Your Madness Day One Open Thread

By 11W Staff on March 17, 2011 at 11:30a
57 Comments

Hopefully you planned accordingly and will be able to take in the 12 hours of insanity in a comfortable environment with adult beverages nearby. But if not, remember, the Boss Button is your friend.

East Regional games (pretty light today, though six games will be played tomorrow):

  • 12:15pm - #12 Clemson vs #5 West Virginia - CBS
  • 2:45pm - #13 Princeton vs #4 Kentucky - CBS

Big Ten games:

  • 2:10pm - #10 Penn State vs #7 Temple - TNT
  • 7:27pm - #13 Belmont vs #4 Wisconsin - truTV
  • 9:20pm - #10 Michigan State vs #7 UCLA - TBS

Handy-dandy TV chart (w/ announcer pairs) via the506.com.

Comments

TLB's picture

Tom Crean on TruTV still complaining about officiating.  Perhaps he should get better talent.

TLB's picture

WVU in trouble early

 

KenK's picture

Thier interior defense needs a bit of work.

Johnny Hooker: "He's not as tough as he thinks". Henry Gondorff: "Neither are we".

madhatterhater's picture

I may be lazy, but I think I all ready miss the old TV format.

go bucks

KenK's picture

Looville better get their heads out of their asses.

Johnny Hooker: "He's not as tough as he thinks". Henry Gondorff: "Neither are we".

slippy's picture

Anyone watching Clemson-WVU?  I've just got the score up in the background...looks like the Tigers are making a run.

slippy's picture

And just as quickly they pull away.

Luke's picture

In NEEEEEEEWWWWW YOOOOOORK.

(Sorry y'all).

RoweTrain's picture

There goes my perfect bracket (ODU losing to Butler).  I am now inconsolable.

slippy's picture

I'm perfect.  Going to quit while I'm ahead.  Which I need to since I picked Princeton over UK.  I thought i switched it this morning but didn't.  Woops.

RoweTrain's picture

Tough break there.  I made a few changes yesterday and thought about making a few more this morning but never was able to get around to it.  I just hope they don't come back to haunt me.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Anyone watching the Louisville game? Is it more that they're sucking or that Mo-head State is playing inspired b-ball?

KenK's picture

Well, since I had Louisville in Elite 8; this one hurt a bit.

Johnny Hooker: "He's not as tough as he thinks". Henry Gondorff: "Neither are we".

nick_ferguson58's picture

EVERYBODY LOVES MOREHEAD!

Nick

TLB's picture

How can  that be?  The Big East is the best conference to ever exist. 

slippy's picture

Morehead had too much speed.

TLB's picture

+1

But folks at 4letter will never say it

yrro's picture

Blarghle... not a fan of the new coverage. Need to realize that we want to watch the end of the other game, not their guys in the studio.

TLB's picture

turn the channel

yrro's picture

Not everyone has five billion cable channels. March madness used to be the one time I didn't feellike a second class citizen for not spending $1500/year on cable.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Its unfortunate for certain citizens, but they are broadcasting to what they think is the more general audience.

But that's what is awesome about watching games online. The quality on there was pretty good for a game on the internet.

http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/2010-12-19/ncaa-march-madness-de...

Every game is on there, so you can pick any game or any end you want to see.

Also, if I'm correct, aren't all the games on basic cable? Last time I checked basic cable didn't cost that much.

slippy's picture

Yea I don't get all the hate with the new coverage.  I can watch all of any game I want...instead of watching Pitt beat a 16 seed until the final seconds of another game.

TLB's picture

4 games final............everyone has missed one in the 11W challenge

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Hmm . . . this could be shaping up as a nightmare dare for Kentuckians who don't live in the town of Morehead and/or have no affiliation w/ Morehead State Univ. Of course, Princeton has a very long ways to go still, but it is amusing to think about what the mood would be in the 'hollers (or on patrician horse farms) for the next few weeks . . .

TLB's picture

Officials will help decide the UK game.

TLB's picture

12 minutes into the half and UK has no fouls

 

check that........now 1 foul

NeARBuckeye's picture

Co-workers from Kentucky already threatening to leave work...

slippy's picture

God this would be so awesome if princeton can pull it off.

slippy's picture

Nuts.  Little Jersey magic on the way?

KenK's picture

Live long enough and you see just about anything.. a Kentucky team playing for last shot against an Ivy League team.

Johnny Hooker: "He's not as tough as he thinks". Henry Gondorff: "Neither are we".

ih8rolltyde's picture

Well... loserville cost me one elite 8 team as well. Doubt too many ppl were on the extra oral bandwagon however.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

TLB's picture

SEC speed bitten by a spider

JakeBuckeye's picture

Nobody claims the SEC's superiority in basketball...

JakeBuckeye's picture

My ego is getting big. If it weren't for the damn Butler Bulldogs I would have a perfect bracket so far.

Luke's picture

I nailed the First Four going 4-0. Today hasn't been quite as fruitful. 5-2 with ODU and Louisville being my faux pas.

JakeBuckeye's picture

I was that douche who informed absolutely everyone that I picked Morehead State.

741's picture

I gotta say, big ups to Time Warner - truTV in hi-def has appeared on my menu, and I've got all the games available in hi-def right now. I can't hate on that!

JakeBuckeye's picture

Hahah, I have Time Warner too. Let me check this out.

M Man's picture

This is terribly OT from basketball, and I apologize in advance -- is there some OSU-NCAA news in the pipeline for tonight or tomorrow morning?

One Detroit writer (the one and only good Michigan beat-writer from the Detroit News, Angelique Chengelis) has mentioned it on Twitter... 

Edit. - @samober is the apparent source.

TLB's picture

I believe it has to do with the appeal of the suspensions.  Answer was expected before spring ball.

wiz khalifa's picture

omg reallyyyyyyyyyyyy hope not m man

JakeBuckeye's picture

TLB has it correct. Nothing to worry about unless you are really stressed about the tat-five's suspensions still. Expect no reductions, though.

EDIT: Confirmed, no reduction.

TLB's picture

Not really surprising.  I think it would have been less had they not played the bowl game.

M Man's picture

Got it; right.  I agree; not surprising.

Edit: Wait -- there was more.  Tressel asks for and is given 5-game suspension.  (Other threads started.  Now back to basketball.)

TLB's picture

Yeah.....and that is probably not over.

TLB's picture

Where has Sam Ryan been hiding?

TLB's picture

Wisky must not have gotten the eSECpn memo

JakeBuckeye's picture

Huh? ESPN definitely has no bias towards the SEC in basketball, and no bias against the Big Ten in basketball.

Wisky was one of the coldest teams going into the tournament, facing a 30-4 team. I almost had Belmont as well.

TLB's picture

Was the first potential upset pointed out my more than a couple of those hacks on Sunday.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Yes, because that was an obvious one that caught everyone's eye. Even the guys on CBS, and even me and a lot of other people I know who filled out brackets.

TLB's picture

These last 4 games should all be pretty good

TLB's picture

yeah, the 7pm's were not great

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

I ran into Clark Kellogg at the Cols airport (much earlier today) and told him he was the best in game announcer and that he was so cool sheep count him when they sleep.  In fact he's so cool that he's kind of like Sam Jackson in every movie except that one Jurassic Park he was in...but I still think Mace Windu is pretty bad@$$.  I went on to tell him Gus Johnson only dreams of being as cool.....

Not really but I did tell him he was by far my favorite announcer and he was super cool about talking to me, or he just laughed at me.  I'm not sure which....

I miss the game Friday (working) but anyone have any suggestions on where to watch the next game close to Times Square?  (Which is cool to be at during St Patty's Day btw.)  EDIT: which just means everyone was wearing green......

NeARBuckeye's picture

Michigan State! DAMMIT.