Holy Indianapolis! What a game that was, eh, Frumpsters? How Gordon Hayward’s last and second to last shots of the night didn’t go in, I just don’t know, because, watching them leave his hand, it seemed like an inevitable, forgone conclusion set in place many, many moons ago. Nevertheless, instead, just as Zoubek’s gargantuan foot was spared the same embarrassing Tourney fate previously cast upon the likes of Sleepy Floyd and Chris Webber, it appears Duke was destined to improve to 4-6 now in National Title games. But hey, at least Howard got that frumptastic screen in on Singler before the final buzzer sounded, right? BOOM! (still searching for video of it, btw).
The Blue Devils aren’t the only ones that need to be congratulated today, however; how about a hand for the winners of Frumpzilla’s 1st Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Contest! Sarah Otvos, Cameron Frye, Nikki Jarman…some great Canes tickets, Target gift cards and, of course, some Always Sunny in Philadelphia Dick Towel merchandise await you all!
Here’s how the Final Top 10 shook out. Full standings after the jump, and many thanks to everyone for participating. We’ll hopefully see you all (and more) next year. Until then, keep reading, keep spreading the Frumpzilla love, and please be on the look out for a World Cup pool that may or may not materialize here on the site within the next few weeks!
- Sarah Otvos # (Duke): 150
- Cameron Frye # (Duke): 137
- Nikki Jarman # (Duke): 136
- Jared Johnson: 130
- Justin Smith: 119
- Amelia Hayes # (WVU): 117
- Nina and Scout: 117
- Carman Smith # (Duke): 117
- Amanda Brown: 115
- Justin Anderson: 113
Well, we’re down to the neety greety in our first annual bracket contest, and things are pretty much set with regards to who the possible prize winners could be. Nice to see that no one or two entries really ran away with things, though, and, as I’m sure you recall, there’s been a lot of back and forth.
Only one person is guaranteed a win, place or show, and that’s one Ms. Sarah Otvos, so congratulations, Sarah! You’ve got yourself some Canes tickets (assuming you can use them), at least a $50 worth of a Target gift card and, of course, some Always Sunny in Philadelphia Dick Towel gear to proudly wear around family and friends.
The other two prize slots are totally dependent on the outcome of tonight’s game, but before we get to that, here’s the Top 10:
- Jared Johnson, 130
- Sarah Otvos # (Duke), 129
- Justin Smith, 119
- Amelia Hayes # (WVU), 117
- Nina and Scout, 117
- Cameron Frye # (Duke), 116
- Amanda Brown, 115
- Nikki Jarman # (Duke), 115
- Justin Anderson, 113
- Travas Hunter, 112
Thanks to our friends at Yardbarker, and susequently Jimmy Traina’s Monday A.M. Hot Clicks, I came across this lovely video of some of the Rumors and Rants crew asking Duke fans why everyone loathes them so. The premise being, of course, that the average college basketball fan does, in fact, hate the Dukies.
Makes sense. I mean, I at least half-heartedly agree with the premise, though I’m not exactly sure why, so why not go to the source, right? Right. Well, this was all good and fine until I stumbled upon this ESPN Sportsnation Poll later in the afternoon (thanks, Dbj). More specifically the question: “Who are you rooting for to win the championship?” The results, SHOCKING…
Thanks to a super secret inside source, Frumpzilla has learned that Duke University officials have proudly advertised the release of Coach K’s new iPhone app in the school’s latest employee newsletter. Quite significant considering story lines such as the University recently receiving 10 million in funding for stem cell research got bumped.
Nevertheless, I’m not here to judge. I’m just here to use this opportunity to provide you with some more fantastic screens of Coach K’s magnificent app (pandas and dragons included)! That’s right, Frumpsters, just for you, I actually managed to find my way out of New York, hopped a plane to China and then went for a lovely jog on Duke’s gloriously Gothic campus. It just keeps getting better and better…and by “better” I mean absolutely insane…
When I first heard about Coach K’s new iPhone app — via our own Twitter page no less — I fully expected the shortened url accompanying the tweet to take me to some parody site or article. One perhaps hosted/written by a Heels fan, or actually anyone unaffiliated with Duke University for that matter. It didn’t.
Instead I was directed to Coach K’s official website, and an entry announcing the March 23rd release of Coach K’s first foray into the iPhone’s app store. Wow.
Needless to say, I still thought this was some sort of joke. April Fools’ come early? Had to be. But then I wanted to be certain.
Next step, whip out the trusty iPhone, tap into the app store, and do a quick search for “Coach K.” Lo and behold, there she was.
Simple icon, glossy blue. “Coach K” written in white. Calm, cool, somewhat collected. Somewhat like Coach K.
Was I satisfied? Absolutely not. Did I drop the $2.99 to download the app just to make sure? I did. Will I be writing this expenditure off as a necessary business expense come April 2011? Most likely.
Make the jump with us for Frumpzilla’s hands on look at Coach K’s latest step towards global media domination in his post-basketball years.
Many larger (arguable) sites have run stories on Mr. McBowling Pin already. Consider this supplemental. And a bit traitorous considering my special lady got her papers from there.
More opinion after the jump.
The Heels left Durham with a W, which begs the question, does a win in the team’s only rivalry game make the season a success? Short answer – no. Longer answer after the jump.
EA Sports’ NCAA Football 2009 rankings. I guess I should clarify this a bit. You see, there are a lot of things that I think need to be changed about college football, and one of the first things I’d do as dictator is abolish all preseason polls; or at least their obvious, arguably inappropriate influence on the only rankings that really matter in the end: The final BCS standings.
Ask yourself if LSU could still make the 2007 BCS Championship Game, after two losses over their last 6 regular season games, if they’d started the season ranked 8th or 13th, for example, as opposed to 2nd. The big two preseason polls, as well as all the other media polls out there, pollute the college football landscape by gifting certain anointed teams an advantage based on what is essentially, somewhat arbitrary, conjecture. I mean, let’s face it, these things come out well before any team has even sniffed a competitive playing field. What legitimate basis do the voters have to rank any team at that point?
Make the jump for more on this topic and NCAA Football 2009′s Top 25 courtesy of Operation Sports, who apparently received a beta copy of the game (lucky).
Wrapping up the Elite Eight this afternoon, and Frumpzilla has its fingers crossed for a North Carolina-Davidson rematch in the Final Four. You never know…
I played HORSE with my dad when I was a kid. It was fun. We were usually done in 30 minutes tops. Something tells me that sufficiently similar father-son bonding experiences are completely foreign to Dell and Stephen Curry.
Of course, I suppose Greg has taken some similar spills, or perhaps flops, himself, though I’m almost certain none of his had anything to do with butter on the court…
***Potentially NSFW due to some foul language (assuming you have audio)***