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TV Theme Madness: Opening Round

March 19, 2009

We know everyone is down in the dumps about needing double OT to beat Du-freaking-quesne. We are all wondering why we didn’t go to a zone when all our opponents are doing is knocking down threes. But we got the win and that’s all that matters. Also, we all got to laugh every time the accouncers talked about the Dukes’ Jason Duty. So let’s move on to the important things in life.

The 2009 North End Zone Tournament of Champions: TV Theme Songs

That’s right folks, it’s finally here. The seedings and regions are below. You can vote here.

NOTE: Please remember that you are voting on the awesomeness of the theme song, not the actual show. Otherwise Top Gear would have been a #1 seed.

Here they are:

Norm Region
#1 Cheers vs. #16 Doug
#8 Andy Griffith vs. #9 Hawaii Five-o
#5 Ghostbusters vs. #12 Animaniacs
#4 Beverly Hillbillies vs. #13 Golden Girls
#6 Dukes of Hazard vs. #11 Simpsons
#3 Duck Tales vs. #14 GUTS
#7 Family Guy vs. #10 Cosby Show
#2 Flintstones vs. #15 Perfect Strangers

Relaxin’ All Cool Region
#1 Fresh Prince of Bel Air vs. #16 Friends
#8 Sesame Street vs. #9 Knight Rider
#5 Scooby Doo vs. #12 Three’s Company
#4 Brady Bunch vs. #13 The OC
#6 Smurfs vs. #11 Chip ‘n Dale
#3 Happy Days vs. #14 Scrubs
#7 Full House vs. #10 Inspector Gadget
#2 Green Acres vs. #15 Facts of Life

Bayside Region
#1 Saved by the Bell vs. #16 That 70’s Show
#8 Family Matters vs. #9 Batman
#5 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs. #12 Married With Children
#4 Fraggle Rock vs. #13 GI Joe
#6 The Jeffersons vs. #11 All in the Family
#3 McGuyver vs. #14 South Park
#7 MASH vs. #10 Hey Dude
#2 Gilligan’s Island vs. #15 Rocko’s Modern Life

Gumshoe Region
#1 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego vs. #16 Looney Tunes
#8 Mission Impossible vs. #9 Darkwing Duck
#5 The Muppet Show vs. #12 Heathcliffe
#4 Wonder Years vs. #13 Tail Spin
#6 Tiny Toons vs. #11 Charles in Charge
#3 Salute Your Shorts vs. #14 The Office
#7 Walker: Texas Ranger vs. #10 Step by Step
#2 The A Team vs. #15 Transfromers

Feel free to complain about the seedings in the comments. We encourage healthy debate. But please realize how ridiculous it was to seed this thing. Is the Muppet Show theme really better or more classic than Darkwing Duck? We have no freaking idea. But we’ll defend our decisions to the death, so you’d best bring some facts.

And please, no office pools about this. Gambling is illegal, people. I know I’m certainly not participating in 4 different NCAA pools picking 4 different final fours to hedge myself. Never.

Some of the big time matchups:

#6 Smurfs vs. #11 Chip ‘n Dale
#7 Full House vs. #10 Inspector Gadget
#3 McGuyver vs. #14 South Park
#7 MASH vs. #10 Hey Dude
#5 The Muppet Show vs. #12 Heathcliffe
#4 Wonder Years vs. #13 Tail Spin
#7 Walker: Texas Ranger vs. #10 Step by Step

Voting will be open until Wednesday March 25th at midnight. Again, the poll can be found here:

Good luck to all participants.

NIT Schedule

March 16, 2009

Well we got boxed-out of the NCAA Tourney again. Not really a shock. But we did make it into the NIT, which is still cool. (OK, it’s not, but this is what we need to tell ourselves, got it?) Our first game is on Wednesday the 18th at 7PM against Duquesne. And we’re a two-seed!

Normally, I would make some snide comment along the lines of “who the hell is Duquesne?” But alas, I have heard of this school. Appropriately enough, one of my many (haha, sadly no) ex-girlfriends graduated from there, thus giving me new-found reason to want to win in the first round of this pseudo-tournament.

A little background on Duquesne. It is pronounced dook-ayne. Well really doo-kayne, but the first way makes it sound more like the stupid cheating Blue Devils, and the more we hate this opponent, the better. It is located in Pittsburgh. South Side, for all of you Pittsburgh fan(s). Their mascot is the “duke” (clever, we know) and they suck at basically every sport known to man. Their “rec” field is the same field that their football team plays on and you have to walk across it to get to the parking lot from the dorms. Needless to say, they don’t respect their football team (gasp! yes there are schools like this).

Other than that their colors are who cares and their fight song is no one gives a shit. The end.

Soooooo, Let’s go HOKIES!!! Gobble gobble, bitches.