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“They don’t call in March Madness for nothing…this shit crazy. Who’s next to bite the dust?” – @RichNUPE

Well sir, it’s funny that you ask, because a mass suicide damn near happened in just the first weekend of the Descent into Madness…

So weekend one of the NCAA’s is in the book, and boy if it wasn’t as advertised, I don’t know what is. March Madness jumped the shark like it never has before, and went well past bracket-based craziness and into straight up real-life, riot in the streets pandemonium. When you watch two, #2’s fall, and a 12 vs. 13 seed game in weekend number one, you can rest assured that there are brackets not only in trash cans, but the fiery kind that the guys from Rocky and New Jack City were singing around.

It hasn't quite gotten this bad yet...well, I can only speak for myself.

This is what you sign up for when you turn that bracket in: heartache, some excitement and even a few understandable upsets. But what happened this weekend was enough to cover the next three tournaments combined. And the results from the Descentors Twitter streams prove it….

So after the dust from the fallen monuments of both fan and bracket based hopes and dreams settled, and the first weekend’s leaderboard remained, how did it shake out? Here’s how it’s both standing now and forecasting out….

“Them fools had on Russell Athletics. Shit straight from Zayre.” – @IDOKICKS

“I need some Jameson” – @IDOKICKS

“I don’t know what to do with myself now” – @mikeb43

“I’m finally able to watch basketball again since Friday…*fights back tears*” – @simply_shani (it was Sunday)

It even got this bad…

“Leaving Twitter for a while. Sorry yall.” – @Blak2TheFuture

Hell, and he’s in sixth place still. The struggle is real out here.

As for those still chasing the grail and the free CHEAP SEATS, there’s a tie at #1 between myself and Ms. Rashida Thomas of Louisiana right now, with the meat of the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 to come. Both of us have 11 of our Sweet Sixteens still standing. We’ve both picked 35 of 48 games correct so far, and also have 162 points left to gain. However, there’s a lurker in the wings, with a still intact Final Four.

The proud owner of the “I Used a Bidet Bitches” bracket, Mike Brandon of Chicago, while in sixth place currently, is projecting to end up on top in the end, due to having Kentucky, Michigan State, Ohio State and North Carolina all alive and well still, in addition to having a crucial early exit from a nearly unanimous Final Four selection out of the Western Bracket.

He capitalized where others were deeply wounded…the game which we shall not speak of within the confines of this state. On my watch at least. See you next weekend, but before we go…if you ever needed proof that the Descent Into Madness can be had a rollercoaster straight into hell pace? Here goes…

“If Mizzou loses, I will be forced to give up sports. I’ll have all the evidence I need that I am cursed.” …

Followed the next morning by….

“Guys I’m ok. Spent the whole night drinking whiskey in my draws and singing “Rolling In The Deep”, but I’m ok.” – @DaRealMattOates

Damn, damn, damn. It gets real, but even at the darkest moments of the Descent Into Madness, there is a bright side that can be found if you look hard enough…

“I really don’t care about the NCAA tournament anymore……but is kU losing? Because that I always care about.” – @CHEL_seeyaa

Yes, yes indeed. There’s always that. However, before we go: The non-sports related Tweet of the Weekend:

“I just got caught dancing while eating a chicken wing….I am now reevaluating my life and the things I stand for.” – @CHEL_seeyaa

 

You are not alone there. Bring on weekend 2…at your own risk. In between catch me on Twitter at @CheapSeatFan. I’m coping, and trying to keep my grasp on reality…and first place.

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The Sweet 16 is in the books & there are even more brackets that have caught the Watergate treatment. The last two nights have shattered dreams & put those “point & pick” brackets in better position than anything logical. The mighty are falling fast, from top seeds to top stars, this tourney is headed to an interesting finish fast….but not quite as fast as those brackets are headed to paper shredders around the nation.

The #1 seeds are getting ate alive, with only one left. Ohio State fell to a Kentucky club that’s looking a lot more like what last year’s John Wall club was supposed to look like than this year’s edition. Duke got kicked around by a one-man gang in Derrick Williams, who has Arizona pulling a major Bibby/Simon move all of a sudden.

In other news, North Carolina is cruising along & was the most recent benefactor of a matchup with a Big LEast club, which is looking more & more like an automatic advance (unless the Iron Men of college basketball, the UConn Huskies, are your opponent). Butler won the matchup of what looked like an intrasquad scrimage of Gene Hackman’s Hickory squad from “Hoosiers” against Wisconsin.


Jimmer Jammed

Florida hurt a few brackets (and CBS’s ratings) knocking Jimmer out of the tournament. However, I feel they should be applauded for ending the potential for any more showings of those awkward Jimmer/Hip Hop montage commercial cut-ins they were showing. Those were about as Utah as actually having fun in college. Oh, wait.

And by the why VCU beat Florida State. In March. On national television. Still. Moving right along…

The top of the leaderboard in “DUNKS AND DRANK” has been looking like a four corner tag team match. With a lot of championship picks gone, there’s a lot of lingering going on from brackets with early points, but those Duke & Ohio State brackets (such as mine) dropping quick. North Carolina & Kansas brackets are looking Halle Berry good right now, and by the end of the weekend they should be dominating the leaderboard (such as Halle on Billy Bob. Salutes). But as for now, here how it’s looking….

1) Wayne’s Bracket (Wayne): 38 out of 56/59 points/83 pts possible

Well for now, here’s the top of the pops…for at least another day or so. He’s lost 3 Final Four clubs in total now & can only win one more game for the entire tournament. If you wanna see an example of how these upsets can sink the mightiest early bracket, take a look here. (And then look at mine too, because it’s about identical now. I’m gonna go join Wayne at the paper shredder now too)

2) Bugg-A-Boo (Mark): 37 out of 56/58 pts/138 points possible

If the last bracket was an example of everything that could go wrong from the Sweet 16 happening, well here is the absolute opposite. Kentucky knocking out OSU threw him some much needed padding points, which despite being eliminated from two entire divisions, his Championship game is still alive in Carolina vs. Kansas and he’s in the best shape of anybody.

The lesson to me here: ALWAYS GO WITH YOUR HEART!!! – signed Carolina fan since ’95. *Kicks trash can with bracket in it over*

3)MZSDOT (Rashida): 36 out of 56/58 points/82 possible points

Remember what I said about the ladies in the bracket? Well, we nearly had perhaps the biggest gate crasher since George Mason in the mix here. The VCU of our little our little party here, she was in the mix to get it done until Brandon Knight knocked off the Buckeyes last night. Now she’s got Kansas left, but it’s the party is all but over here. Standing ovation though, especially for her letting me know myself that she is ahead of even me in the standings. Believe me my friend….I know. *Burns all the brackets in the trash can*

QOTD

“Hey man, remember when Dook didn’t win last night? That was funny as f**k.” – DragonFlyJonez via Twitter

“Marquette needs to give up. This is embarrassing.” – @MilesFan79 via Twitter

“Marquette should have been allowed to use Dwyane Wade for the last 10 minutes. Just for honor’s sake.” – @CheapSeatFan via Twitter

“I’m coming off the top rope if Arizona wins this…” – @AsianMaven via Twitter

And in conclusion, the “Descent To Madness” equals a “Return to Sanity” for one bracketeer….

“Yeah, if San Diego State doesn’t win tonight my new hobby will be shot to s**t.” – @LumberJackNupe via Twitter

Which was shortly followed by…

“Well, that’s the end of being a sports fan.” – @LumberJackNupe via Twitter

Hilarious. The Madness is overwhelming.