The NCAA Tournament got off to a great start yesterday afternoon with fantastic finishes all over the country, which is good for everyone from fans to the networks showing the games. While the games were great, one thing stood out to me while watching the games on the various networks, there are too many people doing the halftime shows. The Turner based networks and CBS, both have teams of four doing their half time show.
I know that the networks want their people to be part of the coverage but there is no need to to have that many people on two different networks. Some of the people on the networks are NBA guys and have no right being on a halftime shows for March Madness.
With the influx of NBA, great college analyst are getting lost like Seth Davis. Davis, who is a reporter for Sports Illustrated, is one of the best college reporters out there and has a great mind for the game, I guess that come from his Duke roots.
Having that many people taking part in a half time show is not the right amount to handle 15 minutes of time that you have to fill. With that many, people with the best information get lost and that is exactly what is happening with the NCAA Tournament.
So the bracket of 68 has been made and now everyone is complaining about one thing or the other. For one they have nothing to complain about. I hear so "experts" complaining about VCU and UAB getting in over Colorado, 'Bama, and Va Tech.
In a year where college basketball has be down and the level of play has been terrible, no one has a right to complain about not getting in. Colorado could have won more games, 'Bama don't get beat by St. Peters, and Va Tech just stop.
My real problem here is with Seth Greenberg and Va Tech. Every year, hours after the selections committee has made its pick, Seth Greenberg is on TV talking about his team got shafted and this year is no different. The show is getting kind of old. Hey Seth how about going out and winning a couple of more games and stop leaving it up to the committee. You play in the ACC and have chances for big wins and maybe you should take advantage of it.
So in the end no one has anything to complain about, the teams that where left out should have done one thing and they would not have to worry about anything, Just win more games and take it out of the hands of the committee.