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Silly Burrito
Nov 26, 2007

Get the hell
out of my way.



New Orleans Saints:
Three Straight


Championships!




Lipstick Apathy

https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/st...631201373249536

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Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

damn i'm really in this bitch




are these new impermissible payments or are they part of the simmons investigation

either way big ups to former vcu head coach will wade for his criminal empire of actually paying basketball players for their effort

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


Hero of the people Will Wade.

This seems bad

https://twitter.com/DavidEickholt/s...0745949184?s=19

kayakyakr
Feb 16, 2004

Kayak is true



Well, half the team should be recovered and immune for most the preseason, silver lining!

Troy Queef
Jan 12, 2013

I was 12 when I made love for the first time, in Tropea, with a Roman girl who was 17 years old.





https://twitter.com/damien_alameda/...2604244994?s=20

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/...4933254144?s=21

elentar
Aug 26, 2002

Congratulations! Your bonsai is dead!

Grimey Drawer

Rowing is a good, solid sport and it's fantastic that non-white athletes are getting recognized and yet at the same time this just feels like a tremendous missed opportunity for the sport of basketball as a whole https://twitter.com/SJUHawks_MRow/s...2186506241?s=20

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


His dad must be so torn. On one hand, your child is a high level scholarship athlete. On the other, you clearly had something other than rowing in mind.

a neat cape
Feb 22, 2007


https://twitter.com/sdutzeigler/sta...9649873920?s=19

Good move

elentar
Aug 26, 2002

Congratulations! Your bonsai is dead!

Grimey Drawer

So this sure is something: https://twitter.com/Sportico/status...2516545538?s=20

I'm sure it's being talked about elsewhere but for basketball in particular it just seems the moral hazard of doing this is enormous, point shaving is pretty difficult to prove at the best of times and you're doing this in an industry where the actual workers make no money and could have their futures ended at any moment.

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


elentar posted:

So this sure is something: https://twitter.com/Sportico/status...2516545538?s=20

I'm sure it's being talked about elsewhere but for basketball in particular it just seems the moral hazard of doing this is enormous, point shaving is pretty difficult to prove at the best of times and you're doing this in an industry where the actual workers make no money and could have their futures ended at any moment.

Does the school getting a sponsorship really change the incentive of spots betters to try to pay off players to shave points though? Like it sucks that players don't get a cut of everything but sports gambling was a massive business whether or not Colorado has an Official Partner

Nissin Cup Nudist
Sep 3, 2011

Sleep with one eye open

We're off to Gritty Gritty land






Is it possible to prove point shaving if the participants aren't taking notes on a criminal conspiracy? Trying to prove a dude is missing shots intentionally seems impossible

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/st...697045405020161

https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/st...697378306928640

elentar
Aug 26, 2002

Congratulations! Your bonsai is dead!

Grimey Drawer

Oh my god itís my childhood, just making brackets to fit them all in somehow.

Katz opting to be a whiny bitch about it https://twitter.com/theandykatz/sta...7858706437?s=21

elentar fucked around with this message at 14:41 on Sep 9, 2020

chaoslord
Jan 28, 2009

Nature Abhors A Vacuum



Unironically I would be very happy with an Every Team tournament as a one of.

*More basketball is always good
*April and May Madness in particular would own
*Gives smaller schools some revenue
*A 32 seed taking a 1 seed into half time as a close game would be cool

The only drawback would be the end of the Never Made The Tournament Club, but we could just exempt this year from that.

Probably Magic
Oct 9, 2012

Fuck!


I will accept Kansas losing to Iona in the first round or whatever if it means Mizzou somehow losing to Phoenix University.

Rick
Feb 23, 2004
And now the whole nation - pulpit and all - will take up the war-cry, and shout itself hoarse, and mob any honest man who ventures to open his mouth; and presently such mouths will cease to open.

It's dumb but in the way that will probably be really good.

Troy Queef
Jan 12, 2013

I was 12 when I made love for the first time, in Tropea, with a Roman girl who was 17 years old.





so it's probably going to be like the FA Cup, with better schools maybe entering in later rounds.

i can go for it.

Nissin Cup Nudist
Sep 3, 2011

Sleep with one eye open

We're off to Gritty Gritty land






How many games would an all D1 tourney need. Can the regular season be replaced by nothing but a mega tourney?

elentar
Aug 26, 2002

Congratulations! Your bonsai is dead!

Grimey Drawer

Nissin Cup Nudist posted:

How many games would an all D1 tourney need. Can the regular season be replaced by nothing but a mega tourney?

For single elimination itís always X-1 where X is the total number of teams. Kenpom lists 353 for last year, canít imagine any are adding, dunno if any are dropping or probation plays into it, but around 340-350 games maybe?

spanky69
Nov 5, 2004
I THINK sba HAS LOST HIS MIND. WOOOOOO DOGGIES PUPPIES KITTENS CRAP TURDS, love sba

Fun Shoe

Play-in games would need to get it from 353 to 256

Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

damn i'm really in this bitch



this is such a transparent attempt to recoup the lost money from last season's ncaa tourney by shoving it all into as short a time period as possible before a second wave of coronavirus hits

but

it's so fuckin cool god drat

Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

damn i'm really in this bitch



also they specified "a" ncaa tournament and not "the" ncaa tournament, so i have a feeling they're double dipping

Peanut President
Nov 5, 2008





a big congratulations to NJIT, Kennesaw State, Stetson, North Alabama, Hartford, UMass-Lowell, New Hampshire, Maine, Sacramento State, High Point, Presbyterian, Longwood, SC-Upstate, Cal-Riverside, William & Mary, Elon, Youngstown State, Quinnipiac, Bethune-Cookman, Maryland-Eastern Shore, St Francis (NY), Sacred Heart, Bryant, Merrimack, Tennessee-Martin, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, THE US ARMY ACADEMY, The Citadel, Central Arkansas, Incarnate Word, South Dakota, Denver, Purdue-Fort Wayne, Omaha, Western Illinois, Grambling, Utah Valley, Grand Canyon, Texas-Rio Grand Valley (aka UTRGV), Kansas City (formerly UMKC), Chicago State, California Baptist

Bird in a Blender
Nov 17, 2005

It's amazing what they can do with computers these days.


Create 32 groups of 11 teams and do round robins. Top two teams go to a 64 team tournament. One pod would need to have 12 teams to get to 353. They can have the 2 and 3 teams do a play in for the final spot.

Kim Jong Il
Aug 16, 2003


I don't understand Geo Baker making all conference, and I am worried Rutgers will underachieve this year without its home court advantage, which is the starkest in the country IMO.

Baker is fine, I get that it's reward for being expected for the team to be good this year. And I think his numbers were depressed last year a little by injury, he was very good down the stretch and is a good crunch time player. But he is the definition of a volume scorer if there ever was one.

Ron Harper is better, and Myles Johnson is better on a per rate basis but fouls too much.

whos that broooown
Dec 10, 2009


Free Ohio State transfer team, imo

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Probably Magic
Oct 9, 2012

Fuck!


Gimme dat Evansville-UCI championship game.

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