Wednesday, March 13, 2013

WHERE'S ALONZO?  Grantland's tournament to determine the most hated college basketball player of the past thirty years (or rather: the runner-up to Christian Laettner) is missing a few names: only one Fab Five player? no one from Bob Huggins' thuggish Bearcat squads?  No Ostertag?

15 comments:

  1. I will vote for any and all of the "Fab Five" because I just recently saw some of the ESPN thing about them wherein they took credit for migrating basketball players to the longer, looser shorts. I can never forgive those who took away one of the best ways to practice the pasttime of ogling mens' legs.

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  2. Ostertag, really? I'm surprised. I always thought he was a moron, but I didn't think people hated him. But it could be my Jayhawk-tinted glasses. Rock chalk forever!

    David Benner--I don't think you can adequately hate a one-and-done player. There isn't enough built-up animosity. Now, most hated coach? Calipari's definitely in the top 5.

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  3. Adam B.12:19 PM

    Either him or Big Country Reeves. Just couldn't deal with either of them on the court.

    Is there a need for a large Hated Coaches bracket? Beyond Coach K, Huggins, Calipari, and Pitino, is anyone else in the running? I know John Chaney has his detractors, but not on that level.

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    1. Add Tark to that list.

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  4. I forgot all about Big Country Reeves. Shudder...


    I guess the hated coaches would be a smaller bracket. It'd be hard to come up with 64. But I'd add Steve Lavin to the list and Norm Stewart from the evil Mizzou.

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  5. Mr. Cosmo2:24 PM

    Really? Coach Norm? Is this a Kansas inferiority thing . . . ?

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  6. Not to speak unkindly of the deceased, but no Dwayne Schintzius? And how is Hurley a seven seed?

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  7. Mr. Cosmo2:44 PM

    Wojo was seeded too low, Iverson was seeded way too low, and Khalid El-Amin was not seeded at all.

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  8. Ooooh, Mizzou fans and their cutting wit. I was actually trying to decide between Billy Tubbs and Norm. Had to go with Norm after years of yelling at him to sit down. God, I miss the Border War.

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  9. Anonymous6:53 PM

    Isn't it time for the bracket of the lamest tournaments of things that aren't sports teams?

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  10. I think Bobby Knight might pick up a few votes.


    And if you're going to have only one member of the Fab 5, Chris Webber is clearly the choice.

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  11. J. Bowman9:44 PM

    It actually drove home for me how much I dislike Duke basketball when I decided I agreed with Hurley at #7.

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  12. J. Bowman9:45 PM

    Calbert Cheaney? I'm no IU fan, but I have no beef with Cal. Now Damon Bailey, I could get behind.

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  13. Mr. Cosmo10:56 PM

    No doubt. If I may completely mix my eras: Big 8 4ever!

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  14. I'd recommend you watch metric football, but then all the cool kids would laugh at me.

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