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I'm actually very curious about this.
I watch all UConn games, and, maybe, 3 or so others the entire season.
Are there a lot of folks on this board who watch multiple games per week during the season?
 
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I think there are a lot of people here who strictly watch UConn - they'll view UConn in a vacuum.

But I think a significant minority would watch a college basketball game just because it's a college basketball game.
 
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Yea, I can't imagine being a die hard UCONN fan who isn't a die hard hoops fan in general. Watching only UCONN provides about zero perspective.
 

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Fishy said:
I think there are a lot of people here who strictly watch UConn - they'll view UConn in a vacuum. But I think a significant minority would watch a college basketball game just because it's a college basketball game.

You mean like, say, Marist?

I watch it every night of the week and love it ( even the midnight west coast games which drives my wife batty at 130 am) though strangely my consumption goes up and down a lot depending on uconns season. If it's a down year I still watch a ton, but on an up year I watch even more as a point of comparison to get ready for March.
 
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I watch all UCONN games and keep an eye on the scores each night. If an upset is brewing I will watch the second halve, ESPN3. I live in the triangle of NC so I also get most of the Duke, State, and UNC games so I do keep an eye on them, mainly looking for upsets.
 
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Did they always do this? I always thought the start of the season trickled forward this time of year.

As for watching cbb, as I get older, I tend to watch less games other than Uconn, as I don't really have the spare time I used to! I only watch the Uconn games and maybe catch a little of others on the weekend

Before, I'd watch many more, especially Big East games.

I still get pretty excited during Championship week, and used to watch the AAC tourney regularly to root against Duke and Carolina, along with almost all the BET games I could, but in recent years it's just Uconn games I'm interested in.
 
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I watch very little NBA. Some periods during the Playoffs. I grew going to lots of high school - Dad had one of this passes that got you everywhere as an ExCoach - and I also used to watch a lot of summer league.

Now ... It's College Hoops.

Rarely have I missed a UConn game in 20 years. When they weren't on TV ... I would leave my home in Albany & drive the Mass Pike til I got the radio signal from Hartford.
Watched as much Big East Conference games as possible. High percentage. I went to the BE at MSG 17 years in a row. But I think ... Got maybe 80% of major BE contests on TV.
Who else do I watch? Depends. Whatever strikes me. Occasionally there's a guy or team I really like to see.

Lots of great memories ... Like seeing Pete Maravich in the NIT at MSG when I was a kid. That was crazy.
 
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Did they always do this? I always thought the start of the season trickled forward this time of year.

As for watching cbb, as I get older, I tend to watch less games other than Uconn, as I don't really have the spare time I used to! I only watch the Uconn games and maybe catch a little of others on the weekend

Before, I'd watch many more, especially Big East games.

I still get pretty excited during Championship week, and used to watch the AAC tourney regularly to root against Duke and Carolina, along with almost all the BET games I could, but in recent years it's just Uconn games I'm interested in.

I know you meant ACC. There's only been one AAC tourney, and if it weren't for our beloved Huskies, it would be an unwatchable affair (Damn conference realignment BS).;)
 
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Yea, I can't imagine being a die hard UCONN fan who isn't a die hard hoops fan in general. Watching only UCONN provides about zero perspective.
Dude, I am a huge hoops fan. Played a ton when I was young. Enjoy watching immensely. Problem is time. I watch 1 pro football game a week and UConn BBall. I just don't want to carve out another 2 hours for watching TV. Just a choice! Totally respect everybody's choice to watch as little or as much as they want.
Please don't doubt my fanhood, though. I will literally shove one orange up your @55 and one down your throat until they mash together and make juice squirt out of your navel if you suggest to my face that I'm not a die hard UConn fan.
 

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I never miss a UConn game.

I used to watch every Big East game that I could, but my interest in the sport has gone significantly downhill ( aside from UConn of course).

I just can't stomach the AAC, ACC or Big East games that don't involve UConn anymore.
 
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Dude, I am a huge hoops fan. Played a ton when I was young. Enjoy watching immensely. Problem is time. I watch 1 pro football game a week and UConn BBall. I just don't want to carve out another 2 hours for watching TV. Just a choice! Totally respect everybody's choice to watch as little or as much as they want.
Please don't doubt my fanhood, though. I will literally shove one orange up your @55 and one down your throat until they mash together and make juice squirt out of your navel if you suggest to my face that I'm not a die hard UConn fan.

You don't need to justify your fanhood to anyone. I remember "peak oil is here" and everything else, for better or for worse.
 

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Did I hear this right?

There are 157 college hoop games on Friday?!

There aren't a lot of great match-ups, but still, more than enough to watch yourselves into a stupor.

Never been an opening day like it that I can recall. Last year was 135 games, the year before was 125. Work is gonna suck so bad.

You pricks had better F5 the hell out of the scoreboard page.
 

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Never been an opening day like it that I can recall. Last year was 135 games, the year before was 125. Work is gonna suck so bad.

You s had better F5 the hell out of the scoreboard page.

When you failed to implement my suggested changes last year, I switched to the CBSsports.com scoreboard and app.
 

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I watch all UConn games, most north east games (A10, nBE, NEC, MAAC, etc.,) and hate-watch teams I want to see lose.
 

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The best iphone app is from The Score. Those Canadians come up with something once in a while.

I'm going to hit the Central game in Hamden at 3 and the UConn game after.

I'm with TRest. I watch way more NEC, MAAC, A-10, Big East than the Big 12, Pac 12 or SEC. I do watch a lot of the ACC though.

The AAC is tough. I can watch Cincy and Temple but it's hard to not find something more appealing if it's the rest of the bunch.
 

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Very nice sentiment, Fishy...unfortunately I am in the middle of a 7 month stretch with no days off...but it is for a good reason :)
 
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I think a team to keep an eye out for this season is Arkansas. Although a 200/1 long shot to win it 20 years after the 1994 title they are a sleeper. Kingsley, Qualls and Portis are all projected to be first round or very close to 1st round picks this year and next. Madden is a senior who has been around forever and was recruited by UConn. Harris also a senior with game. So three potential NBA players and 2 solid seniors. It is a team that is pretty much built for a tournament run despite no track record to this point to prove it. Defeats against Iowa State and SMU on the road early are probable but the DNA is there for a deep run to the E8.
 
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