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3.12 Morning Coffee: Madness Is Here Edition

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It's finally here. March Madness. Bring on the........awwwww hell, they're gonna make us wait until Tuesday night? What the hell. Get bent, NCAA.

No matter the team, we've got Verne & Raftery calling the game. That. Is. Awesome. Tip off comes Thursday afternoon, after the conclusion of the Murray State/Colorado State game.

Want to join the Anonymous Eagle bracket challenge? Go here. Group# 94604 Password: buzz. Enjoy the next 4 days when your bracket is still completely clean.

VCU vs Wichita St? SLU vs Memphis? Way to make the mid-majors eat their own. Fans want David vs. Goliath. Get bent, NCAA.

I once made a bracket by always picking the highest ranked KenPom team. I did no better than I normally do with my picks. It's a crapshoot and yet every year I hand over my money to somebody else.

Random Useless Fact: All 8 teams in the 2009 Old Spice Classic received bids to this year's NCAA tournament - 3 Baylor, 3 Marquette, 3 Florida State, 4 Michigan, 8 Creighton, 9 Alabama, 10 Xavier, 14 Iona.

Jay Bilas: Baller.

Donut Tacos? Yes please.

I wasted my youth.

John Carter bombed.

The Shins were great on SNL.

Don't piss off the garbage man.

I might need to get this shirt.

Marquette Basketball Links:
Get bent, Gene Hayes of West Allis.
Dear rest of the Big East, suck it.
Marquette is in the Kout final 4. Beat Harvard!
AP story on MU and UW making the tourney.
Cracked Sidewalks crunches the numbers.
Paint Touches has lots of quotes.
BYU is getting ready for Iona.
Iona is happy to be here.
Iona even being in the tourney is a joke.
USA Today: Williams gets the most out of his lineup.
USA Today: Marquette, Missouri could be a thing of beauty.
Luke Winn likes Marquette.
CBS: Marquette, Missouri would light up the scoreboard.
Matt Norlander: Writes on the West Regional and doesn't mention Jae or Marquette.
Charlotte Observer: Favor the favorites. Marquette is heading to Phoenix.
Yahoo: West Region breakdown.
Midwest Sports Fans Bracket predictions.
SF Gate: Quick & athletic, but not consistent enough.
Washington Post: Murray State over Marquette.
NorthJersey: Marquette has the toughest route.
Sun-Times: Three cheers for Marquette's seeding.
Myron Medcalf: Iona will win two games.
ESPN: Marquette to the Elite Eight?
NY Daily News: Marquette-Murray State would be a great game.
Sporting News: West Region breakdown.
ESPN: Avoid teams that lost conference tourney openers. Example, Marquette.
CBS: Marquette causes matchup issues all over the floor.
Hoops World Preview.
LA Times: Marquette is always dangerous.
CBS Sports: Missouri over Marquette.
ESPN: Crowder can flat out play. West Regional recap.

Random Music Video: 311. Yesterday was 3-11 day and they played for like 10 hours in Vegas. Setlist one, setlist two. This song drags for the first 3 minutes, but hot damn, it kills for the final 1:20.