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The Tennessean’s Joe Biddle knows basketball

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Either Joe Biddle of The Tennessean is Nostradamus or he is ripping off tens of people in Nashville who still read the newspaper. According to his article in the Nashville snoozepaper today, both Vanderbilt and Tennessee will need a 60-minute effort to advance in the first round of the tournament.  That’s four overtimes! I’m having a hard enough time picking which team will win each game, and here’s Joe Biddle going even further by predicting two four-overtime games. Either the man is a genius or he needs to put away his typewriter for good.

Ah, newspapers. They’re so darn cute!

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

28 Comments for The Tennessean’s Joe Biddle knows basketball



  1. Patriot
    4:22 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    Not gonna say it!



  2. Tom
    4:25 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    If it was just the headline that was wrong … the writer doesn’t write the headline, the copy desk does. Online it says 40 minutes now in the headline, but I’m unsure if the reference to 40 minutes in the story was wrong in the print edition.

    Either way it is embarassing.



  3. ukjonny8
    4:25 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    apparently they’ve realized their own stupidity b/c the website now has it as “40” minutes. Was this a headline error or did he realy write about 60 minutes of basketball?



  4. thankfulCat
    4:32 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    My recent post on Dana O’Neil blog

    Dana,

    I’m surprised that you and Forde haven’t taken your usual shots at Calipari yet since you live and breathe to post any kind of negative crap you can about him.

    I can’t wait for your response.

    “It is easy to post stuff about him, he cheats all the time.”

    Or something along those lines.

    Why don’t we talk about Porcini’s?
    15 seconds of fame?
    Sypher economics?
    $3,000 to hold a table in Louisville?

    Yeah, those topics are forbidden aren’t they?

    Y’all on Thamel’s Christmas card list now?



  5. DeMarcus overload
    4:35 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    If you zoom in, you can see he wrote “40 minutes” in the actual article. Blame goes to the copy desk. Unfortunately, it now looks like Biddle has no legitimacy in talking college basketball, even though it wasn’t his fault.



  6. football sux
    4:38 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    Maybe he meant to say they need to pack 60 minutes worth of effort into a 40 minute game? Even then there would be no hope…



  7. football sux
    4:38 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    What?



  8. Non-Ignorant
    4:46 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    Yeah – you need to clarify. The author doesn’t write the headlines, as everyone in the media knows. I say this as someone who loves this site, but you need to clarify b/c it’s completely unfair to the actual author.



  9. blitzedanddazed
    4:46 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    Joe Biddle has been pretty much been relegated as a joke over the past 5 or so years.
    Pretty much like Rick Bozich at the Courier. Neither one of these guys could write for a good school newspaper.



  10. blitzedanddazed
    4:50 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    #8 –Not true. A lot of writers post their own headline even before submitting their story for print.



  11. pete thamel
    4:57 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    I get my information from him



  12. 101blue
    4:58 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    “The NCAA Selection Committee Approved this Headline”

    Looks good to me…All in favor say Ahhhh….



  13. Assassin Number 2
    4:59 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    Rebound the basketball!!!



  14. You cant handle the Truth
    5:04 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    60 minute effort,That was half a season for the Vols



  15. Buzzard
    5:08 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    hey Drew, is it 4:20?



  16. catcrawler
    5:24 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    What’s wrong with giving 150% ??



  17. Blue Mist
    5:44 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    Aw, I’ve lived down here for 15 years. Nobody knows anything about basketball. They are just going by football. Give ’em a break. They are basketball morons.



  18. John
    5:45 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    Even if the headline was correct, it’s a crappy



  19. Laker Cat 18
    6:00 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    According to the little poll on the right side of this page, we have 665 delusional fans, 9 Louisville fans, and 68 West Virginia fans who attended this site and voted.



  20. ukfaceman
    6:14 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    I think he was including half-time into that number. A lot of games are won or lost during half-time, don’t you know…



  21. BDD
    6:42 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    Good thing I found this, I was planning on betting the under on both games!



  22. NotChandlerParsons
    7:02 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    19-This isn’t youtube. Dont make those comments here. -_-



  23. bluemister
    7:15 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    Biddle is a “used-to-be”, and an ahole. Worked for the Nashville Banner before they went under/merged into the Tennessean, he won some writer of the year type awards years ago but he is a nobody now and has been a nobody for a long time.



  24. Warren T
    7:39 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    The main error was leaving an ‘s’ off at the end of 60 Minute. I would expect the article to detail how Morley Safer or Bob Simon led a 60 Minutes crew into detailing the scandal that is Bruce Pearl. LOL



  25. For reals
    7:49 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    I’d be willing to be you $1 million he didn’t write the headline. Page designers are the ones who type them in, and the page designer likely made the error.



  26. Bill
    10:11 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    #24, 60 minute effort is correct.



  27. Bill
    10:15 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    #24 , 60 minute effort, is correct.



  28. CRD
    10:28 pm March 15, 2011 Permalink

    That’s 240 times longer than Pitino’s effort.