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NCAA Tournament of the (Previous) Decade

March 14, 2011

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NCAA basketball logoNow that the first of a new decade of newly formated NCAA tournament fields has been set, Frump figured it’s as good a time as any to examine the best of the previous decade.

Some of you may recall Frumpzilla’s Top 25 College Football Programs of the Decade – it was a pretty big hit for us.

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…

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In Case You Missed It: Time-Lapse Video of Saturday’s Duke-Carolina Game

March 7, 2011

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Yes, the entire ACC Championship-determining contest — including pregame warmups and post-game “Parade of Pomposity” — crammed into just under five minutes of footage.

Kind of makes it easier for the neutral fan to swallow, I suppose.

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Frump Day Links (On Thursday): UNC Lost Because of the Officiating Edition

February 10, 2011

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Oh, and Happy Valentine's Day from Victoria's Secret...

A relatively long time ago, in a land not particularly far away, Frump would hit the field to “interview” your average, random UNC and Duke fans immediately after the big game.

As chronicled in the latter half of this post, it provided valuable insight into the minds, motivations and demons at the heart of a classic rivalry in one of its most honest and vulnerable moments.

Unfortunately, we no longer have the time or resources for “field work,” but at least we have the blogosphere — where perhaps some of those same aforementioned minds go to express sufficiently similar, honest, heartfelt sentiment about their beloved losers…

  • Seriously, all jokes aside, this is a good read. It’s entertaining, presents a valid argument, and  includes at least one word that the average person will never use in everyday conversation (ever). As far as “Carolina lost because of the refs…” pieces go, that’s more than enough to earn Frump’s seal of approval.Oh, it also touches on topics such as racism, reverse-racism, napalm flamethrowers, and the use of cute little red arrows to highlight things that happen on nearly every other trip down a college basketball court.  Like I said, it’s good… [XTCIAN]
  • While the Tar Heels are figuring out a way to keep from getting beat by the refs, N.C. State would probably be satisfied with a win over Peace College. Perhaps a new coach would help get things back on track. Tubby Smith, anyone? [Backing the Pack]
  • We’re suckers for a good “ball to the face” video here at Frumpzilla. As such, linking you to this one was pretty much obligatory [The Score]
  • You know, maybe I should reconsider the whole “hockey thing.” I mean, it’s basically two sports in one + added comedy, and that’s by all means a positive. More goalie fights, please [Larry Brown Sports]
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin: Good at packing, cheese, football, math, and — most importantly — sticking it to Brett Favre [No Guts, No Glory]
  • Hey, that Super Bowl thing happened earlier this week. Remember? Well, here’s why the NFL “dropped the ball.” [Awful Announcing]
  • Hey, those Super Bowl commercial things happened earlier this week. Rememebr? How about the one where the NFL edited all those “classic” TV clips? Here’s the originals and edited versions side by side [Last Angry Fan]
  • Our friend Dave from Carter-Finely takes a look at N.C. State’s 2011 recruiting class and the value of recruiting rankings [DFCF]
  • If you’re looking for more lovely pictures of the lovely ladies pictured above, head over to… [Sharapova's Thigh]
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Cameron Crazies’ “Minnesota” chant was only the beginning of very bad weekend for UNC athletics

November 21, 2010

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Ahhh. It seems like only yesterday that Frumpzilla was busy writing its first ever UNC-Duke themed post. 2 1/2 years (and several unplanned, unannounced sabbaticals) later, do you think those Blue Devils over in Durham would pass up an opportunity to stick it to their powder blue nemeses? Of course not!

I’d heard about the Dukies starting the above chant during their win over Colgate, but — thanks to Fromthebarn.org — the above clip is the first chance I’ve had to actually see it. If only Friday’s loss to Minnesota had ended the Heels’ weekend woes.

Saturday saw things go from bad to worse in Chapel Hill as Carolina dropped a heartbreaker to bitter rival N.C. State. Fortunately, this particular game was played with that pesky oblong ball so many UNC faithful seem to find passion for at only the most opportune times. No big deal. After all, at least the 8th ranked basketball team was there to redeem an otherwise pitiful 72-hour stretch by beating Vanderbilt on Sunday, right?

Wrong. On the heels of all-world Freshman Harrison Barnes now going 4 of 24 from the floor in his last two games, the Commodores topped Carolina 72-65 Sunday night in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The trip home from San Juan will surely be a long one for Roy’s boys, but hosting UNC-Asheville on Tuesday should help restore some semblance of hope on the Hill prior to the Heels’ next encounter with that oblong ball — Duke, in Durham, on Saturday.

Ironically, something tells me there won’t be much — if any — video evidence of a classic fan rivalry sourced from that encounter.

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Frumpzilla’s 1st Annual Bracket Contest: Final Standings

April 6, 2010

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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!

  1. Sarah Otvos # (Duke): 150
  2. Cameron Frye # (Duke): 137
  3. Nikki Jarman # (Duke): 136
  4. Jared Johnson: 130
  5. Justin Smith: 119
  6. Amelia Hayes # (WVU): 117
  7. Nina and Scout: 117
  8. Carman Smith # (Duke): 117
  9. Amanda Brown: 115
  10. Justin Anderson: 113

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Where are all the Duke haters?

March 29, 2010

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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…

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Coach K’s iPhone app is (part of) the pride of the University (new screens, too!)

March 25, 2010

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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…

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Hands on with the Coach K iPhone App (with Screens)

March 24, 2010

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Coach K in the iPhone's App StoreWhen 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.

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Did Roy Williams just compare UNC losing 6 of 7 to Haiti?

February 10, 2010

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Though I’ve yet to be convinced that paying someone for such services is warranted, losing 6 of 7 may very well be worth a trip to the massage therapist. I’ll take Williams’ word for it.

However, comparing the Tar Heels’ recent run of form to the disaster down in Haiti, even anecdotally, makes me think Roy should probably hire that masseuse to do more than just rub him down.

You know, maybe, like, script his press conferences; a little PR work on the side, or something (perverts).

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UPDATE: With the Heels losing, at home, to Duke last night, we’re now giving 3:1 odds that Roy will be Pat Robertson’s next guest on the 700 club.

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NC STATE crushes Duke, CJ Leslie looks on…

January 21, 2010

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The Red Blazer strikes again

Notes from the game:

  • No question that this season has shown mass improvement from the previous two in terms of intensity, hustle and pride exhibited by the Pack, however that has seldom resulted in the full 40 minutes needed to beat a quality opponent….until last night.  The Pack was focused and aggressive from start to finish.  NC STATE played as if they believed they were the better team and it showed. [...]
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Chas McBitch

January 23, 2009

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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.

Chas McFarland

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Tar Heels Win Rivalry Game

December 1, 2008

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Best WR in the Nation

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.

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The Most Relevant Preseaon College Football Poll Has Been Revealed…

May 23, 2008

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Darren McFadden graces the cover of EA Sports' NCAA 2009

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).

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