00 PM  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKMBVn6InVE

There is the Tiger video.

Ted said...
Mar 29, 2009, 10:37:00 PM  

Holy crap. So I just saw the Bob Knight/Coach K/etc Guitar Hero: Metallica commercial on ESPN and oh my god at the awesome! Hahaha.

Alex said...
Mar 30, 2009, 1:00:00 AM  

20 foot putt! no wait...
16 foot putt! no wait...

12 foot putt. Onions! Double Order!

and it wasn't his first tournament back either.


Tiger's accomplishments speak for themselves. Don't fall into the same idiotic realm as the media and start making shit up just to be more hyperbolic.

Gibbon Jockey said...
Mar 30, 2009, 1:20:00 AM  

Yeah, I don't like Clark Kellogg as the Final Four analyst. He's a much better studio guy.

As for who CBS should pair with Nantz ...

I like Len Elmore. He is highly intelligent, played the game at a high level has both the respect of the history of the game as well as keeping with the present. I think his style works very well with Nantz. Moreso than Bill Raftery and Jay Bilas. I like Bilas, but he's a better studio guy too.

Sportz Assassin said...
Mar 30, 2009, 3:24:00 AM  

I've always been more of a "it should have been Raft instead of Kellogg", but the more I think about it, I'm not sure how well Raft would jive with Nantz. The more I think about it, the more I tend to agree that it should be Elmore with Nantz. He has his setbacks (he can be very monotone), but as far as developing chemistry with Jim Nantz, Elmore would probably be the best option.

JFein said...
Mar 30, 2009, 11:08:00 AM  

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