Breaking: UF expelled from NCAA Tourney

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    Team Hid details of family health

    A member of The NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament's Final Four was disqualified from competition today when it was learned that they did not have a sufficiently compelling human storyline to exploit on the CBS telecast of the worldwide sporting event.

    It was learned that The University of Florida Gators, the expelled team, did not have any sick family members, Down Syndrome sisters, career-threatening injuries, look-a-like coaching brothers and did not overcome any personal tragedy of any kind before making the Final Four, NCAA officials revealed today.

    "Had any Gator player just had an organ donation as either a donor or a recipient, that would have been acceptable to us," an NCAA spokesman told reporters. "However, they did not."

    According to sources close to the Florida basketball program, The Gators had concealed the fact that they mostly come from healthy, intact families that never lost their homes to a flood, tornado or sinkhole.
    But what may have sealed the team's doom, sources said, was their utter lack of a gravely ill family member to win a championship for.

    "The Gators did their best to hide their backgrounds from team NCAA and CBS officials," one source said. "But when the truth came out, they were finished."

    Speaking to reporters in Dallas, CBS sports chief, Dick Ebersol was even less charitable, terming Florida's actions "a reprehensible betrayal." "We do our best to check out all of the athletes to make sure that their backgrounds are full of compelling human drama, but we can't catch everything," Mr. Ebersol said. "This is a case of one really bad team exploiting the system."
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    Ha. Nice work, but shouldn't this have been posted tomorrow?
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    I think the headline would be better as, "CBS sues NCAA Over UF Selection, Claiming They Can't Sell Commercial Time With Boring Winners"
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    I'm sure most non Gators are getting tired of hearing Wilbekin's suspension story. Sort of the same kind of thing.
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    We will start getting a lot of Billy Donovan love this week.
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    ...added to all the above the atrocious off-court behavior of UF's four senior starters who are at severe risk of receiving degrees from the school....

    Mebe
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    It seemed in the post-game interview on the floor that Wilbekin was pretty tired of it, too.
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    I guess they couldn't find any Gator fans watching the game on TV to show during the Dayton game, either.
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    They are sure to grab the Young/Yeguete cancer patient story.
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    This was irritating the snot out of me
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    Now that's a story I wouldn't mind to have more exposure of. I hope Kaedyn is in good health and that he'll be able to be in Arlington to see the Gators at the Final Four. I was really touched when Kaedyn showed up with Yeguete as the seniors were introduced at their final game in the O-Dome before playing UK :)
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    Good point. Heck, SW is tired of it. He did a nice job turning the conversation back to the team when he was asked about it after the game.
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    as opposed to the Kentucky players who aren't there long enough to get an AA degree.
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    There was a point in that game where after EVERY Dayton score they would show the Dayton gym
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    And here it come..UCONN's coach is an African-American. They will be working that in this week also. Still on sports radio they have been smashing the SEC. You know..."Well the SEC is lousy....". Just love all the blue-bloods, who if there is not a gimp or a minority story to glom onto, whines about there not being the usual basketball hegemony of Duke\NC\Kansas or Meat Chicken State in the Final 4. We have UCONN(Flavor De jour), the football school ne'er do wells, The Bluegrass one and done hired assassins, and the goofy white kids from Madison. I am hoping we snack on UCONN once again in the tourney,... we have been breaking their hearts since the Billy Buckner of college basketball boners..Donyell Marshall...2000. Bring us your BigEast\ ACC \AAC\GMAC\AARP or what ever conference you guys hopscotch around in, we'll send them home.
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    How annoying was that??? We watched the game with about 100 Dayton fans and could not be a nicer bunch. We kept joking with them on that.
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    It's not exactly a "worldwide sporting event". That aside, it is brilliant and masterful satire.
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    I'm brilliant and masterful? Cool.

    Someday soon perhaps, I'll explain why "worldwide sporting event," was used.
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    Duh?

    UK is there so it is a World Wide Wes event.

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