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NCAA Final Four Butler-Duke National Championship Live Thread!!!
tcrlaf | 4-5-10 | TCRLAF

Posted on 04/05/2010 6:04:40 PM PDT by tcrlaf

Come watch Milan... err... I mean BUTLER, beat the Evil Duke!!!


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: butler; collegebasketball; duke; finalfour; marchmadness; ncaa
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To: jennyjenny

Butler is making Duke play smash-mouth basketball.

And it’s rattling Duke.


51 posted on 04/05/2010 6:51:19 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: Southnsoul

Really!! GO DUKE! I like rooting for the underdog as much as the next guy....But I’m sick of hearing the “Cinderella” stories in the media....Obama has soured me on the whole thing....I don’t want to wake up tomorrow and have to hear EVERY newscaster giving the same story line....


52 posted on 04/05/2010 6:51:51 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: muawiyah

Indiana’s becoming a hotbed for recruiting again. Too bad my beloved Hoosiers haven’t been able to take advantage of it yet.


53 posted on 04/05/2010 6:54:22 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (1 birth, 2 deaths; 2 births, 1 death)
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To: InvisibleChurch

So Clark likes a litte bit of contact when its Duke making it, but the refs call everything on Butler. Happens all of the time.


54 posted on 04/05/2010 6:57:23 PM PDT by Treeless Branch
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To: InvisibleChurch

Duke has this game won as long as the refs keep screwing the bulldogs


55 posted on 04/05/2010 6:58:01 PM PDT by BOBWADE
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To: Treeless Branch

He must not mind Duke walking, either...
They’ve no called two travels in two minutes


56 posted on 04/05/2010 6:58:50 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: tcrlaf

The cumulative effect of biased officiating has decreased my enthusiasm for watching sports over the years.

No team gets more calls than Duke.


57 posted on 04/05/2010 7:00:39 PM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not diggin' this tyranny thing.)
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To: tcrlaf

Perhaps they allow 3 steps now for continuation. (sarcasm)


58 posted on 04/05/2010 7:00:50 PM PDT by BOBWADE
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To: BigSkyFreeper

No Sour Grapes permitted here! We believe in Capitalism and if they have $100 Million, so be it! What isn’t allowed, is Foreigners and Thugs buying the Office of POTUS(TOTUS in this case!)!! annd thats what happened for the cheap bargain basement price of about $ 1 Billion Dollars in Illegal Contributions and $ 5 Billion Dollars in FREE MEDIA (NBC,CBS,ABC,NPR,NYTIMES et al!) PROPAGANDA that would have made Saul Alynsky and Hermann Goering Proud beyond Belief!


59 posted on 04/05/2010 7:01:58 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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Butler ahead again!


60 posted on 04/05/2010 7:02:30 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

They need to hire REAL coaches ~


61 posted on 04/05/2010 7:03:55 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: tcrlaf
How many steps are allowed, 1 if you are wearing black and 3 if you are wearing white.

I mean really this whole tournament I can't believe the number of steps.

62 posted on 04/05/2010 7:04:17 PM PDT by djwright (I know who's my daddy, do you?)
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To: hoosiermama

What the heck????? No foul? Jump ball? How much of the ref’s kids college fund is rtiding on this game?


63 posted on 04/05/2010 7:06:10 PM PDT by BOBWADE
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To: BOBWADE

When Ted valentine is considered one of the three best college officials in the country, there will be problems.


64 posted on 04/05/2010 7:08:34 PM PDT by John W
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To: tcrlaf

Did CBS slam Us with more OBOZO HUSSEIN Propaganda before the Game or during the Intro? Maybe they would be too freaked out after OBOZO’S Girlie Man Freak Show first pitch this afternoon! One Sportscaster in Philly said it looked like an Irant Slow-Pitch Softball!! OBOZO ain’t NO GEORGE BUSH!! a Real Man’s Man!! Bush flew F-104s, the Supersonic Flying Coffins! OBOZO flew Stonedon CRACK and More in his Bed with Guys! I prefer Bush for Commander-in-Chief!!


65 posted on 04/05/2010 7:09:38 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: True Republican Patriot

Nope, no sign of him.


66 posted on 04/05/2010 7:10:29 PM PDT by John W
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To: John W

Imagine that, another foul against Butler.


67 posted on 04/05/2010 7:10:35 PM PDT by BOBWADE
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To: hoosiermama

Only 1/2 point off the over-under at this point....


68 posted on 04/05/2010 7:11:30 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: NYleatherneck
Over /Under 129.5

65 points at the half is right on schedule.
69 posted on 04/05/2010 7:12:01 PM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not diggin' this tyranny thing.)
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To: Canedawg

Duke, however, is not.


70 posted on 04/05/2010 7:13:32 PM PDT by John W
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To: tcrlaf

Dawgs are biting right at their heels.....Am impressed with their coaching.


71 posted on 04/05/2010 7:14:11 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: tcrlaf

Imagine....Gordon Hayward is ONLY a sophomore!

He’s another Larry Bird in the making.


72 posted on 04/05/2010 7:14:25 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: Canedawg

Obama said today that he thinks Duke will win.

That means Butler will.


73 posted on 04/05/2010 7:14:47 PM PDT by JRochelle (My predictions on 2/3/2010: It will be Thune/Rubio in '12.)
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To: BOBWADE
Granted I’m biased, but it sure seems like Duke is getting the calls, big time. I hate that, especially when it's so blatant.
74 posted on 04/05/2010 7:15:15 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: John W

Hmmmmm! Thats potentially a great sign.... CBS had Obozo smeared all over the Final Four Games.... maybe they finally woke up to how dispised he is by Intelligent Americans! (eg. Sports Fanatics and Viewers! very few ACORN people in Our Audience here:-))


75 posted on 04/05/2010 7:15:30 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: jennyjenny

IF thats the case, to be only one down with a couple of the starters not playing a lot then Butler is doing real well. Don’t think the players don’t realize all that either.


76 posted on 04/05/2010 7:16:34 PM PDT by John W
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To: muawiyah

Tom Crean is real enough. IU was devastated after Sampson left as well as the rest of the team. IU was left with Bret Finklemeier. Nothing wrong with him, just that he wasn’t starter material. IU has the right guy but he has to recruit against Louisville, UK, Purdue and now Butler. Ouch!


77 posted on 04/05/2010 7:16:50 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (1 birth, 2 deaths; 2 births, 1 death)
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To: True Republican Patriot

He had his shot today with his girlie shot put of a first pitch.


78 posted on 04/05/2010 7:17:58 PM PDT by John W
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To: jennyjenny

It’s OK Dawgs are keeping up....They’ll average out the calls by the end of the game.


79 posted on 04/05/2010 7:18:32 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: jennyjenny

“Granted I’m biased, but it sure seems like Duke is getting the calls, big time. I hate that, especially when it’s so blatant.”

Uh, you have to be kidding. Hayward just played an extremely active first half, in an extremely physical game and he had zero fouls called on him. He got away with 3 or 4 obvious fouls that were not called.


80 posted on 04/05/2010 7:19:42 PM PDT by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: InvisibleChurch
Bobby Knight had to recruit against all of 'em PLUS Indiana State.

Butler doesn't recruit so they're not a risk.

81 posted on 04/05/2010 7:22:10 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Batman11

It seems that the NCAA usually lets the teams run hard and fast (it just happens that this favors Duke because of their depth) and usually calls 3 or 4 more fouls against Dukes opponent. Once the teams start getting tired and Duke is up by a dozen or so, the refs will cal a few non-possesson changing fouls against Duke to even up the numbers and Duke wins. Normal Duke game.


82 posted on 04/05/2010 7:27:18 PM PDT by BOBWADE
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To: muawiyah

I noticed NJ has two Duke starters, including Zoubek.


83 posted on 04/05/2010 7:28:11 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: John W

Yep! OBOZO launched one of his best F.A.G.(Fighting Against Gravity) Pitches at tht Opener today!


84 posted on 04/05/2010 7:30:24 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: BOBWADE

‘course they let a blatant one against Duke go ( hard hit to the shooting arm ) late in the half. He made it, though. I guess the refs figured it would go in, so why bother.


85 posted on 04/05/2010 7:30:30 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: muawiyah

Indiana State? Their only recruit was Bobby’s greatest who never stayed.


86 posted on 04/05/2010 7:31:18 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (1 birth, 2 deaths; 2 births, 1 death)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Only took once!


87 posted on 04/05/2010 7:32:22 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: hoosiermama

I hope you’re right.


88 posted on 04/05/2010 7:34:23 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: muawiyah

Butler has Duke playing BUTLER-style hoosier smash-mouth basketball.


89 posted on 04/05/2010 7:37:36 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: dr_lew

2 on zoubek, looks even enough until you realize that Howard was saddled with cheap fouls early in the first half. now another against Howard.


90 posted on 04/05/2010 7:37:48 PM PDT by BOBWADE
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To: dr_lew

zoubek seems to be camping out for more than three seconds at a time.


91 posted on 04/05/2010 7:39:43 PM PDT by BOBWADE
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To: tcrlaf

Several DUKE players playing with their mouths open.....Dries out their mouths and tires them out....Not good... the end of the game is not soon.


92 posted on 04/05/2010 7:41:55 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: hoosiermama

no prob, the refs will take out the Butler big guy to give Duke a chance to rest.


93 posted on 04/05/2010 7:46:26 PM PDT by BOBWADE
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To: BOBWADE

Both of them.


94 posted on 04/05/2010 7:47:47 PM PDT by John W
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To: BOBWADE

No blowouts tonite!

Butler is giving them all they can handle, and vice versa.


95 posted on 04/05/2010 7:48:05 PM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not diggin' this tyranny thing.)
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To: BOBWADE

“2 on zoubek, looks even enough until you realize that Howard was saddled with cheap fouls early in the first half. now another against Howard.”

If I were Duke, I would want Howard in the game. He is terrible & Jukes is killing them.


96 posted on 04/05/2010 7:49:57 PM PDT by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: BOBWADE

Well, I was wondering about the calls against Howard. To me, the foul calls are the big problem with basketball. Whenever I get interested in a game, like this one, I always get distracted by the issue.


97 posted on 04/05/2010 7:51:06 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew

Charging????


98 posted on 04/05/2010 7:53:14 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: BOBWADE

another tainted call against the bulldogs


99 posted on 04/05/2010 7:53:33 PM PDT by BOBWADE
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To: jennyjenny

Awful call.


100 posted on 04/05/2010 7:53:37 PM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not diggin' this tyranny thing.)
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