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College Basketball: A championship is the ultimate goal anyway


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#1 MisterOJ

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 03:44 PM

So Clay Travis is a blogger and radio personality in Nashville. I think he's pretty funny. He's been doing a series about the 10 dumbest fanbases in college sports on his blog. Well, he's up to No. 2 and it's the University of Kentucky.

 

If I can laugh at my alma mater's fans, I am pretty sure you can too. Enjoy.


Edited by MisterOJ, 07 December 2013 - 08:44 AM.


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 03:56 PM

Clay Travis is awesome, though Arkansas clearly should have been #1.  I guess he didn't want to pick the obvious choice.  :)



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:09 PM

Eh... Football season ended in September for me. :lol:

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 10:45 PM

Worst college basketball thread title ever?  Probably, but it goes well with the content of the OP :P

 

 

Yay, it was Big XII media day today, and an unnamed reporter asked Coach Self one of the dumbest questions in the history of dumb questions:

 

Question of the day to Bill Self: Has Wilt Chamberlain or Danny Manning reached out to Andrew Wiggins?

 

I believe Self's response to that Wilt/Manning/Wiggins question: "(long pause) Well, Danny might"

 

 

:lmao:

 

Wiggins is so far in Marcus Smart's head that I expect a complete mental break before we even get to play them.  :lol:

 

From today.  From last week.

 

But I guess he takes after his coach:

 

 

“Kansas is still the favorite. (Andrew) Wiggins is, from what I understand, the best player to ever play. I’ve seen him play and he’s really good. They’re still the No. 1 team and should be. They’ve got tons of talent, they’ve got depth, they’ve got the best player to ever play at Kansas and that’s a pretty good deal.”

 

I'm glad our coach is classy enough not to pull that kind of b.s.

 

 

“I don’t think it’s right at all for another coach to talk sarcastically about somebody else’s players.”

 

 

And just like everything else coming from Wiggins - he's team first, Wiggins second:

 

I asked Andrew Wiggins what he expects when he matches up with Marcus Smart and Oklahoma State: "A Kansas win."



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 12:59 AM

I love the double-entendre of this thread title.  Certainly it could be the beginning of yet another exciting season of hoops in Lexington.  But it could also signal the icy-cold bight of reality for football season. 

 

But that's subjective.  Some have tasted that ice since a very young age, I suspect.* :P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Except for Tim Couch and my man Craig Yeast!!!



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 07:55 AM

REG, curious about your thoughts on some of the reports from Jason King and others I've seen that say Joel Embiid has looked better than Wiggins at practice thus far.

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 08:43 AM

REG, curious about your thoughts on some of the reports from Jason King and others I've seen that say Joel Embiid has looked better than Wiggins at practice thus far.

We talkin' about practice?



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 08:50 AM

We talkin' about practice?


We talkin' bout it.

Because its more interesting than football in this state!

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 11:40 AM

REG, curious about your thoughts on some of the reports from Jason King and others I've seen that say Joel Embiid has looked better than Wiggins at practice thus far.


I think it's all based on how they're performing relative to expectations - Wiggins was supposed to be awesome so anything he does wrong will be nitpicked, but Embiid was supposed to be all potential so everything he does right is highly praised. Watching the Late Night scrimmage and what little I could of the scrimmages this past Saturday Wiggins is clearly the better player, but Embiid's potential is really exciting - especially coupled with the fact that he is picking things up soooooo quickly. It's ridiculous. I was hoping we would have him on campus for two years, but I don't think that's going to happen.

Stan Van Gundy watched a practice or two last week and came away very impressed with Wiggins (and Embiid), so I'm not worried about Andrew. Coach really does want him to assert himself more, and I can see that. In high school he really responded well to negative press, so I hope the national "experts" keep doing what they're doing.

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 12:00 PM

Wow! I just noticed that VCU is ranked for the first time ever to start the season. That's pretty awesome.

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 10:33 PM

Welcome to the Big XII, Tubby.

 

Poor guy...


Edited by RedEyedGhost, 23 October 2013 - 10:34 PM.


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:14 AM

Welcome to the Big XII, Tubby.
 
Poor guy...


He probably felt that way at Georgia. :lol:

That is pretty bad though, the guy has as many national championships as all the rest of the Big XII coaches combined IIRC.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:21 AM

I think Tubby might prefer it that way honestly



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:31 AM

I think Tubby might prefer it that way honestly


That was my other thought.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 12:56 PM

Another Champions' Classic in the works.

Kentucky, UCLA, UNC, and Ohio State. To be played in Brooklyn, Vegas, and somewhere in the mid-West.

The pessimist in me thinks this is Cal's way of getting out of the home and home with UNC. :(

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 04:29 PM

Another Champions' Classic in the works.

Kentucky, UCLA, UNC, and Ohio State. To be played in Brooklyn, Vegas, and somewhere in the mid-West.

The pessimist in me thinks this is Cal's way of getting out of the home and home with UNC. :(

 

Yeah I don't like the feel of that.  With Cal's tendancy to prefer big games in neutral tournament-esque venues, I smell the end of the home/home with UNC.

 

(Absolutely love the new avatar, Rhom)



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 07:36 PM

It also seems to be a big "Fuck you" to Indiana.



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Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:21 PM

It also seems to be a big "Fuck you" to Indiana.

 

Now that I can get behind, no matter the context!  ;)

 

btw OJ, there was a football season in Kentucky??  The last one I remember was about 5 years ago.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:02 PM

Shit just got real. Game on! :D

I can't believe the season is really here!!

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:00 PM

Shit just got real. Game on! :D

I can't believe the season is really here!!


Yeap...and a UofL player had four fouls with 9:00 to play in the first half of their exhibition.

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