2010 NCAA Tournament

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  1. sport historian

    sport historian Master

    Dec 18, 2004
    Today I was talking with two cousins about the game. Both expressed surprise at "how many white boys where playing."
  2. whiteathlete33

    whiteathlete33 Hall of Famer

    Mar 18, 2007
    New Jersey
  3. pistol pete

    pistol pete Guru

    Dec 9, 2007
    Great game! Saw some great plays. Gotta love Heyward. His teammates didn't pass
    him the ball enough though.
    As I have said for awhile now, the NBA NEEDS another Larry Bird. Maybe Gordon Heyward Is
    the guy. But Bird was a senior in that championship game. Heyward was only a sophmore.
  4. pt.guard

    pt.guard Newbie

    Mar 28, 2006
    Thought it was the best played NCAA final game I have seen in many years. Let's hope other prgrams take note of what they need to do to have similar success Yes, the announcers were fair and the black announcer was Clark Kellogg not Len Ellmore.
  5. j41181

    j41181 Master

    Nov 23, 2008
    <center>CBS, NCAA win big with best title game ratings since 1999</font></center>
    Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:52 pm EDT
    By Jeff Eisenberg

    A classic back-and-forth title game between a perennial juggernaut and a celebrated underdog delivered huge ratings for CBS.

    Duke's 61-59 victory over Butler on Monday night earned a 16.0 overnight rating and 25 share, the highest for a national title game since underdog Connecticut topped the Blue Devils in 1999. This year's ratings were 34 percent better than last year's title game clunker between North Carolina and Michigan State.

    According to Sports Media Watch, Monday's title game drew a higher overnight than every Major League Baseball game since the Red Sox clinched the 2004 World Series and every NBA game since the epic Kings-Lakers Western Conference Finals in 2002. Aside from the NFL, the Olympics and the BCS title game, the Duke-Butler overnight is the highest for any sporting event in almost six years.

    Although CBS executives will surely celebrate these ratings heading into another likely bonanza this weekend with Tiger returning at the Master's, the NCAA is the real winner here.

    The NCAA can opt out of its current tournament broadcast contract with CBS after this season, so ratings like and the impending tourney expansion will only drive up the price of the new contract to a previously unthinkable figure.

    j41181 - Definitely the best NCAA final I've ever seen. Both teams gave it their all and the luckier one just won. Congratulations to both teams. IMHO, It could've gone either way, and Duke just happens to have won it. It was undoubtedly more fitting to see Duke win, 'cause they're the team many love to HATE. On this wonderful day, Duke just proved their critics, doubters, and haters... WRONG!!!!

    Duke won it fair and square, they deserve it, and are the 2010 NCAA Champions. [​IMG]

    Butler should be proud, as should the whole state of Indiana. [​IMG]
    Edited by: j41181
  6. jacknyc

    jacknyc Master

    May 14, 2006
    I very much agree with everyone that it was a great game. I am also very happy Duke won, but wouldn't have been unhappy if Butler won either.
    As someone else mentioned, I hope what comes out of this is that:
    1/coaches all around the country learn that coaching and team play is more important than just recruiting talent.
    2/ that coaches start recruiting some of our guys who are always overlooked and presumed not to be as good as their black counterparts.
    3/ white kids continue to pursue sports, and know that they can be successful.

    If Butler had won, I think these points would have been reinforced even more, but nevertheless the message is clearly there.
    And the most important thing is to get through to these coaches. They are the ones really enforcing the caste system.
  7. Westside

    Westside Hall of Famer

    Sep 23, 2008
    So Cal
    jacknyc Coach K said something should come out of it. Its code for more whites to play and excell in the game.
  8. Electric Slide

    Electric Slide Mentor

    Jul 14, 2007
    Very happy to see white guys in every highlight, that were played OVER and OVER again at the bar last night, nobody missed it. It left a lasting impression even to non-fans. Will this completely change people's opinion about white athletes? Well, not everybody, but I know there are some that if confronted with "white boys can't play basketball" will now be able to respond "Wait, didn't you see that Duke team win the NCAA title, they were all white" (to the masses, Duke might as well be all white).
  9. foobar75

    foobar75 Master

    Jul 29, 2008
    I think what we need is for this sort of thing to keep happening for a few more years in college BB and football, as well as at the NFL level. The NBA and its 80% black majority is a bit out of reach right now, and with dwindling attendance numbers, we don't have to worry too much about it.

    But if white-friendly teams can keep winning in those other 3 sports, it could turn the caste-tide around in the right direction. I would dare any AD or coach in the country to not agree with the fact that both Duke and Butler are the kind of programs they need to model after their own. Recruit white kids (and non-thug/non-inner city blacks, like Duke does) who will stay in school, play solid basketball and win, gradute, and all the while staying off the police blotter.

    Unfortunately, as long as corrupt coaches like Calipari are around, the pipeline from 'da hood to Division 1 basketball will be alive and well.[​IMG]

    Edited by: foobar75
  10. GWTJ

    GWTJ Mentor

    Jul 21, 2005
    New Jersey
    When duke won they were nowhere to be found on ESPN's Top Ten list Tuesday morning. But guess what the top play was We. morning, that's right, the UCONN womens team.

    I should also add that when Sportscenter recapped the Duke-Butler game they showed hardly any highlights and picked up the game with about four minutes to go. Typical racist coverage from ESPN. [​IMG]
  11. Tom Iron

    Tom Iron Mentor

    Oct 25, 2006
    New Jersey

    I have a question. Did Duke have better players, or did they play better as a team (did the other team have better raw talent?)?

    I ask because I don't know much about basketball and never watch it. So I have no idea.

    Tom Iron...
  12. The Hock

    The Hock Master

    Mar 16, 2008
    Northern California
    That's right. I wasn't able to watch the second half, so I was counting on the highlights to cover the progression of the game, with all those ties and lead changes, but was very disapointed. But it was 90% post game blather. It was more about the haircuts getting camera time than showing the excellence of both teams.

    Sh!t on ESPN.
  13. PhillyBirds

    PhillyBirds Mentor

    Mar 25, 2008
    The night of the game, I was watching the national baseball game and "The Lead" scrolled across the bottom, showing top stories. The first five stories were about Tiger Woods, while the fifth was the time of the championship game. Despite the forced apathy of ESPN, the game drew great ratings anyway.
  14. Fightingtowin

    Fightingtowin Guru

    Nov 30, 2008
    I don't watch enough college basketball or have studied the issue well enough to give a very good answer either.

    However, Duke, by far, had the most McDonald's All-Americans. They had 6 compared to Kentucky's 2 and five other teams in the Sweet 16 only had one: Baylor, Ohio State, Kansas State, Tennessee and Washington all with one. Michigan State, Butler and W. Virginia had zero. So that makes me think they had better players with more talent. Although, because of their skin color, the average fan would think the opposite.
  15. JReb1

    JReb1 Mentor

    Dec 13, 2009
    Singler is a beast, thanks for the link. I stopped following BB a long time ago and I only root for the White players. It would be great if Singler can have anywhere near the success of Bird in the NBA. It's been a long time since an American White man has been great in the NBA, though David Lee is currently making a case for greatness.
  16. celticdb15

    celticdb15 Hall of Famer

    Jul 24, 2007
    Butler's coach was awarded a 12 year contract extension. We will be seeing a lot of the Bulldogs in the upcoming years! [​IMG]
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