Skip to comments.NCAA Final Four Butler-Duke National Championship Live Thread!!!
Posted on 04/05/2010 6:04:40 PM PDT by tcrlaf
Come watch Milan... err... I mean BUTLER, beat the Evil Duke!!!
Butler is making Duke play smash-mouth basketball.
And it’s rattling Duke.
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....
Indiana’s becoming a hotbed for recruiting again. Too bad my beloved Hoosiers haven’t been able to take advantage of it yet.
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.
Duke has this game won as long as the refs keep screwing the bulldogs
He must not mind Duke walking, either...
They’ve no called two travels in two minutes
The cumulative effect of biased officiating has decreased my enthusiasm for watching sports over the years.
No team gets more calls than Duke.
Perhaps they allow 3 steps now for continuation. (sarcasm)
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!
Butler ahead again!
They need to hire REAL coaches ~
I mean really this whole tournament I can't believe the number of steps.
What the heck????? No foul? Jump ball? How much of the ref’s kids college fund is rtiding on this game?
When Ted valentine is considered one of the three best college officials in the country, there will be problems.
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!!
Nope, no sign of him.
Imagine that, another foul against Butler.
Only 1/2 point off the over-under at this point....
Duke, however, is not.
Dawgs are biting right at their heels.....Am impressed with their coaching.
Imagine....Gordon Hayward is ONLY a sophomore!
He’s another Larry Bird in the making.
Obama said today that he thinks Duke will win.
That means Butler will.
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:-))
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.
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!
He had his shot today with his girlie shot put of a first pitch.
It’s OK Dawgs are keeping up....They’ll average out the calls by the end of the game.
“Granted Im 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.
Butler doesn't recruit so they're not a risk.
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.
I noticed NJ has two Duke starters, including Zoubek.
Yep! OBOZO launched one of his best F.A.G.(Fighting Against Gravity) Pitches at tht Opener today!
‘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.
Indiana State? Their only recruit was Bobby’s greatest who never stayed.
Only took once!
I hope you’re right.
Butler has Duke playing BUTLER-style hoosier smash-mouth basketball.
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.
zoubek seems to be camping out for more than three seconds at a time.
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.
no prob, the refs will take out the Butler big guy to give Duke a chance to rest.
Both of them.
No blowouts tonite!
Butler is giving them all they can handle, and vice versa.
“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.
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.
another tainted call against the bulldogs
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