2017 Madness – Saturday Games

King Hippo

King Hippo

Reclusive, vulgar Broncos fan.Also a proud fookin’ Evertonian.Likely dropped on my head repeatedly as a small child.[Insert George Carlin quote followed by thoughtful nod.]
King Hippo

At least there are fewer games today.  I have lost my Christmas Spirit.

#5W Notre Dame v. #4W West Virginia (12;10, CBS)

Each side got a bit of a scareon Thursday, but the name of the game is “Survive and Advance” for a reason.  Hopefully, it will be fun and competitive, only game in town.

#8E Wisconsin v. #1E Villanova (2:40, CBS)

Jay Wright and co. will never admit it, but you know they were rooting for VPI Thursday night.  Bucky Badger has caused trouble from the 8 seed previously, and they know how to mud you up.

#8W Northwestern v. #1W Gonzaga (5:15, CBS)

Is Northwestern favored?  I bet they are, or at least close to it.  Let’s see if they can make Lainie do her happy dance once again.

#11W Xavier v. #3W Florida State (6:10, TNT)

Finally, we gets some mult-game action.  And it’s one of the 2nd-round matchups I had hoped to see, too.  Xavier’s quickness v. FSU’s insane size.

#12S Middle Tennessee State v. #4S Butler (7:10, TBS)

The Blue Raiders were, like, the lone legitimate (by seed) big upset on Thursday, but it was one almost everyone predicted.  They could easily keep it going today, before being flattened by the Holes.

#7W St. Mary’s v. #2W Arizona (7:45, CBS)

I really didn’t expect the Gaels to be here…yet here they stand.  They looked really good, too.  Perhaps they give AZ a game?  Probably not.  Doubling down on my pre-conceived notions.

#5E Virginia v. #4E Florida (8:40, TNT)

So much orange is a clear and present fashion risk.

#5MW Iowa State v. #4MW Purdue (9:40, TBS)

Thursday’s games cemented my belief that the Cyclones are about 10x better than the Boilermakers.  But that’s why they play the games.

King Hippo
King Hippo
Reclusive, vulgar Broncos fan. Also a proud fookin' Evertonian. Likely dropped on my head repeatedly as a small child. [Insert George Carlin quote followed by thoughtful nod.]

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Wakezilla

G’nite ya’ll. Never forget “the Loophole”

Wakezilla

Fucking Villanova. I had them going to the final four. Serves me right having faith in something from Philly. Stupid Quakers.

Man, those Ice Liouns deserved to score one on the Ice Eskimos. Poor Granlund and Horvat. Tramkin too, because his inner bully is starting to get unleashed.

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laserguru

USA
USA
USA!

See you at Dodger Stadium!

Brocky

yo, i’m still haunting the poker table, if yall’s feel like playing. aint that late yet

Senor Weaselo

Evening all.
Senor’s bracket: Fucking Nova.
Senor’s St. John’s rooting mindset: Woo, fuck Nova!

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Everybody Wants Some! is pretty good. Zoey Deutch is really cute, like her mom.

litre_cola

This game has been phenomenal. This tourney has been so good.

litre_cola

Anyone watching WBC?

Have I asked this before?

It is really good!

So is wine.

Beerguyrob

I expect don_t to be drunk for days after Puerto Rico’s last couple of games.

JerBear50
JerBear50

I have no idea if they’re playing well or playing terribly, but I suspect you’re right either way.

Wakezilla

I catch the highlights and sometimes I remember who wins. Yanks played the Doms tonight, I think?

Beerguyrob

Also, can’t decide if the Oilers power play if filthy or unfair.

Wakezilla

I like the youth getting more PT, but, Horvat and Baertshi shouldn’t be on the PK.

The Oilers PK is perfectly cromulent, but looking all-world playing against a bad Canucks team.

Beerguyrob

It’s too late for Willie to accept the Sedins are second-line caliber now.

Gratliff

Oh shit. HBO Go has the Spawn cartoon now.

Beerguyrob

Working for my buddy tonight. Delivering to stoners is infinitely better than delivering to smokers. The higher they are, the better they tip.