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TD Micro: Everything You Did

Date: 2/1/2010

Two Dukies  
Posted By: Matt (micropreramble, microcomments), duhomme (microcomments, microfilm)


Volume XIII, Episode 25 (TD Micro)
February 2, 2010

Matt’s comments in
duhomme's comments in red.

MIAMI (FLORIDA) (16-5, 2-5) @ WAKE FOREST (14-5, 4-3)

Well, the Mime of Miami finally nailed down that elusive second conference win in his seventh try, and it took a visit from the Bald Bastard of Blackburg, in an explosive meeting of coaching titans, to get it done.  That sure makes up for the sweep at the hands of the Nutcracker, to say nothing of that sparkling 0-4 conference road record, featuring losses by an average of 14.0 ppg, and wins by an average of - - well, no ppg.  Weak, for its part, has (in its last four) lost by 20; won by 13; won by 12; and lost by 21.  I don’t mean to break that three-sentence rule yet again here, but could these inconsistencies be the sign of a horrible coach who has no connection with his charges?   

Wake Forest 79, Miami (Florida) 64.

Once again, as we get into the meaty part of the ACC schedule, we get fooled into thinking Seth Goonberg has put together a pretty good team until he rescues mediocrity from the jaws of success by needlessly handing the Frantic Bobos their second conference win. Of course, the first came courtesy of a leaderless collection Evil Religious Leaders from Winston Salem, who come into this one fresh off an effort-free trip to Atlanta over the weekend. Just thank whatever higher power you believe in that two of the most clue-free coaches are meeting in a basketball game, not a chess match.

Wake Forest 81, Miami (Florida) 70.

NORTH CAROLINA STATE (14-8, 2-5) @ VIRGINIA (13-6, 4-2)

Yeah, it’s been easy to doubt Tony Bennett, because he’s a relative kid entering a “tough conference,” and because he’s battling the recent hardwood history of UVa, which has been handily summarized in a new book, From Macrocephapete to Lameao: How Virginia Basketball Nearly Soiled Itself for Good, by Tim Brando, foreword by Tim Brando, available from Blowyourownhorn Press for only $59.95.  And no, I don’t have any idea why Tim is using my cute little nicknames, either, but I smell a lawsuit, assuming I can find a competent litigator to represent my vital interests.  Speaking of competent, here’s the antithesis thereof, Sweet & Lowe, who can only beat disinterested, bored teams from Durham. 

Virginia 80, North Carolina State 72.    

Lid Slow essentially took the weekend off, scheduling an N.C. Central squad that offered up as much competition as the synchronized swimming team would have.  And, if I brought up the idea of mediocrity in the previous item, it’s time to do so again as Anthony Dominick Benedetto waltzed into a silly “dome” in Chapel Hill and exposed its residents to have overdrawn their talent account.  You know, after the Duke performance on Saturday, I really needed the pick-me-up and Virginia has completely earned this pick.

Virginia 70, North Carolina State 64.

Last Edition:
Matt 2-4
duhomme 3-3
Guests 0-0

Matt 34-20
duhomme 32-22
Guests 0-0


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Posted by: Fats "Lazer" Durston Date: 2/3/2010 10:34:09 PM  
Georgetown. Seriously?!

Posted by: SanFranSoxFan Date: 2/3/2010 9:17:24 PM  
OK, Matt/duhomme, how big does the NSCU/Duke combo degree group on your site have to be to achieve statistical surrealness? Looks like Fats and me for starters. Others? (let's say degree by marriage counts as well). And please, tell me to shut up if you've already played this game.

Posted by: Fats "Lazer" Durston Date: 2/3/2010 8:01:45 PM  
Re: the picking %

I swear, everybody in the league is gonna end up 8-8 except for NC State (my other alma mater), who will somehow defy mathematics and end up 4-12. Then the tiebreaker will award UNC the first place finish, and they'll hang it in their arena.

Posted by: Matt Date: 2/3/2010 5:46:59 PM  
Daddy needs more than that, but sadly, this site does not condone spreads or spreading of any kind.

Posted by: T. Randall Taylor Date: 2/3/2010 2:23:05 PM  
Screw the pick rate. How are you guys against the spread? Daddy needs new shoes.

Posted by: Matt Date: 2/3/2010 12:43:01 PM  
Official Syracuse Guy! Always a sincere pleasure to see you in the comments. You're right; I don't remember Miami winning on the road since the days of Tim James*, if then. Yeah, duhomme beat me to it; if you would like to take the Hurryclowns (and VPI) back. please contact me immediately so we can get that ball rolling. We'll keep BC for now.

BTW, congrats on the best start in school history - - I told you that looked like a damn good team, and you were dead right about the "loss" of Paul Harris (and Devendork) being addition by subtraction. If we, say, had worked together at some point, I'm confident that you would have already visited my office and supplied and received all of this information in person.

SFSF: are you kidding me? This ridiculous season, I'm proud and loud about being over 60%. And we even both got a game right yesterday.

*James, pretty awesomely, is now serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq.

Posted by: SanFranSoxFan Date: 2/3/2010 1:28:34 AM  
PS - congrats on outpointing Matt last edition with a .500 score. You da' man, duhomme!

Posted by: duhomme Date: 2/3/2010 12:50:42 AM  
OSG - you are entirely right. and if your conference want's miami back , you can have them anytime you want.

SanFran - this is certainly my worst season ever. at this point, the ncaa basketball website tournament selection committee would take a pass, and i'd be lucky to make the nit.

Posted by: SanFranSoxFan Date: 2/2/2010 11:40:09 PM  
Just noting your pick rate so far this season boys, and since the site has had a bit of a stat bent lately, was wondering... when has your "pick the ACC" suckitude ever been higher than this? Not that any of us could have done any better, mind you, but yours are the "official results" for the site.

Posted by: Official Syracuse Guy Date: 2/2/2010 6:36:00 PM  
At what point will Miami actually be even mediocre on the road? I mean this is going on decade plus of often awful to at best slight above suck play on the road.

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