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    ESPN GOAT Brackets - We correct their mistakes

    Anyone care about the brackets created by ESPN for letting the Twitterverse determine the College BB GOAT? It would have been nice if they'd done separate ones for the men and women. Having said that, who are your nominations for:

    Biggest omission:
    Most over-seeded:
    Most under-seeded:
    Biggest joke of an inclusion:
    Dookies who should not have been included:
    Who should win:
    Who will win:

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    Once I saw Bilas bitching about some seeding crap, I turned it off. Not watching ESPN talking heads argue over nothing.

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    Itís hard for me to give 2 shits about this.

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    Zion (9) vs DFL (8) in the first round. Winner plays Laettner (assuming he cruises over Jimmer).

    It's having to support DFL or a Dookie. We're fucked either way.

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    Meh. We used to bitch about our NCAAT seedings.

    But since [NR] and DFL can't even get close to regular NCAAT bids....

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    To clarify, this thread is about the GOAT players. It's an interesting concept to give us something to discuss when nothing much is going on. Too bad ESPN ha botched the execution of it.

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    The seedings are terrible. Jordan was good in college but not Top 20 of All Time in college for men. He might not even be Top 25 or 30 in college.

    Also, one year guys are tough to take over people who played more.

    Let's try :

    Alcindor
    Walton
    Thompson
    Robertson
    Hayes
    Laettner
    Gola
    Russell
    Duncan
    Maravich
    Bradley
    Murphy
    Pettit
    West
    Bird
    Magic
    Austin Carr
    Danny -yes he was as a player
    Jerry Lucas
    Sampson
    Lionel Simmons (3000 points, well over 1000 boards)

    I'm probably missing a couple. Having Marcus Camby on ESPN's list is insane. He's not close to being a Top 100 college player.

    If you are going to include women:

    Nancy Lieberman (is way underrated on ESPN)
    Annie Myers-Drysdale
    Cheryl Miller
    Anne Donovan
    Diana Taurasi
    Sue Bird
    Brittney Greiner
    Sabrina Ionescu
    Lisa Leslie
    Brianna Stewart
    Tamika Catchings
    Swin Cash
    Dawn Staley
    Pam McGee (I forget her sister's name)
    Holdsclaw
    Cynthia Cooper

    I know I'm omitting a bunch.

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    For ESPN to have Jay Williams over Phil Ford shows a bias toward recency/Dook/current employees.

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    Hadnít looked at all but putting Zion as a 9 and Manning as a 8 makes no sense. I guess that was the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDeac View Post
    Hadnít looked at all but putting Zion as a 9 and Manning as a 8 makes no sense. I guess that was the point.
    if Zion had played a full season, they would have had him as a top 4 seed. Ridiculousness.

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    PM a mod to cement your internet status forever RJKarl's Avatar
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    For me:

    #1 Seeds:

    Alcindor
    Thompson
    Russell
    Walton

    #2 Seeds:

    Maravich
    Laettner
    Roberston
    Manning

    #3 Seeds:

    Hayes
    Bird
    Magic
    Sampson


    #4 Seeds:

    Tim
    Lucas
    Calvin Murphy
    Gola

    If there had been a three point shot, Pistol Pete's and Calvin Murphy's numbers would have been totally off the charts. Pistol would have averaged over 50 ppg. Calvin probably would have been over 40 ppg.

    I should have put Wilt on my first list. I think there is a legitimate argument could be made for Dickie Hemric to be in the Top 30-40 of all time.

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    Maya Moore?

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    PM a mod to cement your internet status forever RJKarl's Avatar
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    She should definitely be on the women's list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJKarl View Post
    The seedings are terrible. Jordan was good in college but not Top 20 of All Time in college for men. He might not even be Top 25 or 30 in college.

    Also, one year guys are tough to take over people who played more.

    Let's try :

    Alcindor
    Walton
    Thompson
    Robertson
    Hayes
    Laettner
    Gola
    Russell
    Duncan
    Maravich
    Bradley
    Murphy
    Pettit
    West
    Bird
    Magic
    Austin Carr
    Danny -yes he was as a player
    Jerry Lucas
    Sampson
    Lionel Simmons (3000 points, well over 1000 boards)

    I'm probably missing a couple. Having Marcus Camby on ESPN's list is insane. He's not close to being a Top 100 college player.

    If you are going to include women:

    Nancy Lieberman (is way underrated on ESPN)
    Annie Myers-Drysdale
    Cheryl Miller
    Anne Donovan
    Diana Taurasi
    Sue Bird
    Brittney Greiner
    Sabrina Ionescu
    Lisa Leslie
    Brianna Stewart
    Tamika Catchings
    Swin Cash
    Dawn Staley
    Pam McGee (I forget her sister's name)
    Holdsclaw
    Cynthia Cooper

    I know I'm omitting a bunch.
    I'd include Lobo and Delladona on the women's list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJKarl View Post
    The seedings are terrible. Jordan was good in college but not Top 20 of All Time in college for men. He might not even be Top 25 or 30 in college.

    Also, one year guys are tough to take over people who played more.

    Let's try :

    Alcindor
    Walton
    Thompson
    Robertson
    Hayes
    Laettner
    Gola
    Russell
    Duncan
    Maravich
    Bradley
    Murphy
    Pettit
    West
    Bird
    Magic
    Austin Carr
    Danny -yes he was as a player
    Jerry Lucas
    Sampson
    Lionel Simmons (3000 points, well over 1000 boards)

    I'm probably missing a couple. Having Marcus Camby on ESPN's list is insane. He's not close to being a Top 100 college player.

    If you are going to include women:

    Nancy Lieberman (is way underrated on ESPN)
    Annie Myers-Drysdale
    Cheryl Miller
    Anne Donovan
    Diana Taurasi
    Sue Bird
    Brittney Greiner
    Sabrina Ionescu
    Lisa Leslie
    Brianna Stewart
    Tamika Catchings
    Swin Cash
    Dawn Staley
    Pam McGee (I forget her sister's name)
    Holdsclaw
    Cynthia Cooper

    I know I'm omitting a bunch.
    Your top four men are spot on. I donít know who Iíd rank as the overall tournament #1 from among those four. Iíd lean toward David Thompson, but that may be because heís the only I saw in person.

    Iíd add Len Bias to your list. He was incredible.

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    Probably need to have Wilt somewhere near the top.

    And second the motion on Len Bias.

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