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Thomas Mario Adams III

  • joined Jun 25, 2010
  • last login Jul 20, 2014
  • posts 33
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Though I'm true blue, I bleed RED... The rare species of hybrid fan that I call a CATBIRD (a fan of U of L and U of K basketball). I lived on Tobacco Road for 25 years spending much of my time between Chapel Hill and Duke's campuses (I love Duke/hate the Heels), I currently reside in the land of liars, lizards, and snakes...oh my! A cultural, natural and physical swamp... an amusement park lowland I affectionately dub Gatorworld.

Here, there are no hard fast rules, no bonus points for integrity, no atta boys for insuring good over evil. Nothing here is unquestionably illegal, unless you are among the serfdom. We're politically iffy, sunnily dispossessed, franchise abundant, disenfranchise dependent. Win or Cheat, our State motto.

Right or Wrong, I love college basketball. I try to stay informed... and sometimes I am.

There is much disinformation in the air about the game, it's players, and the institutions both commercial and public that reap HUGE benefits by their existence. It's a dog eat dog world, and college basketball is one shining example.

I must admit to having a growing disillusionment about college sports for the same reason I hate professional sports...M-O-N-E-Y. It's all-pervasive tenacles are beginning to choke Universities and in-turn their sports programs are being used for purposes other than their stated goals.

But... sometimes I just see the fun.

I'm opinionated, but fair and like to think my biases are based on solid facts. I welcome dissention with intelligent, articulation... and offer a unique brand of my own. I can be mean, but try to stay calm in the midst of idiocy and one upmanship. I hate the hater and the sock puppet alike.

My message to all fans of the game: LOSE THE HATE, you cannot win, but if you lose... too late. and too little time 2 great.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Cincinnati Reds
  • NBA Orlando Magic
  • NFL Cleveland Browns
  • NCAAF Louisville Cardinals
  • NCAAB Kentucky Wildcats
  • NHL Carolina Hurricanes
  • Golf rocko mediate
  • Soccer morehead state university
  • FIFA USA
  • EPL inter
  • NASCAR rusty wallace
  • Boxing macho camacho
  • Tennis david emery
  • MLS galaxy
  • Fantasy me, jordan, james, kobe, nash
  • Winter Olympics mongolia
  • Figure Skating sugarcoated
  • Wrestling Iowa
  • Summer Olympics jamacian bobsled
  • The Championship morehead state university
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the rabbit hole (part 1)

via mostdiggity.files.wordpress.com An email sent to a friend who is a very smart man… a graduate of UNC-Law School and Dartmouth University. Our relationship through...

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I ain't done with "one-and-done"; Fan Rant

A comment/letter to John Gasaway Name: mostdiggityEmail: thom_adams@hotmail.comJohn, Great work you do for the game and helping folks put in perspective what matters statistically and otherwise...

Homers N' Haters N' Master(de)Baters

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Maybe it's a little raw, but it says much of what I think is wrong with many sports internet comment sections. Of course, everywhere but at the SOB... Be sure to read below the Kevin Ware photo.

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March 20, 2013? How is John Calipari Doing Today?

I know this should be a FanShot but I thought it relevant (and I can't figure out the FanShot stuff): You may have to cut and paste in your browser... Question: How is John Calipari doing after...

(ANDY) KATZ: What's the biggest misconception about you? CALIPARI: I don't know, nor do I care.

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(ANDY) KATZ: What's the biggest misconception about you? CALIPARI: I don't know, nor do I care. ESPN Nations Blog

Unrelated :Fun with really Bad Golf

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Duffers, scruffers, hackers, and whackers... gimme some love, huh?

Ode to Kansas

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Sorry! Here's another try. Good luck to Kansas fans one and all...

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Catbird Fan asks the "Toxic" Kentucky Question: Rick Pitino

FYI- this as posted earlier today on Kentucky’s SeaofBlue.com site I’ll start by saying that I am easily capable of respecting each person’s views on this controversial subject, as I would...

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Warning! Highly Toxic Opinion Ahead...the Rick Pitino Question

[Paragraph unrelated to content deleted by the editor.] I sometimes read with horror the insults hurled at one particular Rick Pitino, one whom I feel every Kentuckian like myself ought admire for...

Defense pays...

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Congratulations to Deandre Liggins!

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Indiana Highly Unlikely to Reach 2013 Final Four

Indiana cannot win the NCAA basketball tournament this year. And, it’s highly improbable that they will make the Final Four, despite the lofty predictions and expectations by the experts and their...

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Indiana Highly Unlikely to Make 2013 Final Four

Indiana cannot win the NCAA basketball tournament this season. And, it’s highly improbable that they will make the Final Four, despite the lofty predictions and expectations by the experts and...

Ode to Kansas

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In...Things I'm Afraid To Tell You

2. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said Kentucky’s Anthony Davis -- the consensus No. 1 pick in the...

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2. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said Kentucky’s Anthony Davis -- the consensus No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA draft -- brings shot-blocking, something the U.S. Olympic team may need this summer in London. Davis’ chances have risen due to the injury to Orlando’s Dwight Howard. Krzyzewski said Davis isn’t "trying out" for the team; rather, Davis is now in the pool of players who may be selected. Krzyzewski said it would be good to get Davis indoctrinated right away into USA Basketball. "He’s a great talent and a good kid," Krzyzewski said. "Hopefully we don’t get any more guys hurt."

if you don't like this you're from the lower 49...

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if you don't like this you're from the lower 49...

If you enjoyed my YEAR OF THE CAT Fanshot, have a listen to this classic I'm reminded of after...

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If you enjoyed my YEAR OF THE CAT Fanshot, have a listen to this classic I'm reminded of after reading all the blogsperts report on how The 2012 Cats signal the end of college basketball. This man is the bomb as us oldsters know.

Everybody Knows

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If you liked Year of The Cat, try this on for all the blogsperts and the fans who claim the 2012 CATS signal the end of college ball...

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Somethin' Strange: Zone-Busters or Carolina Fail?

Something strange... is going on, in the neighborhood, something ominous maybe. Something that I can’t remember ever having witnessed or felt before is going on... there appears to be a...

We Love This Guy's Game

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Love for Kidd-Gilchrist comes in many flavors...

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Player Development department...Where are You?

A few months ago I wrote an article about DC on Sactown Royalty which was met with a certain degree of skepticism, derision, and sarcasm by the fine folks who troll this site. Mainly, I got a...

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Why Kentucky will again be better than UNC (Part 2 of 2)

While it's typically bad form for one to pronounce their favorite team as being better than one that the consensus crowd have already crowned as "odds-on favorite to win it all", (a team that one...

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Why Kentucky will again be better than UNC (Part 1 of 2)

Smart money and Shaka Smart coaches know that college basketball can be pretty simple when it all shakes out. It’s a game of "possession basketball". Meaning... so far as your team has the...

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Carolina (still) on My Mind

A Sea of Blue member recalls his days working in ACC country as a Kentucky basketball fan.

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Crunching Carolina from the Catbird Seat

Though I usually can't pick my nose in the NCAA's, this time i predicted that only one-1 seed and no two seeds would see the final four, and the Cats can make that happen today with a win.  Before...

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View from the Catbird Seat

What's wrong with these Cats?   I've read a lot from a number of fans, sites, supposed experts, and coach's about this year's Wildcats.  Usually I have my own, sometimes overly harsh theory of...

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For Homers n Haters n Master(de)baters

 The following thread comments were taken from ESPN "Conversation" after the Kentucky-Penn game. Only those parts relevant to my discussion are included (i.e. there were other contributors...

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