We’re heading into the final weekend of the Us Versus Them Tournament challenge, and I’m not going to lie, my interest in college basketball ended long about 3 seconds after Kevin Ware broke his leg, which was about 45 minutes before Duke caught that final beatdown from Louisville. [Read more…]
Man, That first weekend of the Tournament was BRUTAL. Florida Gulf Coast is in, Wichita State is in, LaSalle is in. It’s crazy. The good news? Duke is still in too. The bad news? EVERY FACKING GOOD TEAM IN DUKE’S BRACKET IS IN TOO. [Read more…]
When I think about it, this job is crazy. I get all kinds of crazy tweets and emails with wild stuff all the time. There were times when there was a new Kim Kardashian picture and every contact point I have would literally erupt with activity. Sometimes I can’t get to everything on time so I just leave myself a little reminder. It sits in my drafts until I can come back to it. I have to leave myself reminders because I get pictures of women I’ve never heard of before. I’l never remember their names. So today I was looking through my archives and I saw just two words.
There was nothing else. Sometime back in March I left myself those two words. A message to my future self to be inspired and amazed. I literally have no idea what she looks like or why I wrote those words. But I trust my past self. He’s never let me down.
This time was no different.
I typed the name into Google and this is what I got back.
Well hello Ms. Snowden. Remind me to thank my past self next time I see him. Look, she’s not the baddest chick ever to grace the pages of Us Versus Them, but let me give you a little background. First of all, she’s definitely got everything you could need or want. Second, let me assure you she is in the top 1% of her peers. Keyla Snowden is a college basketball player.
She plays at Kentucky, and apparently she was brought to my attention because of Skylar Diggins of Notre Dame. See Skyler Diggins has been holding down the title of “damn, that girl on Sportscenter was actually cute” for the past year. I’ll admit, I joined the frenzy. But let me tell you Keyla has her beat.
Here’s another reason future me needed to wait until I wrote this article. I just discovered this phenomenon last week. Keyla is what you might call “Atlanta Cute” which is different from “New York Cute” or “LA Cute”. Atlanta Cute is solid, she gives you exactly what you need and is a clear 1 on the binary scale, but just has that feel like saying “aye shawty let me holla at ya” to her might actually work. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Then again there is another key aspect to being Atlanta Cute. I’m from the ATL and you might say we have a very particular appreciation for women down there. You could say it has inspired me to write this blog. To persevere as the world’s leading authority on assology. Keyla definitely brings that to the table. I don’t have a clean angle 2. But I don’t think angle 2.85 will disappoint.
Keyla Snowden is definitely UvT Quality and might be the baddest college basketball chick out. If you know one badder than her, send it to me. I’ll probably get around to it by time next basketball season starts.
We have a winner of the Us Versus Them Tournament Challenge. Long time member of Team Us, Royal took home the championship this year. He is one of the original purveyors of Code 2 Ave. He somehow made a science of the Drop a Deuce unofficial break at work. That’s right he could turn 30 minutes of breaktime into a solid 45 minutes.
So Royal, you are the proud winner of a
pet unicorn rocketship personal jetpack UvTee as soon as I get em printed up. Just so you know the last two winners were KCTheTruth who won Fantasy Football in December (and almost won the Tourney Challenge too) and Mr. Jezus who won Commenter of the Year in January (and has been making a lot of the regulars pay for it ever since). Join the club.
Thanks to everyone who played. We won’t be running Fantasy Baseball because…you know, Baseball sucks.
Damn, I’ve been focusing on March Madnass so much (and Duke took that early left cross to the jaw, so I have to admit I lost interest). But there are some strong UvT Faithful right at the top of the pile this year.
Right now the people with the best shot of winning are The Measer with a 10 point lead and Ohio State. If they take it, he wins. watilike has Kansas and I have no idea who that is, but he’s #TeamUs so it is all good. JMack and KCtheTruth have Kentucky. From my math KC might be out of it because he can’t beat JMack. It’s good too, if KC won the Fantasy Football and Tourney Challenge back to back we might have to actually buy him a championship belt as the King of UvT Sports. Either way the kid is clearly a beast. I might fly him out to Vegas so we can lay some real loot down.
So good luck, talk some shit this weekend in the comments and may the best man win.
Make sure you sign up for the Us Versus Them tourney challenge brackets today before the ESPN server gets all slow and shitty tomorrow morning with all the dudes waiting to get ‘last minute tips’ before they submit their bracket and it looks as terrible as everyone else’s by noon Friday. Oh, and just signing up isn’t enough. Make sure you actually MAKE your picks. There are currently 7 people in the mix who haven’t actually picked any teams. Including Team Us favorite Jonny D and past winner Rosy F Baby. I WILL make fun of all the people who sign up and post that 0.
Here is the log in.
League Name: Us Versus Them
Also, you are more than welcome to post more than one bracket, but if you want to win the shirt or be mentioned as the winner on the site you need to cut it down to 1. At VERY least you need to declare your lead bracket in the comments.
Here’s a hot tip. Fab Melo, Syracuse big man and defensive anchor is academically ineligible for the SECOND time this season and will not play in the tourney.
First of all Fab Melo might be the most chillinest name I’ve ever heard. When your name is Fab Melo you don’t get worked up over a damn thing. Also at 7 feet, 240 this situation will not change the fact that an NBA team will still take a flyer on him and let him sit on the bench for at least 7 years.
Adjust your brackets accordingly.
I know you all want to make ONE MORE bracket this week. So why don’t you jump into the UvT Tourney Challenge?
I’m just going to update my bracket from last year. I just need to fill out a little more detail.
I’m bullshittin. I hate to admit it, but Duke looked REALLY bad in the ACC tourney this year. Hopefully my boys make it out of the first weekend.
Here is the log in.
League Name: Us Versus Them
I’m pretty sure putting my name as the password is pretty self absorbed, but also an easy way to help you remember the password.
By the way, I know Anthony Davis from Kentucky is ridiculously nice on the court, but that eyebrow game pretty much assures that he doesn’t have a steady girlfriend who gives a damn about him, right?
That kid will know he’s found true love when his girl tells him to tighten up that unibrow and cut off that 15 year old mustache. Otherwise the chick is just riding for that NBA paycheck and doesn’t give a damn who he is or what he looks like.
I went on ahead and set up the page for this the tourney Challenge this year. I’ll run some more smack on Monday while I try to figure out how to fill in all the non-Duke slots. Until then, set up your ESPN accounts and get a spot now. Should be competitive this year. As always the winner gets on the list to receive a spanking new UvTee as soon as I get myself together and actually have some.
League Name: Us Versus Them