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The 2009 M.T.F. March Madness Thread

10K Futures Qualifier
03-15-2009, 12:56 AM
Basketball has always run very big in my family, I won't go in depth with you, but we watch a ton of it and play a ton of it. Some of us have even played in March Madness. Anyway, this is a thread for talking about March Madness, commentary on the games, whether its upset city, the sweet 16, elite 8, final 4, or the teams fighting to go dancin' on the dance floor. I hope Oklahoma will win it this year, Blake Griffin is a mad man. Who do you want to win?

savesthedizzle
03-15-2009, 01:13 AM
Well, they won't win it all but I said that in 2003 too but as a proud alumnus, I am supporting Syracuse :)

As the Andy Rautins avatar I've had almost all winter should make pretty obvious ;)

After they lose, I'll support any Big East team except UCONN :p Or any underdog :p

10K Futures Qualifier
03-15-2009, 01:19 AM
Haha, my Unlce played for UCONN. What did you think of their game the other night?

savesthedizzle
03-15-2009, 01:20 AM
Haha, my Unlce played for UCONN. What did you think of their game the other night?

I could not hate any other team more, but that's what rivalries are for :p

That game was epic :worship:

10K Futures Qualifier
03-15-2009, 01:22 AM
Haha yeah.

What about Texas ATM, I don't think they have a chane, but they are my second favorite squard, under Oklahoma, and one above Rice.

Baghdatis#1
03-15-2009, 01:32 AM
I was going to start a thread about this, but I didn't think there would be enough interest. Now I know for next time:)

I can't believe UNC lost today, and USC won the pac-10:eek:

10K Futures Qualifier
03-15-2009, 01:40 AM
I was going to start a thread about this, but I didn't think there would be enough interest. Now I know for next time:)

I can't believe UNC lost today, and USC won the pac-10:eek:

Haha, yes. Upset city baby!!!

El Legenda
03-15-2009, 01:48 AM
Lets go Mizzou...BIG XII champs :yeah: hopefully they get the #2
28-6 record with wins over Cal, USC, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma.

Ozone
03-15-2009, 01:59 AM
Upset about the Ariz. St loss. Also, my fav team(Wake Forest) got upset in the QF of the ACC. But the Orange are up 38-30 at halftime!!:woohoo: Go Orange!!

:bowdown:Johnny Flynn, Andy Rautins/Eric Devendorf(with the big 3's):worship:

Ozone
03-15-2009, 02:00 AM
Hoping the Devils will beat FSU tomorrow! (I live on Tobacco Road btw)

savesthedizzle
03-15-2009, 02:22 AM
Upset about the Ariz. St loss. Also, my fav team(Wake Forest) got upset in the QF of the ACC. But the Orange are up 38-30 at halftime!!:woohoo: Go Orange!!

:bowdown:Johnny Flynn, Andy Rautins/Eric Devendorf(with the big 3's):worship:

And we've started off the second half in true Syracuse fashion :p (Playing like crap :p )

Hopefully we'll get it together :D I'm just so relieved Ongenaet is okay after that fall he took :scared: Andy needs to start shooting better, and Flynn needs to be more active offensively also. Bah. :p

10K Futures Qualifier
03-15-2009, 03:17 AM
I used to love Wake Forset, but still to this day can not get over their loss to Virginia!!!

Ozone
03-15-2009, 03:23 AM
Great run from the Cuse, they could have lost awhile ago, but still disappointing to see the players just run out of gas. I hope they get rejuvinated for the dance. Louisville is a great team but the thing of it is Syracuse just didn't have enough and their big man suck. Jackson is ok but 21 is horrible. Glad Ongenaut is ok:eek:

Ozone
03-15-2009, 03:23 AM
Johnny Flynn: Big East Tourney MVP. Well deserved. :worship: :worship: :worship:

Ozone
03-15-2009, 03:26 AM
I used to love Wake Forset, but still to this day can not get over their loss to Virginia!!!
They can be great or they can look bad. I go to some of their games and I am a huge fan. Teague and Johnson can be awful some days but Johnson is just stupid and gets himself fouled out in the 1st 5 mins. I hope they don't play a team that has a zone defense.

10K Futures Qualifier
03-15-2009, 03:46 AM
Teams at that high level that still run a 2,3 zone or 1,3,1 need :help:

savesthedizzle
03-15-2009, 03:52 AM
Great run from the Cuse, they could have lost awhile ago, but still disappointing to see the players just run out of gas. I hope they get rejuvinated for the dance. Louisville is a great team but the thing of it is Syracuse just didn't have enough and their big man suck. Jackson is ok but 21 is horrible. Glad Ongenaut is ok:eek:

Arinze Onuaku? He was awful today, every time he had the ball it was :scared: :scared: And he is awful awful awful at free throws, but usually he does play better than he played today :tape:

I have faith in Jackson for next year :) He has grown a lot from last year to this year. Man we could be so good next year if Jonny comes back (which he probably will not :sad: )

10K Futures Qualifier
03-15-2009, 04:09 AM
Any thoughts on Texas. I don't like them this year. But I personally know T.J. Ford and Daniel Gibson. What do you think of them?

Ozone
03-15-2009, 02:17 PM
At the beginning of the year, I expected a much better record from Texas because of there speed and athleticism. But I really don't know what happened. Bad shooting maybe???

I remember going to the Texas vs Wake Forest game in Winston-Salem. Epic game! Gibson was a freshman and Aldridge was a good player and I think Ford was their too. Anyways, Texas was down 1 point with like 7 secs to get down the court. Gibson took it I think and dribbled over to the sideline and took a runner of the glass and it just missed!!:woohoo: Back in the days where Wake was consistently in the top 10 with Chris Paul.

Ozone
03-15-2009, 02:19 PM
Arinze Onuaku? He was awful today, every time he had the ball it was :scared: :scared: And he is awful awful awful at free throws, but usually he does play better than he played today :tape:

I have faith in Jackson for next year :) He has grown a lot from last year to this year. Man we could be so good next year if Jonny comes back (which he probably will not :sad: )
Yeah Onuaku. He has got intimidating size but he has STONE HANDS!! He is so soft down low. I do think Jackson has great potential because he has good confidence and good energy he is just a little soft. I hope they get a nice draw in the dance!:)

Ozone
03-15-2009, 02:22 PM
ACC Final today: Duke vs Florida State. Go Blue Devils!!!:woohoo:
http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2008/0122/ncb_g_scheyer_200.jpg
http://www.catsandbeer.com/uploads/2008/04/winged_gerald_henderson.jpg

Ozone
03-15-2009, 05:01 PM
Troickitard, how does the Orange recruiting class look for next year?

nkhera1
03-15-2009, 10:11 PM
Louisville, Pitt, UNC, and U Conn are the top 4 seeds and were ranked in that order. Interesting choices, I thought UNC would have been higher but Louisville did win the Big East conference and tourney.

Ozone
03-15-2009, 11:25 PM
Go Radford!!

And btw nkhera1, I hate Roddick and I know several people that do.

nkhera1
03-15-2009, 11:58 PM
Go Radford!!

And btw nkhera1, I hate Roddick and I know several people that do.

My sig is like 5 years old.

10K Futures Qualifier
03-16-2009, 12:27 AM
Wow, a very interesting bracket. What do you guys think of Wake Forest v Cleveland State? Man, a tough matchup for Texas ATM. Let's hope Chimenl Elonu (I know him personally) can hold his own against their big men. Also, Sam Houston State is in the bracket for the first time in forver!

Ozone
03-16-2009, 01:18 AM
As much as I love the Deacs, I think Clev. St. has an extremely good upset bid against them. Wake can get in foul trouble in a hurry, and they are not good shooters at all besides Teague. If Teague and Johnson aren't on, Clev. State can win.

I will also be rooting for my beloved Radford Highlanders(16 seed) against the Tar Heels(1 seed). My family is from Radford so I will be ecstatic if Radford gives UNC a run.

Go Syracuse, Duke!

And please Greg, it is Texas A & M and I think they can do well. There logo just has a big T in between a and m because it is TEXAS Agriculture and whatever.:lol:

Ozone
03-16-2009, 01:32 AM
I am seriously considering not doing a bracket this year and just enjoying the atmosphere of the tourney.

10K Futures Qualifier
03-16-2009, 02:36 AM
Haha, yo Ozone, don't have your (See Rep)

10K Futures Qualifier
03-16-2009, 02:36 AM
period 1

10K Futures Qualifier
03-21-2009, 11:51 PM
Okay lets spice this thread up, I will be posting in it a lot tonight!

10K Futures Qualifier
03-21-2009, 11:52 PM
I need Purdue, come on baby!

Purdue Leads Washington 73-71, no time outs left.

13.5 secs left

10K Futures Qualifier
03-21-2009, 11:53 PM
75-71, why did Purdue foul Brockman?!?

10K Futures Qualifier
03-21-2009, 11:54 PM
Purdue 75-71

5.5 Seconds

10K Futures Qualifier
03-21-2009, 11:54 PM
76-74

Purdue wins Sweet 16

10K Futures Qualifier
03-21-2009, 11:56 PM
My favorite player Blake Griffin's game...

Oklahoma 66 Michigan 57

2:07 Left

10K Futures Qualifier
03-21-2009, 11:57 PM
Crocker playing amazing D

10K Futures Qualifier
03-21-2009, 11:57 PM
69-57

1:09 Left

Mich fouls

Ozone
03-21-2009, 11:58 PM
Oklahoma is not going any farther than sweet 16. I really thought Mich was going to beat them but Griffin pulled away.

Ozone
03-21-2009, 11:59 PM
Dang, Wake played with absolutely no intensity last night. I knew they would lose and i predicted it. I think they need a new coach. I love Dino, but he just isnt getting it done. Too much talent to waste:(

10K Futures Qualifier
03-21-2009, 11:59 PM
Are you kidding, I saw them play live they are so good.

Like their 5 is the best ever.

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 12:00 AM
Duke v Texas coming up next...

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 12:01 AM
71-60 OK

40.9 left in regulation

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 12:03 AM
73-60

My bio checks out...

13.7 left

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 12:04 AM
73-63

Ok Wins!!!

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 12:13 AM
Duke v Texas will start soon LETS GO DUKE

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 12:16 AM
Try to shut down Henderson and two 6'8" guys

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 12:18 AM
I know T.J. Ford and Daniel Gibson personally, but still want Duke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 12:20 AM
3-2 after Dexter Pittman goes 1/2 on free throws

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 12:24 AM
Tied at 6

16:00 to go in 1st

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 12:28 AM
Zags and W Kentucky just started

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 12:30 AM
6-3 for the West

Mendez with the awesome long 3

betowiec
03-22-2009, 12:43 AM
tejas for me

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 12:47 AM
17-14 kentucky

11:46

Mendez city so many 3''s

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 01:19 AM
Halftimezzz

Mendez-Valdez is the talk of the halftime report

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 01:34 AM
36-31 dukees

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 01:35 AM
38-37 zags

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 01:59 AM
61-60 Zags

About 10 minutes left

Vamos Zagos!

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 02:02 AM
63-60 zags

8:38 left

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 02:12 AM
74-69 zags

4:02 left

Zags at the free throw line

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 02:14 AM
75-69 Zags

3:50

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 02:14 AM
Jeremy Evans gets his fifth blocked shot

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 02:15 AM
Time Zags

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 02:17 AM
66-63 Dukessssss

4:20 left

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 02:19 AM
77-69

3:10

Zageesss up!

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 02:19 AM
78-69

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 02:20 AM
80-72

2:14 to go

Zags up

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 02:22 AM
81-77 Zags

1:20 left

Time out

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 02:23 AM
Mendez-Valdez is lighting 'em up!!!!

Upset city baby!!!

chowdahead25
03-22-2009, 02:24 AM
CMON WKU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! one time

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 02:24 AM
81-79

7 nothing run western

come on

cut the turnovers

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 02:25 AM
81-79

24:80 Left

Western Kentucky Ball

I have never seen so many turn overs!!!

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 02:26 AM
time updated

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 02:27 AM
83-81 Zags win!!!!!!
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!!!

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 02:28 AM
Western tries to put up a 3, misses then a tip in.

Spring, Texas native goes coast to coast layup, no one attempts to even gaurd him!!

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 02:30 AM
71-69

Duke Up

Texas Ball

45:00 left

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 02:30 AM
72-69

30:08 Left

Duke shooting foul shots

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 02:32 AM
72-69

Duke Ball

11:50 Left

Johnson Fouls Out

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 02:35 AM
72-69

7.2 Seconds

Duke Shooting Free Throws

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 02:36 AM
73-69

Two Position Game

Time Out Texas

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 02:38 AM
74-69 Duke


Yes, so many Texas fans pissed!
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!
!
!

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 02:40 AM
Final

TMJordan
03-22-2009, 05:27 AM
Fuck Duke. Bunch of fags.

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 09:54 PM
Fuck Duke. Bunch of fags.

:haha:

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 09:55 PM
16-14 Louisville

11:50

1st period

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 09:56 PM
36USC -34 Michigan St

1:25

USC up

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 09:57 PM
38-35 Mich leads

1:08

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 09:58 PM
40-37 M State

15 secs

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 09:59 PM
40-37

10:40

1st Period - Michigan State Leads

Time out called

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 10:00 PM
40-37

Michigan state leading at the half

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 10:02 PM
46-35

Mizzou leads Marquette

Amazing 3 to go into the half

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 10:06 PM
28-14 Louisville

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 10:19 PM
42-35 Louisville leads Siena at the half

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 10:54 PM
64-61 Mizzou

8:40

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 10:58 PM
67-63

7:56

Mizzou leading

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 11:01 PM
65-64 Usc

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 11:13 PM
71-69 mich

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 11:17 PM
73-69 Michigan State

41.4 Seconds Left

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 11:18 PM
Mizzou 79 - Quette 79

38.3

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 11:19 PM
Time out mizzou

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 11:20 PM
74-69 Mich

12.7 secs

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 11:20 PM
quette mizzou tied at 79

19.0 secs left

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 11:21 PM
Tied at 79

5.5 Secs

Mizzou shooting

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 11:22 PM
81-79 mizzou

5.5 secs

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 11:23 PM
time out called by marquette

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 11:25 PM
81-79 mizzou

4.4

Idiot inbound

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 11:26 PM
clock time being debated

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 11:27 PM
changed from 4.4 secs to 5.0

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 11:29 PM
83-79 Fianal

Mizzou wins!

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 11:30 PM
74-69 Louisville

49.00 Seconds

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 11:32 PM
74-69 Louisville

46.5 secs

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 11:33 PM
36.5 Secs

Same score 74-69

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 11:34 PM
75-69

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 11:34 PM
76-69 Louisville

22.9 secs

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 11:36 PM
76-72 louisville

16.5

Louisville Calls Time out

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 11:38 PM
77-72

10 secs

10K Futures Qualifier
03-22-2009, 11:38 PM
79-72

Louisville over Sienna

Final

10K Futures Qualifier
03-26-2009, 09:00 PM
First game starts at 6:07 p.m. Central Time!!

10K Futures Qualifier
03-27-2009, 01:50 AM
Pitt over Xavier

I had the upset :sad:

10K Futures Qualifier
03-27-2009, 01:59 AM
7-6 mizzou over memphis

10K Futures Qualifier
03-27-2009, 02:07 AM
12-11 Memphis up

14:15 left in 1st

10K Futures Qualifier
03-27-2009, 11:28 PM
20-12 louisville

10K Futures Qualifier
03-27-2009, 11:30 PM
3-0 ok

10K Futures Qualifier
03-27-2009, 11:32 PM
6-0

Oklahoma Leading Syracuse

17:57

10K Futures Qualifier
03-27-2009, 11:41 PM
10-4 ok

10K Futures Qualifier
03-27-2009, 11:52 PM
16-11 ok

savesthedizzle
03-27-2009, 11:53 PM
Is live scoring basketball for yourself really that much fun? :lol:

10K Futures Qualifier
03-27-2009, 11:54 PM
16-15 ok

4-0 run

10K Futures Qualifier
03-27-2009, 11:55 PM
Is live scoring basketball for yourself really that much fun? :lol:

:lol: There are a couple of people watching, also I got lots of posts and vCash

10K Futures Qualifier
03-27-2009, 11:56 PM
Is live scoring basketball for yourself really that much fun? :lol:

Is watching Syracuse getting rocked that much fun :haha:

savesthedizzle
03-27-2009, 11:58 PM
Why do you feel the need to be a jerk so much? I see your posts a lot around MTF and all of them have such an edge to them. I wasn't being mean to you, I was just saying, the games are on national TV and no one else is posting here, so I wasn't sure your motivation for it. Now I see it's vcash so I get it :shrug:

And btw buddy, they're only down by 1. Keep up with your scores.

10K Futures Qualifier
03-28-2009, 12:01 AM
Why do you feel the need to be a jerk so much? I see your posts a lot around MTF and all of them have such an edge to them. I wasn't being mean to you, I was just saying, the games are on national TV and no one else is posting here, so I wasn't sure your motivation for it. Now I see it's vcash so I get it :shrug:

And btw buddy, they're only down by 1. Keep up with your scores.

Haha, I am not trying to be Jerry. :hug: if I was rude in any way at all. Sorry, but Oklahoma is my team.

vCash is the reason.

savesthedizzle
03-28-2009, 12:03 AM
Haha, I am not trying to be Jerry. :hug: if I was rude in any way at all. Sorry, but Oklahoma is my team.

vCash is the reason.

Yeah it was rude. :shrug: I'll go back to leaving you alone in here now :wavey:

10K Futures Qualifier
03-28-2009, 12:06 AM
Yeah it was rude. :shrug: I'll go back to leaving you alone in here now :wavey:

You said (You posted the un polite thing first) is it fun doing live score that no one look at. I came back with a good come back. I really do think that you are one of the nicest people on this board, not like some of the others. But if you really think that you can't talk to me because of on counter comment, then that is your choice. But I don't want to be enemies with anyone :hug:

savesthedizzle
03-28-2009, 12:09 AM
You said (You posted the un polite thing first) is it fun doing live score that no one look at. I came back with a good come back. I really do think that you are one of the nicest people on this board, not like some of the others. But if you really think that you can't talk to me because of on counter comment, then that is your choice. But I don't want to be enemies with anyone :hug:

Maybe you didn't understand me, I'm not mean to anyone on here.... ever, I was saying it jokingly :p I wasn't trying to take a jab at you. You took it to a whole new level with your comment. Anyway, your beloved Oklahoma is indeed rocking us now. Enjoy.

10K Futures Qualifier
03-28-2009, 12:10 AM
Maybe you didn't understand me, I'm not mean to anyone on here.... ever, I was saying it jokingly :p I wasn't trying to take a jab at you. You took it to a whole new level with your comment. Anyway, your beloved Oklahoma is indeed rocking us now. Enjoy.

Haha yes. I though Onakau would be able to cancel out Griffin. Who is that in your avatar.

savesthedizzle
03-28-2009, 12:11 AM
Haha yes. I though Onakau would be able to cancel out Griffin. Who is that in your avatar.

Ha you overrate Onuaku big time then :rolls:

Andy Rautins who is not feeling his 3 point shot at allll tonight.

10K Futures Qualifier
03-28-2009, 12:11 AM
Oh, Rautons.

10K Futures Qualifier
03-28-2009, 12:12 AM
I live in Houston, and to be honest I don't even like Texas or Oklahoma. But every year I eventually get hooked on a team, this year its Oklahoma, after I saw them play Rice.

savesthedizzle
03-28-2009, 12:13 AM
Yeah see the attachment is a lot stronger when you graduate from a university and attended it when they won a National Championship ;)

10K Futures Qualifier
03-28-2009, 12:14 AM
33-26 Ok

10K Futures Qualifier
03-28-2009, 12:14 AM
Yeah see the attachment is a lot stronger when you graduate from a university and attended it when they won a National Championship ;)

My Dad played at Rice, he doesn't think they are good. He likes 'em, but is not die hard.

10K Futures Qualifier
03-28-2009, 12:16 AM
36-26 ok

time out ok

savesthedizzle
03-28-2009, 12:16 AM
I guess some school alumni attachments are stronger than others then, because I don't know any Syracuse alum who would ever not cheer for a Syracuse bball team. :shrug:

10K Futures Qualifier
03-28-2009, 12:18 AM
39-26 Oklahoma Leads Syracuse at the Half.

Crocker takes them into the half with a three.

10K Futures Qualifier
03-28-2009, 12:46 AM
53-29 ok

10K Futures Qualifier
03-28-2009, 12:46 AM
80-45 Louisville over Arizona

10K Futures Qualifier
03-28-2009, 01:05 AM
103-64

Louisville over Arizona

10K Futures Qualifier
03-28-2009, 01:06 AM
72-50 Oklahoma

9:00 Left

10K Futures Qualifier
03-28-2009, 01:29 AM
84-71 Oklahoma over Syracuse

10K Futures Qualifier
03-28-2009, 03:51 AM
72-68 Michigan State over Kansas