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Best Final Four....ever.

When it comes to sports, I love stats and numbers and the stories and everything....except for watching an entire game. (Example: Who has three hours free to piss away watching football?)

Anywho...

Why is it the best Final Four, ever?

I'll tell ya: The fantastic stories!

West Virginia: Last championship 1959 with Jerry West playing! The current coach, Bob Huggins, had a successful tenure at Cincinatti, but there was a recruiting scandal and fall from grace, inculding an ignominious DUI episode and a myocardial infarction.

Now, back at his alma mater for a shot at redemption, and the lone remaining team representing the Beast From The East...Big East.

Butler: First Final Four, ever. Playing 6 miles from campus. Their home gym is where "Hoosiers" was shot. 24 game winning streak. True Cinderalla story (kind of.)

Duke: I hated Duke...until I had sons. Then I thought, "If my son were blessed with hoop skills and could get a free education while playing Division I basketball in college, where would I hope he could go?"

Suddenly, I liked Duke better. Coach K seems like he'd be a good quality mentor and Duke is an OK school. (I rooted for Mike Montgomery at Stanford, but then he flaked out for the NBA and then Cal.) Coach K stays put, I admire that.

Michigan State: Izzo is a true-blue blue collar style guy who seems to live the rule of working hard that he teaches his kids. His 6th Final Four in the past 12 years, with one championship along the way.

If you look at the Final Four, there is not as much "diversity" as you might initially think - three of the four coaches have been there before, which allows one more cool point: College Hoops actually shows the coach to be an important part of a team's success. I like that, too!

So, wishing you a joyous and splendid Final Four!

Oh, picks, you say?

Duke over Michigan State in the final.

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I agree, it's going to be a great final 4. However, the final will be Butler over W. Virginia.

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I agree, it's going to be a great final 4. However, the final will be Butler over W. Virginia.

Now, why would you say that?

I'll make you a bet.

If you win, we have to take Dan Quayle.

If I win, you get Harry Reid.

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I'll make you a bet.

If you win, we have to take Dan Quayle.

If I win, you get Harry Reid.

Buddha:

With Michigan State and West Virginia both done ... neither of us can win our stated bet. Is there anything else you'd like to bet on? We would sure be grateful to be rid of Dan Quayle.

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Were you aware that Dan Quayle owned an AM Radio for well over two years before he realized it would play at night?

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Before you guys get carried away with championship predictions I'll remind you I was center court when N. Iowa upset the tournaments No. 1 seed overall...Kansas!

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Before you guys get carried away with championship predictions I'll remind you I was center court when N. Iowa upset the tournaments No. 1 seed overall...Kansas!

Wow!

You play for Kansas?

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Before you guys get carried away with championship predictions I'll remind you I was center court when N. Iowa upset the tournaments No. 1 seed overall...Kansas!

Was it Morris or Little who was so inconsolable at the end? He/they wouldn't stop crying. Left the arena with his jersey over his face. I know it's a tough loss, but that's like saying "you guys weren't good enough to play with us and I'm too ashamed to show my face." Or something like that. It was a great game.

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Wow!

You play for Kansas?

Mid (middle) court?

Hmmm....

The seats were located club level center court

OR

The seats were located club level mid court

I believe both are acceptable?

Anyway, I'll bet you one of my chocolate bunnies Butler wins it all!

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I'll bet you one of my chocolate bunnies Butler wins it all!

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Now this is commitment.

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I'll bet you one of my chocolate bunnies Butler wins it all!

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Now this is commitment.

I heard he already bit the ears off.

Bet ya a beer for when we meet someday.

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I heard he already bit the ears off.


What?

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I heard he already bit the ears off.


What?

The chocolate bunnies' ears. Those are the best part....a delicacy!

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I was cheering for the the equivalent of a junior college. Duke was the poor team that had to beat them. They could barely stay ahead the entire game.

BTW, Mrs. Sanford just stated her butt is sore.

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Interestingly, the second place coach for number of men's college basketball national championships only at 40% of John Wooden's first place total.

Quite a leap from first to second.

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Owe you one my friend. It was a great final. That last shot goes in and...

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I owe too. Man, I thought that last shot was going in... Okay Buddha, send us Harry
It was indeed the "Best Final Four .... ever."

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And how refreshing was the way Butler conducted themselves after the loss? What a class bunch of kids and coaches.

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And how refreshing was the way Butler conducted themselves after the loss? What a class bunch of kids and coaches.

Man, during the game, it looked like Butler had six men on defense - they did a great job.

Someone told me Duke had no dunks in the game, but I don't recall if this is true or not.

That Plumlee guy for Duke seemed to be EVERYWHERE!

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Carolina boys always do it right.

look at all the BBall players we have turned out over the years.

sorry for you butler fans .not really

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