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…
Ok, so those who are not ACC fans watching probably feel like this is shocking. However, the only thing shocking to me is that the player(who wandered from the 3 point line to half court without dribbling) wasn’t wearing Duke blue. We see this display of “keen eyes” year in and year out in the ACC. I must say though, this is extreme, even for the ACC. PIVOT!
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.
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!
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:
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.
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. [...]
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 ofOperation Sports, who apparently received a beta copy of the game (lucky).