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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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The Best of the 2011 Under Armour Senior Bowl Weigh-In Notes

January 25, 2011

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Under Armour Senior BowlMore specifically, The Best of Scott Wright’s Draft Countdown Senior Bowl Weigh-in Notes, because (1) his work is the primary source for this post, and (2) it’s probably the only Senior Bowl weigh-in feature deserving of and/or awkward enough for Frump to recap.

Now, I’m not entirely sure what Mr. Wright was going for — or perhaps looking for, I guess. At times his analysis seems quite pertinent, but then, without warning, you’re greeted with something likable to the pitch of an ad that’s likely sitting in your spam folder right now.

Don’t get me wrong; I’m not trying to be critical. This approach certainly made for probably the most compelling feature on a Senior Bowl weigh-in I’ve ever read.  It just, you know, also happened to be one of the most WTF inducing as well.

Christian Ponder rocks a six packThings start off relatively innocently. Take FSU QB Christian Ponder’s “note“: Great definition with a six-pack.

A six-pack, eh? Good to know?

Then again, I guess that’s fair to highlight. After all, if we’re going to deride the Terrence Cody’s of the football meat market, we might as well take note of the guys that actually put a bit of effort into their protein shake endorsement appeal.  Take the “good” with the “bad,” right?

Well, if it ended there, I wouldn’t be frumping this post right now. As you’ll see after the jump, things began to spiral rapidly — and progressively — out of control as Draft Countdown went through the position groups…

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