CBS Should Have Ran Hawaii Five-O Instead…Better Shooting

A sense of irony came over me halfway through last evening’s National Championship between UConn and Butler relative to the show it pre-empted last night on CBS, Hawaii Five-O…

1. The first team to “five-0” was going to win…if one could even get there.

2. The two teams couldn’t have thrown a basketball in the Pacific Ocean if they were standing in it.

3. There is better shooting in Hawaii Five-O.

4. The game of college basketball was being murdered.

UConn had a great, historic run to finish their season rolling through the Big East and NCAA Tourneys.  A shame we didn’t have a great finale to truly celebrate…a shame for what had been up until last evening an intriguing and exciting March Madness.

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25 Responses to CBS Should Have Ran Hawaii Five-O Instead…Better Shooting

  1. As a UK grad and former professor, I was sorry to see Kentucky didn’t make it into the final game, but in their match-up with UConn their shooting was equally pathetic. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed and hang on for the ride!
    Kathy

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    • Kathy – thank you for the kind words. I know Coach C was watching that game Monday night with his head in his hands (like most of the United States). After the Carolina triumph, I felt KY would likely not be denied the title.

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  2. parkcitysam says:

    HaHA.. basically my post with a much better theme and a good metaphor. Bloody terrible game.

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  3. Sam – thanks for the compliment and sorry the best teams in the country couldn’t put on a better show…best teams…um, not quite.

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  4. LOL@ Better shooting at Hawaii Five-O…. terrible game but a very entertaining post. Congrats on FP!

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  5. Jimmer wasn’t there I think that’s why it was so boooooooring!

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  6. Libby says:

    A miserable end to a miserable championship bracket. Is it sad to say I’m glad it’s over? I guess it’s time for…..golf?

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  7. Great post; congrats on being Freshly Pressed!! 🙂 Your comparison was hilarious, but “right on target”, if you will!?!?! Having lived in the Midwest most of my life, I’ve watched and enjoyed basketball what seems like forever. However, last night I just felt so bad for all of them; such a complete opposite end of the spectrum of what we’ve all enjoyed for the entire month of March. At least we witnessed the better shooting throughout the season!! Again, nice post!

    ~Carol

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  8. dnlong322 says:

    It was a terrible game the first half. After a while I quit watching the game until the last minute. I was pulling for Butler and thought they might have won, but they just totally gave up. I am so glad basketball games are not like that normally. Funny about the first to “five-0”.

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  9. Butler’s play was historic, but for all the wrong reasons. I am confident a lot of folks started to channel surf once halftime arrived. I was not sure “five-0” was possible!

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  10. sitting pugs says:

    Hilarious post! I like your first two observations.

    Congratulations on being freshly pressed.

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  11. March Madness is my favorite time of the year (a little less so when my Jayhawks get ousted) and I was happy to see UCONN and Butler in the final game, but I changed that sentiment quickly after the game started. Boy did they deliver a stinker. *yawn* Spot on post!

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  12. congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!It’s really a great post!!!

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  13. Clever stuff. Kudos to UCONN on a heck of a run through the Big East tourney and NCAA, but that was an ugly final.

    Really glaring in that game was the complete disappearance of the mid-range jumper. Butler was determined to shoot themselves out of that game behind the arc rather than settle for an occasional 12-15 footer. UCONN’s defense was a factor certainly, but there are so few players that know that area between the 3-point line and the basket.

    Fun piece and congrats on Pressed.

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  14. leadinglight says:

    Never knew there was a show called Hawaii Five-0

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  15. charlywalker says:

    Um…I didn’t watch the game…..guess I didn’t miss anything???

    Congrats on freshly pressed!

    spread the humor: charlywalker.wordpress.com

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  16. Thanks to all who either placed comments or likes on the post to-date. Needless to say, “getting Pressed” turned out to be quite the experience. Sitting Pugs, Lovely Shades, Fox, Chase and Charly…thanks again. (It also occured to me from LeadingLight perhaps folks were not familiar with the original or the remake of this “Classic” television show…the word “Classic” can’t be applied to that Championship, can it?

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  17. March Madness is my favorite time of the year (a little less so when my Jayhawks get ousted) and I was happy to see UCONN and Butler in the final game, but I changed that sentiment quickly after the game started. Boy did they deliver a stinker. *yawn* Spot on post!

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  18. Thanks for the kind words, everyone. The “Freshly Pressed” selection was an honor indeed. If you get a chance, please check out lifeattitudes.com. Started another blog “over there” for those less inclined to follow sports…but follow life! Thanks again for all the positive comments and feedback and “likes!”

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