Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Number One in the West Region?

Well, as we sit here on the Eve of the Pac-10 tournament (the play-in games don't count), its easy to overlook that little boy Brinkhater is sitting at 39-2 for this soothsayeresque season of men's football and basketball.

Win tomorrow, and I go 40-2 for the year (with both L's the result of lame predictions that we'd beat Arizona in hoops..won't do that again).

Which begs the question, if I go 40-2, even with a loss in the conference semis, do I get the #1 seed in the West? (By the way, I heard that Nuss is currently slated as an 11 seed in the East Region, but don't tell him I said that...)

Okay, back to tomorrow's game and it ain't that hard to break that bad boy down folks (if it was, I couldn't do it).

So, here are the questions:

Do the Ducks break out and kill us with the three ball? Or do they struggle if and/or when we make them shoot over the top all night????

I really don't think that we're going to have a difficult time scoring, so this is going to come down to how well Oregon shoots the rock.

With an NCAA tournament bid on the line, you know that the Ducks are going to come out flying.

And I fully expect them to open a 20-12 or some such lead early. But, by the half that lead will be cut to 34-30. And then, in the second half, we will take control.

Cougs win 69-59 in a second half that will look a lot like this:

But really, it's okay, Quackers. After you get your bubble burst tomorrow, you will start what will be a really, really deep run in the NIT. I fully expect to see Ernie and the Boys in MSG the week before the final four.

Viva Numero 65 mis amigos con plumas!


Sedihawk said...

I like it. Seems accurate to me! Just like you've said all along, don't fall for the drive and kick for 3. Make them kill us over the top and they are a much different team.

For a quick grin, check this out:

I wonder what Durant would look like? Oklahoma = BRUTAL.

Finally, anyone notice the two players UW forced to honor their LOI's last year for the women's hoops team have BOTH QUIT after one year, wasting a year of eligibility in the process?? What a friggin' JOKE. I hope Redmon ends up with June and shows up in Pullman to finish out her career. Nice job UW.

Hooty McBoob said...

Hawk, if you ever reference women's basketball on here again; I quit.

The city of Seattle should have taken the "buyout" from Bennett and applied it to the viaduct and/or LW bridge situations.

...and for the love of GOD, can we just get basketball season over and done with, so we can talk about football again?

Sedihawk said...

RELAX Hooty. It's the first and last time I'll do it. But the reason I did was the idea that she wanted out but UW made her honor it, even after WSU hired the coach she wanted to play for. It was done for spite. Ut was a lousy decision then, and it's an even worse decision now. If it can happen in that sport, it can happen in others. I'm just glad they took the holier-than-thou approach and it blew up on them.
Otherwise, trust me, I'm with you!

Finally, I know you hate basketball, especially the NBA. You always have, and you always will. But it is what it is. Our college team is winding down the best stretch in school history in terms of making the dance. And the Sonics are on the cusp of no longer existing. But I'm ready for football too!

And I would actually look for a buyout. There is very little chance they'll go to court in June if you ask me. Bennett will probably be ordered to pay whatever it takes to get out of there, because the full disclosure in court, under oath, can only damage the league, and not just pumpkin-head. If the Key funding deal totally fails, the NBA will approve the move next month, and then Bennett will up the ante. At that point, on paper they are probably better off taking the money and running. Since all hope would be lost for keeping the team, I say take the quick death instead of a 2-year lame duck approach and just move on.

kaddy said...

I loved seeing Redmond leave. "You're gonna make me stay? Fine, I'll light it up my first year, then probably put in my request to transfer when it's over. Then, I might just go to WSU and come back to kick your ass!"

longball said...

Meanwhile, Pac-10 refs decide yet ANOTHER game instead of leting the kids on the court do it. Anyone else at home today watching the Pac-10 tourney? ASU just got jobbed out of what would have been a tying basket with under 1:00 to play. I seriously dont think i have ever seen a Pac-10 ref make the right call at the end of a game. ever.

Of course, USC continuing to win probably helps us more. So, i guess... yay refs.

I dont like our game today one bit. I think we have shown that when we play a team with their backs to the wall, like Zona at home this year, we havent been able to match their intensity. The Ducks really need this one, and frankly we dont, and we are tired.

longball said...

Where are the Duck trolls? Have they had enough already? They used to be as reliable as the rain in seattle.

DixonInYourMouth said...

Quack Quack Quack.

Tired? How could WSU be tired Longball? They have played one game in the last 13 days. And it was at home too. If they are tired after one game then you guys are in serious trouble. Maybe it is you that is tired. I know I am tired of you.

The pac-10 refs suck. But what happens when the call goes in your favor Longball? Did you forget about how the ASU frosh was fouled at the end of the WSU-ASU game? You cannot have it both ways.

Ducks 85, Pussycats 62.

longball said...

YES! there they are. I was beginning to wonder if the quacker backers had already moved on to football season.

Nothing quite as funny as a Duck fan calling out anyone for getting help from the refs (except predicting their team could score 85 points on the Cougs, lol). I am sure dicksinyourmouth was full of righteous indignation after getting the gift of the century from the replay booth against Oklahoma.

If our team is tired it is because they have played hard all season at BOTH ends of the floor. I know that is an unfamilliar concept for the rat-ballers and their fans in Eugene to understand.

DixonInYourMouth said...

We were so bad on defense last year we only made the final Final Eight. How did y'all do?

That is what I thought. 85-62. GUARANTEED. I will come back here tonight. Be ready to apologize.

DixonInYourMouth said...

Do not even have to wait for football season. Wait for it....wait....yes, I think the Ducks just scored on WSU AGAIN.

TheUglyOrgan said...

i am more 80-69. dixon is right on. This game will be a tune-up for the really big boys tomorrow. we own the staples center and we own WSU. Look it up.

TheUglyOrgan said...

Nice football blog losers. Who did you hire again, Byrd or Dog or Wulff or some other no-name? WSU=JOKE.

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longball said...

After the Furd meltdown, i am going to wait to respond to our feathered friends. But i will say this, they aint gonna get to 85. The little end of the half flurry better be our wakeup call because i hate deja vu's like this. get ready for an all out 3 point orgy from the Ducks.

Sedihawk said...

So I finish dinner and run up here to check the score, and WOW! What a comfortable first half, although the end of play there was a little worrisome regarding momentum. Still, how can you not like being up 15 with 20 minutes left?

And Longball, it looks as though your wish for Oregon trolls has come true! They always seem to slither through don't they? Will they ever learn?

longball said...

I gotta hand it to them, Sedi, they are dependable if nothing else. I enjoyed that half thoroughly, but now i am all nerves and putting down beers like John Daily. I'd realy appreciate it if Derek Low can be effective for the full 40 minutes tonight!

Anonymous said...

Tim Kadlec (Vancouver): Hi Coach - thank you so much for coming back to the Cougar family as Head Coach. As someone that crossed the mountains from the western part of the state to attend WSU, I know all the great things that WSU and Pullman have to offer. When you are recruiting someone to play football at WSU, what are the biggest advantages that you feel WSU/Pullman have to offer?
Paul Wulff: Washington State is the ultimate college campus and college atmosphere. If I was a parent, I would feel safe sending my child to Pullman and WSU. The family atmosphere, along with the togetherness of a campus and community, is as strong as I can imagine anywhere in the United States. Having the opportunity to earn a degree from a prestigious Pac-10 university, and experience all the other things that this unique campus and community have to offer is second to none.

The Ugly Organ said...

I have returned. Anyone have any more Full Sail? yummmmyyy!

Getting nervous kitties? You should be. Here comes the barrage. can you take it?

Kisses and hugs,

Sedihawk said...

What the hell is up with what looks like an e-mail or chat? Did Kadlec talk to Wulff somehow?

We'll be ok as long as we trade baskets with them and get the EFFF in their face on those 3's (as Porter sinks one, damn).

The Ugly Organ said...

Nervous??? U SHOULD BE. How's that organ taste in between your teeth and gums? CHOKE ON IT. Even if we lose we proved you guys choke everything.

Blogs suck by the way.

Costas, speaking before he emceed (and donated $50,000) at Tuesday’s Make-a-Wish sports auction at the Broward County Convention Center, doesn’t understand what compels so many nonjournalist sports fans to seek a forum for their opinions.
Before the Internet, most fans were content talking about sports with their buddies. Now, in this interactive media age, many covet a wider audience, while often maintaining anonymity.
“Today, I saw on ESPN a poll about which Western Conference teams would not make the playoffs,” Costas said. “Well, 46 percent said the Denver Nuggets, which has zero percent influence on anything. No reasonable person who cares about the NBA should care about that. Who has the time or the inclination to do this, even if you’re sitting on your computer? Why would you weigh in on it?”
Many newspapers (including The Miami Herald) allow readers to post comments, hoping to generate web hits and enlightened exchange of ideas.
“I understand with newspapers struggling and hoping to hold on to, or possibly expand their audiences, I understand why they do what they do,” Costas said. “But it’s one thing if somebody just sets up a blog from their mother’s basement in Albuquerque and they are who they are, and they’re a pathetic get-a-life loser, but now that pathetic get-a-life loser can piggyback onto someone who actually has some level of professional accountability and they can be comment No. 17 on Dan Le Batard’s column or Bernie Miklasz’ column in St. Louis. That, in most cases, grants a forum to somebody who has no particular insight or responsibility. Most of it is a combination of ignorance or invective.”
What bothers Costas — and he’s not alone — is Internet and talk radio commentary that “confuses simple mean-spiritedness and stupidity with edginess. Just because I can call someone a name doesn’t mean I’m insightful or tough and edgy. It means I’m an idiot.
“It’s just a high-tech place for idiots to do what they used to do on bar stools or in school yards, if they were school-yard bullies, or on men’s-room walls in gas stations. That doesn’t mean that anyone with half a brain should respect it.”

Dixon InYourMouth said...

Alright you win. Im out. Way to choke the lead. we are will still be sweet 16 and you will lose in the first round this season. We will kick your ass at wazzu and your pile of a field in pullman next year too.

where my beer at bitcH?

Sedihawk said...

Good riddance.

It's safe to say you're the epitome of what we hate about these here 'internets'.

Once again, exhibit A as to why we hate Oregon. I'll always hold the 1980 USSR team in higher regard than any Oregon team...ever.

Osucks said...

Your beer is at the Dolphin II. Go suck one down with Darius and Dixon.

longball said...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! WEll, i'll hand it to dicksinhismouth, he was right, we weren't tired!

thats a sweeeeep, quackers, bye bye now.

longball said...

Dont choke on those sour grapes ugly organ.

The Ugly Organ said...

enjoy losing in the first round next week.

kaddy said...

I forgot about Wulff's chat today, but I e-mailed that question yesterday. Someone obviously posted it, and Wulff's answer, here. I love his response.

Sedihawk said...

Weird. Must be AtlantaCoug? Anyway, whoever posted it, that's cool! Good suck-up question and a better answer.

Sedihawk said...

I don't suppose we'll hear/see much from the Oregon trolls for a while, but anyone ever know how they find us? Or better yet, WHY? I know we wrote something a couple of years ago about their heinous football uni's, and I still get weird random comments from them on that post that come from nowhere. Brinkhater thinks they stumble on here if they go searching for how cool they think their uni's are and just happen to come across it. I've heard the dixon guy come through here before, but never "ugly organ" (and I have to admit, I laughed out loud for 5 minutes when I saw that).

Rooster said...

You're right Hawk, how can some D-bag show up on another schools blog, post a bunch of comments, actually check it out enough to have an opinion on it and then have the balls to say blogs suck and post some internet bashing speach from Bob Costas. You're the "high-tech idiot" ugly organ. We admit we're idiots - you are exactly who Costas is talking about.

Anyhow, the internet must really be cutting into Costas' income for him to throw out a speech like that at a charity auction. Maybe that's why he only donated $50k. (Pause for laughter) I'll bet you he warmed up with a few cocktails. He had to have offended a lot of people with that. I still like Bob though.

kaddy said...

I love that Wulff considers Pullman an advantage, instead of a disadvantage to recruit to. I get so sick of hearing tv analysts talk about the old days of Raveling flying kids into Spokane at night, then driving them straight to Pullman so they can't see the landscape - it's all bullsh!t.