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Final Four Thread

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by hokiehead, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. hokiehead

    hokiehead Gobbler on the Mountain Club Member

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    Unless my search skills have completely failed me, we don't have a F4 thread yet. I read on this forum earlier this year that CU is now a basketball school, so that seems an egregious oversight. With hopes of Dinwiddie coming back next year, we should watch the games closely this year to prepare better for the experience in Indy.:thumbsup:

    UConn vs Florida
    Gators 6.5 point favorites.
    I have Florida winning it all in one of my brackets, and that's looking good now.
    Sportsbook link

    Kentucky vs Wisconsin
    Wildcats 1.5 point favorites. Comments in the E8 thread about what a contrast in philosophies this game showcases.
    Wisconsin is my #3 team, so F**k 'em Bucky! I've been wearing red all week (except Monday I wore Brewers stuff) and can't believe how excited I am. My dad is coming this weekend from Wisconsin (first family to visit us in CO) and we're stoked for the game. Note Wisconsin won at Florida early this year. It's so easy to be a Badger fan.
    Sportsbook link

    Any Buffs attending the games in Arlington?

    Cville or someone with higher hoops IQ than me, could maybe give us a better technical preview than I can hope to. Please, or I'll resort to posting links to external previews.

    Pimping the sportsbook -- Go bet your rep!
     
  2. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Good preview, Hokie.

    One thing to keep in mind: Wisconsin/Florida game was in Madison, and Florida was missing Wilbekin, Finney Smith and Harris. So in terms of being a preview of a potential championship game, it has a huge asterisk.
     
  3. hokiehead

    hokiehead Gobbler on the Mountain Club Member

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    oops, you're right about the location, my bad. Yes, Wisconsin was playing better and Florida was a different team. But this was a Badger friendly spin from me, conveniently ignored.

     
  4. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    It seems like there hasn't been much buzz about this year's Final Four but I don't think that it has anything to do with the teams that are there. It's probably due to a combination of baseball starting this past week and too much attention being given to NFL off-season activities. The FF in the past has been on the weekend just before baseball starts.

    Meanwhile, it makes for a pretty big weekend in the Dallas are with the Final Four and NASCAR both in town.
     
  5. cubuffs85

    cubuffs85 Active Member

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    With the new baseball playoff format, I think they're beginning a week earlier. The same scenario I believe happened last year. In the past, Opening Day and the Championship Monday were usually the same day. MLB did those Friday openers for a few years, but it appears they've stopped that.
     
  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    My interest in the NCAA Tournament declines every weekend unless a team I root for is still alive or there is a very compelling story line (i.e., undefeated UNLV with a Duke rematch from the year before or little Butler trying to shock the world).

    This year, there's nothing.

    UConn's an elite coming off scandal.

    Florida's an elite that I simply don't care about.

    Kentucky's a hyper-elite that is the poster child for a lot of things I don't like in college basketball.

    Wisconsin's a hyper-consistent excellent program with a coach I respect... but I really don't like what that Bo Ryan style of play has done to college basketball so I don't want to cheer for it.
     
  7. cubuffs85

    cubuffs85 Active Member

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    Since I had UofA winning it all in my pools, when they lost, I naturally stopped caring. The gambling factor adds a lot of interest for me. I know Rovell says just to skip the brackets and enjoy the games for what they are; if I did that I would've stopped caring by-and-large once the Buffs were eliminated. I'll probably watch the Final Four, but it's not quite appointment TV like it would've been if I had stake in the outcome.
     
  8. Highlander

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    The Final Four is this weekend? I forget since my bracket completely busted out last weekend... I can still root for UK, though. My folks and lots of family live down that way - equally split between UK and Louisville fans. My sister being a UK alum had me leaning that way last weekend even though that was the final blow to my bracket.
     
  9. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    I just realized the games tonight are on TBS instead of CBS. :wtf:
     
  10. cubuffs85

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    The new deal, TBS was only interested if they were going to get a fair share of the deal. If they didn't do this, ESPN would've beat out CBS. The next two years, the semis are going to be on TBS then they'll rotate both the FF and CG between the two.
     
  11. cubuffs85

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    A little late but here it goes:
    UF over UConn
    UK over Wisconsin
    Florida cuts down the nets and UF renames the court at the O'Connell Center "Billy Donovan Court."
     
  12. cu2x

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    That constantly displayed "gators teamcast" sign insults fans, viewers, UConn. Go Uconn
     
  13. cubuffs85

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    There's a "UConn teamcast." You know each Final Four team has a teamcast?
     
  14. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    UConn (and their rapey logo) have got this.
    Buh-bye, see ya later Aligator.
     
  15. cu2x

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    No, I didn't know. I just turned on TNT
     
  16. CUBUFF80

    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    Was listening to a little of the game in the car and Jim Grey introduced "The Great" Jerry Jones before he interviewed him, I almost puked out the window.
     
  17. TimmyDUBs

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    FAIL
     
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  18. cubuffs85

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    Well yeah, I don't see your prediction. I'm sure you had UConn winning by double digits.
     
  19. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    I agree a lot with the people talking about not having a team in it. Doesn't have a high likelyhood of happening but I'd like to see UConn win just so we don't have to deal with the inflated egos of the SEC or the B1G.

    I think this is impacted by the one and done kids. In a year like this one in which I haven't been able to follow CBB outside of the Buffs as much as I used to I don't know enough about the key players on each of the teams to have much emotional investment. If we had the players for at least two years I think the interest level would be much higher.
     
  20. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Bucky v Tucky. Place is rockin!
    [​IMG]

    Gotta go with Turtleman and the real Wildcats b/c surrounded by blue.
     
  21. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Very impressive performance by UConn.
     
  22. Crash Davis

    Crash Davis MA....THE MEATLOAF!!! Club Member

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    So TNT has a Florida alum on the broadcast team for the first game. Now for the UK game they have Rex Chapman, and he's pulling no punches in terms of showing where his loyalties lie. What the hell kind of BS is this???? I'd definitely be pissed if I was a UConn or Wiscy fan...
     
  23. bombay

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    I really want Kentucky to win it all. Not because I like them, but because it shows how badly the tournement committee wanted to stack the deck against Wichita St.

    Eight seed. Yeah. Why didn't they do what they wanted to do, and just give Wichita a 3 seed or so.
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    What a ***** call,


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  25. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    You know that TruTV has (had) the Wisconsin and UConn broadcast teams, right? They have the national team with Nantz on TBS and then a broadcast team for each team on TNT and TruTV.
     
  26. cubuffs85

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    That's the idea of the teamcasts. Like Carolina mentioned(and I did earlier), the other teams have them as well. TNT is more widely known than TruTV so I guess there's "favoritism" in that aspect.
     
  27. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    It sounds like UK gets a bad rap regarding the perception of their program:

    http://chronicle.com/blogs/players/what-kind-of-students-are-one-and-done-players/34473
     
  28. Crash Davis

    Crash Davis MA....THE MEATLOAF!!! Club Member

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    Yeah I just figured that out after I posted......sorry for the DBT moment.

    My new complaint is that the Reply with Quote feature isn't working for me for some reason....??

    [​IMG]
     
  29. cubuffs85

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    You weren't alone from Deadspin
     
  30. JPinCO

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    Entertaining enough game.
     

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