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NCAA Championship Thread: Michigan v Louisville

Posted on 04/08/2013 6:08:43 PM PDT by Perdogg

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1 posted on 04/08/2013 6:08:43 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

This tournament is all about momentum and match ups...and both favor Michigan tonight. Louisville is slightly better overall, but without Ware, and as well as Michigan has played since round 2 (beating VCU by 25) - looks like a Wolverine night to me.


2 posted on 04/08/2013 6:10:05 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Perdogg

UCLA fan, living in Washington State, rooting for Michigan, but believe Louiville will win!!! damn!!!


3 posted on 04/08/2013 6:11:52 PM PDT by Forrestfire (("To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Theodore Roosevelt))
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To: Perdogg
Predictions?

Is Louisville favored and why?

4 posted on 04/08/2013 6:12:00 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew
Ever since the Great Obama Recession dropped down around the country many of the name schools pulled the travel money from their team recruiters and kept them closer to home, or if they traveled they had to focus on the very best players ~ no time for messing around at the margins.

You see two Midwestern teams in the finals as a direct consequence ~ and it's going to be that way for a good decade!

5 posted on 04/08/2013 6:16:12 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Perdogg

Wow! Did you see that fly-through? A B52 right between the goalposts.


6 posted on 04/08/2013 6:20:18 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/)
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To: Perdogg

Go Blue.


7 posted on 04/08/2013 6:20:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg

Louisville can win if they get the breaks.


8 posted on 04/08/2013 6:21:31 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Perdogg

Travis Tritt looked like a nervous wreck


9 posted on 04/08/2013 6:21:45 PM PDT by LivingNet
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To: Perdogg

M GO BLUE!


10 posted on 04/08/2013 6:22:35 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: PapaNew

“Predictions?
Is Louisville favored and why?”

I don’t believe there is any way that Michigan can handle the Louisville press. They had a hard time with the Syracuse press in the second half of the semi-final game.

I’m pulling for Michigan, but think Louisville is the superior team.


11 posted on 04/08/2013 6:24:59 PM PDT by MNGal
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To: muawiyah

uh, don’t think so...recession hasn’t hit big time college sports budgets much. I mean, I wish it had, because college sports keep a lot of conservatives from seeing how corrupt big education is over all, but I don’t see your point at all.


12 posted on 04/08/2013 6:27:22 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: MNGal

Maybe with Ware that would be the case, but Louisville will miss him a lot tonight.


13 posted on 04/08/2013 6:28:34 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Perdogg

Congrats to Michigan and Louisville on making it to the big game... now break a leg, fellas!


14 posted on 04/08/2013 6:29:57 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Ken H

The breaks, huh? Now that’s some snappy pun work.


15 posted on 04/08/2013 6:32:23 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Perdogg

WHOEEE - what a start!


16 posted on 04/08/2013 6:32:33 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Without question...


17 posted on 04/08/2013 6:32:40 PM PDT by MNGal
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To: Third Person
now break a leg, fellas!

You know one of them already did that, don't you?

18 posted on 04/08/2013 6:34:44 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
They got blindsided by the recession and some things like basketball recruiting got simplified ~ but not, of course, FOOTBALL.

There were several articles over the course of the Obama regime detailing some of it.

19 posted on 04/08/2013 6:35:24 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Ken H
I expect them to win because of the whistles.
20 posted on 04/08/2013 6:36:42 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: muawiyah

I don’t think that’s the case at this level...maybe at non big time schools - regardless of what articles said. This is right in my wheel house.


21 posted on 04/08/2013 6:36:54 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

This looks like it’s gonna be a great game....


22 posted on 04/08/2013 6:38:28 PM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: kjam22

yeah, I don’t pull for either team, but I’ve been kind of excited about this one all day.


23 posted on 04/08/2013 6:39:34 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

basetball has an awful lot of non big time schools ~ this is a far different recruiting environment than you have with football.


24 posted on 04/08/2013 6:39:45 PM PDT by muawiyah
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25 posted on 04/08/2013 6:39:47 PM PDT by tomkat ( -sic semper tyrannis-)
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To: muawiyah

And far fewer player too....I really don’t think you know what you’re talking about here. Besides, TV money has not dropped during this recession, and that’s the big driver of budgets, along with the big stadia of the large state schools.


26 posted on 04/08/2013 6:41:49 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: tomkat

Well that’s true to a point...but I suspect that college sports are actually less corrupt than all the transgender studies and African studies departments in the sacrosanct “academy.”


27 posted on 04/08/2013 6:44:25 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Good game so far. Looking for a Michigan win by at least 6 points.


28 posted on 04/08/2013 6:48:46 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: tomkat
Go team!

bread and circus for the idiots. And people wonder why the basketball ball in Chief is running the roost.

29 posted on 04/08/2013 6:48:47 PM PDT by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: C. Edmund Wright
There's surely no doubt about that.
30 posted on 04/08/2013 6:50:17 PM PDT by tomkat ( -sic semper tyrannis-)
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic

Yeah, right, the game is in the Coliseum and we never had it before Obama.....sheesh.....lighten up dude.


31 posted on 04/08/2013 6:50:56 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: MomwithHope

If they keep hitting 70% of the three’s....it’ll be more than six.


32 posted on 04/08/2013 6:52:00 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
college sports keep a lot of conservatives from seeing how corrupt big education is over all

1) make unlimited taxpayer subsidized interest rate funds available to students

2) raise tuition rates to absorb available funds

3) pay progressive profs and admins exorbitant salaries

4) profs and admins donate to Democrats

and repeat

Of course having a terrible economy where McDonalds is looking for 4 yr grads as grille line supvs helps too as EVERYONE is convinced they need an expensive 4/5 yr degree to even sniff a job.

33 posted on 04/08/2013 6:52:21 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic

LOVE seein' that white boy gettin' it done .. lol !

34 posted on 04/08/2013 6:53:13 PM PDT by tomkat ( -sic semper tyrannis-)
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To: nascarnation

I take it you agree with my assessment.....


35 posted on 04/08/2013 6:53:32 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

woo hoo, Louisville looks tired too.


36 posted on 04/08/2013 6:54:00 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: MomwithHope

Michigan is on one helluva roll....they got my attention in round two beating a darned good VCU team by 25....


37 posted on 04/08/2013 6:55:09 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

You do realize that not just the big schools have the big gyms in the Midwest. This is the way sports are conducted ~ football imports all its players these days.


38 posted on 04/08/2013 6:58:04 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Yeah it’s another HUGE Democrat scam that never seems to get talked about.

The ideas of college being essential and absolute need for unlimited govt loan supply are just gospel to the MSM.

The progressives are far smarter than most folks on FR give them credit for.


39 posted on 04/08/2013 7:00:55 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
You know one of them already did that, don't you?

With age, my memory has become a bit fractured (compounded by a lack of sleep) but I seem to recall a recent hubbub over a player's particularly bad fall.

40 posted on 04/08/2013 7:00:56 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: muawiyah

12 of the largest 13 HIGH SCHOOL gyms are in Indiana, LOL


41 posted on 04/08/2013 7:02:41 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: muawiyah

I realize that certain big time basketball schools - like Duke - lose money on football. I also realize that basketball recruiting budgets are not even a big line item on a big schools’ athetic department budget, while football recruiting budgets are about 15X basketball budgets. I also know that college basketball revenues from TV, radio, and ticket sales are NOT DOWN during the recession. They just aren’t. I also realize that Michigan has less Michigan natives on their team this year than they had in the 80’s and 90’s....they’ve always had a lot of home grown guys and almost always had midwestern guys. In other words, I realize your midwestern home grown theory is not valid. You’re talking to a guy who was writing sports at age 13 for pay .


42 posted on 04/08/2013 7:03:08 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Third Person

Yes, one of Louisville’s best players broke his leg badly...bone protruding from skin...in a freak non contact play against Duke in regional final. Awful injury, but his full recovery prognosis is very positive thanks to the technology of titanium rods being inserted. (Obama Care soon to cancel no doubt...)


43 posted on 04/08/2013 7:04:46 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: tomkat

It’s like we’re watching a basketball version of that movie “Rudy” ...


44 posted on 04/08/2013 7:04:53 PM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Louisville looks like they are tired.


45 posted on 04/08/2013 7:05:05 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

Ware, the injuried player, is key to their ability to chase a team with as many shooters as Michigan has....and they will miss him tonight. They also are looking a bit discouraged already as well. When a guy averaging 1 point a game hits 5 straight 3’s - that tends to happen.


46 posted on 04/08/2013 7:06:25 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: kjam22

Dude is unconscious.....


47 posted on 04/08/2013 7:06:55 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

They made it sound like it was some huge deal but my ER doc buddy says they do these several times a week from car wrecks.

Of course the kid went to Methodist (just a few blocks from the stadium) where they got famous patching together race car drivers.


48 posted on 04/08/2013 7:06:59 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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Even if he cools off to 50% for the rest of the game . . . MVP
49 posted on 04/08/2013 7:08:38 PM PDT by tomkat ( -sic semper tyrannis-)
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To: nascarnation

oh, it’s routine now to a point, but this is the same injury Joe Theisman had that ended his career - and the technology was not available then. And then again, it’s one thing for a 55 yr old dude to play golf after a car wreck...salvaging an NBA career is another thing altogether....


50 posted on 04/08/2013 7:09:46 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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