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    Record-breaking team. A championship and claim to one of the greatest ever only seconds away, only to be dashed by a prayer. Pats fans, meet your soulmates of Tiger Nation.
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    I want nothing in common with John Callipari.

    Congrats KU!
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    Nope.

    Don't see it.

    Undisciplined, horrible coach, easy patsy schedule from a weak league.

    They are the antithesis of the Patriots.

    Memphis gets by on talent and talent alone--that Rose kid looks like Iverson to me. The Patriots meanwhile are the epitome of teamwork. Calipari as usual has no control over his players in tight spots.

    I thought Kansas really showed they were the class of the entire tournament. In fact, unlike the Giants, the J'Hawks were actually favored in this championship.
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    Calipari? A horrible coach? Come on.

    Their wins over Mich State, Texas and UCLA were far from "weak".
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    desperation 3 pointer, miracle catch
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    That loss was brutal as they essentially gave it away by not fouling prior to the tying 3 pointer. actually made me feel better about the Pats debacle
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    He looks like one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history? I'm sure he'll be pleased to hear it. Or were you making an ass of yourself by using "he looks like Iverson" as an insult?
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    Can't speak to the intent of the comparison but I can say I've never seen a worse one. There might not be a basketball player alive that Rose has less in common with than Alan Iverson in every aspect - body, game, demeanor, leadership skills, etc.
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    Memphis' roll through the regionals was impressive. Their last three wins were great displays of their superior athletic ability over good to great teams. However, Memphis is an AAU all-star team out there. Roll the balls out and let the kids go at it. Very little coaching. Get them into a half court battle on offense, and if they can't go one on one, they are toast.
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    if this was a Red Sox thread it would have been moved in two seconds...hey mods, can you move this thread to another forum please?
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    But it is related to the PATRIOTS, even if the main subject isn't our team, hence the "OT".
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    I think he's bad. Last night was a coaching travesty from him.

    He had the most talent. And squandered it. Did you see his player going strong to the hoop with the ball and a full shot clock with a lead at the end? I can think of two dozen coaches whose players would have never ever ever done a thing like that.

    How come stuff like that happens repeatedly to Calipari teams? Essentially, he had the national championship in his hands, and bad coaching ruined it. That was a ridiculous play by Douglas-Roberts. Just awful. It shows that he has a very very poor basketball IQ, and that's the fault of the coach.
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    Huh?

    10 chars.
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    Manute Bol.
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    Great coaches have bad nights. Need I remind you?
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    +1

    Exactly
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    Accepted.

    But as I said in the post you're responding to, Calipari does this regularly. Belichick on the other hand had a one-off. This is Calipari's MO. The guy has never been very good at Xs and Os, nor at coaching his players up.

    The play I'm referring to is not a brain fart coaching decision. It's a result of the coach not teaching his players properly. There's nothing Calipari could do to stop his player from driving to the basket in that situation. The player has to be taught that long before the game even starts.
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    We could be talking about Bill Cowher pre-2005. And he was a great coach before he won a Super Bowl, IMO.
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    Not even close, and I knew someone was going to try and compare this. Does this make you feel better? The Patriots loss was far more historic and will be remembered a lot longer than the NCAA Championship.

    Everyone knew the Patriots were going for perfection, and for most of the year, North Carolina was considered the favorite to win it all.
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    It will only be remembered because the Pats turned into bullies last year and the country turned on them.

    If the Colts had gone 18-1 and lost the Super Bowl then there would have been a 44-state pity party.

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