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ChabDog’s NCAAM Tourney Summary (Elite Eight, Pt. 2) (and click for a special wish):

I say, I say, I say, boy, this year’s team of destiny ain’t Gonzaga, … its UCLA!

ChabDog’s NCAAM Tourney Summary (Elite Eight, Pt. 2):

  • In perfectly perfunctory fashion, the Bulldogs put an end to the Troj-enz with a blowout first half, and then simply go through the motions. Live it up Gonzaga, while you can…. your shorts are about to get John Stockton tight. #Bulldogs #Trojans
  • Bruins get killed on the board and get outshot from everywhere… but win the war of turnovers… and win…. PS… Dwight Shedd… I say I told you so!

ChabDog’s NCAAM Tourney Summary (Sweet 16 Pt. 2):

ChabDog’s NCAAM Tourney Summary (Sweet 16 Pt. 2):

  • UCLA was lucky that True Romance’s Alabama wasn’t playing with that other Alabama from earlier today. This chick looked like she was spoiling more for a fight and had the firepower to back it up when it came to the moments of truth.
  • Bruins drain the Tide with some strong medicine in overtime, and if you consider all the missed foul shots (11-25 or something like that/are you kidding?)” Alabama has absolutely nothing to complain about. They had plenty of free, unpressured chances from the line, and simply blew it. Give UCLA all the credit in the world for simply taking care of business and doing what had to be done … if if they gave their opponents a gift by not properly pressure the in-bounds play near the end of regulation. This is indeed looking like a team of destiny. #Bruins #CrimsonTide
  • Hunter and Franz take matters into their own hands and dominate the semi-conscious Seminoles in a real inside job. Memo to Florida State — try working a little harder on defense next time to cover their tall guys with your tall guys close to the basket. #Seminoles #Wolverines
  • No end in sight for Enfield’s ensigns, who continue to thrash the rest of the field. Watch out Zags, these guys are for real. #Ducks #Trojans
  • Timme and his cute fu man chu ram plenty of jams down the throats of the timid Creightonians. But time to sober up, Gonzaga, as you face a real challenge in the next round. #BlueJays #Bulldogs

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ChabDog’s NCAAM Tourney Summary (Sweet 16 Pt. 1):


ChabDog’s NCAAM Tourney Summary (Sweet 16 Pt. 1):

  • Buddy turned in a real duddy, while Grimes was prime time, Jarreau was juking and Gorham was gorgeous, as ChabDognosticaed. #Cougars #Orange
  • The Cuse twilight zone was softer than the underbelly of Europe tonight.
  • Another narrow escape for the Know-it-alls who knew enough to pick Ark. #GoldenEagles #Razorbacks
  • End of the line for the Sister Jean Machine, whose offense was sputtering all night like a sick car that can’t get out of the garage. Take that Rambler in for servicing. #Beavers #Ramblers
  • This was by no means a super Nova… just a super over-achieving Nova, and Baylor’s superior defense and overall athleticism bailed them out with a second half rush. #Bears #Wildcats

ChabDog’s NCAAM Tourney Summary (Day 4, Round of 32):


NCAA Tournament Update (Day 4, Round of 32):
–Oregon apparently wasn’t too impressed with Iowa’s No. 2 seed status; Ducks looked fresh, while the Hawkeyes looked cross-eyed and confused. #Ducks #Hawkeyes
–KU wins the turnover battle, but loses practically everything else to USC … and gets KO’d by something like 35. The NCAA needs to flog itself for making this team a 3 seed … but hey, they are slow learners. Kansas looked like its shoes were nailed to the floor, while the Mobley brothers looked quite … mobile. #Trojans #Jayhawks
–Maryland’s Twerps get obliterated on the boards, and if you were hoping for a competitive game, by mid-way through the 2nd half, you were definitely pretty bored. Alabama continues to defy the naysayers and attempt the fabled double championship dip, recently accomplished only by SEC foe Florida. #CrimsonTide #Terrapins
–Buffaloes are fair game for the stalking Seminoles, who dominate on both sides of the ball and move on to face their not so old nemesis… Michigan. Remember a few years ago, Leonard, when you cried no mas with 1 minute left? Here’s your chance for redemption. #Buffaloes #Seminoles
–Michigan wakes up in the nick of time, after Howard drops his mask, throws a hissy fit, and kicks some extra gumption into the backsides of the talented Wolverines. #Tigers #Wolverines
–Blue Jays hover over Bobcats, unleash some spray, and make their way into the very Sweet Sixteen. #Bobcats #BlueJays
–Bruins from the West Coast coast. leaning on Abilene with their superior size and clamping down with solid defense and few turnovers. Now the real fun starts as they plan for No. 1 Alabama. #CrimsonTide #Bruins
–Credit to Gonzaga for wearing the Sooners down to a knub; Oklahoma fouls its way to a large deficit, despite shooting 50% from the field and giving it the old college try. Bulldogs move inexorably toward the Final Four. #Sooners #Bulldogs

ChabDog’s NCAAM Tourney Summary (Day 3, Round of 32):

ChabDog’s NCAAM Tourney Summary (Day 3, Round of No Few Than 32):
–More organized and efficient Beavers outclass the Cowboys, who shot from the hip and generally resisted running plays. In the end, the scoreboard does not usually reward chaos, even if you have Cade Cunningham. Besides, the best player on the floor was actually guarding him. Go Beavers, go! #Beavers #Cowboys
–LUC wins going away, and it was anything but luck. Krutwig played real big, and the Ramblers shocked the gamblers with their poise, precision and spectacular execution. As for Illinois, they lost in almost every meaningful statistical category, as well as falling short when it came to the critical intangibles. Plus, they just choked. #FightingIllini #Ramblers
–Better coaching and shot selection, along with the on-court excellence of Buddy B. were the difference in SU’s narrow win over the ever-aggressive but sometimes out-of-control West Va. The bottom line is the Orange slowed the pace just enough to enable the Mountaineers to become their own worst enemies. #Orangemen #Mountaineers
–Mean Green shoot before they think and get roundly vilified by Villanova. #Wildcats #MeanGreen
–Later Gators … you were just to laissez-faire, committing more than your fair share of turnovers, which gave the hot shooting Eagles just the lift they needed to soar for the winning scores. #GoldenEagles #Gators
–Razors survive when Raiders forget how to make a couple of lay ups in the waning moments; Ark had better learn how to finish, or they’ll be stuck in park going into the Sweet Sixteen. #Razorbacks #RedRaiders
–Nothing too fancy from Baylor, other than a rock solid defensive effort and allowing its opponent to make an uncharacteristic parade of unforgivable turnovers and flubs. And as Wisconsin found out, you can’t get away with being so careless, when you’re the less talented club. #Badgers #Bears
–Houston barely escapes with its tournament life against a pumped up Rutgers, which appeared to celebrate just a little too soon. The Scarlet Knights had the Cougars on the ropes, but with the situation got most dire, the No. 2 seed’s best play, Q. Grimes stepped up with a prime time performance. Better luck next year, RU. #ScarletKnights #Cougars

ChabDog’s NCAAM Tourney Summary (Day 2, Round of Too Many):



ChabDog’s NCAAM Tourney Summary (Day 1, Round of Too Many):

  • Texas literally throws the game away with 23 turnovers, and Abilene Christian advances on toward the promised land with much religious zeal. #Longhorns #Wildcats
  • UCLA uses its speed advantage, grit and tenacity to bag and tag the Cougars, and by the looks of it, there’s plenty of fight left where that came from for whomever is unfortunate enough to be standing in their way. #Bruins #Cougars
  • Well, this was indeed one way for Oregon to duck an opponent. Ducks win in a waddle-over. #Ducks #Rams
  • At first blush, Gonzaga’s dream regular season is being followed by a dreamy good start to the post-season. It takes them no time at all to deflate Norfolk State. #Bulldogs #Spartans
  • Sooner or later one of these floundering teams had to win one, and of course, that was the Sooners. #Tigers #Sooners
  • Reality finally catches up with little heavyweight UVa, after they shoot their way out of a title defense against decidedly unimpressed Ohio. #Cavaliers #Bobcats
  • Terps come out of the shell snapping and trapping, while Huskies were hoisting up more than their fair share of duds. This sets up a rather intriguing 2nd round confrontation with SEC champs, Alabama. #Huskies #Terrapins
  • Smoke and mirrors only worked for 1 half for upstart Iona; Crimson Tide athleticism on full display as Bama wastes no time after half time in squelching the Gaels. #CrimsonTide #Gaels
  • No way the Bulldogs were gonna knock favored Trojans off their high horse. USC came to play, and now gets ready for Kansas. #Trojans #Bulldogs
  • Grand Canyon’s grandiose dreams go up in spoke against the sharp shooting Hawkeyes…. and who knew great big Garza was one of the guys they’d forget to cover. #Hawkeyes #Antelopes
  • Back to the beach for the Gauchos, who must be grouchy after getting bypassed by 1 by the sneaky Bluejays. #Bluejays #Gauchos
  • Mighty Michigan blows out Texas Southern with a dynamite first half, and then boasts and coasts in a veritable snoozer. #Wolverines #Tigers
  • Tigers turn fierce and sanction the St. Bonnie’s; Michigan beware!
  • KU gets taken by surprise by Eastern Washington and its mountain man named Groves, but took the kid gloves off in the second half and fights its way back behind big man McCormack. Nice gut check win for the Jayhawks. #Jayhawks #Eagles
  • FSU moves on, despite sputtering on offense against the underdog Spartans. Seminoles would be well-advised to find their offense, or they won’t have enough in next round’s tussle against the Buffs. #Spartans #Seminoles
  • Another nice win for the PAC-12 as the Buffaloes leave Georgetown in a cloud of dust. Whoever takes out this crew will have to come to the arena locked and loaded, and that was bad news for Hoyas arriving with empty nap sacks. #Hoyas #Buffaloes

ChabDog’s NCAAM Tourney Summary (Day 1, Round of Too Many):

ChabDog’s NCAAM Tourney Summary (Day 1, Round of Too Many):
–Rumors of Villanova’s imminent demise were greatly exaggerated; after the game, Winthorpe, no Winthrop, wished it could trade places with the winners. #Eagles #Wildcats
–No way these rather ordinary Golden Eagles were going to soar over Huggy’s landlocked, but covering-all-the-angles, Mountaineers. When the pace is so free and easy, the Morgantowners are apt to own their competition. #Mountaineers #GoldenEagles
–Syracuse works its Buddy system to perfection on offense, and on defense, the fabled Boeheim zone lulled San Diego into a twilight zone of long range lemons. A completely thoughtless, dud of a performance by the frazzled Aztecs. #Aztecs #Orange
–What’s the matter, commentator Andy? Katz got your tongue? These cats from Houston are definitely for real, and their coach is one of the best. Cougars rip a giant hole through the Viking ship using some deadly bucket shots. #Cougars #Vikings
–Rutgers proves a resilient and tough nut to crack, and after 38 not-so-wonderful years of failure, in the second round, they’re back! #ScarletKnights #Tigers
–Too bad for them that the Boilermakers could be better basket makers. #Boilermakers #MeanGreen
–The relatively star-less Tar Heels get bullied bad by the Badgers, and Coach Roy gets to limp back on Tobacco Road with his first first game loss. #Badgers #tarheels
–Gators survive to the Second Round after doing some extended hokey pokey with the Hokies. #Hokies #Gators
–It takes a while, but with Cade in cadence, the Cowboys finally figure out how to douse the Flames. #Cowboys #Flames
–Leave it to the Beavers, who were guilty of voluntary manslaughter after chewing through the soft Volunteers. #Beavers #Volunteers
–This year’s Loyolans of Chicago stay loyal to the school’s traditional values, which means the Ramblers had no trouble derailing the Rambling Wreckers of Ga Tech. #Ramblers #YellowJackets
–Bears had the Midas touch, as they heartlessly take advantage of a golden opportunity to quash cupcake Hartford in Round 1. #Bears #Hawks
–No laughing gas anywhere to be found, as the bewildered Buckeyes undergo a painful, and unexpected, oral surgery. #GoldenEagles #Buckeyes
–Raiders generally harass the dear Aggies, who clearly fell out of favor by game’s end. Lest we forget, Lubbock’s lads are getting mighty accustomed to cutting deep swaths into the draw. #RedRaiders #Aggies
–Razorbacks were by no means sharp… until the 2nd half got a little long in the tooth, but they still have enough going for them to give the old brush off to pesky Colgate. #Razorbacks #Raiders
–Cocky Cockburn stuffs the rock and there was no chance the Dragons were hanging with biggest dog from the Big 10. #FightingIllini #Dragons

On the “Racing Against the Clock” CDST Show (Part 2):


On the “Racing Against the Clock” edition of CDST (Part 2):
— Now this is definitely the winning score … jazzy background music you have got to experience from the classic 70’s flick, “The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3” (“You’re a sick man, Rico”)
— A relatively svelte Chris Farley, as introduced by smart- mouthed Martin Lawrence, take the helm in a juvenile detention center … (“You got it, Homey” “I’m thirty five years old, thrice divorced, and I wish to hell I was living in a van down by the river” “That’s funny, and you’re purdy” “It’s a simple concept, bitches and cigarettes”)
— J.R. drops, but persistent Gerald to the rescue breaks through on skype line
— ChabDog decries his technology curse, but alas Glymph notes return to the conversation to save the day
— Fact — you cannot finish off a honey-do list in 10 minutes
— Steelers would rather pick up almost anything … other than Brady….
— Could be that the “nice” contracts are almost up for Tommie boy
— Andy Dalton’s no Timothy Dalton … is he even a Ryan Tannehill?
— As the conversation turns, we return yet again to the subject of bald Redskin QBs
— Our special guests insist Charlotte’s Cam is no charlatan.
— Time for Tyler Heineke to grab a Heineken and ride the couch.
— That Justin Herbert can really give the rock a heave.
— Super G’s astute reflections on Super Tuesday
— The extent to which Bernie’s drowning without any Southern comfort … just look at what happened in Virginia
— Biden’s mysterious connection with people … he can reach out and touch them, while sniffing
— Joe’s kicking back now that he’s inheriting Warren’s imposing ground game, along with Bloomberg’s bankroll
— Eric suggests a threesome with Bernie, AOC and Ilhan Omar (is that politically expedient? or possible?)
— The ultimate endorsement/campaign slogan by the Fonz … “My bike likes Ike” … maybe he should stump for Trump?
— Speculation on the Democratic VP Nominee … Kamala Harris? Stacey Abrams? Sinema paradiso?
— Why you could have a 269-269 tie? Why Donald would be fit to tied, unless Republicans control the newly-elected House.
— Trial by fire does not equal a trial without witnesses … let alone the first hand ones
— Deconstructing what an obstruction of justice really is
— Our mutual admiration society concludes another spirited meeting with a smokin tune from Aerosmith … Mama Kin….

On the “Racing Against the Clock” CDST Show (Part 1):

On the “Racing Against the Clock” CDST Show (Part 1):
— Looks like most spectators thumbed their nose at Daylight Savings Time by sleeping in, and missing the running of the LA Marathon (it’s not smart to play games with Father Time)
— Big surprise that the Men’s race was not, in fact won by Kenyan, … and ChabDog was right! The winner hails from Ethiopia.
— Tank refuses to admit any affiliation with fire hydrant man Dawejko, notwithstanding the same red letters on the back of his shorts
— Our pick for a big flop during March Madness … take-a-seat Seton Hall (after squandering a 4-game lead, they’re now 3rd in the Big East and backpedaling wildly into the conf tournament)
— Aztecs hit a nasty snag against the Aggies
— Dayton could well have a date with destiny
— Those poor Tar Heels continue to get the tar kicked outta them
— NJIT has less to do with basketball and more to do with ITT; they built a good gym, … now they need to figure out how to play in it
— There’s actually a more pitiable and unwanted post-season competition than the Not Invited Tournament … the dreaded CIT
— Get a load on our busy signal (it’s heavy duty)
— Dem party brass is tired of biding their time with Bernie; it’s time for Biden
— We just notice that they’re growing some physical specimens at College Park, including that big guy with glasses, who looks like a cross of Dwight Howard and Erkel
— This is yet another year that seems tailor made for Gonzaga
— A striking dichotomy in the two-tiered Ivy
— Columbia Lou … now this was no laughable Lion
— And in the Division 3 Tournament Sweet 16, it’s the Yeshiva Buchers and the Randolph Macon Baconaters [pretty funny hearing Frank the Goyboy try and pronounce “Macabees”] — USC may have burst the hopes of the bubble bouncing Bruins
— And why was there a particularly intense Corona virus scare in Baltimore?
— The entire Northern half of Italy has been shut down, except for the graffiti artists in Milan, who will continue to work on available building space
— Good thing the 80’s are over, and we can switch away from switches.
— Well-read pops an Adrian Barbeauner….
— Who said, “She yo problem”
— We get spited by Skype, and as a result of some curious technical difficulties, start playing musical callers
— Jumping into the Sports Rock truncated college b-ball pool
— Happy to go too far with Defy Life’s J.R., in terms of a number of provocative topics, including … 1) why big is better in the NBA, 2) Bill Russell’s accomplished career as a product pitchman, 3) rekindling the reasons for Rick Barry’s removal (no smiles after that unfortunate comment involving watermelon); 4) why Marv’s hotel room role playing was only a temporary hanging offense?, and why would this be taboo according to Me Too; 5) why one-and-done Duke isn’t having much fun, and the Cavs are having a ball; and 6) it’s still completely unnatural that the Terps are not populating the ACC


NCAAM Update, Recap and Perspectives, Friday, 3-6-20:

NCAAM Update:

  • Wisconsin navigates its way around Indiana by a whisker, probably leaving the loser Hoosiers (9-11 in the conference) on the outside looking in. #Hoosiers #Badgers
  • Seminoles looked pretty sassy in Tallahasse with Balsa balling and Dominik dominating. #Seminoles #Eagles
    Get a recap of the Boston College Eagles vs. Florida State Seminoles basketball game.
  • Dayton beats the living daylights outta the Colonials. #Colonials #Flyers
  • Jayhawks j-walk in a cakewalk to yet another mind-numbingly habitual Big 12 titles. #Jayhawks #RedRaiders
  • It definitely wasn’t in the cards this afternoon for the Cardinals, and does not speak volumes for the ACC that a team of this caliber went 15-5. Louisville may well be an early round loser come tourney time. #Cardinals #Cavaliers
  • We haven’t even hit prime time, and Baylor’s already starting to bail. #Bears #Mountaineers

On the “Not Far From the Madding Crowd” CDST Show (Part 1):

On the “Not Far From The Madding Crowd” CDST Show (Part 1):

— Best of Beach is again within Chabner Law’s reach! This time for 2020! Thank you to all who voted for us!
— Mich. St. has the ides of March on its side with the strong play of Cassius; Tom “Ratso” Rizzo has his guys primed and ready to roll.
— No surprise Beiline made a beeline out of the NBA; what was a Michigan guy doing coaching in Ohio, anyway. Bound for the Bruins?
— Our Kansas mush downplays the Jayhawks for their own good.
— Can the troubled Tar Heels find their wheels in the ACC tourney?
— Speculating about this year’s bracket busters …
— Nova getting unseated by Seton Hall atop the Big East.
— Some choice clips from ChabDog Sports Talk’s recent S. Car Dem debate podcast, with background soundbites and commentary by our panel.
— ChabDog’s happy that Biden negotiated that complex defense of his gun control record, but his reference to 150 million dead was a whopper that was clearly DOA.
— Steyer Steyer, time for you to retire … your pants are on fire, but your commentary is just tiring.
— Thin Lizzy makes Frank pull his moustache out in protest, while Bernie continues to dole out free goodies with renewed zeal.
— Why Newark=Gotham City, with plenty of factory clouds that appear to be angry, aroused wolves.
— Going over the electoral vote runoff scenario … sorry Frank, the impasse is broken in the House, not the Senate.
— Maybe Mitt should run as Bloomberg’s VP … if he really feels Trump is not qualified to continue to serve
— They are probably not taking communion in China
— A very spicy performance from press secretary Sean Spicer-girl (“I’m not here to be your buddy; I’m here to swallow gum and take names” …”The crowd greeted him with a standing ovation… the men all had erections, and the women were ovulating left and right” “Wait a minute that’s my email password/hey, stop writing that down” “At 4 PM we’re watching “Finding Dory, and then at 6, we’re abolishing the National Park Service” “You just said that; it’s your words”
— Maybe Frank needs to impersonate Melissa Mccarthy (“read it, go home and report it, and shove it up your ass”)
— There’s nothing impromptu about Pravda.
— Going back to April 1986 the minor interruption of service experienced at Chernobil “Do not panic, all is well”. Combined with the Red Sox meltdown against the Miracle Mets, that was a pretty tough year for yours truly.
— A critique of political cronyism and a rouge bus driver in the tri-state area, who reportedly attempted to abscond to Trinidad.
— Looking into how Mike secured that 3rd term as major of Metropolis
— Delving into the Giant feud between Giannis and The Beard; boy did that pass to the head really sting.
— Why banking on Houston to win the NBA title is indeed risky business. And we handicap the rest of the field, including the wreckage that is the Leastern Conference.
— Another half hearted year for Kyree
— We could very well see a freeway series in LA for the West.
— Who exactly comprises the Laker supporting cast for the benefit of LBJ and AD.

NCAAM Update, Recap and Perspectives (Saturday, February 29, 2020):

NCAAM Update:

  • Hey, hey, hey, it’s time to remember who the defending champs are … it’s UVA. Never underestimate the heart of a champion….#BlueDevils #Cavaliers
  • And when all is said and done, Kentucky sits on its old, habitual throne, wearing that familiar SEC crown. #Tigers #Wilcats
  • Syracuse suffers a major Orange whip in its Carrier Dome home against unappreciated UNC; this loss may well doom their ability to move off the bubble. As for the Tar Heels, perhaps they found some here to build on for purposes of a miracle conf tournament run. #TarHeels #Orange
  • It’s just a smidge early, but still bears repeating … beware of the ides of March … Cassius and MSU lay down the law at College Park and send a message about what the green killing machine can do in the next few maddening weeks. #Spartans #Terrapins
  • Turns out the bane of Baylor’s existence isn’t KU, it’s TCU’s Desmond Bane. #Bears #HornedFrogs
  • Clemson claws its way to an thrilling buzzer beating win over fearsome FSU; this won’t get them an invite to the Big Dance, but it does give them some hope going into the Conference tourney. #Seminoles #Tigers

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