Creme Bracketology | The Boneyard

Creme Bracketology

Status
Not open for further replies.

Coler

Rutgers/LSU fan
Joined
Sep 1, 2011
Messages
1,280
Reaction Score
655
Would love to have another shot at Tennessee. ;)
 
Joined
Nov 19, 2011
Messages
5,646
Reaction Score
7,433
It will be intereting to see how they seed the 2 seeds geographically. All the potential 2 seeds- Maryland, Tennessee, Duke, and Kentucky all are in the southeast. How will they determine their nearest geographic region?
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
405
Reaction Score
53
It is starting to get interesting, however there are still a lot of games to be played!
 

triaddukefan

Tobacco Road Gastronomer
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
15,637
Reaction Score
22,538
It will be intereting to see how they seed the 2 seeds geographically. All the potential 2 seeds- Maryland, Tennessee, Duke, and Kentucky all are in the southeast. How will they determine their nearest geographic region?


The race for Raleigh is what im really concerned with. Going into the season I felt we were a lock for Raleigh, now Im not so sure. MD went to Raleigh over us in 2009... and attendance was atrocious. TN would bring alot of fans... its about a 5 drive from the TN state line. Looks like ND is in the drivers seat to be the #1 in Raleigh. A interesting development is what would happen if ND swept UCONN in the regular season and won again in the Big East Tourney. Would the committee dare send ND to Rhode Island and ship UCONN to Raleigh?
 

alexrgct

RIP, Alex
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
10,096
Reaction Score
7,842
I suggested this was possible a while ago, and would love to see UConn and Tenn in the same region. The good folks at URI who are hosting would sure love that development...
 

Vowelguy

Boneyard contrarian since 1998
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
18,920
Reaction Score
21,677
Would the committee dare send ND to Rhode Island and ship UCONN to Raleigh?

Pretty unlikely. ND is slightly closer to Raleigh than it is to RI.
 

EricLA

Cronus
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
14,021
Reaction Score
32,532
zero wrong with that. i'm sure RU fans would love another crack at Tennessee, but IIRC, Tennessee was playing without Massengale. still, would be a fun sweet 16 matchup for sure!
 

Coler

Rutgers/LSU fan
Joined
Sep 1, 2011
Messages
1,280
Reaction Score
655
zero wrong with that. i'm sure RU fans would love another crack at Tennessee, but IIRC, Tennessee was playing without Massengale. still, would be a fun sweet 16 matchup for sure!

They were playing without her. However, I would like to see the match-up in March as Rutgers will be much improved as all CVS teams get better as the season wears on.
 

Vowelguy

Boneyard contrarian since 1998
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
18,920
Reaction Score
21,677
I would travel and pay to see that game.

URI only holds 7700. Would probably be the hottest ticket in WCBB history.
 

wire chief

Testmeister
Joined
Sep 12, 2011
Messages
5,401
Reaction Score
2,335
Charlie seems to be minimizing the DePaul injuries to award them a #4.
 

pap49cba

The Supreme Linkster
Joined
Aug 31, 2011
Messages
8,086
Reaction Score
5,079
Long article detailing Creme's thinking at this point....

LINK
 

Ruffian75

Uncle Mo of Posters
Joined
Sep 11, 2011
Messages
236
Reaction Score
38
Between Creme and the powers-that-be behind WCB, I don't know which has less of a clue.

If the Vols are sent to URI a lot of money will be lost. URI will sell out its 7700 seat arena with UConn and no other team of note. The Vols travel well so this would be a few thousand sold tickets at another regional venue, be it Raleigh or Des Moines.

Fresno St doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of making it out of the sub-regionals even if they make the tourney. But in the case that they get lucky, why would Creme have them in the Des Moines regional?
 

alexrgct

RIP, Alex
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
10,096
Reaction Score
7,842
Between Creme and the powers-that-be behind WCB, I don't know which has less of a clue.

If the Vols are sent to URI a lot of money will be lost. URI will sell out its 7700 seat arena with UConn and no other team of note. The Vols travel well so this would be a few thousand sold tickets at another regional venue, be it Raleigh or Des Moines.

Fresno St doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of making it out of the sub-regionals even if they make the tourney. But in the case that they get lucky, why would Creme have them in the Des Moines regional?
ESPN has a huge interest in this matchup happening and has far more skin in the game financially than Des Moines or Fresno. Additionally, it's an opportunity for WBB to steal headlines, time on sportscenter, etc., and would be worth a great deal to the sport. It would be incredibly myopic for TPTB to send UConn and Tennessee into different regions if they are different seeds.
 

Vowelguy

Boneyard contrarian since 1998
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
18,920
Reaction Score
21,677
Fresno St doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of making it out of the sub-regionals even if they make the tourney. But in the case that they get lucky, why would Creme have them in the Des Moines regional?

Because you can't play in the Regionals on your home floor.
 

Ruffian75

Uncle Mo of Posters
Joined
Sep 11, 2011
Messages
236
Reaction Score
38
Alex...personally I think ESPN would like to see WCB go away. Explain why they put the marquee game of the year up against Sunday Night Football when the game could have easily been played the next Tuesday night and had triple the ratings?
 

Vowelguy

Boneyard contrarian since 1998
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
18,920
Reaction Score
21,677
ESPN has a huge interest in this matchup happening and has far more skin in the game financially than Des Moines or Fresno. Additionally, it's an opportunity for WBB to steal headlines, time on sportscenter, etc., and would be worth a great deal to the sport. It would be incredibly myopic for TPTB to send UConn and Tennessee into different regions if they are different seeds.

There are advantages both ways.
Ticket sales: More if they're split up, since URI will probably sell out either way.
TV: 2 games with ok ratings if they are separate; or 1 monster game if they're together
Press: more if they're together
 

Ruffian75

Uncle Mo of Posters
Joined
Sep 11, 2011
Messages
236
Reaction Score
38
Because you can't play in the Regionals on your home floor.

Since when? UConn in '04 and Gonzaga last year. I guess you can get technical about these sites being true homecourts.
 

Vowelguy

Boneyard contrarian since 1998
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
18,920
Reaction Score
21,677
Alex...personally I think ESPN would like to see WCB go away. Explain why they put the marquee game of the year up against Sunday Night Football when the game could have easily been played the next Tuesday night and had triple the ratings?

Triple the ratings? No way.

I'm not sure there's a huge overlap between SNF and WCBB fans.
 

Vowelguy

Boneyard contrarian since 1998
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
18,920
Reaction Score
21,677
Since when? UConn in '04 and Gonzaga last year. I guess you can get technical about these sites being true homecourts.

Since about 2008. Gonzaga was not on its home court for the Regionals last year.

A couple of years ago, Cal hosted and as a result the team was sent elsewhere (to the East vs UConn, actually).
 

Ruffian75

Uncle Mo of Posters
Joined
Sep 11, 2011
Messages
236
Reaction Score
38
VG...if there is nothing else to watch in a time slot, sports fanatics will find something. It is actually the best opportunity to attract new fans.
 

Ruffian75

Uncle Mo of Posters
Joined
Sep 11, 2011
Messages
236
Reaction Score
38
Since about 2008. Gonzaga was not on its home court for the Regionals last year.

A couple of years ago, Cal hosted and as a result the team was sent elsewhere (to the East vs UConn, actually).

As I said regarding Gonzaga.....a technicality....just like Hartford (U of H)or Bridgeport (Fairfield) is for UConn. None of it makes any sense to me. Tennessee would draw over 30,000 for two regional sessions. As I keep saying, the idiots behind the sport seem to have no desire to even coming close to turning a profit and want to portray the tourney as fair to all, something they never do with sites like Spokane, Fresno, and URI.
 

Vowelguy

Boneyard contrarian since 1998
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
18,920
Reaction Score
21,677
VG...if there is nothing else to watch in a time slot, sports fanatics will find something. It is actually the best opportunity to attract new fans.

If there were nothing to watch, part of the reason was that the NBA was still off, something not forseeable a year ago when the game was scheduled.
 

Vowelguy

Boneyard contrarian since 1998
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
18,920
Reaction Score
21,677
As I said regarding Gonzaga.....a technicality....just like Hartford (U of H)or Bridgeport (Fairfield) is for UConn. None of it makes any sense to me. Tennessee would draw over 30,000 for two regional sessions. As I keep saying, the idiots behind the sport seem to have no desire to even coming close to turning a profit and want to portray the tourney as fair to all, something they never do with sites like Spokane, Fresno, and URI.

It's the same rules for the men's tournament. And the reason that the Villanova men were able to play tourney games at the Philly arena.

There is a difference between playing close to home and on your actual home floor, with your lockers, banners, etc.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Online statistics

Members online
510
Guests online
1,505
Total visitors
2,015

Forum statistics

Threads
165,360
Messages
4,012,692
Members
8,803
Latest member
BigRigTig


Top Bottom