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#1979342 - 11/26/14 04:37 PM College Basketball
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The season has started. So lets get this started......
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#1979343 - 11/26/14 04:38 PM Re: College Basketball burkemi
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With the Blue Platoon and White Platoon system, UK is going to be a very hard nut to crack this year.
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#1979352 - 11/26/14 04:52 PM Re: College Basketball burkemi
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well, i for one think there should be at least 70 teams in the NCAA tourney, or they should combine the NCAA and the NIT so we can really konw who is the national champion...

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honestly, i care zero for basketball...
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#1979363 - 11/26/14 04:58 PM Re: College Basketball burkemi
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HAHA - There are already 72 teams....the field of 64 + the four play-in games.
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#1979372 - 11/26/14 05:05 PM Re: College Basketball burkemi
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This year they're going back to calling it play-in games and not the first round. this really bugged me the last few years and when i read about the change it made my day better because i live in a great time and place and am extrememly fortunate to have my real needs met.

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#1979383 - 11/26/14 05:11 PM Re: College Basketball burkemi
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Haven't heard anything about that - but I hope you're right. It's the play-in round. But really doesn't matter what color you paint it, these games are still part of the tournament. You win or you go home.....
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#1979403 - 11/26/14 05:32 PM Re: College Basketball burkemi
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Originally Posted By: burkemi
HAHA - There are already 72 teams....the field of 64 + the four play-in games.

HAHA! It's actually 68. A field of 60 + 8 teams vying for the last 4 spots.

(so, still under Happy's magic number of 70)

(and, yes, I'm just messing with you)

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#1979404 - 11/26/14 05:34 PM Re: College Basketball burkemi
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Kentucky looks very strong right now, but let's see if CalShady can keep all those egos in check for the whole season. My Heels are playing right now (12pm on a Wednesday? crazy), so I'll have to wait and watch when I get home.

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#1979407 - 11/26/14 05:38 PM Re: College Basketball Bobby Boucher
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Originally Posted By: burkemi
HAHA - There are already 72 teams....the field of 64 + the four play-in games.

HAHA! It's actually 68. A field of 60 + 8 teams vying for the last 4 spots.

(so, still under Happy's magic number of 70)

(and, yes, I'm just messing with you)

Click to reveal..
:p!


Ouch.....my pride. blush

You're right.....its 68, which is what I had typed first, then I edited it because I had 64 in mind for the actual tourney field....then convinced myself that 68 wasn't right. Happy will NEVER let me live that down.
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#1979414 - 11/26/14 05:43 PM Re: College Basketball Carolina Blue
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Kentucky looks very strong right now, but let's see if CalShady can keep all those egos in check for the whole season. My Heels are playing right now (12pm on a Wednesday? crazy), so I'll have to wait and watch when I get home.


If they can improve (they still had 18 turnovers last night) and continue to play with the same effort and enthusiasm I'll have a lot of fun watching UK basketball this year. And keeping egos in check seems to be one of Cal's strong points.....but of course he's never had to try to balance an entire team of egos, so we'll have to see if he can hold it together.
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#1979503 - 11/26/14 07:36 PM Re: College Basketball burkemi
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Guess there aren't a whole lot of college basketball fans in here?
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#1979507 - 11/26/14 07:40 PM Re: College Basketball Stupendous Man
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Originally Posted By: Stupendous Man

This year they're going back to calling it play-in games and not the first round. this really bugged me the last few years and when i read about the change it made my day better because i live in a great time and place and am extrememly fortunate to have my real needs met.


laugh laugh laugh

My husband is a huge Michigan basketball fan and a season-ticket holder. Since we live in Indianapolis, he can't make it up for every home game, so he now shares the tickets with an old friend and they split the costs based on how many games each goes to.

When Michigan plays well, my life is better. grin
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#1979508 - 11/26/14 07:40 PM Re: College Basketball burkemi
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Originally Posted By: burkemi
You're right.....its 68, which is what I had typed first, then I edited it because I had 64 in mind for the actual tourney field....then convinced myself that 68 wasn't right. Happy will NEVER let me live that down.


oh, don't be so hard on yourself...you support Kentucky so you're clearly used to being wrong... shocked
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#1979511 - 11/26/14 07:43 PM Re: College Basketball burkemi
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#1979515 - 11/26/14 07:45 PM Re: College Basketball burkemi
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Originally Posted By: burkemi
Guess there aren't a whole lot of college basketball fans in here?


well, the only thing more exciting than college basketball is...everything else in the world...
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#1979517 - 11/26/14 07:45 PM Re: College Basketball HappyGilmore
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Originally Posted By: burkemi
You're right.....its 68, which is what I had typed first, then I edited it because I had 64 in mind for the actual tourney field....then convinced myself that 68 wasn't right. Happy will NEVER let me live that down.


oh, don't be so hard on yourself...you support Kentucky so you're clearly used to being wrong... shocked


OH YEA?!?!?! Just wait till I come up with a good come-back; that'll teach ya!
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#1979535 - 11/26/14 07:55 PM Re: College Basketball burkemi
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Michigan is usually pretty respectable in basketball.....as is Syracuse.
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#1979543 - 11/26/14 08:03 PM Re: College Basketball burkemi
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I kinda like Calipari. He doens't act like the amateur part of it is some kind of magic godsend that everyone should love. He straight up admits what his team is -- NBA prep 101.

i wish some college would set a freshmen curriculum with finance and nutrition and basically life skills for a pro athlete for the one and done guys. heck, maybe some of them do.

I actually think Wisconsin might be the worse matchup for kentucky. Experienced, smart older team (since no one will out-athlete UK) Their big guys can all stretch the floor and get Cauley-Stein and Towns out of the lane. And they can slow it down so that the fresh legs platoon thing isn't as big an advantage.

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#1979556 - 11/26/14 08:20 PM Re: College Basketball burkemi
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Originally Posted By: burkemi
Guess there aren't a whole lot of college basketball fans in here?

Might want to check back around March-ish wink
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#1979565 - 11/26/14 08:31 PM Re: College Basketball Stupendous Man
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Originally Posted By: Stupendous Man
I kinda like Calipari. He doens't act like the amateur part of it is some kind of magic godsend that everyone should love. He straight up admits what his team is -- NBA prep 101.

i wish some college would set a freshmen curriculum with finance and nutrition and basically life skills for a pro athlete for the one and done guys. heck, maybe some of them do.

I actually think Wisconsin might be the worse matchup for kentucky. Experienced, smart older team (since no one will out-athlete UK) Their big guys can all stretch the floor and get Cauley-Stein and Towns out of the lane. And they can slow it down so that the fresh legs platoon thing isn't as big an advantage.


To my knowledge, Wisconsin and KY don't play this year. But even speaking hypothetically - I wouldn't expect too much from that match-up. Compared to the KY teams of the past few years, UK is loaded with experience and as you pointed out, it will be very hard to compete along the lines of raw athleticism. In a few days KY plays Texas; then about a week after they play NC...those may prove to be some challenging games.
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#1979567 - 11/26/14 08:32 PM Re: College Basketball Bobby Boucher
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Guess there aren't a whole lot of college basketball fans in here?

Might want to check back around March-ish wink


Ahhhhhhhh - the seasonal fans. smile
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#1979571 - 11/26/14 08:39 PM Re: College Basketball burkemi
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not so much there are seasonal fans...but the season is sooooooo long, and 130+ teams make one of 2 tournaments...so why waste a good winter watching tons of timeouts in the last 38 seconds that takes 27 minutes to play...just tune in when they've gotten down to 8 teams...that way you only waste 3-4 days on this sport...
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#1979573 - 11/26/14 08:39 PM Re: College Basketball burkemi
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Originally Posted By: burkemi
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Guess there aren't a whole lot of college basketball fans in here?

Might want to check back around March-ish wink


Ahhhhhhhh - the seasonal fans. smile

Not so much. I tend to watch every UT game, even when we suck and it hurts to watch. Like pre-Pearl, and from the looks of it, again this year. cry

But my post was more indicative of the general, overall lack of interest in a sport where all of the emphasis is placed on the post-season, thereby diminishing the importance of the regular season. wink (As a UT guy conversing with a UK guy, you had to know I'd try to flip the discussion from basketball to football, right? laugh )
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#1979580 - 11/26/14 08:46 PM Re: College Basketball HappyGilmore
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Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
not so much there are seasonal fans...but the season is sooooooo long, and 130+ teams make one of 2 tournaments...so why waste a good winter watching tons of timeouts in the last 38 seconds that takes 27 minutes to play...just tune in when they've gotten down to 8 teams...that way you only waste 3-4 days on this sport...



you do what you do, but if you're a sports fan, the tournament (especially the first two days)--and really it starts in the conference tournaments-are among the most exciting days of the year in sports.
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#1979585 - 11/26/14 08:51 PM Re: College Basketball Bobby Boucher
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Originally Posted By: Bobby Boucher
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Guess there aren't a whole lot of college basketball fans in here?

Might want to check back around March-ish wink


Ahhhhhhhh - the seasonal fans. smile

Not so much. I tend to watch every UT game, even when we suck and it hurts to watch. Like pre-Pearl, and from the looks of it, again this year. cry

But my post was more indicative of the general, overall lack of interest in a sport where all of the emphasis is placed on the post-season, thereby diminishing the importance of the regular season. wink (As a UT guy conversing with a UK guy, you had to know I'd try to flip the discussion from basketball to football, right? laugh )


Goober! -- stop it wink grin And yea...I kinda figured you'd find a way to tie it together.

But since you've opened that proverbial can'o'worms, you do realize that strength of schedule, and all kinds of other stuff dictate whether or not you receive an invite to the NCAA tourney? If you don't perform well in the regular season, you don't get in.....unless you manage to magically win your conference with a 3-37 record.
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