College Basketball by the Tweets: Tony Romo, #cheerfortheears, Deonte Burton, and More…Posted by Nick Fasulo (@nickfasuloSBN) on March 11th, 2014
Nick Fasulo is an RTC correspondent who writes the column College Basketball By the Tweets, a look at the world of college hoops through the prism of everyone’s favorite social media platform. You can find him on Twitter @nickfasuloSBN.
Mr. Buffett may lose points for looking like a fair weather fan, counting his money in Omaha and only coming out to play when the Bluejays are on the verge of making a deep NCAA Tournament run, but any billionaire willing to be photographed with stickers on his face is cool in my book.
— Rob Anderson (@_robanderson) March 8, 2014
Joel Embiid Out For Big 12 Tournament
Like Syracuse in 2012 (Fab Melo) and Cincinnati in 2000 (Kenyon Martin), Final Four contender Kansas has lost an important big man at the worst possible time. Joel Embiid, ruled out of the Big 12 Tournament with his NCAA Tournament status unknown because of a stress fracture in his back, has offered up a handful of angles as to what it all means for Kansas. To the hot sports takes!
— Calvin McDermott (@calmcd1697) March 11, 2014
This news will deter people from picking Kansas, makes bracket pools harder. KU wasn't winning the title with or without Embiid
Maybe Joel Embiid's value will plummet to a late first rounder!?!?!!? A man can dream, right?
— Spurs Talk. (@SpursTalk1) March 11, 2014
Kansas isn't Final Four team without Embiid. Jayhawks in trouble without him. Need him to return but why would a likely top-3 pick risk it?
— Myron Medcalf (@MedcalfByESPN) March 11, 2014
To state the obvious: College basketball being robbed of a fledgling, amazing talent like Joel Embiid during its biggest month is awful.
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) March 11, 2014
NBA Scout on Embiid: "He is top 3 if he doesn't play."
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) March 11, 2014
#cheerfortheears Reaches Its Appropriate Climax
Wichita State went undefeated through the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, which means CBSSports.com‘s Matt Norlander will be wearing bunny ears on the Friday night prior to the Final Four, which also means we will all be waiting for the pictures and laughing hysterically. At the very least, though, the joke has extended well beyond college basketball media circles and into the Shockers community of fans and students. Kudos to Wichita State, on both counts.
— Katelyn Nuss (@Gr8Nuss) March 11, 2014
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) March 9, 2014
— Katelyn Nuss (@Gr8Nuss) March 11, 2014
— B-Peli™ 34-0 (@B_Peli) March 9, 2014
— Ashley Sevart (@AshleySevart7) March 9, 2014
Mr. Norlander: You’ve officially made it.
Tony Romo Makes Everyone Mad With Trip to Cameron Indoor
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was front and center during Saturday’s North Carolina vs. Duke showdown in Durham on Saturday night. This is the equivalent of… oh, it is too easy; just read the tweets.
"Hey, Mr. Romo youre from San Diego, went to school in Illinois, how are you a Duke fan?" "Well that's funny, it's cuz I don't have a soul."
— SamWow Carroll (@therealSamWow) March 10, 2014
Tony Romo rocking Duke basketball gear is hilarious. Probably in his closet next to his Alabama football polo, Lakers jersey & Yankees cap.
— Luis M. (@lcm1986) March 9, 2014
Duke giving Tony Romo and Jason Garrett great seats and branded polos is an all-time "and I welcome their hatred!" moment
— Eamonn Brennan (@eamonnbrennan) March 9, 2014
In addition to the Duke/UNC game, Tony Romo also went to a UofL game last week. Just in case there was anyone left who could stand him.
— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) March 10, 2014
Tony Romo is a Duke fan? Looks whoever draws Duke in the round of 32 is a good Sweet 16 pick.
— Josh and Mike (@bigtengeeks) March 9, 2014
Tony Romo wearing Duke gear confirms my hypothesis that he is the worst
— Matt Jones (@KSRRoadtrip) March 9, 2014
And the best jab of all…
I understand why nobody likes Romo now.
— Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) March 9, 2014
Deonte Burton Delivers the Dunk of the Year
There’s little arguing that Nevada’s Deonte Burton delivered the dunk of the year last week against Boise State. When the clip hit the Internet, Twitter let out a collective gasp for air.