Basketball Fatigue (But Still ELITE) Open Thread

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

Don’t know about you, but when I think ELITE HOOPS, I think Pacific Northwest (first two semifinalists) and SEC, Pawwwwwwwllllll (3 of today’s 4 sides).  Also, congratulations to Brocky’s Hoosiers for making the best coaching hire of the offseason, NC State alumnus Arch Miller.  He’s a good man, and a great coach.

#7E South Carolina v. #4E Florida (2:20, CBS)

Both these sides have been, like, scary good this entire tourney.  I have no freaking clue where this streak of excellence came from, but here we is.  Winner faces Gonzaga, so you will be pulling for them to make the final.  Watch it closely and shit.

#2S Kentucky v. #1S U*NC (5:05, CBS)

The stupid Holes look as unstoppable as the P*ts did, which given the way 2016-2017 has gone, I guess is to be expected.  CBS got the sploosh matchup they wanted, I will read and have it on mute in the background, just in case Coach Cal shits in the punch bowl and makes Hippo happy.

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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Brick Meathook

Blimped Technicolor 35mm 3-strip camera, 1939. The actual camera, which was quite loud, is inside the soundproof box (the “blimp”) and operated with remote controls. Note the six-point locking mechanism on the access door.
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litre_cola

Evening lads, ladies, read some of your parental advice. Thank you. People dont understand the community we have created after the unnamed site but, thank you.

Wakezilla

One last bit of advice: Post partum is real and affects way more women than the numbers say. Check in with your wife about how she’s doing. Reassure her that how she feels is normal. If it’s really bad, get her into counselling. Recently, we had a mom in Vancouver kill herself due to post-partum. On a somewhat related note, try to make sure your wife doesn’t spend much time on mom forums because those women are fucking insane.

If she has a surplus of milk, encourage her to pump, and you feed your kid a bottle for a feed at night. That gives your wife 4 hours of precious sleep that’ll make you both saner. Do a little extra work around the house. Your wife is about to become a worried wreck about the color of your baby’s shit, along with if your baby is eating enough and a million other things. Plus, if you take stuff off her plate, that gives her a little more energy for other things…

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Just a thing my parents did was to let me go my own way and did not encourage any particular religion. They were in the habit of teaching ethics and ways of thinking, analytical and practical, pragmatic. They provided all kinds of recourses; at the time it was books, encyclopedias, etc. That is what I am most grateful to them for. Well that and we always had gardens, so fresh food.

Brocky

alright, i’ll be haunting the dfo poker table i fyall want to chat.

or lose chips

or both!

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Well, I shat up the thread with girls because I’m a pervert. So I guess I should reply to this message on Tinder and then die alone.

Later, taters.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

I still wouldn’t see Wonder Woman for all the money on Earth.
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Besides,
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Wakezilla

Why not?

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Because it looks terrible. Visually and story-wise.

Same as Justice League. I watched the trailer and it’s the usual Zac Snyder dark slow-mo shitfest.

Wakezilla

Fair enough. I hope it bombs so they reboot. It’s all kinds of fucked up that they have an ex IDF soldier playing Wondie.

Starting the Justice League with Batman in his late 40s is fucking stupid

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Everything about the DC movies is fucking stupid. Granted, there’s plenty of stupid shit about the Marvel movies as well, but I can’t think of a single redeeming value from the DC movies.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

Yeah. I really like Brie Larson.
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Unsurprised

Great. I killed the open thread.

WCS

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Brocky

it wasn’t that lively to begin with

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Senor Weaselo
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

My day has mostly been me watching “The Good Guys”. If you have Netflix give it a chance. It mocks old cop shows, but shows love, while also giving you something new. Also good soundtrack.

Brocky

Bradley Whitford was so good on that show I didn’t even realize it was him

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

‘Sup chucklefucks?

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WCS

Hello, ma’am.

Brocky

Also, congratulations to Brocky’s Hoosiers for making the best coaching hire of the offseason, NC State alumnus Arch Miller. He’s a good man, and a great coach.

Appreciate that hippo, my rants are finally working. sadly I don’t know much about the guy other than He coached the Dayton team that upset OSU. a game I only watched incidently because my gma just happened to have passed away in the hospital that day. weird how you remember things.

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly
Also, congratulations to Brocky’s Hoosiers for making the best coaching hire of the offseason, NC State alumnus Arch Miller. He’s a good man, and a great coach.

I’ve also heard that he’s thorough.

there a joke i’m missing? because I am not kidding when I say I don’t know much about him

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Brocky

You know, in theroy, as an IU fan, I should have been rooting for kentucky there, because I know IU could never catch them in # of championships, and kentucky probably had the best chance of preventing UNC from its sixth championship, thus passing IU’s five.

but still, fuck any college basketball team wearing blue and white.

so who’s the least evil of the remaining 4?

WCS

Hands down, South Carolina.

Gratliff

Has Crosby suffered a catastrophic injury yet and made tonight’s game have any meaning?

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
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Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

I never noticed the guy with a Futurama Brain Slug until this RW

entropy

Can I just rename the country band “Florida Georgia Line” the “Meth Connection” now?

WCS

How about, “Affront To Actual Music”?

entropy

Well now we’re just renaming the whole genre.

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

We need the lower stakes poker table in our group again. I am not against the higher stakes where people are more careful, but to join us now it is 32 hours of clicking for free chips for one chance to play. And bad beats happen.

WCS

Just set up a table with the lowest stakes allowed.

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

I see you just did that. But fixed limit. Ugh. that’s the worst when it comes to hold em. And still only down to 16 hours of hitting free chips to hit the min. We need an entry table or it is only gonna be the guys who already play

WCS

There’s a way to send you chips. What’s your handle on there? I’ll see what I can do.

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

I have plenty. I just want more people to play

entropy

Women’s softball needs to add sexual preference to player stats so I can tell if I should feel hopeful while objectifying them.

herodotus450
herodotus450

But just out n out stating it would be “in poor taste.” So we’ll need a series of obvious euphemisms to form a not so secret code. Maybe a “roommate” stat? Hair length? Bench press? Fingernail length?

JustStopDude
JustStopDude
JustStopDude
JustStopDude

Sovereign citizens are HILARIOUS…

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

My lawyer knows none of this. He specializes in Bird law so he has no clue about Maritime law

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WCS

At least he knows that. My lawyer spends most of the time talking about the size of his hands, and sleepovers he used to have with his nephew.

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Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

I like how this guy has nice big hands. I think I could trust him

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

I had a shithead on my boat that was telling people this faux legal nonsense to other junior guys.

He was convinced to the point that he could just leave the navy whenever he wanted because they kept docking his pay for his child support payments.

I prided myself on not letting my junior people go to mast or get in trouble…but dear lord, this guy really tested my patience.

Unsurprised
Unsurprised

This is why sea bags are man-sized and can be padlocked.

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

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Shogun Marcus

The best movie intro evar.

Senor Weaselo

As opposed to the best movie trailer evar.

Wakezilla

Holy shit, I just picked 3 of the 4 final four teams. Not bad for a guy who didn’t watch any of the games until the Madness began.

I saw most of the second half. North Carolina’s players don’t seem like they have a high basketball IQ.

Marc Trestmans Windowless Van
Marc Trestmans Windowless Van

I broke my streak of not watching any of this years tourney to watch the last 2 minutes of play of this game. So I have a good 2 hours of watch time now.

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

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Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Wow, the Tarheels players really wrote* themselves into the history books on that one.

*Actual writing performed by UNC-provided “tutor”.

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JustStopDude
JustStopDude

I hate both these teams, but man oh man was that a fun game!

On a positive, my older coworker, who is normally a really nice guy, would not fucking shut up about the tournament and how MD got knocked out early. I kept trying to explain to him that I didn’t go there for college (I went to UMBC)…so I don’t really fucking care that MD got knocked out early.

So much tasty shit talking for the AM!

herodotus450
herodotus450

You can pass the ball to another player who’s also out of bounds, but can that player be on the other side of the court? Next level tactics.