OTC: Opening NCAA Day Best Ever! Unless You Went Heavy On The Big East

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  1. Anonymous says:

    MoCrash
    With a blizzard heading for KC, I think Katie will be seen plenty.

    Spelling Police: How Reed and Morningside will “fare” next season.

    Was Ohio over Georgetown beat the bracket-buster record? As a George Washington alum, who used to sit behind the opponents’ bench in the newly-opened Smith Center heckling the likes of (young) GU coach John Thompson I in the ’70s, there’s no tears shed for the Hoyas.
    ___

    GH: Thanks for the fix, Mo.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Monkeyhawk
    We’ll see what happens Friday but I’ve gotta give the NCAA selection committee props for a great Thursday of college basketball.

    Who’d’a thunk?

    I don’t remember the commentator but he said something like, “Every elite program knows they’re likely playing the most important game in the lives of their opponents. They always have a target on their backs.”

    Duke, Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas….

    I doubt if it’s intentional, but these teams tend to play rope-a-dope with lesser teams; let ’em get some moments of glory in the first half then make halftime adjustments. It doesn’t prevent close games or overtimes, but I’ve never seen a Bill Self team flustered. They know what they need to do.

    And now for a tangent —

    I hope Sharron Collins becomes a coach someday.

    Build a nest-egg, build a house for Mom, find a supermodel wife with a few years of NBA money. But come back and bring your mind to college ball, Sharron.

    Another tangent —

    Does anyone have any idea what Danny Manning’s plans-goals-hopes might be?

  3. Anonymous says:

    jojo
    Lehigh would finish last in the big 12.
    I checked the number of tv appearances nationally
    by the big east and it was the #1 conference.
    Kentucky has those hotheads..if i was playing
    them i’d rattle those guys and get their heads
    all screwed up early.
    Upset always happen in the first rounds.
    Why is everyone surprised when they happen?
    Georgetown was not a good team this year.
    Did you see them play on tv?
    FRANK MARTIN FOR PRES IN 2016 (noone has a
    chance against obama in ’12 with all the
    cash he’ll have to spend…maybe 700 million
    dollars and with no primary he can literally
    buy every tv spot in Septemeber and October).
    Obama was right…we need frank up in d.c.
    He’d catch all those lying filthy money hungry
    crooks stealing and he’d bench them and send his
    assistant goon squad (the soprano guys) to
    wack them all.
    I’m starting to like jack harry more. They guy
    has some passion. Even though he’s wrong 80%
    of the time you gotta love the old guy for
    hanging on to his job even though he’s probably
    80 years old.
    Katie Horner…the only “straight” weatherperson
    on kansas city tv. The commercial where they
    say “nothing scary”…that guy brian busby is
    really scary!
    My brackets already screwed up..of course I
    picked MU to go to the final four (lol)
    Watched the game at 810. Booorrrring crowd.
    Good wings but stay away from the blue balls
    (some kind of deep fried crap wrapped in a
    ball….but half price from 6-8pm)
    For ku it looks so simple. Last year according to
    my bookie North Carolina was a 35% favortie
    to win the tournament. This year KU is a 16%
    favorite. But what does my bookie know..he
    still owes me money from the super bowl!
    can’t wait for the royals. Ankial’s (spelling)wife, the new guy from st. louis has been bitching
    that the royals wives are a bunch of boring
    people. The lady and her new friend (pods wife)
    have been hitting the bars/clubs in arizona
    and having a ball. Seems that other teams during
    spring training are out partying at night.
    Maybe the royals need a little fun in surprise then they won’t lose 100 games again.
    big 12 looking good. Can MU continue to carry
    the torch?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Cliffy
    Sherron Collins as a coach?? Good one … needed a good laugh this morning since my bracket is in shambles. But it’s not my fault. I used all of Lunardi’s picks (except for Mizzou losing today) just to see how full of shit he really is. He had G-town going to the regional final and UTEP-Marquette-Richmond to the S16. So I’m hosed. Great games, though.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Tom
    If I was a K-State fan (I’m not) I would be frustrated with the Star this morning. I realize KU is the number one team in the country and that their game was at night, but there should have been equal space on the front page for both teams. K-State had a tougher opponent and cleaned up the gym with them.

  6. Anonymous says:

    bschloz
    Great weekend of hoops shaping up.
    Presidential platters for everybody!

    TX V WF
    WASH V Marq
    NIOWA V VEGAS
    FANTASTIC

    Bottom Line…..KU KY are Monsters! BigEast Down?…uhh don’t think I would want to get in front of WVA,Louisville,Syrc,…

    WA Huskies look like legit Cinderella to me.

  7. Anonymous says:

    OlatheCat
    Tom, that’s par for the course with the KU Star.

  8. Anonymous says:

    rick
    Good stuff Jojo. I also saw the weather commercials. Obviously KCTV 5 finally did some market research and found out that we HATED all of Katie’s overwrought weather coverage. And obviously she was not hired for her looks.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Michelle V
    Greg based on your love for me I have to ask….when are you going to cover woman’s basketball like you are the males?

    ___
    GH: Mechelle, why did you have to go and out our relationship? I will be covering the women’s NCAA and NIT (can you believe there is a women’s equivalent to the NIT???) when UConn’s Geno and the aptly-named Pat and her Vols agree to meet in the regular season.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Johnny Utah
    slap yourself in the face if you catch yourself thinking about next year while you’re still alive in the tourney THIS YEAR.

    If your girl asks you if you want to get some tonight or tomorrow, always take tonight. You may get it tomorrow too or she might change her mind, and you get nothing.

    ___
    GH: Johnny makes a good point here. Delayed gratification usually results in self gratification…especially for the married among us. When confronted with this proposal, simply respond “Right now. I may die before later gets here.”

  11. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    I am a KU fan.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Stevo
    Let me bask in the glory a little bit as the REAL leader in the OTC tourney bracket. The chick in first picked Vermont to win it all so I don’t think she has the staying power. But I picked Georgetown to win 3 I think so I probably don’t either. Good start though!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    I will give you props Stevo, great job!!, great picks!!

    I wonder if it is possible to post the “most total points possible” column in our bracket info? I see that on a couple of other?

    I also wonder; do you have to push a button to update after games or is it automatic? I wonder because some of the other brackets cantake hours to update, but yours is very quick, thanks for that.

    Thanks again for setting this bracket up, it is fun ( but it makes me do strange things, like root for moronU ….. and wonder WTF??? IS A WOFFORD? (you had me worried Dexter ) )

    ___

    GH: Yahoo.com automates the upkeep of the bracket contest so I have very little to do with how quickly the new updates are posted. Glad they are doing a good job, though. I should have had them fill out my bracket.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Stevo
    You too haha. But I do think my glory run is running out. I had utah st. winning two games in several of my brackets. why? i have no idea. Cornell may do just that though. Just had to gloat a little when I’m up! You are too though. There can’t be “most points possible” because Greg used the seed bonus, so your maximum will change depending on your picks and the teams playing.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Stevo
    Honestly brackets have taken a back seat this year to some Midwest regional tickets I’m selling on ebay. If KU doesn’t beat NI I am screwed and probably out hundreds. I need Tennessee to get there too. Second row Club level seats if anyone wants them:)

  16. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    “Get it while the getting is good”, who knows what will happen “later”, glory can be fleeting.

    There can

  17. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    If KU doesn

  18. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    COME ON UTAH STATE!!!
    11:00 2nd / US 42 – TAM 51

  19. Anonymous says:

    Stevo
    We think alike. I already have them on Craigslist for face value if they don’t sell. I’m confident KU wins, but you never know this time of year.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Michelle V
    Greg,

    I don’t appreciate you using the term “out”.

    And yes their is a WNIT which K-State won a few years back. I can’t understand why we have a female candidate for vice president and a black male as president but we don’t have a women coaching a men basketball team? Once that happens then Pat and Gino will play.

    PS. I would also say the word VOLUNTEER is aptly named.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Stevo
    Why are you guys talking about women’s basketball? I don’t think it’s sexist to say women’s basketball is right near the top of worst sports to watch. It’s terrible. And it’s not sexist. I think I’m being pretty objective in that statement. It’s absolutely terrible. And we have women as vice pres, and presidential candidates because they’re every bit as “good” as their male counterparts. If they were the women’s basketball equivalent of politicians, they wouldn’t be there anyway. Because they would suck out loud.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Michelle V
    women are better in basketball. And have u ever watched golf or bowling?

  23. Anonymous says:

    Stevo
    You’re a madman, man.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Stevo
    oh nevermind just saw you were not a man at all baby yeah!

  25. Anonymous says:

    johnny utah
    don’t worry, no one is paying attention to women’s hoops. not even the kc star continues to employ mr. m.voepel.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    We watched some women (trying to) play basketball yesterday, or it seemed when like we were watching women as choklahoma state and tethxas LOSE. Those two supposed “teams” are an embarrassment to Big 12 Basketball.

    BIG PROPS TO STEVEO FOR WINNING THE FIRST ROUND.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Michelle V
    That’s Ms. VOEPEL to you cavemen

  28. Anonymous says:

    Caveman
    DONT CALL ME A CAVEMAN, you cavewoman, or I wont buy your insurance. NOW GET IN THAT KITCHEN AND MAKE ME SOME PIE!!!

  29. Anonymous says:

    Kenny
    How Cartman deals with women

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd30JESdb9o

  30. Anonymous says:

    Michelle V
    I’ll give you some pie…….

  31. Anonymous says:

    inside scoop
    NOTE THE TIME THIS IS WROTE. The reason Iowa State is playing so fired up and kickin KU’s butt. They were motivated by comments Sherron made and felt he was very dismissive of them when he responded to a question about their defense. Great bulletin board material Sherron. Next time keep your mouth shut and show respect for your opponent. Especially if u are unable to back up what u say.

  32. Anonymous says:

    guru
    KU LOSES KU LOSES. The GURU calls it again!!!!

  33. Anonymous says:

    OBAMA
    WTF Now my F*ckin bracket is screwed up!!!! You goat ropers.

  34. Anonymous says:

    jojo
    I CALLED IT..I CALLED IT! KU LOSES…
    IC CALLED IT…..I CALLED IT…I CALLED IT.L..
    WHERES THAT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP>

    bill self: “it only matters how you play
    in march!”

    YES…BILL..IT ONLY MATTERS…NOW CRY BABY..
    TAKIE LITTLE SHERON…AND TYHE KU FAN..
    ANBD THE SHNOZ..AND THE REST OF THE KU FANS..
    CAN’T WAIT TIL FOOTBALL…
    CRY BABY….SHERROM…GONE..
    BABY FACE ALDRICH…CRYING ON THE COURT…
    XAVIER…BIG BUST…
    I CALLED IT…KU LOSES…KU LOSES……
    WHO’S COACH OF THE YEAR….
    SELF…OVERATED…SHERRON …WHERES THAT
    GREAT SHOOTING..
    GO NORTHERN IOWA…GO NORTHERN IOWA..
    I LOVE THE IRANIAN GUARD WITH THE 3 POINT
    GOALS…
    HALL…YOU LOSE…
    SELF…YOU LOSE…
    KU FAN…STFU FOR ANOTHER YEAR.
    32 GAMES X 3 HOURS PER GAME…YOU KU FANS
    SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN SOMETHING BE4TER TO DO
    THAN WATCH YOUR TEAM CHOKE..CHOKE..CHIKE…

    I CALLED IT..LUCKILY NO LOSERS HERE WANTED TO
    GIVE ME $1000..LUCKY YOU LOSERS IDDNT
    GIVE ME $1000…,L
    FKU GONE…KU GONE.
    you arrrogant…stupid…entitled ku fans
    deserve it…
    cry…the blizzard hit you hard…
    the phog has died!
    the gayhawks go down to norther iowa…
    CRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  35. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    The best thing about winning this National Championship is one does not have to feel like this for at least 360 days, Crap.

    N.I. matched up very well against us today, they had another monster 7 footer to take away our Cole advantage and they shot 9-26, 34% of thier 3 pointers. 27 Points like that is tough.

    Dang : ( the mightyu Jayhawks are done until next year, but ya’ll better watch out, they will be back next year.

    It was another great year for KU Mens Basketball. It it is not like we did not play good/OK today, we just played a team that was a tough match for out team, and we were a lil slippy …… and that is how it goes, sometimes.


    Congrats to KU and Coach Self and the kids, you MEN did great this year, but this tourney is crazy.

    Congrats to Dexter and Stevo on the bracket lead.

    PS
    fk : (

  36. Anonymous says:

    BILL SELF
    I QUIT…WORST LOSS OF MY CAREER.

  37. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    I am the dumbest m-f ever. I shoot my mouth
    off all year. I shot my mouth off. Now its
    full of cum from getting blown away by
    northern iowa.

  38. Anonymous says:

    MU fan
    Your arrogance, your obnoxious attitudes,
    your disgusting overconfidence!
    You deserve to lose.

  39. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    I never shot my mouth off, I said this team was great. We won the Big 12 and the Big 12 tourney.

    Have fun bashing all you want, it is spoils of the victors, but KU stands tall. This was our 21st straight tourney, and we will be back next year.

  40. Anonymous says:

    jojo
    HISTORIC…RECORD BREAKING…INCREDIBLE…HISTORY
    MAKING…THE BEST YEAR EVER…

    KU FOOTBALL…41-39 AND DON’T FORGET IT.
    KU BASKETBALL…you arrogant assholes claim that
    your team is entitled to a national championship..no way….the biggest disappointment in 6 months…
    LEW PERKINS…FUCK YOU AND YOUR UNDERHANDED
    PAY OFFS…….
    BILL SELF…TOO BAD..YOU’RE A GREAT GUY BUT
    THE FIGHT WITH THE FOOTBALL TEAM SHOWED
    THE ARROGANCE YOUR TEAM CARRIES…
    JOJO IS RIGHT again!

  41. Anonymous says:

    JAYHAWK FAN IS FULL OF B.S.
    you never shot your mouth off? are you nuts?
    YOu insulted hall and every other poster on here.
    Eat crow or jayhawk dead meat.
    JOJO CALLED IT RIGHT….
    northern iowa? are you kidding? NOrther
    Iowa…..
    KU BROADCASTERS MAKING EXCUSES FOR JAYHAWK
    ARROGANCE…
    69=67/////69-67…..
    wILL THE T SHIRT GUY MAKE A T SHIRT IN
    LAWRENCE..

    ku chokes their own hawks
    69-67

  42. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    MU fan Says:
    March 20th, 2010 at 6:08 pm
    Your arrogance, your obnoxious attitudes,
    your disgusting overconfidence!
    You deserve to lose.

    We are happy to help you release that pent-up pissed offness, it is good for you.

    Maybe we will not talk overconfident any more, but I doubt we will talk it any less ; )

    Go KSU
    GO BAYLOR
    GO STEVEO
    GO DEXTER.

  43. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk fan
    eat shit.

  44. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    you never shot your mouth off? are you nuts?
    YOu insulted hall and every other poster on here.
    Eat crow or jayhawk dead meat.

    hey gaybait, whomever you are, how about post under you regular name??, I am.

    I am eating crow, I am admiting the lose. No excuses, we lost.

    One loss does not take away from the other great things KU did this year. Even with todays loss …. FKFKFKFKFFKKK!!!! …. it was still a very fun year ….. good thing my bracket is still intact ( kind of ) or it would all be over. I will thanks again to him for setting up the bracket. I give credit when it is due.

    If you would like to find, and post, comments I made which were out of line, feel free, but I do not recall anything over the line. I responded to undue KU bashing, without providing balancing comments.

    ok ok ok I eat crow … time to go watch some more bball … what a nutty tourny.

  45. Anonymous says:

    jojo
    self makes fun of northern iowa center in
    press conference…how stupid.
    he keeps saying the guy should not have
    made 2 3 pointers…come on bill…
    this is the worst loss in your careeer.

    give credit vto the big guy.
    Also…stop refering to the n. iowa
    guard as the “little guy”…
    thats insulting…he’s not the little guy..
    he’s the guy with balls who beat you…
    you insuult northern iowa when you insult the
    “big guy” and refer to their great guard
    as the “little guy”…bill stop being a dickhead.

  46. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    It will be interesting to see this board handles anon-posters using other known poster’s board name. It is one thing to use a different name, it is another to use a known one/

    If it is OK to use anyone’s known board name, it could get interesting here, eh?

  47. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    As a token of my eating crow over KU losing today to Northern Iowa,
    if I win the bracket pool, and I am STILL in the running ~ 2nd place, “I will donate my $100.00 gift certificate” to jojo or BIG DOG(for picking 26 correct and somehow being in 37th place) or Greg hall or hearne; in that order depending on who wants it.

  48. Anonymous says:

    Stevo
    man i can’t afford to take the hit on these fucking tickets. this sucks man. this really sucks. as ku fans we gotta take the beating that comes when we get knocked off like this. let the tigers and kitties have their fun for a week then it’ll let up. we deserve it because we are arrogant because we are one of the top 3 bball schools in the country and ksu and mu, no matter how hard they try will ever touch what we have. not the conference, c. tourney or national championship titles. when ksu or mu get beat in the tourney everyone says “yup.” when ku gets beat we’re the top story on fucking Yahoo! It’s a good thing this hurts so bad…you fans of middling programs will never have to feel it. It means year in and year out contending and almost always having a chance to make a run when the tourney starts each year. so we’ll take shit and say thank you until you get tired, then we’ll sign Selby or Knight, take the Juco player of the year from two years ago off RED SHIRT(yeah we red-shirt those kinds of players at KU)and re-motherfucking-load for next year. Just like we always do, with a newly acquired hunger to eat the Big 12’s lunch and dinner, especially KSU and MU, for another glorious year.

  49. Anonymous says:

    Cliffy
    Jeez, Stevo. That’s pathetic. I hope you lose your ass with all those tickets. Jayhawk Fan … also pathetic. Just shut up for awhile.

    Too bad Self placed more importance on the conference than winning a NC. Of course, he wouldn’t even have the one NC if Memphis could have hit a couple of free throws. Self’s a nice guy, but he’s not a great coach. He had the best talent in the U.S. and couldn’t get past the second round. Epic fail. On Northern Iowa’s best night they shouldn’t have been able to come within ten points of kU. To top it off, the mighty jayhawks lay on the court crying and hugging each other in front of the cameras in the locker room. Truly pathetic.

  50. Anonymous says:

    Stevo
    Neither Tyshawn Taylor or any other two guard ever stepped up. Henry didn’t come close to expectations. The team as a whole was overrated because they own the Big 12 and win a lot of games because of the name on their jersey. This was not 1997 with these guys. They just weren’t good enough. Get em next year.

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