Thursday, March 16, 2017

2017 NCAA Tournament Bracket

Drive and Dish was established in March of 2007.  In our ten years of existence, we've only undergone a handful of changes.  First, after receiving some constructive criticism on our original, basic, plain-as-vanilla Blogspot design, we adopted a slightly more stylized design template (with a Duke Blue Devils-inspired blue, white and black color scheme in order to appease the late Drive and Dish co-founder, "Dukie" Mark Buckets).

We made those adjustments early in 2008, and haven't touched a single element of this blog's layout since that time.  So stylistically, Drive and Dish is stuck in 2008.  Incidentally, we're probably stuck in 2008 in other ways too.  For instance, we still have Young Jeezy, The Black Eyed Peas, Akon, David Guetta and Thirty Seconds to Mars on our official Drive and Dish iPod. And we're starting to get into an up-and-coming young cat from Miami called Pitbull.  Don't sleep on Pitbull.  We think he could blow up big this summer!

Come to think of it, maybe it's time we ditch the iPod for one of those new iPhones. We understand that the iPhone lets you play music on your phone!  Our official Drive and Dish Blackberry Bold could finally be on its last legs!

Our second major change came when we began posting our hand written NCAA Tournament brackets on the eve of the 2008 Tournament.  Later that year, our third big change occurred when Mark Buckets retired from sports blogging in order to spend more time with hookers and blow his family.  Thereafter, the Drive and Dish blog became a sole proprietorship.

One of the biggest, and most unfortunate changes to Drive and Dish came after "life changes" * forced yours truly to curtail the amount of time spent blogging about basketball. This blog kept going in earnest, but its output slowed down to but a few posts per month.

The final change came about in 2013, when the blog went into complete radio silence, with the sole exception of posting the official Drive and Dish handwritten NCAA Tournament Bracket on the morning of the NCAA Tournament's opening day.

Longtime readers know that we're all about tradition here at Drive and Dish -- thus, we present the official handwritten Drive and Dish 2017 NCAA Tournament Bracket (apologies for filling them out with a leaky pen):

* "Life changes" can refer to any number of life events that can cause one to reorient one's life priorities, including but not limited to the following: running from unpaid child support payments, tax liens, gambling debts, lost savings in a notorious Ponzi scheme, faking one's own death to get out from under one's debts . . . plus hookers and blow.


Lincoln Railsplitter Illini said...

Where ya been all year. You guys suck balls. Who do you think the Illini are gonna hire? I wanted Monty Williams but now hes gone so Keatts is my guy.

Oskee Wow Wow. Bring back the Cheif!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joost Van Oostendorp said...

I'm glad to see that your website is back on hte internet. You haven't written anything about trance or dirty Dutch electro house in a loong time. Do you guys still like trance? Who do you like better these days, Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk or Ferry Corsten?

Feminist Fiona said...

I demand to know why your blog never writes about Womyn's basketball!!! You promote the white male rape culture!!! That's extremely problematic!!!!! You need to check your racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted, transphobic, heterosexist cisgendered white male privilege!!!! If you really care about basketball like you claim to, you need to write about strong, out and proud gay Womyn basketball players like Elena Delle Donne & Nneka Ogwumike!!!!! But you're afraid of anything that promotes intersectionality and change, and that challenges your white privilege and the heterosexist cisgendered white male patriarchy!!!!!! Write about Womyn's basketball or get the fuck out, you fucking Nazis!!!!!!!

Wrigleyville Illini said...

Holy fkun shite!!! are ya friggen kidden me!!!! Brad freakkin Underwood?????? Thats the best Whitman can do????? I wanted Monty Williams or Archie Miller or Counzo Martin. Instead we have to settle for a middle age 50 year old coach who couldnt get a head coach job until he was 50 just like Bruce clown shoes Webber. THis is Webeber ball 2.0. Josh Whitman just crapped the bed. Un.Freaking.Real!!!!! Were officially a midmajor now. I'm so pissed!!!! We screwed the pooch for 3 hires in a row. Webber, then Groce and now Webber 2.0. I'm done with Illini basketball. I'm outta here for good. Gonna start rooting for Wisky or Sparty from here on out. Gimme a freaking break. I'm dyin over here. St. Pattys day hangover from Hell and now this. At least Northwestern Mildcats lost. Think I woulda hung myself if they won and we ended up hiring Underwood a.k.a. Webber 2.0.

Friggen hell.

Wrigleyville Illini said...

I wanted a name coach for once. We totally whiffed!!! Ended up with a noname. So pissed right now. We whiffed on Shaka in 2012 and ended up with Groce. Now we whiff on Monty Williams AND Archie Miller, not to mention Tony Bennet, Scott Drew, Greg Marshall, Kevin Keats, Buzz Williams, Counzo Martin!!!! We end up with some dude I never heard of. I loved Josh Whitman when he hired Lovie, but Whitman really shit the bed here. I'm Pissed as hell. I Don't think we can hang onto to our recruits now. You can kiss Tillman Were prolly gonna end up with nothing but mid major transfers, walkons and jucos. I'm so freakin pissed. I'm in St. Paddy's day hangover hell rite now. But I'm Gonna hafta get shitface drunk again tonight in a couple minutes here. Illini basketball is now officially irrelevent. At least Northwestern pissed down there leg tonight. Freakin Chris Collins lost them that game. That's on him. Hate that dude!!!! We shoulve hired him instead of John Freakin Groce. Gonna start rooting for Iowa State or Gonzaga from now on. I'm out. :-(

Wrigleyville Illini said...

I've been reading Illini message boards and I'm starting to like this hire more. Really starting to warm up to this hire. REALLY, REALLY starting warm up to this. Saw YouTube vid of underwood at ok st practice. Dudes intense. Saw some OSU video. Dude runs Uptempo offense. REALLY REALLY starting to like this dude. I'm still worried about recruiting tho.

Wrigleyville Illini said...

Been reading Illinois Loyalty on my iPhone for a couple hours here in John Barleycorn so that it looks like I'm busy and have ppl who are actually blowing up my phone, instead of just wandering around staring at groups of girls who I don't know and who would just blow me out if I ever tried to talk to them. Getting pretty buzzed by this point, but still don't have enough courage to open groups of girls. Plus my wingman was shitface drunk by 9:00 pm and pissed himself about a half hour ago, so his jeans are still soaking wet down the front. Not.A.Good.freakkin.Look. Anyhoo, I'm starting to get jacked up about Underwood. Think I'm REALLY STARTING TO LIKE THIS HIRE. ALOT.