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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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HAve at it, folks!!!
1 posted on 04/05/2010 6:04:40 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

A major upset would be fun to watch. Anyone know what the line is?


2 posted on 04/05/2010 6:06:23 PM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not diggin' this tyranny thing.)
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To: Canedawg

Duke +7

Over /Under 129.5


3 posted on 04/05/2010 6:08:41 PM PDT by NYleatherneck (It ain't a World War until the French surrender.)
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To: Canedawg

Duke by 7.


4 posted on 04/05/2010 6:08:45 PM PDT by John W
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To: John W

C’mon Butler! Help us take our mind off our impending doom for a few hours.


5 posted on 04/05/2010 6:09:10 PM PDT by John W
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To: tcrlaf

Let’s go Butler Bulldogs!


6 posted on 04/05/2010 6:09:46 PM PDT by Jen (Witty tagline coming soon!)
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To: tcrlaf

This is going to be the biggest blowout since Georgetown blew out Villanova in 1985....oh wait....


7 posted on 04/05/2010 6:10:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I’ll watch about 10 minutes and then switch over to.....

TWINS BASEBALL!!!!


8 posted on 04/05/2010 6:13:00 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.......Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: John W; NYleatherneck

seven is the number that balanced the bookies’ books? I would thought it would be double digits.

I’ll take the under.


9 posted on 04/05/2010 6:13:03 PM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not diggin' this tyranny thing.)
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To: tcrlaf

There will be a fat lady singing by halftime.


10 posted on 04/05/2010 6:13:07 PM PDT by quantim
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To: tcrlaf
Prediction: Butler by 20.
11 posted on 04/05/2010 6:14:46 PM PDT by library user
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To: tcrlaf

I greatly admire Butler, but I’m sorry, they are not going to beat Duke tonight.
The Bulldogs have had a terrific run, but I don’t see how they can beat a team as coached and talented as this Blue Devil squad. And no, I am not a Duke alum, but I did pick Duke to win it all in my pool.


12 posted on 04/05/2010 6:15:18 PM PDT by Norman Arbuthnot
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To: Canedawg

not a betting man myself, but 129.5 seems low. You don’t see too many title games in the low 60’s.


13 posted on 04/05/2010 6:18:49 PM PDT by NYleatherneck (It ain't a World War until the French surrender.)
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To: tcrlaf

In less than two hours it will become apparent that the ACC will for the fifth time in ten years take the championship home. How many for the big east,big ten,pac ten,big 12,sec ? Not as many combined as the ACC. It’s no wonder the rest of the country roots for the demise of Tobacco Road. That day may come but not any time soon.


14 posted on 04/05/2010 6:19:23 PM PDT by rsobin
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To: Norman Arbuthnot

Duke looked pretty good....in handling WV.

But Butler has taken out a couple of pretty good teams too.


15 posted on 04/05/2010 6:20:27 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: tcrlaf
I hope Butler wins, if only to give some reflective light to Indiana's Governor as possible Pres candidate.
16 posted on 04/05/2010 6:20:38 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: NYleatherneck

A 69-60 game hits the number on the nose.

I havent been glued to the tube, but several of the games i did watch seemed to be on the low scoring side in this tourney.


17 posted on 04/05/2010 6:21:38 PM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not diggin' this tyranny thing.)
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To: NYleatherneck

If you take the point spread and the O/U, Vegas has it 68-61 Duke.


18 posted on 04/05/2010 6:22:53 PM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not diggin' this tyranny thing.)
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To: Norman Arbuthnot

hmmm... seems I heard that exact same thing said Friday night.
NO WAY they could keep up with Michigan State.


19 posted on 04/05/2010 6:23:08 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: NYleatherneck

If butler wins, duke will have been kept below 60. I’m thinking the score will be 63 59 but I don’t know who wins. 3 players for duke scored 63 of 73 pts against wvu the other night. Hold one of those guys to single digits and you’ve got duke at or below 60.


20 posted on 04/05/2010 6:23:49 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (1 birth, 2 deaths; 2 births, 1 death)
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To: tcrlaf

I thought it was supposed to be Kansas vs. Kansas St. You mean Barry was wrong?


21 posted on 04/05/2010 6:23:51 PM PDT by WSGilcrest ( The momentary value of any argument lies in the capacity of the mind to which it is addressed.)
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To: tcrlaf

place holder.


22 posted on 04/05/2010 6:24:37 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: tcrlaf

Go Baylor!!


23 posted on 04/05/2010 6:24:45 PM PDT by Licensed-To-Carry (Hey Obama! All you have done is awaken a sleeping giant and filled us with a terrible resolve!!)
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To: tcrlaf

I was at Duke Saturday and they are a paranoid lot. They have a campus with emergency call boxes everywhere. They are deathly afraid of the local population.

The funny part is that the call boxes everywhere are for reporting a murder or a rape, not for preventing the crimes

The call boxes prove racist fear


24 posted on 04/05/2010 6:25:22 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: Norman Arbuthnot

Rooting for Duke is like rooting for Obama. Bunch of elitist, entitled wussies in that athletic dept and at that school in general. Coach thinks he’s worth more than $7M annually? Look at how early his team got eliminated last year. They should call themselves Fluke instead.


25 posted on 04/05/2010 6:25:38 PM PDT by library user
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Wow, I think this is the most white guys I have seen on a basketball court in a long time.
26 posted on 04/05/2010 6:26:02 PM PDT by Pylon (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: tcrlaf

Year of the upsets....go Butler...(since it’s not WVU)


27 posted on 04/05/2010 6:26:47 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Promoted by God to be a mother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...................Thanks, Susan!)
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To: bert

What are you talking about...Lots of speculation based on emergency boxes that all campuses have? WOW!


28 posted on 04/05/2010 6:27:50 PM PDT by awin
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To: library user

Nice try, dude. You should consider working for Keith Olbermann.

I’ve worked with Coach K and have known him for years. He does not deserve your personal attacks. Remember, he’s a coach who hands his plans to his team and that every team measures their success by their games with big teams, Duke included.

Let the teams play their best and hope that we have a tremendous game to enjoy.


29 posted on 04/05/2010 6:29:57 PM PDT by Loud Mime (initialpoints.net - - The Constitution as the center of politics)
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To: tcrlaf

It’s “The Devil” vs. “Cinderella.”


30 posted on 04/05/2010 6:30:05 PM PDT by real_patriotic_american
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To: MadelineZapeezda

Butler D is starting to pay off. And the earlier poster is right. They only have to shut down ONE GUY on Duke to be competitive.


31 posted on 04/05/2010 6:31:02 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: tcrlaf

Butler win will generate a remake of HOOSIERS!

Dogs need to settle down and relax!
Go Butlerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!


32 posted on 04/05/2010 6:32:16 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: bert

I live here in Durham. There’s a reason for all those call boxes, and it ain’t the lacrosse players.

}:-)4


33 posted on 04/05/2010 6:32:37 PM PDT by Moose4 (Wasting away again in Michaelnifongville.)
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To: NYleatherneck
Over /Under 129.5

I have 127 at work.

34 posted on 04/05/2010 6:33:27 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: tcrlaf

I’m foregoing politics for the next few hours. ;)


35 posted on 04/05/2010 6:34:11 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: hoosiermama
They're getting the shots.

They just need to get them to go through that little iron hoop. :)

36 posted on 04/05/2010 6:34:59 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: tcrlaf

It should be close if the Butler D plays like they did against West Virginia.


37 posted on 04/05/2010 6:36:23 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: ohioWfan

They’re playing with them well so far.


38 posted on 04/05/2010 6:36:48 PM PDT by John W
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
TWINS BASEBALL!!!!

Six more months of that. :P

39 posted on 04/05/2010 6:38:23 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: tcrlaf

Our local morning Conservative Talk Radio guy is a Butler alum. He’s been going NUTS these past few weeks.

I’ll have to go with Butler. Thanks for the reminder; just turned on the game, 7-10 Duke a few minutes in.


40 posted on 04/05/2010 6:39:05 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: library user
Rooting for Duke is like rooting for Obama. Bunch of elitist, entitled wussies in that athletic dept and at that school in general.

C'mon, that is low blow. Obama is a fraud. This Duke team is not. Hey, I normally do not root for Duke, as a matter of fact I went to rival school in the ACC and usually root AGAINST the Dookies. However, this year I had to give credit where credit is due. Coach K has assembled a great, well rounded team this year.

41 posted on 04/05/2010 6:39:19 PM PDT by Norman Arbuthnot
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To: awin; All

BUTLER LEADS!!!!!


42 posted on 04/05/2010 6:40:34 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: Norman Arbuthnot
Coach K has assembled a great, well rounded team this year.

If you had $13.1 million at your disposal, you'd assemble a well-rounded team too.

43 posted on 04/05/2010 6:42:24 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: ohioWfan

They were trying too hard....Just need to relax and forget where they are...”Just a game”/no pressure/

Remember years ago my grandmother’s wake was the night IU won the national title....Don’t know how many times the ball rolled around the rim before it finally fell in....Grandma was a big Hoosier fan and we decided she was upstairs tipping it in.


44 posted on 04/05/2010 6:45:47 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

is Butler still leading? I’m watching DWTS...


45 posted on 04/05/2010 6:46:01 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: library user

Oh, give me a break... GO DUKE!!!!


46 posted on 04/05/2010 6:46:29 PM PDT by Southnsoul
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To: Southnsoul
GO DAWGS!!!
47 posted on 04/05/2010 6:49:04 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

You betcha!


48 posted on 04/05/2010 6:50:15 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: Norman Arbuthnot
Both schools have great teams and lot's of pride in what they've achieved. I gave up on the NBA a decade ago. Few if any are teams anymore. Just a bunch of Prima Donnas.

High scoring game....Duke wins, low score and defensive game goes to Butler.
49 posted on 04/05/2010 6:50:29 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Southnsoul

Did you’all notice the state of Indiana has players on both teams?


50 posted on 04/05/2010 6:51:09 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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