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Forecasting the Madness: Odds on what will happen tomorrow night

Big Blue Madness is less than 32 hours away, which means it’s time to start breaking down the odds of what’s going to go down inside those hallowed walls. Each year, there is at least one moment from Madness that has everyone buzzing the next day. Three years ago, it was the John Wall Dance; two years ago, Enes Kanter’s entrance as “The Undertaker”; last year, it was Coach Mitchell’s homage to Michael Jackson. What will it be this year? I’ve consulted the top odds-makers in Vegas to get the current lines on tomorrow night’s festivities. Here’s an exclusive look:

1. Coach Matthew Mitchell’s dance will be…
Gangnam Style: 3-1
Moves Like Jagger: 10-1
Cat Daddy: 50-1
Macarena: 100-1

2. Predict the number of…
a) …times #8 is mentioned: 10
b) …chants directed towards recruits: 5
c) …references to the NBA Draft: 8
d) …shots of the National Championship trophy: 9,000,001
e) …fog machines: 15

3. Songs players will enter to:
Nerlens Noel: Anything by Young Jeezy (“I gotta get #9”)
Alex Poythress: “Cashville Solid” Young Buck
Willie Cauley-Stein: “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” Will Smith
Archie Goodwin: “Burr” Gucci Mane
Jon Hood: “Redneck Yacht Club” Craig Morgan
Jarrod Polson: “I Want It That Way” Backstreet Boys
Ryan Harrow: “I Wish I Was A Little Bit Taller” Skee-Lo
Kyle Wiltjer: “Humpty Dance” Digital Underground
Twany Beckham: “Part Time Lover” Stevie Wonder
Julius Mays: “Superman” Taylor Swift (he told the Women’s Clinic he was a big fan)
Sam Malone: Cheers theme song
Brian Long: “I Hope You’ve Had the Time of Your Life” Green Day

4. Player with the Best Dance:
Nerlens Noel: 4-1
Archie Goodwin: 4-1
Willie Cauley-Stein: 5-1
Alex Poythress: 10-1
Darkhorse–Jon Hood: 85-1

5. Celebrity Guest:
Josh Hopkins: 15-1
Rick Ross: 20-1
Drake: 20-1
Ashley Judd: 50-1
Jay-Z: 75-1
Darkhorse–Charlie Sheen: 100-1

6. Most dunks:
Nerlens Noel: 3-1
Willie Cauley-Stein: 4-1
Alex Poythress: 6-1
Archie Goodwin: 8-1
Darkhorse–Brian Long: 100-1

7. Over/under on the length of Cal’s “State of the Program” speech: 15 minutes

8. Most threes
Wiltjer: 3-1
Ryan Harrow: 5-1
Archie Goodwin: 6-1
Jon Hood: 10-1
Darkhorse–Nerlens Noel 30-1

9. Most points:
Kyle Wiltjer: 6-1
Alex Poythress: 6-1
Nerlens Noel: 7-1
Archie Goodwin: 8-1
Darkhorse–Sam Malone 75-1

10. Cal’s outfit:
Suit, no tie: 4-1
Suit with tie: 10-1
Warm-up with the ever-present blue pullover: 12-1
Blue tuxedo: 90-1

BONUS: “You people are crazy” count: 4

Your turn.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

21 Comments for Forecasting the Madness: Odds on what will happen tomorrow night



  1. Hmm
    1:05 pm October 11, 2012 Permalink

    We don’t draft them because they play for Cal, we draft them because they’re great. And he recruits great players that we want



  2. Jack Nicklaus
    1:07 pm October 11, 2012 Permalink

    Gangnam Style – even money
    “You people are crazy” – I’ll take the over
    “this is a player’s first university” – 5
    “I like my team” – 3



  3. iBleedBlue
    1:08 pm October 11, 2012 Permalink

    “They’re already talking about us being the 3rd best team in the nation, that’s insane!” -Cal 2-1

    “They’re kids! They’re freshmen! We don’t know how they’re going to react!” -Cal 6-1



  4. PatGLex
    1:10 pm October 11, 2012 Permalink

    Definitely Coach Mitchell on the Gangnam Style dance.

    I think that Kyle Wiltjer will have the best dance.

    No opinions on the other items.



  5. BobKYCats
    1:12 pm October 11, 2012 Permalink

    Take the over.



  6. well done
    1:14 pm October 11, 2012 Permalink

    Nice – “Brian Long: “I Hope You’ve Had the Time of Your Life” Green Day” very clever, I bet he doesn’t even appreciate that joke…



  7. Durrrr
    1:20 pm October 11, 2012 Permalink

    Cal should go Castro style with a 10 hour speech.



  8. uktailg8er
    1:20 pm October 11, 2012 Permalink

    RIP Beano Cook.



  9. funny
    1:22 pm October 11, 2012 Permalink

    This is stupid.



  10. WALE
    1:37 pm October 11, 2012 Permalink

    Ill be in the building. DC chillin



  11. STEVE!
    1:42 pm October 11, 2012 Permalink

    Over\Under on “GOLD STANDARD”?



  12. kyky42023
    2:12 pm October 11, 2012 Permalink

    No odds on Kyle Wiltjer for best dance?? He’s a good bet at 10-1



  13. oz10
    2:24 pm October 11, 2012 Permalink

    can there pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee be a dunk contest this year?



  14. 1234567....8-)
    2:40 pm October 11, 2012 Permalink

    Pitino DVRs BBM only to delete it later…. 20-1



  15. UK Snuggie
    3:21 pm October 11, 2012 Permalink

    My God the name of the song is “Good Riddance” get it right, especially if you are so audacious to use quotes.



  16. Caliterry
    3:48 pm October 11, 2012 Permalink

    Jon Hood entrance song….Sundy Best “Home”



  17. Bill
    4:43 pm October 11, 2012 Permalink

    Actually nerlens will prob come out to Moufy



  18. Aaron Craft's Rosacea
    5:11 pm October 11, 2012 Permalink

    “First time in history- #1 and #2 picks in the NBA draft. I want to get #1, 2, and 3!” – 1-1 Coach Cal.



  19. Aaron Craft's Rosacea
    5:13 pm October 11, 2012 Permalink

    #15- and the Skee-Lo song is simply “I Wish”. He also wishes he was a baller, he had a girl who looked good (he would call her), a rabbit in a hat with a bat, and a 64′ impala.



  20. bluebloodtoo
    6:09 pm October 11, 2012 Permalink

    I’ll take Archie Goodwin for most points at those odds for sure and I’ll take the under on Cal’s state of the program.



  21. Murray State Wildcats
    2:10 pm October 12, 2012 Permalink

    Cal says “We are a young team” 5 times. 3-1