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(Chicago Trib)   This is the best ACC basketball conference in history... Oh wait, you were serious. Let me laugh even harder   ( chicagotribune.com) divider line
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2017-03-20 07:25:56 PM  
ACC:Basketball::SEC:Football

Discuss
 
2017-03-20 07:40:40 PM  
A-C-C U L8R
 
2017-03-20 08:24:00 PM  
Why do people root for leagues anyway?    I hate every single other team that my team plays.   Why would I want to root for rivals?
 
2017-03-20 08:26:53 PM  
Big East has 20% of its teams in the Sweet 16.
 
2017-03-20 08:48:31 PM  

blunto: Why do people root for leagues anyway?    I hate every single other team that my team plays.   Why would I want to root for rivals?


Im that way to an extent with SEC football.  As a Gator fan there is no way in hell id root for Tennessee or Georgia in a bowl game.  I cant stand Saban so I root against Bama also.  The rest of the SEC teams at least in football,  Im kinda meh.
 
2017-03-20 08:57:49 PM  
ESPN leads a total overvaluing of the ACC. They have money invested in the league. Everyone follows suit, then when conference play comes everyone is impressed how they're beating each other up. Instead of seeing it as weakness they read it as great conference strength. There's a bad feedback loop. Then, when they play actual teams they get down down.

This happened all the time when the Big East was the ESPN/media darling conference. Now it's the ACC.
 
2017-03-20 09:15:47 PM  
One of them still might win the whole thing.
 
2017-03-20 09:17:14 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: blunto: Why do people root for leagues anyway?    I hate every single other team that my team plays.   Why would I want to root for rivals?

Im that way to an extent with SEC football.  As a Gator fan there is no way in hell id root for Tennessee or Georgia in a bowl game.  I cant stand Saban so I root against Bama also.  The rest of the SEC teams at least in football,  Im kinda meh.


Used to be due to the bcs formula
 
2017-03-20 09:19:58 PM  

blunto: Why do people root for leagues anyway?    I hate every single other team that my team plays.   Why would I want to root for rivals?


On one hand, I root for PAC-12 teams as you want your conference to be really good thus adding gravitas to your own alma mater ("Sure, we didn't do great this year, but look at our conference!"). It kind of disguises your favorite school's shortcomings. In theory.

OTOH, I rooted for Oregon to go down yesterday. Maybe it's more of a football thing for me.
 
2017-03-20 09:39:24 PM  
img.fark.net

/hey where did the #1 overall seed go in the round of 32?
//*looks under couch*
///nope, not under the couch
 
2017-03-20 09:44:35 PM  
Part of rooting for your conference is because we're sick of ESPN fawning over the conferences that they have contracts with. Big East and ACC are so overrated year in and year out.
 
2017-03-20 09:56:06 PM  

blunto: Why do people root for leagues anyway?    I hate every single other team that my team plays.   Why would I want to root for rivals?


It's a mixed thing for me, especially w/ basketball since we (B1G) had the same top-heavy dominance like the other Power 5 have for the past ~30 yrs, so it's harder to whip together the frothing hate (excepting MN, which can always suck it, every time)... we've had 5 different teams as nat'l runners-up in the past dozen years, with a good bit of annual churning in there (WI and MSU sort of being the exceptions, but neither has been absurdly dominant like, say, Kansas).

Football is different.  Iowa can go fark itself, as can MI and tOSU and MN and... etc

/feels bad for rutgers in almost every way, but at help boost MSU's academic albatross so yay XD
//lol i keed the msu. excellent school.
 
2017-03-20 09:56:37 PM  

gameshowhost: blunto: Why do people root for leagues anyway?    I hate every single other team that my team plays.   Why would I want to root for rivals?

It's a mixed thing for me, especially w/ basketball since we (B1G) had the same top-heavy dominance like the other Power 5 have for the past ~30 yrs, so it's harder to whip together the frothing hate (excepting MN, which can always suck it, every time)... we've had 5 different teams as nat'l runners-up in the past dozen years, with a good bit of annual churning in there (WI and MSU sort of being the exceptions, but neither has been absurdly dominant like, say, Kansas).

Football is different.  Iowa can go fark itself, as can MI and tOSU and MN and... etc

/feels bad for rutgers in almost every way, but at help boost MSU's academic albatross so yay XD
//lol i keed the msu. excellent school.


*HAVEN'T had.. jesus
 
2017-03-20 10:11:34 PM  

gameshowhost: *HAVEN'T had.. jesus


cf.peanutblossom.com
Have some of mine. I couldnt eat another bite of him or drink any more of his blood. Im stuffed
 
2017-03-20 10:22:41 PM  

Kuta: Part of rooting for your conference is because we're sick of ESPN fawning over the conferences that they have contracts with. Big East and ACC are so overrated year in and year out.


I only have to go back to last year's tournament to mention that four ACC teams made it to the elite 8, in three all ACC games to get one team in the finals. And just like last year UNC is likely to do it again. I agree the constant ESPN felating is annoying though.
 
2017-03-20 10:39:56 PM  

booztravlr: Kuta: Part of rooting for your conference is because we're sick of ESPN fawning over the conferences that they have contracts with. Big East and ACC are so overrated year in and year out.

I only have to go back to last year's tournament to mention that four ACC teams made it to the elite 8, in three all ACC games to get one team in the finals. And just like last year UNC is likely to do it again. I agree the constant ESPN felating is annoying though.


So what? Not long ago the Big Ten did the same. The ACC still fell flat on its face this year.
 
2017-03-20 11:57:56 PM  

wearetheworld: Big East has 20% of its teams in the Sweet 16.


Yeah...and the SEC has 21% of its teams in the Sweet 16.
 
2017-03-21 12:58:13 AM  

mikaloyd: gameshowhost: *HAVEN'T had.. jesus

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Have some of mine. I couldnt eat another bite of him or drink any more of his blood. Im stuffed


ty. i feel remotely lutheran again right now
 
2017-03-21 07:33:12 AM  
The ACC of my college years:
UNC
Duke
NC. State
Virginia
Maryland
Wake Forrest
Georgia Tech


The Big East at the time
Georgetown
Villanova
Boston College
Seton Hall
St. Johns
Syracuse
UConn


College Basketball's Glory years.  It's still fun, still great, but it'll never be like that again.
 
2017-03-21 09:09:44 AM  
Single-game elimination has wonky results sometimes. Didn't the ACC have almost half the teams in the sweet sixteen last year?
 
2017-03-21 09:40:31 AM  

Adolph Oliver Bush: wearetheworld: Big East has 20% of its teams in the Sweet 16.

Yeah...and the SEC has 21% of its teams in the Sweet 16.


And the Pac-12 has 25% of its teams in the Sweet 16.

And the Big XII has 30% of its teams in the Sweet 16.
 
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