Good vs. Evil Final Four Open Thread (Coaching Search Free!)

It’s the battle of good in the matinee, with evil featured in the nightcap. (Link here) Assuming you can follow basic logic, this means that the national final is guaranteed to match good vs. evil, to CBS’ delight (2010 featured such a matchup – Butler vs. Duke – and was a ratings bonanza).

There’s not much gray area, either. Butler and VCU are mid-major teams, with likeable players and fresh-faced, young, driven coaches. Guys who have built championship contenders with hard work and none of the advantages that “blue blood” programs enjoy. To root against them is virtually un-American. On the other hand, you have John Calipari (widely viewed as the most crooked active coach in college hoops) and Jim Calhoun (widely regarded as the biggest asshole in college athletics, possibly the entire world). Neither is much for NCAA compliance, despite having all the perks and advantages of high-visibilibility, major conference programs. Calhoun’s disgusting comments after a controversial, nail-biting win over Sendek’s first NCAAT Wolfpack squad elevated the Huskies to my least favorite team, even more hated than Duke and UNC.

I look forward to enjoying the games with the SFN community tonight. However, this thread should be 100% free of coaching search talk – I am taking a much-needed sabbatical from that, and want to simply enjoy good college hoops action. There are plenty of other threads to discuss, freak out, and argue about the coaching search. Thanks in advance for your understanding and basic reading comprehension.

About BJD95

1995 NC State graduate, sufferer of Les and MOC during my entire student tenure. An equal-opportunity objective critic and analyst of Wolfpack sports.

10-11 Basketball College Basketball

82 Responses to Good vs. Evil Final Four Open Thread (Coaching Search Free!)

  1. Wufpacker 04/02/2011 at 11:17 PM #

    Hey BJD, any chance SFN chat will ever be back up and running?

  2. 61Packer 04/02/2011 at 11:24 PM #

    The only logical ending to this worst season from hell for this Wolfpack fan is for UConn to win it all Monday night, which I predicted from the beginning. That will be followed by the UConn women winning it all the next night. And that will be followed soon after by a WTF coaching hire by the Pack.

    Just you watch.

  3. Wufpacker 04/02/2011 at 11:30 PM #

    If we’re basing logical endings to the season on past events/performances then yeah, I think you nailed it.

    Hopefully we’ll see a trending away from recent history. But like you, I’ll believe it when I see it.

  4. turfpack 04/03/2011 at 12:45 AM #

    ROO that…The “BLOB from the Toxic Waste Dump” versus the “Slime from the Nuclear Reactor Leak” caused to spit water all over my computor screen…..funny stuff!…but a perfect discription of those two A-holes.

  5. Cardiff Giant 04/03/2011 at 7:41 AM #

    Good post. True, Calhoun is appalling. But hate him worse than UNC? Never!

  6. ADVENTUROO 04/03/2011 at 8:08 AM #


    Glad to bring some levity to your life. Glad it was only water….would have hated for you to waste a really good adult beverage.

    TEASER…..the TWEETERS are commenting this morning that the MIZZOU search is taking a “decided” change….whatever that means.

  7. 61Packer 04/03/2011 at 8:49 AM #

    I misspoke when I said UConn. I meant UCon.

Leave a Reply