College basketball is a great spectator sport if you give it a chance.
I'm with you, OP. I can't stand basketball and the way three networks hijacked their programming schedule for this shit is infuriating. CBS, TNT and TBS. It's worse than week end football season.
You picked Bucknell for the final four in the office pool OP?
Or St. Mary's perhaps? Surely you didn't expect them to beat Memphis?
I know it's about basketball, but that's about all I know,
Lasalle surprised me today.
Why do dumbfucks like OP, r2, & r6 feel the need to bother the rest of the sane world?
" I WIPE BACK TO FRONT! "
WTF are you babbling about r9? Unless you're female, I certainly hope you wipe that way.
Im just looking at the hotties...like Indiana's Will Sheehey and Gonzaga's Kevin Pangos.
hmmmmm. Zeller from Indiana.
Sorry, I don't pay any mind to sports.
Sports is for people too stupid to read or write.
Why don't you start your OWN thread about how much you love basketball, r8? You freeloading motherfucker. I bet the only place you dribble is on your fat gut when you eat. You know you never get off your Mama's couch.
Yes. Fuck it hard. Fuck it long. Fuck it with every dick in America. Because it is the worst thing in the world. Except football.
I want Cody Zeller!
#34 for Georgetown looks kinda of cute.
Whoever #23 was for Florida Gulf Coast is...he's somewhat attractive
I think Indiana will win it all.
I can't believe anyone is watching this crap. It's on cable, so why disrupt network broadcasts? Of course, I feel the same about the Olympics. I bet there's a ratings boost for NBC and ABC. The loons have to have Fox, there's no alternative for their mix of crazy.
How many times must Georgetown choke early in the tournament before Thompson Jr. is questioned? It's been five straight appearances where GT have been bounced by a much higher seed. I know his daddy is a legend at the school but the guy has been living off of his name and one freaking final four appearance from 7 years ago.
I want VCU to win it all! They're the most fun to watch.
I wanna see Cody Zeller shirtless!
Nothing wrong with March Madness that naked basketball players wouldn't cure.
I love March Madness - as long as my team is in it. Since my team was disqualified this year, I'm just as annoyed as OP about the tournament taking over the airwaves.
The NCAA tournament serves another role besides the excellent entertainment it provides: pissing off the idiots in this thread who are upset because their vapid TV shows are preempted.
They're all so tall. I don't want to have to stand on a ladder to suck a dick.
I can see having a couple of games to decide a national championship. But 63? De trop.
There are plenty of hotties in the NCAA tournament. Perhaps your taste does not INCLUDE that type of hottie.
I think this is a white midwestern or southern thing. I can't remember people in suburban Long Island (NY) getting excited over college basketball in March.
It was baseball, football and hockey there. Not saying people didn't watch, I just don't remember it being such a big deal. I have a friend in Kentucky who loses her mind in March, screeching shit all over Facebook about basketball games.
r51, you do realize most of the country is vastly unlike New York? you do realize that New York is not mainstream America?
Now I'm more annoyed than I was before. I had decided that because my team couldn't be in the tournament, I would root for Butler, since I have a soft spot for their coach. Well, now that's over. Fuck March Madness.
 Hey Chris! I haven't seen your sweet ass since 1991....wanna visit again?
I don't know why some think March Madness isn't big in NYC. It is. I live in NYC and I like BB, but the overreaction to it this time of the year is a turn off.
 I love you for citing Duke. Generally we are treated as if we kill puppies for fun.
QC is a great guy--met him at the midnight hoops game early in the season in Durham.
NCAA Men's BB is huge in CT and MA.
To the OP and those who jumped in to agree.....what EXACTLY are you so UPSET about missing, due to the tournament? Big Bang Theory?? Re-runs of Bones & Castle?? Get a grip! It's 2-3 weeks out of your life.
I'm glad it's on. Gives me a break from washed up re-runs and lame soaps like young and restless bullshit.
r61 Hey soaps are great!
Isn't t his what ESPN is for? Agree with OP. This bullshit belongs on cable. I would watch the 3rd repeat of Big Bang Theory over this shit.
r64, there is a reason it is on network tv: the ratings are huge. mainstream America loves the NCAA tournament. Work productivity plummets at this time of year as people make brackets and watch the tourney at work and home.
Twelve hours of basketball a day for two or three weeks on three different channels isn't excessive? You're insane, r60. For people like me who don't like basketball it is beyond a mere annoyance. And don't think that the suits at TBS are clueless as to how much people love watching those re-runs of The Big Bang Theory. They showed their three hour block of TBBT earlier than usual before the games began on Saturday. They knew they would get a shit load of negative feed back if they didn't.
I could watch college basketball 24/7. Even my partner, who doesn't like sports, was watching with me yesterday and said he could see why people watch it because, unlike baseball where nothing ever happens, it's fast with lots of action.
Tune in to Lifetime or OWN, OP. You pussy!
BEAR DOWN CATS !!!!
r66, people like you are dwarfed in number by the number of people who love college basketball and the NCAA tournament. Just accept that your tastes are not mainstream and move on.
Wahhhh!! I can't watch old ass Big Bang Theory reruns. boo fucking hoo. Watch that shit on FOX for christ sakes
[quote]Just accept that your tastes are not mainstream and move on.
Proud to not be mainstream.
Marquette v. Butler was an awesome game.
Now that Harvard's gone I don't see what there is to watch.
Praying for Tar Heels to crush KU into dust. I fucking Kansas. As a Duke alum, I want a Devils/Heels final.
[quote]Twelve hours of basketball a day for two or three weeks on three different channels isn't excessive? You're insane, [R60].[/quote]
No, I'm not, hyperbolic asshole @ R66. It is NOT 12 hours a day, for 2-3 weeks, on three channels, as you proclaim. That's only for TWO DAYS, during the first round, when there are 64 teams. As the field shrinks, you get your regular programming back on Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun. You can't fucking go 2-4 days without reruns of Big Bang Theory, Castle or Bones???
KU won. I am morose. I want to wring the neck of that blue and white chicken. Frealz.
Douchebag R82. I don't watch Big Bang Theory reruns (which aren't on CBS, in any case).
Tonight, instead of my "get(ting my) regular programming back on Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun," THE GOOD WIFE is going to be on 45 minutes late.
Just because of your shit-filled ball game for armpit queens (thanks R40), I have to wait for my regularly scheduled program, which, unlike your retarded ball game, DOES NOT SUCK.
And that sucks. I hate sports. I hate anyone who likes sports. In a perfect world, there would be no sports, and anyone who liked them would be part of a despised minority. Oh, god, how I hate the tyranny of sports. How sports ruin people's lives.
I would not be one bit unhappy if every person who performs in sports and every person who watches or otherwise cares about sports were to suddenly stop breathing. The world would be such a better place.
Feel better now, r84? By the way, CBS does air reruns of The Big Bang Theory.
[quote]...I hate sports. I hate anyone who likes sports. In a perfect world, there would be no sports, and anyone who liked them would be part of a despised minority. Oh, god, how I hate the tyranny of sports. How sports ruin people's lives.
r84 is what we politely refer to as unhinged.
The reruns are on Fox and TBS where I live, R85. Oh, and I'm talking about the syndicated reruns, not the episodes CBS runs on Whateverday night when the ep isn't a new one.
And no, I don't feel better. I still wish sports and its fans would disappear. I will always feel that way.
Oh SHIT!!! The Good Wife is starting 45 minute late because of basketball??!! Good fucking gawd, that IS a tragedy!!! Whatever will you do?? Is this going to fuck up your whole week?? I am so, so, SO very sorry......
R88 You must have had a pretty shitty life if sports could make it better.
Hmmmm, let's see..... Organized sports taught me about physical fitness ...and self-discipline.....and how to work with other people, toward a common goal. But, you're right, my life was totally bereft! I SHOULD have been watching T.V. Instead!!
P.S.....it was just plain FUN. You know FUN, right?! Maybe not.
Sports are the opposite of fun. Well, I'm going to watch my show now, the one your basketball game pissed all over, fucktard.
Enjoy your FUN!!! And while you're at it, die.
the nelliness on this board can be so fucking ridiculous. more enthusiasm to discuss the 1964 best supporting actress race than the basketball tournament the entire country is excited about right now.
and as for the stupendously stupid claim that march madness is not popular in nyc or long island, you must be the same clueless nancies who are completely oblivious when the fucking yankees are in the world series.
butch it up a little mary. at least fake it for a few days a year.
Great comeback, R92. I feel so put in my place.
Is it just me, or does Aaron Croft from Ohio State look just like Shia LeBeouf (when he was cute, that is)?
Oops. I meant Aaron Craft.
We're not talking about the advantages of participating organized sports. yes, they are wonderful, good exercise, etc., etc.
But this is about watching other people play sports on television. Sports mania has nothing to do with physical fitness.
So someone missing a show and complaining about it is not taking away organized sports from kids.
Personally if a show isn't on there are other things to do in life. For one thing you can actually go to the gym or even go outside for a walk or a run.
Yeah, I always go running at 9:45 on Sunday night, jockbitch.
R95. No, of course you don't feel put in your place. Because since all I want to watch is an hourlong television drama, you're better than I am. I'm a lesser being than you. You're more "masculine" because you want to watch sports, and you don't really give a shit how it inconveniences such a comparatively sissified person as myself.
I expect this kind of bullylike thinking from people like you. I've lived with it all my life. It is somewhat unusual to experience it coming from a gay person, but such is life.
Obviously the OP was looking for my kind of response to the basketball games you live for, and not yours, but you couldn't even respect that boundary, but rather had to come in charging about how wonderful sports are and how awful people who want to watch their regularly scheduled programs at their regularly scheduled time are.
And you obviously have your fans. I am not one of them.
you are one fucking hot mess r99! might want to see about getting back on your meds. and while you're at it, ask for a testosterone injection or two. fucking grow a pair.
He obviously didn't play organized sports as a kid, R100!!!!!
He did grow a pair in standing up to you R100 right here on this thread. Not everyone has to like sports, but the reality is that t.v. people don't like to have to pay for content so they are happy for these kinds of interruptions.
Datalounge has nothing to say about the emergence of Florida Gulf Coast University.
It's all a republican plot to hurt the Gators, isn't it?
The whole country isn't going wild for this shit. Only you lame ass wannabe jock couch potatoes. These idiots are watching basketball at work instead of doing the jobs they are getting paid to do. And the media thinks this is cool. Twelve hours of basketball four days in a row. Pre-empting programming on THREE channels. To watch a bunch of frat boy pituitary cases dribble a ball. Paging closet case @r82. You must feel so superior to the rest of us girls.
Because the NCAA is such a kindly, benevolent organization whose only goal is to protect college athletes from being manipulated and exploited for monetary gain.
As long as the athletes are being manipulated and exploited by the NCAA.
[quote]Pre-empting programming on THREE channels
Of around 400 channels - what's the problem?
r104, you seem bitter.
Not bitter, R107, commonsensical.
Is it (finally) over yet? I got to watch Golden Boy on time last night.
Dammit to hell!!
No Person of Interest again this week!!!
Sports suck, R111. Thankfully, Scandal is on ABC.
Rock chalk Suck My Cock! Bwahahahahaha!
I'm assume R110 is in Lansing Michigan helping to put out the fires started by MSU fans after the Michigan State Pussies lost to Duke. Organized sports, crazy times!
I assume you are.
You are right, R115. I made a mistake. It should have been "I assume."
We are so glad people like you are on DL to point out people's mistakes. What a full life you must lead!
Did you wipe up the cum yet? Oh, dear, your cum rag is still wet. You must have found other mistakes.
I wish Kirk Herbstreit did college basketball too, that way i can stare at his fine ass more often. Dude is delicious.
LOL Herbstreit? Eh I guess he aight
OP, thanks for saying "its ass" without putting an apostrophe in "its".
As someone with a fetish for guys in suits, some of those coaches are smoking!
Good God, Pitino looks like shit.
Is he sick?
Poor, poor pitiful Pitino, R121.
In a thread entitled "Fuck March Madness," do you really think we give a fuck about Pitino, whoever he is?
Kevin Ware suffers gruesome leg injury during Game with Duke. Rick Pitino crying was surreal and gut wrenching
Oh my...I just watched the Kevin Ware injury on youtube. You can actually see the bone protruding from his lower leg.
Oh, no. Poor Kevin.
Why don't you post it on the "March Madness: We Care" thread.
Because we don't.
I LOVE you, r127, r124 and r122!
And we love you, R128.
What horrible indignities R84 has had to suffer, having to wait an entire 45 minutes one time to watch his regularly scheduled programming! Should I send him the stick and rock I have to play with as my only toy in order to get him through this trying time of being deprived of a TV show for 45 minutes?
"F" in reading comprehension for R130, who thinks "Fuck March Madness" really means "Place where March Madness *doesn't* suck the life out of all that it touches."
But here's a consolation prize for the turdpocket known as R130: THE GOOD WIFE will likely be late again this Sunday, so do jump up and down laughing at me again this week. Here's their e-mail:
"CBS Sports live coverage of NCAA Basketball on Sunday will likely delay start times for 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Good Wife and The Mentalist."
Are you happy now? You get to torture me two Sundays in a row with your happy little game of shitball.
In heaven, you people will be the despised minority. It will be legal -- desirable, actually -- to put you sports adorers in cages, where we will be able to throw any kind of ball we want at you. I'm going to use baseballs along with those extend-a-sticks you use for tennis balls with your dog.
We will have your arms amputated so you can't pick up the balls when we're done. You'll have to pile them up with your feet and your tongues, so we can start all over again. And since you love games so, we can turn it into a contest for you. The one who does it fastest gets to live. The rest...well, you'll have to wait 'til you get to heaven.
I can hardly wait.
You know what, R131? I actually fucking hate basketball AND all other sports, but when I noticed it was interrupting a show I wanted to watch the other night, I briefly rolled my eyes and changed the channel. That's what's known as a normal, healthy response to a very minor, ultimately unimportant annoyance. So no, I wasn't making fun of you because I'm a basketball fan. I was making fun of you because you are shrieking hysterically about "ruined lives" over a fucking TV programming discrepancy. Now you're rambling on about wanting to amputate people's arms because they DARE to have different hobbies and interests than you do?
Fucking get help. Seriously.
I don't have to "Fucking get help. Seriously," R130. I've already "Fucking (gotten) help."
Again (and I'll go more slowly this time) ...what...is...the...title...of...this...thread? You got that? What I have to say is actually in keeping with its theme than your spew, which is for some reason directed at me.
Surely you don't think I'm going to engage a therapist again ("Fucking get help. Seriously.") because of how much I hate sports. I had a therapist once, one who actually agreed with my opinion of sports. He encouraged me to express my feelings about sports, actually, instead of sucking it up and pretending that liking sports was some sort of "be a man" exercise you would foist on me.
For attempting said foisting, I like you a little less than I like sports. Your opinion of my opinion of sports is something about which I could not care less. You are nothing to me, R130, and because I did "Fucking get help. Seriously," I am able to say that to your face (well as "to your face" as you can get when you're not really able to say something "to your face").
So, in conclusion, why don't *you* fucking get help. Seriously.
Let me add my "Fuck You",r130. Why do you care if we bitch about having our favorite shows pre-empted or the start times delayed if you don't even like basketball? This throws my entire night of television off. It was Good Wife at nine, Game of Thrones at ten and The Walking Dead finale at eleven. Then off to bed. Now it is forty-five minutes of Big Bang re-runs and then The Good Wife. The Walking Dead finale at eleven and fuck the Game of Thrones season premiere altogether. At least for tonight. Why didn't they start the fucking basketball game an hour earlier? Oh, that's right. Tennis was on. Then golf. Then spearfishing in the Ozarks. Whatever.
Lighten up, r130. R131's post is funny as shit. At least he has a sense of humor about it all. Unlike you, you politically correct fungi.
The Good Wife should be coming on in 9 mins. Instead, it's 49 minutes. And it fucks everything else up, as R134 reports. I have to wait forty minutes...because...of...sports.
It's stunning that 47 people actually predicted the Syracuse / Michigan / Louisville / Wichita State Final Four. That is amazing! Mind you, that is out 8.2 million people submitting brackets.
There is still no evidence that anyone in history has ever submitted a perfect tournament bracket, but I have to tip my hat to anyone who got these four teams going to the final.
Since my bracket was long busted, I say "What the hell, let's have the big upset!" Go Wichita State Shockers! As a #9 seed, if they win they would be the lowest seeded winner ever, besting Villanova, which won the tournament as a #8 seed in 1985.
R131 et al this thread was probably started by a fan whose bracket was busted, not by a March Madness hater.
R138, "Fuck it right in its ass" is hater enough for me. Any other interpretation is just your willful dismissal of the facts.
All 47 of them probably live in greater Wichita.
I love CNN's special March Madness Coverage today. Sweet!
Go! Fat little orange!!!
It is April now
Cosmo presents the 15 hottest guys in the Final Four. What say you, bitches?
Speaking of fucking in the ass.... I want to fuck Nik Stauskas and Spike Albrecht.
Hopefully they win Monday night.
Has March Madness always gone into April? This seems new to me, like the World Series in November and the Superbowl in February.
Typically the championship would be in the first 5 days of April, so it has gotten a bit later.
Well, as a licensed bracketologist for 25 years, I would say that this year, the Final Four has delivered the goods. And I am a Dukie.
GO BLUE! Whoop those Louisville guys who whooped our asses. Plus I like the Kevin Ware side story.
I hope Michigan beats them just because I don't want to hear that Kevin Ware lifted them to victory.