Sunday, March 09, 2008

The Post Mortem

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.


AND FINALLY
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.

13 comments:

The Big Picture said...

cal could likely face ucla again in the pac-10 tourney. if that happens, a cheap shot at shipp seems approp.

DAWUSS said...

1) Cooper and J.J. must be awfully lonely...


2) Isn't it time for you to start hating on Duke basketball again?

Brian said...

UCLA win was BS... they shoulda lost, refs blew it due to the higher ranked team in their own building

Seitz said...

Stanford game: The no calls on Lawrence Hill's charge and Mitch Johnson's double dribble were much worse than the call at the end of the game, and they led to four Stanford points.

Berkeley game: Even Berkeley fans admit that Anderson wasn't fouled, and that he knocked it out of bounds. And the NCAA coordinator of officials says that the backboard rule had nothing to do with shooting when it was written.

Suck it up, losers.

buckyor said...

If UCLA plays Georgetown in the tournament, I think the refs' heads will explode.

Diane said...

Wake me up when it's time to get in my picks for the NCAA Tourney

NFL Adam said...

Start studying now

And Dawuss, for my Duke hating ... there is a huge project coming to FanHouse. I'll let you know when it's ready.

Bain said...

Ich beglückwünsche Sie auf wundervollen Sportinformationen, NFL Adolph. Und seien Sie sicher, eine Hand hinunter Ihre Unterhosen zu erreichen und hallo zum Lil Dieter, der kleine Mann zu sagen, der in Ihrem Kolben lebt!

JD said...

I'd put money on the Mannings being guests of current Duke head football coach David Cutcliffe, who was Peyton's OC at Tennessee and Eli's head coach at Ole Miss.

NFL Adam said...

Boo, JD! Get on board with the hate.

JD said...

Never said I like the Manning Bros, just explaining why they were there.

Having said that, they now have Dook ties, the hate must commence.

Diane said...

Do all the Manning brothers dress alike, all the time?

E said...

Archie is still dressing them.