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(03-12-2012 10:35 AM)HtownOrange Wrote:  
(03-12-2012 10:26 AM)CalallenStang Wrote:  
(03-12-2012 08:41 AM)HtownOrange Wrote:  • It's strange to see the Big East with nine teams in the field, and two of them aren't named Pitt and Villanova.

Actually, all nine of them aren't named "Pitt and Villanova"

I agree with your point, it was Katz' quote taken from his article.

I know...I just found Katz' wording too odd not to comment on.
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(03-12-2012 09:08 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  All writers are looking for is an audience, Carlos. If nobody reads 'em, what good are they?
...aren't you a former sports writer?
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(03-12-2012 08:55 AM)Cubanbull Wrote:  The part that got me from him and other writers was that they kept piling on USF for lack of quality wins, when the reality was that USF went 2-9 vs top 50. That was better than many schools like Cal,BYU,Iona,NCST and just as good as Virginia. We won 6 vs top 100 which was better than Texas,Iona and Byu. They harped about USF beating the lower standings Big East teams but failed to mention that those teams beat schools like Seton Hall and UConn

I think part of the reason is that most reporters root for "stories," and it would have been an easy story to mention how a team tied for 4th place in the Big East with 12 wins got left out of the tournament, showed that the Big East wasn't as strong as it once was, etc.

In this particular instance, though, Katz once said on ESPN (and wrote on the website) that Seth Greenberg had taken USF as far as they could be taken. Now Stan Heath has shown that that was wrong. Funny, Seth couldn't manage to get the Bulls in the tournament once while he was here, but his predecessor Bobby Paschal did and now Stan Heath did. The Seth apologists immediately point out that Seth didn't get to coach USF in the Big East. But he did coach us in a strong Conference USA that included Louisville, Cincinnnati and Marquette, and Paschal got us into the tournament as an at-large in the Metro. You can't have it both ways. Plus, he's only managed to get Virginia Tech in the tourney despite 9 years of being in the Big East/ACC.

It's a great day to be a Bull! \m/

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IMO, Kentucky did indeed get the overall toughest draw, which is unusual for the tournament #1 seed.

If seeds hold, they have to face an extremely dangerous UConn team in just the second round, then Duke in the regional final. That means beating two of the three best coaches of the past 40 years to make the Final 4.

Brutal.
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(03-12-2012 10:26 AM)CalallenStang Wrote:  
(03-12-2012 08:41 AM)HtownOrange Wrote:  • It's strange to see the Big East with nine teams in the field, and two of them aren't named Pitt and Villanova.

Actually, all nine of them aren't named "Pitt and Villanova"

Journalism at its best. Way to master the English language Katz! 03-nutkick
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(03-12-2012 11:04 AM)CyberBull Wrote:  
(03-12-2012 09:08 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  All writers are looking for is an audience, Carlos. If nobody reads 'em, what good are they?
...aren't you a former sports writer?
That was my father. I was editor of my school paper, and didn't cover sports...
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(03-12-2012 08:11 PM)bitcruncher Wrote:  
(03-12-2012 11:04 AM)CyberBull Wrote:  
(03-12-2012 09:08 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  All writers are looking for is an audience, Carlos. If nobody reads 'em, what good are they?
...aren't you a former sports writer?
That was my father. I was editor of my school paper, and didn't cover sports...

If you hadn't learned proper English, you could have been making the big bucks with Andy Katz!
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There is no gravity... 07-coffee3
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(03-12-2012 12:41 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  IMO, Kentucky did indeed get the overall toughest draw, which is unusual for the tournament #1 seed.

If seeds hold, they have to face an extremely dangerous UConn team in just the second round, then Duke in the regional final. That means beating two of the three best coaches of the past 40 years to make the Final 4.

Brutal.

I thought UK got the overall easiest draw for a #1 seed, with Syracuse getting the toughest. Yea UConn can be dangerous, but they lost 10 games in the Big East for a reason. I'd say Memphis is a more dangerous team for that "3rd round" game.

Indiana lost their starting pg for the year, and Duke is the weakest 2 seed in my opinion.

Look at Syracuse who is in a bracket with the SEC tournament champ, an always dangerous Wisconsin team. The ACC tournament champ (who beat UNC and DUke twice each), a team that was top 5 most the year (Ohio State), and a team that just beat them (Cincinnati). That bracket is a murderer's row.

Michigan state draws the best 8/9 seed, and probably most underrated team in the tournament (Memphis). They have a 30 win Missouri team in their bracket (only 30 win team from a BCS conference not to get a 1 seed...ever), A dangerous, athletic Marquette team, as well as the Big East tournament champion cardinals, who if the refs keep the foul calls to a minimum are a complete beast to play against. This is also a very tough bracket.
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