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#1 fast eddie

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 04:10 AM


Spanked Kansas, and into the final 4!!! Dang, I honestly didn't think they had much of a chance...
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Posted 26 March 2017 - 04:17 AM

Just saw that the Duck Wimmens beat Maryland, too!!! Must be something in the water that is constantly falling from the sky around these parts...
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Posted 26 March 2017 - 04:19 AM

Spanked Kansas, and into the final 4!!! Dang, I honestly didn't think they had much of a chance...

I didn't either, especially after they lost possibly their best player. 


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 09:19 PM

Didn't think to much of them in the Michigan game, but after that ass kicking they laid on the Jayhawks, you have to be impressed. Its going to be a hell of a Final 4.
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Posted 27 March 2017 - 11:42 PM

They made me feel like a genius.  I picked them to go to the Final 4.  A buddy looked at my bracket and said "I don't know about that Oregon pick.  Their best player got hurt."  Which was the conventional wisdom and which I indeed had not known.  Now I look good thanks to my ignorance.

 

It's been a very fun tournament, despite the personal heartbreak of the SC win over UF.


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 12:27 AM

Lady Ducks are goin' up against UCONN, too!!!
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Posted 28 March 2017 - 01:35 AM

Lady Ducks are goin' up against UCONN, too!!!

 

I don't think that one will turn out as well for the Duckettes.


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 02:07 AM

Duckettes fall in a nail-biter 90-52... Quaaaa, Quaaa, Quaaa...
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Posted 28 March 2017 - 03:20 PM

Duckettes fall in a nail-biter 90-52... Quaaaa, Quaaa, Quaaa...

 

Watching UCONN play these other teams is like watching the Harlem Globetrotters.



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Posted 28 March 2017 - 03:46 PM

Suggestion:  in lieu of the championship game, take the 2 best players on UConn and let them pick teams from among the UConn players.  Blue vs. white for all the marbles.


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 03:50 PM

Suggestion:  in lieu of the championship game, take the 2 best players on UConn and let them pick teams from among the UConn players.  Blue vs. white for all the marbles.

 

The sportscasters were saying that given the players, their practices are way harder than actual games.  They have to play themselves.



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Posted 29 March 2017 - 02:13 PM

I love reading the comments on ESPN after UCONN wins. Lotta bitter people out there. Excellence is a great intimidator. When I was at UCONN the girls were still playing in the old Field House, with lousy lighting and 50 people in the stands.

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 03:45 PM

I love reading the comments on ESPN after UCONN wins. Lotta bitter people out there. Excellence is a great intimidator. When I was at UCONN the girls were still playing in the old Field House, with lousy lighting and 50 people in the stands.

 

They've come a long way.  They are the number one sports team in the state and their games always sell out.  A 111 game winning streak is unprecedented in basketball, and rare even in other sports.

 

https://en.wikipedia...streak_(sports)



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 12:27 AM

It's prolla time for the NCAA to go to work to increase competitiveness in this sort of situation. Once on top, getting the best talent is pretty easy, and a dynasty starts...limiting scholarships to championship teams might be a start...
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Posted 30 March 2017 - 01:15 AM

It's prolla time for the NCAA to go to work to increase competitiveness in this sort of situation. Once on top, getting the best talent is pretty easy, and a dynasty starts...limiting scholarships to championship teams might be a start...

 

They get the same number of scholarships as an other school and it wouldn't be fair to single out a team based simply on performance. There are millions of high school kids who are good enough to play college sports but they can't all play for the same team. Sure, UConn will attract a lot of the top players, but so will many other Div 1 schools and someone from Mississippi may not want to live in Connecticut for 4 years to play basketball no matter how good they are.


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 02:15 AM

Sure it would be fair, Skep, what isn't fair is for top schools to simply skim the best talent, and in the case of UCONN skim virtually ALL the top talent as their reputation and dynasty builds. Pretty much like the pro's have a process to even out competitiveness(with limited success) by draft positions, the Lottery, etc. Nothing extremely punitive, just maybe 1 or 2 less recruits per year after 2-3 championships in a row, something like that. This same sort of thing happens at the HS level, with top schools packing their rosters with the best prospects. Gotta be a drag for those school left in the dust...
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#17 Always the Winner

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 01:25 PM

Better yet, let's give trophies to everybody!!!!!

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 01:38 PM

Sorry to tell you eddie, but if the ladies don't lose this year, they're probably winning the next two titles as well.

Uconn almost never has the "top" recruiting class. Only 3 times since '95 has the nation's highest rated recruit gone to UConn. (Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore and Brianna Stewart). Coach Auriemma is simply the best coach there has ever been at getting players to play to their utmost potential. Every year, he invites coaches whose teams did not make the NCAA Tournament to watch his practices prepping for the tournament. Most of them come away stunned at how hard the practices are.

Excellence should be celebrated, not destroyed.

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 01:41 PM

Sure it would be fair, Skep, what isn't fair is for top schools to simply skim the best talent, and in the case of UCONN skim virtually ALL the top talent as their reputation and dynasty builds. Pretty much like the pro's have a process to even out competitiveness(with limited success) by draft positions, the Lottery, etc. Nothing extremely punitive, just maybe 1 or 2 less recruits per year after 2-3 championships in a row, something like that. This same sort of thing happens at the HS level, with top schools packing their rosters with the best prospects. Gotta be a drag for those school left in the dust...

 

They get the same number of scholarships as an other school and it wouldn't be fair to single out a team based simply on performance. There are millions of high school kids who are good enough to play college sports but they can't all play for the same team. Sure, UConn will attract a lot of the top players, but so will many other Div 1 schools and someone from Mississippi may not want to live in Connecticut for 4 years to play basketball no matter how good they are.

 

Especially in the middle-of-f'ing-no-where Connecticut.  UCONN is about as remote as you can get here.

 

College sports differ from professional in that the kids want to go to a particular college and have a good academic outcome too.  They don't all go into this having aspirations to play professionally and women in the WNBA do not make the kind of money their male counterparts make.  UConn has become a better school (it used to be everyone's safety school when I was college bound) due to the basketball program, particularly the women's basketball program.

 

It's boring for the same team to win every year, but again, the positive effect is the improvement of the entire university.  These days UConn can be as competitive as some ivy league schools to get into.



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 03:47 PM

You sure you wanna punish this eddie?

https://youtu.be/tp4mIONS51E
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