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BY JOE DEUTSCHMANN
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March Madness has always been unpredictable, but this year’s selection snubs have made some people madder than ever.
GREG GUMBEL: “Every year this time of year there’s all kinds of hemming and hawing and deservedly so, but perhaps this year there’s going to be a little bit more. Sure, there were some predictable things that happened in the selection process, but there were some things that truly shocked you guys.” CBS Sports
Colorado Buffaloes coach Tad Boyle said he never thought his team would top the snubbed list after his players went 20-13 overall and 8-8 in a competitive Big 12 Conference.
BOYLE: “Shocking and disappointing that we didn’t get in the tournament. I feel bad for our five seniors, the fact that they’ll never have an opportunity to play in this tournament again.”
Other snub teams include Virginia Tech, St. Mary’s, Alabama and Boston College. Va-Tech coach Seth Greenberg said he believes his team got snubbed because the selection committee has a hidden agenda that favors teams from less popular conferences. But a Syracuse blogger says Virginia Tech got snubbed because of its performances against other rejected teams.
“The Hokies certainly had chances to take away any doubt on Selection Sunday, such as winning either of their final two conference games against fellow bubble contenders, Boston College and Clemson. They dropped both of those contests.”
Others are perturbed with the association’s decision to include teams like Virginia Commonwealth and University of Alabama-Birmingham. Analyst Dick Vitale said he was shocked to hear these teams made it into the tournament.
VITALE: “My wife knows diddly about basketball, but if you put her here and said look at Colorado’s résumé, look at UAB, and look at VCU, it’d be an M&Mer, a mismatch, man. It’d be like a beauty contest—Roseanne Barr walking in versus Scarlett Johansson—no shot, none whatsoever.”
Paul Woody, of the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia, said the NCAA was right to give VCU and other mid-majors a chance.
“For once, the selection committee did the right thing and took a deserving third team from the CAA instead of a fifth team from the ACC. If VCU's inclusion kept Virginia Tech out of the NCAA field, that is unfortunate. It is not, however, unfair.”
The NCAA tournament features 68 teams this year—four more than last year.
BY ALYSSA CARTEE
ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN
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Even before the Tony Awards are given out, there are clear winners and clear losers.
“The 65th Annual Tony Awards nominations are out--and this year--it's all about ‘The Book of Mormon’--the critical and box-office darling brought to you by the creators of ‘South Park.’ Out of contention, ‘Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark,’ which was supposed to be this season's big hit, but imploded after a chain of serious mishaps and accidents.” (Video: KVUE)
Vanity Fair points out, Broadway’s most expensive musical in history was left out -- but it won’t be forgotten.
“Why Spider-Man Received No Tony Nominations—And It’s Not the Reason You Think (I.e., It’s Bad) … Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (No, Wait, Turn On the Dark Because This Is a Mess) received no nominations—but only because it’s still in previews. Next year, it sweeps.”
Okay, so the Spider-Man snub was a technicality. But according to E!, there was one name left off the coveted list which came as quite a shock.
“Harry Potter's own Daniel Radcliffe. He’s received rave reviews in ‘How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.’ Sadly the Muggles seemed to have snubbed the musical star.”
The LA Times says it’s about time Broadway recognized the difference between selling tickets and having talent.
“Perhaps we've just reached the saturation point. Daniel Radcliffe might be able to keep ticket sales afloat with his Harry Potter fan club, but Tony nominators were not blind (or should I say deaf?) to the musical limitations of this game rookie. … but this wasn't so much a backlash … as a recognition that talent doesn't always carry a name brand.”
Finally, a blogger for The New York Times says -- maybe the Tonys are just growing up.
“What’s this? A full slate of real, original plays – and I mean plays, like mom and dad used to dress up for and would talk about over martinis afterward. Though the Tony nominations announced Tuesday morning didn’t offer many surprises ... it did confirm some good news. Legitimate dramas are still being written, and they’re being written well.”
The Tonys will air on CBS June 12th. You can see a full list of the nominees in our transcript section.
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy was dealt a blow this weekend as voters showed support for the opposing Socialist party in regional elections.
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BY HANK KOEBLER
ANCHOR BRICE SANDER
Bill Parcells won 172 games as an NFL head coach, but will the man nicknamed “Big Tuna” win the waiting game?
Parcells was a finalist for this year’s Hall of Fame class, but the selection committee did not choose him as part of the six-member Class of 2012. Newsday’s Bob Glauber, a member of the selection committee, was shocked.
“The guy has the credentials. I just don’t see where the question is there. Maybe there’s some competition from other positions here but that guy has been a history-making coach in this league.” (ESPN)
But Miami Dolphins fan blog, Phinphanatic published an article titled “Bill Parcells is Not a Hall of Fame Coach,” saying Parcells’ shortcomings as an executive are why he’s sitting on the sidelines. The blogger wrote...
“Parcells is the man I still blame for the mess that is the Miami Dolphins. His self-serving ego was paramount to adding failure to an already floundering franchise. [He]... did nothing in revitalizing the team that he was tasked with building ... he walked away from the job before it was completed.”
Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News wrote Parcells is more than worthy of enshrinement in the Hall of Fame. Lupica says...
“He should have made the Hall of Fame Saturday, because he took over four bad teams in his life and turned them all into winners and took two of them to Super Bowls and nearly did it with the other two. You tell me who else can say all that?”
Sports Illustrated’s Jim Trotter, another member of the selection committee, explains that even with Parcells’ accomplishments, voters weren’t sold.
“There were some concerns about how he left certain franchises. There were concerns among some about the fact that he was at one job while negotiating for another job.”
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Award-winning Dominican fashion designer Oscar De La Renta has been a favorite of many U.S. First Ladies, like Jacqueline Kennedy, Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton. Still missing from his list is current First Lady Michelle Obama. De La Renta has been among the few who have criticized her fashion choices. At a recent Mexico City fashion gala the designer said that his relationship with the First Lady began poorly and thinks that it will end the same way. DeLa Renta says he isnât worried about not having Mrs. Obama on his list of celebrity clients.
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Paris Hilton very coolly snubbed our dear Bollywood beauty Kangana Ranaut at the party hosted to welcome her in Mumbai.
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