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#1 timschochet

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 03:20 PM

THis morning on the Mike Turiko radio show, I heard some ESPN analyst say that watching Big Ten basketball was like watching "Two fat people having sex. There's lots of pushing and shoving, and you don't really enjoy what you're seeing, and you're just glad when it's over."


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#2 GRIDIRON ASSASSIN

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 03:44 PM

So he saw Turico nailing Tafoya?

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:13 PM

Bout time somebody came out and said it...Big 10 is the suck...in pretty much every sport.
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:15 PM

Bout time somebody came out and said it...Big 10 is the suck...in pretty much every sport.

How many football championships does the Pac 10 have?

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:18 PM

Bout time somebody came out and said it...Big 10 is the suck...in pretty much every sport.

:lmao: I'm not part of the LHUCKS hate group, but this shtick is tiring. Get some new material.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:19 PM


Bout time somebody came out and said it...Big 10 is the suck...in pretty much every sport.

:o I'm not part of the LHUCKS hate group, but this shtick is tiring. Get some new material.

:lmao: Just expressing my opinion that the Big10 sucks again this year.
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:21 PM



Bout time somebody came out and said it...Big 10 is the suck...in pretty much every sport.

:yawn: I'm not part of the LHUCKS hate group, but this shtick is tiring. Get some new material.

:thumbup: Just expressing my opinion that the Big10 sucks again this year.

And you're free to express that opinion. It doesn't make it true (I don't watch basketball, so I don't know about it), but you're free to drink the Big Ten Haterade.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:31 PM

I hate defense too. I would love for the NCAA to turn into the NBA!
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:33 PM



Bout time somebody came out and said it...Big 10 is the suck...in pretty much every sport.

:excited: I'm not part of the LHUCKS hate group, but this shtick is tiring. Get some new material.

:thumbup: Just expressing my opinion that the Big10 sucks again this year.

Did they not win the NCAA championship last year? ?:yawn:
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:34 PM

I hate defense too. I would love for the NCAA to turn into the NBA!

there's actually a lot of defense in the NBA this year compared to say the 80s era
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:35 PM

I hate defense too. I would love for the NCAA to turn into the NBA!

wtf? The NBA defense is miles and miles ahead of NCAA. Such a strange statement.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:36 PM



Bout time somebody came out and said it...Big 10 is the suck...in pretty much every sport.

:yawn: I'm not part of the LHUCKS hate group, but this shtick is tiring. Get some new material.

:shrug: Just expressing my opinion that the Big10 sucks again this year.

yeah, this is pretty tiring. What a classless #####.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:41 PM




Bout time somebody came out and said it...Big 10 is the suck...in pretty much every sport.

:yawn: I'm not part of the LHUCKS hate group, but this shtick is tiring. Get some new material.

:shrug: Just expressing my opinion that the Big10 sucks again this year.

Did they not win the NCAA championship last year? ?:yawn:

Where is Florida?

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:42 PM





Bout time somebody came out and said it...Big 10 is the suck...in pretty much every sport.

:yawn: I'm not part of the LHUCKS hate group, but this shtick is tiring. Get some new material.

:shrug: Just expressing my opinion that the Big10 sucks again this year.

Did they not win the NCAA championship last year? ?:yawn:

Where is Florida?

Hmm... I'm having a memory lapse here. I seem to remember Oden blocking a final shot or something. Maybe that was against Georgetown.
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:43 PM





Bout time somebody came out and said it...Big 10 is the suck...in pretty much every sport.

:yawn: I'm not part of the LHUCKS hate group, but this shtick is tiring. Get some new material.

:shrug: Just expressing my opinion that the Big10 sucks again this year.

Did they not win the NCAA championship last year? ?:yawn:

Where is Florida?

It's the University of Florida, at Illinois.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:48 PM




Bout time somebody came out and said it...Big 10 is the suck...in pretty much every sport.

:yawn: I'm not part of the LHUCKS hate group, but this shtick is tiring. Get some new material.

:shrug: Just expressing my opinion that the Big10 sucks again this year.

yeah, this is pretty tiring. What a classless #####.

I think he's just bitter considering last time Arizona got a sniff of the final four, they blew a 15 pt lead with 4 minutes to go...to a Big Ten team :yawn:

choke choke choke

ETA: :yawn: :lmao: :lmao:

Edited by TheWalkmen, 14 March 2008 - 04:49 PM.


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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:48 PM

Big 10 basketball is the way basketball was meant to be played.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:49 PM

So he saw Turico nailing Tafoya?

I was thinking more like Chris Berman and Dana Jacobson but that thought makes me nauseous.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:52 PM

LHUCKS is beyond tired.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:52 PM

As a current resident of Columbus, and a lifelong resident of Ohio, I would like to say that the aforementioned analyst is 100% correct. Big Ten basketball is painful to watch. Has been for 20 years.

They've done well in the tourney over the last 8 years or so though...go figure. :shrug:

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 04:53 PM

Big 10 basketball is the way basketball was meant to be played.

A bunch of white guys making layups? :shrug:
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 05:12 PM

I knew the post that was coming as soon as I saw the thread title. Why do people even respond anymore when he posts it?

Talk about easy bait... he's laughing at all the fish he's reeling in.
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 05:19 PM

Bout time somebody came out and said it...Big 10 is the suck...in pretty much every sport.

You must be jealous, otherwise you wouldn't hate so much.
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 05:24 PM

Bout time somebody came out and said it...Big 10 is the suck...in pretty much every sport.

Lets stack the last decade of Big 10 Mens Hoops against, oh let's say the PAC 10 over the same time frameLast 10 yearsFinal Four AppearancesBig 10: 10Pac 10: 3Championship Game AppearancesBig 10: 4Pac 10: 2ChampionshipsBig 10: 1Pac 10: 0
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 05:42 PM


Bout time somebody came out and said it...Big 10 is the suck...in pretty much every sport.

Lets stack the last decade of Big 10 Mens Hoops against, oh let's say the PAC 10 over the same time frameLast 10 yearsFinal Four AppearancesBig 10: 10Pac 10: 3Championship Game AppearancesBig 10: 4Pac 10: 2ChampionshipsBig 10: 1Pac 10: 0

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 05:50 PM


Big 10 basketball is the way basketball was meant to be played.

A bunch of white guys making layups? :unsure:

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 05:59 PM



I hate defense too. I would love for the NCAA to turn into the NBA!

wtf? The NBA defense is miles and miles ahead of NCAA. Such a strange statement.

I disagree. Of course there is more athleticism in the NBA as they are the best in the world but night in and night out I watch the Bucks, and maybe this is just a Buck's thing, and I see a lack of defense and a lack of cohesiveness that I see in Big 10 basketball. There are some great teams that play defense in the NBA (Spurs, Detroit, Boston this year, etc.) but I feel as though they are in the minority and the offense is stressed more than the defense.Heck, I am watching the Marquette game and all they are doing in running up and down the court driving without that extra pass.
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 06:36 PM

Current pros by conference/school. This proves nothing, but since I did the work, here goes.

Pac10: 45
Big10: 44

Arizona-9
Arizona State-3
Cal-5
Oregon-3
Oregon St.-2
Stanford-6
UCLA-10
USC-3
Washington-4
Washington St.-0

Illinois-5
Indiana-4
Iowa-4
Michigan-4
Minnesota-5
MSU-10
Northwestern-0
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 12:16 PM


I hate defense too. I would love for the NCAA to turn into the NBA!

wtf? The NBA defense is miles and miles ahead of NCAA. Such a strange statement.

The NBA obviously has much better players, but I would say that the lack of coaching/practice, intensity, and rules at that level does not make it miles ahead of the NCAA.

Edited by Voice Of Reason, 15 March 2008 - 12:20 PM.


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Posted 15 March 2008 - 12:39 PM

I don't watch a whole lot of Big 10 basketball, as I'm much more of an ACC basketball fan, but I went to the Michigan-Purdue game the other day and it truly was painful to watch.

Not surprisingly, Michigan was pretty awful, turning the ball over repeatedly and taking awful shots on wasted possessions, but I at least expected to see something out of Purdue, a team that went 15-3 in the Big Ten. However, Purdue was almost equally unimpressive and I left wondering how it was possible that Purdue could be ranked as a top 20 basketball team in the nation.

If Purdue really is one of the elite teams in the Big Ten, I would not be surprised to see the Big Ten significantly underperform in the tournament this year.




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