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#1901 Oriole85

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:24 AM

4 titles in 15 years is awesome - but I still don't think that alone qualifies them to be places in the same category as UNC, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, etc.

 

As Rob mentioned their last 2 titles came out of nowhere.  I don't think anyone thinks UCONN was the best team in the sport during their last 2 runs.  They got hot at the right time and played great in the tourney.  Which doesn't diminish the achievement at all, just shows that as exciting as the NCAA tournament is it is probably the playoff series that is least effective at determining the "best" team. 

 

Not at all trying to hate on UCONN, I have nothing against them particularly now that Calhoun is gone.  Just think we place a little too much emphasis on what happens in the tourney.  As was mentioned, St. Joes had them beat in round 1. 

The biggest problem for UConn IMO is their conference. If this were football, you probably would've seen more conferences trying to get them.

 

Of all the sports championships that have a lot of a intrigue, this is probably the least indicative of the best team like you said. It's one-and-done and played at all neutral sites. This is a team that needed OT to get out of the first second round after all. Would a playoff series, be a more fair way to do this, sure. You also wouldn't have 68 teams and the upset potential would be a lot less. Mercer would have a much tougher time beating Duke if they played a best-of-3.

 

In terms of placing too much emphasis on the Tourney, that's the goal at the end of the day like in any sport.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:56 AM

The American Conference:

 

1 year, 1 National title. 

 

Our Big Ten/ACC "argument" is moot. That's the best conference. 

 

 

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:03 AM

Amazing that UCONN lost by over 30 to Louisville a week or so before the tourney began.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:09 AM

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:13 AM

http://awfulannounci...-champions.html

They do have a black coach now.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:23 AM

http://awfulannounci...-champions.html

And they make fun of the President using a teleprompter..

 

Irony.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:25 AM

@jeffborzello: Heheh. RT @ESPN_Numbers: UConn has more POSTSEASON wins at AT&T Stadium (2) than the Dallas Cowboys (1). http://t.co/nK4ZkEjwj2
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Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:24 PM

http://awfulannounci...-champions.html

 

http://www.hulu.com/watch/618470

 

I love when life imitates art.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:56 PM

http://www.hulu.com/watch/618470

 

I love when life imitates art.

Brilliant. Always one of their better skits, though not that far off from reality...

 

Fair and Bala....forget it. 


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#1910 Oriole85

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 12:16 PM

ESPN: Final Power Rankings

 

I found this quite amusing. UConn came in 22nd, Kentucky unranked. Somehow they shot up to 1st/2nd. And all the Final Four teams in the top 4. These aren't really power rankings, just how the teams finished until you get farther down the list with Wichita finishing 8th.


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 05:47 AM

http://awfulannounci...-champions.html

It happened at the other end of the spectrum as welll

 


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