Now, we know that –in terms of news– the N.C. State basketball coaching search is about as fresh as these Downfall parodies, but some of Hitler’s rants are just too good to pass up. Especially when something already as volatile as Deb Yow and Gary William’s relationship is thrown into the mix.
And, just so we’re clear, this isn’t Frump’s personal commentary on the results of said search — but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate some of the humor in it. Enjoy…
N.C. State basketball officially wrapped up its coaching search today. At a 5 o’clock presser, former Murray State and Alabama coach Mark Gottfried was announced as the new leader — and hopeful redeemer — of a Wolfpack basketball program that has fallen on hard times of late.
Despite how impressive Gottfried’s comments, moxie, and general overall ambition were, the presser’s most memorable soundbite probably came from N.C. State Athletic Director Debbie Yow. Yow’s tumultuous relationship with Maryland Terrapins basketball coach Gary Williams is no secret — the two had some fairly public clashes while Yow was Maryland’s AD, and today proved there is no cease fire in place…
As you can see, Kansas is totally destroying the curve for the 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Perhaps they misread the instructions and thought the test was only on the Final Four — or maybe even just last night’s title game debacle.
Then again, maybe Kansans are just so wrapped up in the failures of their own teams that they simply didn’t take the time to study the rest of what was — overall — a very enjoyable Dance. Reasonable hypothesis, I suppose.
Either way, at least Kansas obviously isn’t the only State that mailed this one in, perhaps saving it the shame/blame for single-handedly ruining this Tournament’s grade for the rest of the class/country.
Mississippi obviously didn’t give a shit either way, and Maine — well, Maine didn’t even care to show up. As usual (on both counts).
Apparently sisters [Reference removed by request], [Reference Removed by Request] and [Reference Removed by Request] — all admitted “Jersey Chasers” — took Tar Heel favorites Kendall Marshall, Harrison Barnes and Long John Henson to Spring Formal.
Pretty dang exciting for the girls of Chi Omega (and their “jock sniffing” dates), eh? Sure, but there were rules, you see. Rules that had to be followed — at least while the cameras were rolling…
That may seem rather pedestrian at first, but a closer examination reveals just how close — I’m talking, like, even a slight typo/spacing error away — we were to a major FCC issue. Not to mention possibly a minor international incident.
That’s why ESPN is king. They take chances. And Frump thanks them.
Had a nice turn out last year trying to host the brackets ourselves, but this year we’ve decided to use the very user-friendly bracket manager system offered by CBS Sports. That means you have even less of an excuse for not joining the fun with Frump!
Moreover, like last year, it’s completely free — no entry fee, etc. — and yet you can still win some fantastic prices (as outlined after the jump).
This undertaking, while in a similar vein, isn’t necessarily intended as a definitive ranking of select college basketball programs from ‘00/’01 – ‘09/’10. We basically just thought it would be interesting to see how college basketball programs would stack up when plotting out each’s NCAA Tournament performance over the course of a decade.
More than anything, we wanted this to be fun. If nothing else, you might learn a thing or two about NCAA Tournament history from 2000 through 2010 – at least quantitatively — so make the jump to see how the NCAA Tournament of the 2000’s plays out…
Now, And1 Live Streetballer Guy Dupuy has entered the fray — possibly upstaging Mr. Griffin in the process. Check out Dupuy’s beasty, between-the-legs dunk shot over a BMW convertible (after the jump)…
And who could blame him? Seriously, without qualification, this is some of the best dunk shooting I’ve ever seen. The fact that Tucker checks in at just 5’11” makes it that much more impressive, so one would think he’d be a serious contender at this year’s contest.
Problem is, Jacob is a Senior guard at Division III Illinois College — i.e. he hasn’t been a regular on Sports Center the past few years, and thus would almost certainly get overlooked amongst more high profile candidates.
With that in mind, Tucker turned to the almighty equalizer of the dunk shot universe — YouTube — to drum up support for his dunk contest campaign:
Hey guys I’m Jacob Tucker and I just finished up my senior year of basketball at Illinois College. This video was made in an attempt to get in the 2011 NCAA dunk contest. I’m 5’11” with a 50 inch running vertical…. I want to send a special thanks to everyone that has helped this grow! This has been incredible!
How anyone could get this excited about something even remotely related to ECU Pirate basketball is beyond me, but don’t tell UTEP coach Tim Floyd I said that. Seriously, I don’t handle conflict well.
To be fair, Floyd and his Miners had a rough go of it last night in Greenville. UTEP tallied five technical fouls, and Jeff Lebo’s Pirates sank 35 of — a ridiculously high — 45 free throws attempts to seal a 83-76 victory before a capacity crowd of 4,329 at ECU’s Minges Coliseum.
Perhaps the prospect of actually losing to ECU excuses Floyd’s actions here, but I refuse to give a pass to his assistant — also tossed, and just moments after Floyd.
I think it was a coaching box violation,” said Floyd, who had not received a technical foul this season. “I had my big toe out of the box, received a warning, turned my back and walked to the bench and got a technical. I’d never seen him (the official who issued all the technicals) before and I don’t know who he is. I’ve always earned my technicals and I didn’t feel like I earned it.”
God forbid college basketball fans witness Tim Floyd earn a technical this season — an incident that could mark the first use of S.W.A.T team personnel at an NCAA sanctioned event.