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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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Frump Day Links — 2/2/2011, Or: Even Minka Kelly’s Outtakes Are “Attractive” Edition

February 2, 2011

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Minka Kelly GQ outtakes

  • Some people live for tracking down and collecting Beatles’ outtakes. Others have a thing for Minka Kelly’s [Sharapova's Thigh]
  • Sports Nation’s Michelle Beadle stars in some nice parodies of classic Super Bowl commercials [Awful Announcing]
  • Karma’s a bitch, and so is Rich Rodriguez. I kind of feel a future ESPN Hypothetical coming on here [IMG CPR]
  • One indie sblog’s take on the Top 1o Super Bowl Commercials of All Time [Cippin On Sports]
  • Ricky Bobby isn’t above autographing babies. Nor is Arkansas Razorback Ryan Mallett. At Wal-Mart [Busted Coverage]
  • What’s the first thing the Pittsburgh Steelers do upon touching down in Dallas? Head to the strip club, of course [No Guts, No Glory]
  • Texas A&M’s Kourtney Robinson has a dunking problem [Sportress of Blogitude]
  • N.C. State: The Most Self-Loathing Fan Base in the World [Statefans Nation]
  • Yes, we know you’ve always wanted to see a 15-foot Lombardi Trophy made out of snow [Last Angry Fan]
  • Prior to the steroid era, baseball experienced the death threat era — and we’re only uncovering the latter scandal now [With Leather]
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Raleigh may or may not be really pumped for Sunday’s NHL All-Star game

January 28, 2011

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Even Raleigh doesn't know its hosting the 2011 NHL All-Star gameB Diddy’s a big Canes fan. Me, I could take ‘em or leave ‘em, but I certainly don’t say that callously.

Don’t harbor any ill will towards Frump’s hometown team — North Carolina’s only major professional sports franchise east of Charlotte — it’s simply a matter of my inability, try as I might, to get into hockey.

I just find it utterly uncompelling, honestly, but to each their own.

Unfortunately, the apathetic ignorance highlighted by our local NBC affiliate’s questions on “the big game this weekend” — let alone the Hurricanes franchise itself — suggests I may not be the only Raleigh resident struggling to find a place for hockey in his heart.

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Frump Day Links, 1-12-2011 – Or: Congratulations to the 2011 Tennessee Volunteers Edition

January 12, 2011

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Spreading the love, one fatty at a time.

Little late on the Frump Day links today.  All apologies, but “real” work has kind of been occupying my time as of lately.

  • The Victory Formation has scientifically determined that next year’s BCS Champion will be the Tennessee Volunteers.  Probably a relatively safe bet. [The Victory Formation]
  • 5 technical fouls in a span of 10 seconds? Never! [No Guts, No Glory]
  • Blake Griffin comes to the defense of Lebron James, subtly hints at his inevitable, future departure to the Los Angles Lakers [Sportress of Blogitude]
  • N.C. State suffered a tough loss last night at the hands of Boston College. What does this mean for Sidney Lowe? [StateFans Nation]
  • Bengals fans: Now auctioning off their allegiance on eBay [Last Angry Fan]
  • Reggie Bush finally admits, sort of, that the Texans were right to take Mario Williams [Ball Junkie]
  • West Ham striker Carlton Cole reminds me of one of my favorite Onion Sports Network articles of all time [The Score]
  • Brett isn’t the only source of embarrassment for the Favre family, apparently. [Foul Balls]
  • Brett Michaels is headlining a Steelers playoff party? Really? [Terez Owens]
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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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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

October 15, 2010

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When a big game draws near, and nerves start to set in, sometimes it’s wise to take a step back and enjoy a slightly more austere approach to things, however random.

Say, like, a verdant time lapse painting of Mr. Wuff flicking off – and vomiting on? – East Carolina’s Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium…

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East Carolina lives – and possibly dies – by the “Boom,” or lack thereof

October 12, 2010

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ECU QB Dominique Davis isn't shy of big playsI didn’t catch the ECU vs. Southern Miss game down in Hattiesburg last weekend, but I did happen to catch a bit of the box score when I was doing the research for our latest Riveting Realities post.  It was, well, intriguing, to say the least.

At first glance one simply sees a nice road win for the Pirates. 44-43 at Southern Miss – while perhaps not remarkable in and of itself – is pretty sweet for a program that had only won 9 of 35 games in the series’ history.  What is remarkable, however, is a second glance – specifically at the team stats columns.

ECU rushed 24 times for 33 yards? Only completed 50% of its passes for 305 yards, getting picked off 3 times in the process?  Lost a fumble as well? Forced zero Southern Miss turnovers, and lost the time of possession battle by a whopping 15 minutes? 

I mean, just how in the hell did they manage to win this game – let alone score 44 points along the way?

Well, scenes like those seen after the jump probably had something to do with it…

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Riveting Realities: N.C. State at East Carolina

October 11, 2010

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ECU Pirates Logo N.C. State Wolfpack Logo

Don’t you get tired of talking heads, print journalists, and anyone that just happened to have learned some HTML over a holiday weekend a few years ago (ahem, Ciaran) ramming their college football analysis down your throats on a weekly basis? Sure, we all do.

Wouldn’t it be nice if someone just compiled some allegedly intriguing facts about an upcoming match-up, and then let YOU decide what to make of them? Well, here’s an opportunity to find out — or just gather some tidbits to throw out for discussion at your Saturday morning tailgate — after the jump…

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Riveting Realities: Boston College at N.C. State

October 6, 2010

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Boston College MascotN.C. State coach Tom O'Brien

Don’t you get tired of talking heads, print journalists, and anyone that just happened to have learned some HTML over a holiday weekend a few years ago (ahem, Ciaran) ramming their college football analysis down your throats on a weekly basis? Sure, we all do.

Wouldn’t it be nice if someone just compiled some allegedly intriguing facts about an upcoming match-up, and then let YOU decide what to make of them? Well, here’s an opportunity to find out — or just gather some tidbits to throw out for discussion at your Saturday morning tailgate — after the jump…

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Frumpzilla lands exclusive interview with the one and only Lee Folwer…

April 30, 2010

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Lee Folwer's sits down with Frumpzilla soon for an exclusive interview

***Update: For those that may be wondering, the Lee Folwer interview has been delayed.  Mr. Folwer is stalling on us, allegedly waiting on the check to clear.  We think he’s just a bit nervous about answering the tough questions.  Either way, the interview will definitely be up this week.  So stay tuned!***

And we’re hoping some of our readers would like to contribute. We can’t really go into what kind of strings had to be pulled to get this gig, but just know that, come Monday morning, the entire Frumpzilla staff is rolling out a full frontal assault; dusting every crevice, finely combing every former mustache hair, of the genius that is Lee Folwer.

Now, we’ve obviously got several questions lined up for Mr. Folwer, but we could always use some more. So, if you’ve got something you’d like to ask Lee, send us an email or hit us up on Twitter and/or Facebook.  We’ll do our best to make sure your voice is heard!

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Wolfpack Spring Practice: Spring Game Observations

April 17, 2010

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What a beautiful day and an excellent excuse to tailgate.  As opposed to years past, both sides of Carter-Finley were open and about 20-25k Pack fans showed up…both sides of the lower levels were close to being full.  Additionally, about 300 former players were on hand for the annual reunion, including Bill Cowher, Jerricho Cotchery, Torry Holt and Mario Williams.  Before I get into the on-field observations, I want to mention the efforts made by the current and former players to engage the fans.  For example, I watched Mario Williams come down into the section I was sitting in and slowly make his way across all of the sections, walking parallel to the field…obviously something he did on purpose.  He took the time to sign every autograph and take every picture he could.  As an alum and a fan, I really appreciated that.

Now, onto the game itself…Frump it for my “expert” opinions.

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Lee Fowler: Not even safe from Engadget

April 2, 2010

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Jed ClampettGuess what, Frumpsters: N.C. State University’s refreshable Braille display could revolutionize reading for the blind. Isn’t that wonderful?!? I’m no tech guru, or I’d tell you all about it myself. Instead, I’ll just point you to Engadget’s story about this promising advancement prior to getting to the real point of this post.

See, as you may recall, Frump’s kinda had it out for NCSU Athletic Director Lee Fowler for some time now. Naturally we thought our sentiment was somewhat isolated to Raleigh and the general heart of the Wolfpack’s fan base, but, after reading the last couple lines of Engadget’s piece on keeping the blind from leading the blind, we now know things may or may not have gone national:

We’re told that the researchers have already presented their findings, and if all goes well, they’ll have a fully functioning prototype “within a year.” Here’s hoping a suitable replacement to Lee Fowler is also unearthed during the same window.

I guess this means Engadget will now be added to Lee Folwer’s ever growing list of “media enemies.”

Credit The Admiral with the link, Ringo with the lovely shoop…

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