Thursday, March 20, 2008

Drive and Dish Fills Out NCAA Brackets

After pulling yet another impromptu all night meeting/brainstorming session, the editorial board of Drive and Dish has emerged with its NCAA Tournament brackets filled out in their entirety.

Hours were spent in heated debate. Scouting reports were pondered, poured over and internalized. Individual player and team matchups were examined, discussed and dissected.

Arguments may have occurred. Feelings may have been hurt. Punches may have been thrown. Computer screens may have been smashed. Authorities may have been called. Officers may have intervened. Drive and Dish editorial board members may have been taken away, shirtless, in the back of a Crown Victoria patrol cruiser. Misdemeanor assault and battery charges may have been filed. Certain Drive and Dish editorial board members may have spent the night in jail. The same editorial board members may or may not have dropped the soap in the jail shower and been forced to get in touch with their "feminine sides." Trashtalk Superstar may have helped certain Drive and Dish editorial board members out, but disappointed police, by neglecting to press charges (hey, a little fighting is no big deal to me -- it's water under the bridge). Certain Drive and Dish editorial board members may or may not be featured on a future episode of Cops (again, shirtless, of course).

Anyway, after a couple of long nights, we've got our brackets all filled out.

And thus, we present Drive and Dish's official 2008 NCAA Tournament brackets (click on brackets to enlarge):

Mark Buckets

* Asterisks denote games about which the respective Drive and Dish contributor feels less than certain about his predicted winner (and might be inclined to change his pick, were it not prohibited by the editorial board of this blog).

Trashtalk Superstar

*Trashtalk Superstar adds:

1.) I picked Kentucky over Marquette in the first round, but believe that Marquette should (and probably will) win that game. However, I think that Kentucky will give Marquette a tough time and I don't think that Marquette will have a long Tournament shelf life.

2.) I picked Villanova over Clemson, but believe Clemson to be the better team. However, Clemson's point guard shoots under 50% from the free throw line. And should Clemson find itself locked in a close game, the fact that Clemson's primary ball handler can't be relied on to make his free throws presents a major weakness that opponents can exploit (especially in the final minutes of the game).

3). West Virginia is capable of beating Duke. I wouldn't be surprised to see Bob Huggins' Mountaineers upset the Blue Devils if the two teams meet in the second round (although I picked Duke to win that hypothetical game in my bracket).


Butler Bob said...

all them wacky tobaccy schools you be praisin. very few ncaa student athlete programs.

Here´s what be happenin:
Butler be playing defense. They be climbin up that mountain. they be doin them not pretty things to win games, while them silicon sunshine hollywood programs bne primpin for them cams.

one by one a wacky tobaccy program be knocked out
that be the sound of them wacky tobaccy programs fallin off that mountain

Chugga Chugga Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!
Chugga Chugga Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!
Chugga Chugga Chugga Chugga Butler!

That train be a comin leavin another wacky tobaccy program in the path.

those wacky tobaccy players be needing some wacky tobaccy supplements to ease the pain inficted by Butler.

another one of them bite them dust.

Look Ethel here be the Alamo. Take a picture of me

now them espns be looking at butler and wonderin geez there are non paid playas here. wow.

We be cuttin down them nets!
I be smoochin with Shelley Smith and them righteous nonsin Butler boys be cuttin down them nets.
One shinin moment be playing and Butler Bob be wearin doing the disco slide on them court in my good ole lilac tuxcedo

Then me and Ethel be rekindling that ole magic ....

Have Jumpshot Will Travel (a.k.a. Trashtalk Superstar) said...

Butler Bob,

I'd love to see Butler win the National Championship. They've been one of my favorite teams to watch for the last several years.

A.J. Graves is one of the best players in college basketball. But he doesn't get the respect that he deserves.

But Butler doesn't have the size or the depth to get to the Final Four.

Butler Bob said...

I respect your wiseful insight mr. superstar. We be provin them wrong. Them people not realizing what Mr. Green can do either. You´ll be seein a whole new way of playing basketball. Like them fossbery flop on them hih jump by going backward in them olden days.

Butler. 08.

We be cuttin down them nets!

Butler Bob said...

Our pooch be hungry. Grrrrrrrrooooooooowwwwwwwl. He br hungry for them wacky tobaccy programs. Grrrrrrrroooooowwwwwl. We want it more. Butler be cuttin down them nets. Grrrrrrrrrooooooowwwwwwwwl.