Rob Oller commentary: Grasping Madness is as easy as ABC | BuckeyeXtra

We're doomed. Between warnings about the potential dangers of cell phone use on the brain and reports that sitting for prolonged periods is risky, it would appear that planting our rear ends on the couch watching three weeks of the NCAA Tournament, and calling friends to gloat over our picks, might eventually kill you. Full Story
TKG

Toledo, OH

#1 Mar 17, 2011
The only letter that matters is "S" for "sucks" which describes this column. I can't believe Oller gets paid for this crap. All the quality journalists the Dispatch has laid off over the past several years and this clown is still writing his columns in crayon.
Dude

Mooresville, NC

#2 Mar 17, 2011
Well, its different and maybe the tongue in cheek article is that what we need at the moment.

The teams, the "ifs" the "what "ifs" all have been thrashed to death already.

Even the so called "play ins". They are not only silly but are down right stupid (yes, I finally used that word as I don't know how else to use a word for it that would be printed.) You're either in or out. Its that simple. Its also called, "that's life". The "almost good enough" is about as (See the word above)as teaching a Tar Heel or Duke fan to become a Buckeye.

The somewhat smaller colleges? Set up a tourney for them. Works well for the high school sports doesn't it? Yes, I know, small colleges are not high schools, but, it still works.

I'm now ready to see who is going to win or lose.
I'm ready to gloat that Mr. Obama rode the wrong horse in picking National Champs.
TO DAY IS GAME TIME. LETS PLAY BALL.
GO BUCKS.

“Bleeding Scarlet and Gray!”

Since: Sep 09

Worthington

#3 Mar 17, 2011
Dude wrote:
Well, its different and maybe the tongue in cheek article is that what we need at the moment.
The teams, the "ifs" the "what "ifs" all have been thrashed to death already.
Even the so called "play ins". They are not only silly but are down right stupid (yes, I finally used that word as I don't know how else to use a word for it that would be printed.) You're either in or out. Its that simple. Its also called, "that's life". The "almost good enough" is about as (See the word above)as teaching a Tar Heel or Duke fan to become a Buckeye.
The somewhat smaller colleges? Set up a tourney for them. Works well for the high school sports doesn't it? Yes, I know, small colleges are not high schools, but, it still works.
I'm now ready to see who is going to win or lose.
I'm ready to gloat that Mr. Obama rode the wrong horse in picking National Champs.
TO DAY IS GAME TIME. LETS PLAY BALL.
GO BUCKS.
Yeah, if I have to hear one more time about this team should be in, and this team shouldn't, I will scream. If you are left on the outside, chances are that you were probably looking at a first round loss, second round exit at best. Go to the NIT where you have a chance to win it (Colorado).
TKG

Toledo, OH

#4 Mar 17, 2011
FLABUCK wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, if I have to hear one more time about this team should be in, and this team shouldn't, I will scream. If you are left on the outside, chances are that you were probably looking at a first round loss, second round exit at best. Go to the NIT where you have a chance to win it (Colorado).
By the time you get through the #5 seeds you've already accounted for most of the teams that can make a case to be in the top 20 and when you've accounted for the 10s you have a total of 40 teams accounted for which means it safe to say that the top 30 teams are represented. To be fair, if you're splitting hairs at that point it hardly matters but we still put 28 more teams in the field. Think about that. The selection committee might get the order wrong but it's hard to believe that they're going to leave one of the top 30 teams in the country out if you give them 40 picks and it's probably safe to say that if you can't crack the top 30 you really have no business expecting anything.

As far as I'm concerned everybody outside of the #10 seeds should just be grateful they were even considered.

“Bleeding Scarlet and Gray!”

Since: Sep 09

Worthington

#5 Mar 17, 2011
TKG wrote:
<quoted text>
By the time you get through the #5 seeds you've already accounted for most of the teams that can make a case to be in the top 20 and when you've accounted for the 10s you have a total of 40 teams accounted for which means it safe to say that the top 30 teams are represented. To be fair, if you're splitting hairs at that point it hardly matters but we still put 28 more teams in the field. Think about that. The selection committee might get the order wrong but it's hard to believe that they're going to leave one of the top 30 teams in the country out if you give them 40 picks and it's probably safe to say that if you can't crack the top 30 you really have no business expecting anything.
As far as I'm concerned everybody outside of the #10 seeds should just be grateful they were even considered.
Absolutely correct. And to think there are/were talks of them expanding to 96?
Clint

Fairfield, OH

#6 Mar 17, 2011
Go Buckeyes ...the NCAA Tournament Bulls-Eye is on the Ohio State Basketball team !
Texas Buckeye

Kingsville, TX

#7 Mar 17, 2011
Absolutely love your article! Sure hope you're right about Texas. I can't find a Texan who appreciates the talent and ability of the Buckeyes, so I need something to go right in this tournament! "National Champs"...love the sound of that!
TKG

Toledo, OH

#8 Mar 17, 2011
FLABUCK wrote:
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Absolutely correct. And to think there are/were talks of them expanding to 96?
I think the various bracket challenges make it clear that nobody cares about anything beyond 64. Does anybody have "play-in winner" advancing into the Elite 8 in the bracket they filled out on Monday?

Most of the double digit seeds are just happy to be there and on the rare occasion you see a 15 knock off a 2, that 15 gets smoked int he second round because they weren't even thinking about getting that far. What a waste.

The 64 team field is nice because a well-coached team like Michigan State has a chance to overcome all of the adversity they endured during the regular season to make a run but who cares about Texas San Antonio? They couldn't even sell their tickets!

The 96 team field will be funny because eventually one of these Podunk State Universities will advance to the third round and they'll have to come up with enough money to travel. That would be hilarious to see a forfiet in the Sweet 16 because a school couldn't afford to put its team up for the weekend.

I didn't watch any of the first four games because I didn't care. The first round of the NIT was more interesting. If they expand to 96 teams that will only force me to ignore even more games. And if they do expand to 96, I think that anybody who doesn't make the tournament should have their NCAA status revoked for a year.
Best Buckeye Fan

Columbus, OH

#9 Mar 17, 2011
Who's Tressel picking?
Sticky Balls

Carlsbad, CA

#10 Mar 17, 2011
Craptastic article.
Dude

Mooresville, NC

#11 Mar 17, 2011
TKG....TOLEDO.....STATED...... ...
I think the various bracket challenges make it clear that nobody cares about anything beyond 64.

That's it. Nothing could be more clearer.
ImUrPO

Akron, OH

#12 Mar 17, 2011
I LUV March Madness !!!

GO BUCKEYES !!!
Uhh Blah errr Huh

Lewis Center, OH

#13 Mar 17, 2011
My title is what these bumbling idiots of Barkley and Co. sound like on the tube....For the first time in my years of getting excited about M.Madness I must MUTE da TUBE...These guys are amatuer at best...I am flippin to the radio broadcast and hope its in sync. If not I is headin to da waterin hole where ya can't hear the mouth heads anyway. These guys are terrible and need to be canned. Gumble and Anthony r ok though,
Fire the the other two.
Go Bucks
Forever Cowtown

Dayton, OH

#14 Mar 17, 2011
So, how's it feel to be only sending one local team to the dance?
Kit N Kaboodle

Grove City, OH

#15 Mar 17, 2011
Forever Cowtown wrote:
So, how's it feel to be only sending one local team to the dance?
What an amazingly stupid comment.

“Bleeding Scarlet and Gray!”

Since: Sep 09

Worthington

#16 Mar 18, 2011
TKG wrote:
<quoted text>
I think the various bracket challenges make it clear that nobody cares about anything beyond 64. Does anybody have "play-in winner" advancing into the Elite 8 in the bracket they filled out on Monday?
Most of the double digit seeds are just happy to be there and on the rare occasion you see a 15 knock off a 2, that 15 gets smoked int he second round because they weren't even thinking about getting that far. What a waste.
The 64 team field is nice because a well-coached team like Michigan State has a chance to overcome all of the adversity they endured during the regular season to make a run but who cares about Texas San Antonio? They couldn't even sell their tickets!
The 96 team field will be funny because eventually one of these Podunk State Universities will advance to the third round and they'll have to come up with enough money to travel. That would be hilarious to see a forfiet in the Sweet 16 because a school couldn't afford to put its team up for the weekend.
I didn't watch any of the first four games because I didn't care. The first round of the NIT was more interesting. If they expand to 96 teams that will only force me to ignore even more games. And if they do expand to 96, I think that anybody who doesn't make the tournament should have their NCAA status revoked for a year.
Haha, you're probably right. If you can't stay in the top 96 you shouldn't be part of the NCAA. I wouldn't have any problem with that.

“Bleeding Scarlet and Gray!”

Since: Sep 09

Worthington

#17 Mar 18, 2011
Forever Cowtown wrote:
So, how's it feel to be only sending one local team to the dance?
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha ha! Oh man, you can't be serious.
Kit N Kaboodle

Grove City, OH

#18 Mar 20, 2011
Forever Cowtown wrote:
So, how's it feel to be only sending one local team to the dance?
So, how's it feel to have no local teams left in the dance? Hope you enjoyed your two days and 1-2 record. Since you're obviously a fan of both UC and X (lol) you can root for OSU now if you want.

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