UConn’s win over Butler wasn’t pretty, but to paraphrase Chevy Chase, Jim Calhoun can look at his haters today and say, “I’m three-time national champion Jim Calhoun and you’re not.”
Just for fun, here is a sampling of Twitter comments from one a.m., working back to halftime. These are people I follow on Twitter, or were retweeted by people I follow. If you don’t understand the previous sentence, ignore it. It really doesn’t matter.
Hartford Courant Students at UConn are celebrating the team’s win by setting fire to couches and turning over a car.
Lauren Petty Craziness in Storrs after UConn wins! Making me realize I’m not in college anymore.
Capitol Watch No shared sacrifice for winners! RT @heathwfahle: Calhoun is worth every penny we pay him.
Pete Abraham Charles Barkley, Final Four TV analyst, just admitted he had never been to the Final Four before. That’s just great.
Paul Doyle Tribute to title game, victory parade in Hartford will be slow & plodding with no flow.
Karin Crompton Jim Nantz, Kemba mighta told you he was going pro if you didn’t keep interrupting him.
Pete Abraham Jim Nantz is a series of pre-progammed cliches. Adds nothing memorable to the telecast.
Paul Doyle Worst part of night: A. Butler offense, B. Nantz’s dog puns or C. Those awful caps UConn kids forced to wear.
Greenwich Time Huskies national champs all of five minutes and Blumenthal’s press shop fires off the congratulatory e-mail to UConn.
Seth Meyers Excellent play-in game. Best of luck to UConn in the tourney! Good night, everyone!!!
Kevin Negandhi its a shame that a great tournament like this had a final game look like this.
Seth Meyers If your blood alcohol was Butler’s shooting percentage you could legally drive.
Jay Bilas Last time a team was held under 50 points in a title game? 1949. Harry Truman was President, and Jim Calhoun was 6 years old.
Where We Live Better basketball than this at every local Y this weekend.
Steve Rushin “Dogfight” between Bulldogs & Huskies is worst game I’ve ever seen. I shih-tzu not.
Julie Stagis I think I could maybe have scored 28 points if I was thrown into the NCAA championship game.
Chad Finn Maya Moore had more points in the second half last night (21) than the UConn men have in the first half. C’mon, that has to mean something!
Seth Meyers In step with tonight’s theme of high school basketball they just did a 50/50 drawing.
For the record, Lauren Petty is a colleague at NBC Connecticut, Capitol Watch is a Hartford Courant blog, Pete Abraham used to cover UConn and is now Globe Red Sox reporter, Paul Doyle is a sports reporter for the Courant, Karin Crompton reports for the Day of New London, Seth Meyers is head writer of Saturday Night Live, Kevin Neghandi is an ESPN Sportscenter anchor, Jay Bilas is a college hoops guru for ESPN and CBS, Where We Live is the morning program on WNPR, Steve Rushin is a former Sports Illustrated columnist who’s married to Rebecca Lobo, Julie Stagis reports for the Courant, and Chad Finn writes for the Globe’s website.