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  • University of North Carolina Tar Heels

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Thread: Somebody had to start it--MSU or UNC?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Indianapolis area

    Somebody had to start it--MSU or UNC?

    Which team will earn the title National Champion in Detroit Monday evening? I've got to go with the Tar Heels in a close one. No 35 point blow out this time. The crowd may pull the Spartans through. Should be a good one!


    "Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
    Vince Lombardi

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Lakeport NY and/or the nearest hotel
    you left one out:

    C too busy woodworking to notice.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Central (upstate) NY
    Come on Ned, it's an easy choice - vote for the Family member visiting in the closest amount of time - Larry!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    East Freeetown, Massachusetts
    Is this that thing where a bunch of growed up men run back and forth and bump into each other and get all sweaty - and try to stop each other from throwing a beach ball or something like that into a trash can with no bottom nailed way up on a pole?

    Cheesh - why don't they take up woodworking or something like that?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Inside the Beltway

    Alas, it's my favorite sport to play. Those are terrible words coming from a guy who plays center, but is only 5'11".

    Anyway, favorite basketball quotes:

    We have a great bunch of outside shooters. Unfortunately, all our games are played indoors. ~Weldon Drew

    I haven't been able to dunk the ball for the last five years. Or for the thirty-eight years before that... ~Rick Barry

    If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball. ~Phil Jackson

    And the #1 basketball quote of all time:

    What is so fascinating about sitting around watching a bunch of pituitary cases stuff a ball through a hoop? ~Woody Allen, Annie Hall



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    London, Ontario
    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Bulken View Post
    you left one out:

    C too busy woodworking to notice.
    Yeah, I was hoping for some sort of a "C" also...

    (I loathed basketball in high school gym class. Possibly even more than I loathed track. )

    Of course if you want a really "exciting" spectator sport (sarcastic emphasis added) there is always poker. That one seems to be on the TV -- on a sports channel!! -- about 20% of the time these days when my colleagues wander down to the coffee club/pub for afternoon break. We all find that baffling. Possibly one of the most boring spectator sports ever.
    There's usually more than one way to do it... ........

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Have to go with the Tar Heels. It's the only way I can make peace with the way they beat my beloved Sooners last week.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Coastal plain of North Carolina
    I haven't watched any sporting events in over 20 years and I will not watch tomorrow night. Haven't missed a thing in all that time....
    I may be getting a little older physically but mentally I'm still tarp as a shack.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Rio Rancho, NM
    I have to go with Michigan State. After their drubbing of UConn last night, you have to admit that they want it a lot more than anyone else. Of course, realistically, UNC will probably take the crown, but I really have to root for the underdog.
    Nancy Laird
    FWW Registered Voter and Voting Member
    Woodworker, turner, laser engraver; RETIRED!!

    A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to his country for an amount of 'up to and including my life.' If you love your country, thank a vet.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    new york city burbs
    green has been looking great so far, but blue is going to end their streak.
    I hope michigan makes it interesting at least.
    College basketball is by far one of the greatest sports to be a fan, for the schools, for the kids, but Im not really hoping any team wins in particular, I think both teams are great.

    Im still ticked at the Manning brothers for not giving me the matchup I waited so long for.

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