Compared to the NBA the NCAA is lame

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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 17, 2013 - 01:57pm PT
The NCAA three point line is a joke.
The best college players only stay one year.
NCAA coaches are the paradigm example of "power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely."
College cheerleaders are too young to lust after.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Mar 17, 2013 - 02:05pm PT
I have to disagree on 1 of your points ;)
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 17, 2013 - 02:06pm PT
The NCAA is a broken system.

http://www.npr.org/2011/09/14/140433661/the-ncaa-and-the-so-called-student-athlete
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 17, 2013 - 02:55pm PT
Yeah that Rick Pitino guy should get tyrant of the year award...Who would want to play for that dork?
ncrockclimber

climber
The Desert Oven
Mar 17, 2013 - 03:06pm PT
College cheerleaders are too young to lust after.

That is not true! Too young to hit on or hook up with, but not too young to lust after. Come on!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 17, 2013 - 03:09pm PT
You have a point....i'll amend that.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 17, 2013 - 03:28pm PT
Give the old guy a break...at least he isn't lusting after altar boys...
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 17, 2013 - 03:42pm PT
Hi Jim.

The NBA court is way too small.

It didn't get a lot of air time in San Diego (or the ST), but Jerry Buss died recently, he really liked the young girls. He used to sponsor 'beauty' pagents too.

Good tidings for your trip on the Nose.



Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Mar 17, 2013 - 05:37pm PT
J-Do, shouldn't you be doing pull-ups or wind sprints or something? You have a train to catch, don't you?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 17, 2013 - 05:41pm PT
And those college kids can't handle life in the fast lane, either. Not like their big deal role models.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 17, 2013 - 05:41pm PT
Oh, I thought this was gonna be about the National Bouldering Association
and its infiltration by pseudo-amateurs from the NCAA.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 17, 2013 - 05:49pm PT
Peter...i'm in SLC bored speechless. I am drinking fluids designed to completely purge my colon....waiting for the eruption. Tomorrow i go in for surgery to have radioactive seeds implanted into my prostate.
Shouldn't delay my NIAD bid. I'll not not only be older than dirt, i'll be radioactive!!!!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 17, 2013 - 06:34pm PT
Won't need a headlamp!
Rankin

Social climber
Greensboro, North Carolina
Mar 17, 2013 - 07:10pm PT
The current college game is not very good right now, but the NBA is a yawn fest until May. But just a few years ago, say in 2009, when there were some good teams in college, the NBA was a joke by comparison.

The NBA regular season is long and boring. The games are 8 minutes longer, the season is 82 games and the shot clock is 24 seconds instead of 35. This means there are a lot of meaningless possessions in the NBA.

Also, the NBA game became so physical in reaction to Michael Jordan's dominance that the league had to outlaw hand-checking. This, combined with more spread-out defenses due to the longer 3-point line gives the impression that players in the NBA don't play defense.

However, no more reinforcement is needed for this impression, because teams don't play much defense in the NBA until the playoffs. The seasons are so long, and there are so many more shots to come, why play defense? The other team might just miss on their own, and you can save your energy for offense, which is how you make your money as an NBA player.

No, the college game has much more going for it as a system, and the drama of a one-and-done tournament can't be matched by a best-of-seven series. Don't get wrong, the skill level in the NBA is great, and the playoffs can be a great show, but most of the time it's just a complete snoozer. In reality, all but four teams in the NBA are playing for next year and no underdogs ever bubble up and compete for the title.

Unfortunately, both games have been hurt by the one-and-done phenomena, and hopefully the NBA will find a way to alleviate this problem.

Finally, for my money, NBA cheerleaders are fat and trashy. They dance around and shake their asses, but that's it. Those college cheerleaders are usually great athletes, and the more formal cheers are usually more acrobatic and impressive.

survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Mar 17, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
The women's game however, has come universes in the last 30 years.

They're real, hardcore athletes now, with better team ball and a LOT less showboating.

Small college and high school ball is the last bastion of purist love for the game.

F those big corrupt programs. 'Cept for the sweet 16 that is...heh heh...
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Mar 17, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
They don't make as much money in the NCAA as the pros either.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 17, 2013 - 09:03pm PT
Good luck, Jim.

So what percentage of the big time schools' athletes graduate, let alone are
able to read their contracts and balance their check books? The main
reason I ask is because it is painfully obvious the vast majority of them
can't even spell defense.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Mar 17, 2013 - 09:07pm PT
Radioactive dirt. Lusting after young cheerleaders. Athletic scholarships.

Man, Supertopo rocks!

You Americans are weird. The strangest thing about moving to the US was discovering that people cared about college sports. Yes, university students in other countries play team sports. But no one cares. Whereas in the US, 60,000 people will go apeshit in a stadium watching 19-yr-olds play football. Or basketball.

F*#king weird.

Edit to add: Best wishes Jim. We'll all be hanging in the meadows at night, watching for the glow.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 17, 2013 - 09:08pm PT
Rankin, all well-said and thoughtful.

The hype aside, it's fun time when the last sixteen get together in the NCAA tournament. There is so much less confusion, much more resolve and the teams seem to harden up, realizing what's coming.

The cheerleaders are not nearly as entertaining as the pep bands, for MY money. They be crazy-weird!

Note to JD: We'll be glowing in the meadows watching you hang. Best of luck, see you at Wawona?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 17, 2013 - 09:09pm PT
It ain't wierd if you're one of those who gets an education for free and
actually does something with it, like me. See? It has meant the world
to all my blog subscribers; I rite reel gud.
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