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Baylor vs Notre Dame

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Goose, Apr 3, 2012.

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Who are you cheering for?

  1. Baylor

    3 vote(s)
    13.0%
  2. Notre Dame

    20 vote(s)
    87.0%
  1. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Who you got? I can't stand Notre Dame, but they're not Baylor, so I'm hoping they can pull off the win.

    Also, great read on Britney Griner. From all accounts, she's a great person (despite the fact that she goes to Baylor) and while I hope she doesn't have a great game tonight, I hope she kicks ass for America in the Olympics.
     
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  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm eating my Lucky Charms today.
     
  3. boulder77

    boulder77 Certified Organic Club Member

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    I'd rather watch "Glee" than have to cheer for one of these two ...............
     
  4. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Photoshop Brittany Griner in there please. Maybe a cupcake or two.
     
  5. Buffellow85

    Buffellow85 Well-Known Member

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    I heard on the radio that RG3 is in town for the game tonight.

    I hope he goes home very disappointed
     
  6. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    I can't say that I really care much one way or the other....
     
  7. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    He was there Sunday night too I believe.
     
  8. buffgal

    buffgal Club Member Club Member

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    I care about these games more than I cared about last night's game. :sorry:
     
  9. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    I'm not watching because I don't want to see Baylor fans rejoicing in their 40-0 record.
     
  10. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    I had an interesting experience this afternoon. I was waiting for my bus at the Century Link building at around 5pm. Across the street at the Marriott, they had the Baylor team coming out to their bus. Of course, there were the 50 - 100 Baylor fans standing out there cheering and doing the super lame claw thing (do they not realize how stupid that is?). The team got on the bus and left. The crowd dispersed and started scrambling around trying to find cabs to get down to the arena. At one point in this chaos, I see a guy walking through the crowd. This is just a normal guy, by himself, probably in his 30s, professional.

    Now, I don't know what was said to him, but I hear him turn to a small group of older Baylor fans and yell '**** YOU, AND **** BAYLOR!', and he strove off with a look of extreme anger on his face.

    I have no idea what caused him to yell this. I didn't see any CU gear on him, but maybe it was that. Or maybe he was the parent or fan of another team at the Final Four, and he was harassed by the Baylor fans. I have no idea. I did find it fascinating that Baylor could find so much hatred and disgust in downtown Denver 3 miles and a 2 hours before the womens championship basketball game.
     
  11. Buffellow85

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    The guy must have been channeling his inner Wally
     
  12. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I hope you walked up to that guy and said "rep"
     
  13. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    **** that, I was first in line, I wasn't getting out of line.
     
  14. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    RGIII is engaged to a Fairview alum. Sacky's hate of Baylor only grows.
     
  15. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    made it a solid 2 minutes of gametime before going back to watching game of thrones.
     
  16. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Having the names below the numbers seems weird to me.
     
  17. DBT

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    Rebecca Lobo interviewing Brittany Griner gave me the heebie-jeebies.
     
  18. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Irish closed the half well. They're doing a good job on Griner, too. But I think the fouls are adding up and they're going to struggle to keep up in the 2nd half.
     
  19. Goose

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    Apparently some of you didn't learn from my deletion of an entire damn thread earlier, but gender attacks are WAY out of line.
     
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  20. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    Baylor was hitting their shots in the second half. All I can say is Baylor is having a very memorable year in athletics. Football has a Heisman, 10 win season, and victories over both OU & UT. MBB went deep and would have had a shot at making the Final Four had they not played Kentucky before then. Then their women's team wins it all and becomes the first 40-0 team when it comes to both MBB and WBB.

    Baylor has came a long way since the days of sucky football and a murder of a MBB player. This is a great reminder to CU fans that they ought to continue supporting football and their basketball teams. Now only football needs to turn it around and we will have plenty to cheer for like those Baylor fans. Given their history, they are enjoying it while it lasts.

    Love them or hate them, they deserve to be saluted.
     
  21. Mick Ronson

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    they are doing something right of late in the BU AD....and if it's above board they deserve some kudos but no love from this intrepid reporter. Kim MUlkey is skeletor or no?
     
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  22. DBT

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    You should tell that to Muffet McGraw.

    I know. I crossed the line there. Sorry.

    On a serious note, I can't stand the lack of parity in women's basketball. It just removes any interest in their tournament. Can CU EVER compete for a championship?
     
  23. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I think the NCAA made a mistake by having 64 teams in the women's tournament. It took the men decades to build up to that. WBB hasn't been around as long in D1 and it's really just the 2nd or 3rd generation of girls playing HS basketball in most places. It would be a much more entertaining and competitive tournament if they were at 32 teams.

    CU's season is a great example of the lack of parity. We went undefeated against D1 competition in the OOC schedule, but that schedule was such light competition that we weren't battle tested and went 6-12 in the Pac-12... a 2-bid league.

    The NCAA is forcing it quite a bit in order to say there's equality with MBB even though there are factors that make it so the women's game hasn't developed as far as the men's has. I liken it to the days of MBB when having a guy like Bill Russell makes San Francisco dominant for a few years.
     
  24. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    But Nik, wouldn't reducing the tournament also lessen the visibility for a lot of teams thereby increasing the parity?

    I saw them briefly discussing this on ESPN's OTL yesterday, but wouldn't reducing scholarships to 13 (like men) also help with parity?
     
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  25. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    The scholarship reductions would help a lot. Reducing by 2 per team takes 20 players from the Top 10 programs and puts them on other rosters. And so on, and so on, and so on. More talent is spread out, so you get more parity. Plus, when teams can't stockpile as much they're more at risk to injury, transfer, or missing on a couple recruits.

    But the larger rosters are there for Title IX balance reasons. The biggest mistake in college athletics is that football was not exempted from the scholarship balance equation. If football's 85 was separate, colleges would have the same number of scholarships for men and women in all other sports and athletic departments would have the same number of men's and women's sports outside of football.
     
  26. CarolinaBuff

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    Exactly. Football is only played by men at most levels and especially the college level, therefore football scholarships should be exempt from Title IX. Common sense 101. This is one of those simple things that is obviously done wrong yet it's something they won't correct.
     
  27. BeBe

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    Nik, you were 100% on with this prediction. When the starting ND post had to sit after getting her fourth foul, Griner just about took over. Before that ND was keeping it competitive.
     
  28. buffgal

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    Thank you, Goose.
     

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