Is the world sick of the Manning brothers media whoring yet? The brothers were a couple of shameless, unaware a-holes back when they were choking in big games. No they simply must be stopped.
The Manning brothers were camera fornicating on the sidelines of the Duke vs. North Carolina game, causing many to pray for a leveling earthquake in Durham. (Seriously, the Cameron Crazies and the Manning brothers lying under the rubble of Cameron indoor, along with the ESPN college hoops crew. Who wouldn’t be rooting for that? That would be worth sacrificing Tyler Hansborough. Hey, you have to offer something to get something, right?)
The Manning’s appearance was inexplicable. When Gomer begged Bruce Pearl for tickets to the Tennessee vs. Memphis game, that made sense. But why do these two feel that they had to interject themselves into this week’s Game of the Century? You get the feeling that neither brother wanted to be there, but Archie probably mandated it.
America’s Soccer Mom likely has a big grid in his living room, charting the hours that his two camera loving boys aren’t on TV. Or his adopted son, Matt Leinart. And is that David Ortiz on the right? Is he becoming an honorary Manning, too? Horrible.
The Manning brothers do, however, share a certain kinship with the Cameron Crazies. The annoying Duke fans love the camera and that’s likely the only reason that they show up for the game is to be on television. But the Cameron Crazies were very classy in their support of the slain North Carolina student body president.
And then, there was a dude in a Speedo during a DX crotch-chop during a North Carolina free-throw, ensuring that the rest of the free world went back to hating these a-holes. So Speedo Guy, thank you for that.
(Oh, and nice cowboy boots, Eli.)
UCLA was fortunate to get past Stanford and Cal this weekend, thanks to some "help" from the officials. But for those of you Cal fans bellyaching, heed the words of the Insomniac, who notes that Ben Braun would have saved his job with a victory.
How many guys have dunked over Greg Paulus this year? Not your normal, get by the guy to dunk, but a total leap over his body type of dunk.
At least he looked happy after it was over. Paulus had that glazed, "hand me a cigarette" look on his face after that dunk.