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68 team Big Dance

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by BuffNut99, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    It's gonna happen, and shockingly CBS managed to keep the rights over ESPN's bid by teaming up with Turner:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=5125307

    Nice to know that when CU makes the Tourney next season, it will be on its own channel in HD
     
  2. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    "The NCAA makes nearly 96 percent of its revenue from the NCAA men's basketball tournament."

    makes the lack of an NCAA football playoff all the more baffling.
     
  3. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    What the **** is truTV????

    This plan is so much better than the moronic 96 team idea, but I'm not sure I like the idea of putting the early games on 4 separate channels. One of the great things about the early round coverage to this point is that CBS always did a great job of switching to the best games in progress, and getting regional teams on locally. Doesn't matter if you're home on the couch with cable/satellite going, but if you're stuck watching on a broadcast station (in an office, for example), I'm afraid you're going to be locked into one game now...
     
  4. HRBuff

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    It is the channel formerly known as CourtTV
     
  5. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Really?? Funny, I always thought the "Court" part meant court of law. If I'd known it meant basketball court, I might have paid a little more attention to it.... :huh:
     
  6. tante

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    I thought CBS did a horrible job this year switching channels. The easiest way to tell what game people want to watch is to look at brackets. When people are split close to 50-50 on the outcome, they want to watch that game. Only show a game if it is really close and toward the end or if there is a huge upset in the making. Seriously a 5 year old can figure it out. I mean what is better to watch, Duke up by 30 with 10 minutes to play or a Texas - Wake Forest game that was close and probably had a 50-50 split in brackets?
     
  7. Mick Ronson

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    it's name synergy. there is a store in the Bay Area where my buddy goes called "Stan's Pool Supply" or something. and originally, it was chlorine and swimming pool stuff. but, people would come in looking for billiards (pool, right) stuff all the time so he started stocking tables and cues, new felt etc. leased the strip mall next door and knocked out the wall. now, the guy has a pretty reputable billiards clientele and have tournaments and stuff. Stan's Pool Supply. same with CourtTV. sort of. hehe.
     
  8. JimmyBuff

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    Gotta be Versus's sister channel. :lol:
     
  9. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    I think CBS misfired on switching around a number of times this year and the viewer flat out missed a couple of close endings, I can't remember which ones. CBS did come out and say that they stopped doing split screens because people with low res TVs had a hard time seeing what was going on... how about catering to the people with widescreen/HD.... Regardless, problem solved, and in the end I'm glad that ESPN didn't grab this, I don't want them to completely dominate sports, even though I'm certain they would do a better job.
     
  10. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Its mind boggling that we don't have a 32 team playoff in college football.. Play the first two games at the home campuses after the conference Championship games , then play the next round in the four big bowl sites on Jan 1/2, have those winners advance to a Final Four type facility (Monday night Jan 9)that can handle two games back to back (Jerry's place) and then those two winners in the championship game (Jan 16)at one of the rotating 4 big bowl games.



    And the ones that don't make the playoffs can play in the leftover bowls games that no one cares about to begin with..
     
  11. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    The two things I like about this deal are that the tournament won't be going to 96 teams (at least not yet), although 68 means there will now be 4 of those stupid "play-in" games. Excuse me, "opening round" games. :rolling_eyes:

    The 2nd thing, and this is the big one, is that all games will be on TV and you won't get stuck watching a regional team that you aren't interested in. :thumbsup:
     
  12. BuffLuKe

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    If they are going to 96, just do the **** already. Im about tired of hearing teams like Va Tech bitch about not getting in. Here is a concept, try playing teams in the non conference that people have heard of, they played teams I didnt know existed. I think all its gonna do is water down the tourney but it's gonna happen so just get it over with.
     
  13. BuffNut

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    This is a perfect solution. You already have a play-in game for one of the 4 regions,...always wondered why they didn't do this years ago. 96 teams is dumb
     
  14. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    68 (or even 72) made sense. I wonder if the real reason for leaking '96' was to make it so even the people most resistant to change ended up relieved when an expansion to 68 was announced. :smile2:
     
  15. SECOBuffsFan

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    What I am curious about is whether they will make the four 16 seeds be the play in or if they will take 8 "BCS" conference type schools and make the play-ins for the 12 seeds. I say leave the little guys alone and make Big Conference schools play their way in.
     
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    How does 68 make sense? What was the point of the play-in game? What is the point of 4 play-in games? It seems like each team should have to win the same # of games to win the championship.
     
  17. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Because they already had 65 and we knew that wasn't going away. So if there's going to be 1 play in game, it balances to have 4. And since there's never been a 16 seed that beat a 1 seed, this is kind of like making what would have been the 16s and the 15s in a 64-team field play each other. Should result in a better quality opening matchup for the 1s and tougher opponents for the 2s through 6s, also, as these things filter their way down.

    Remember the quality of the current play-in teams. Arkansas-Pine Bluff was the one that won this year. CU wasn't close to sniffing the NCAAs this year but we were able to easily roll them.
     
  18. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Question: Do the winning teams in the play-in game get to say that win is an NCAA Tournament win?

    I think that the question is answered by the label of "play-in game" because you have to win to make it to the tournament, so it does not count. Am I right about this?
     
  19. CarolinaBuff

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    I have no doubt that the 8 teams involved in the stupid "play-in" games will all be small conference champions.
     
  20. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    A win in the stupid play-in game does count as an NCAA tournament win.
     
  21. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    That's ****ing ****ty. Should not count.
     
  22. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    I completely agree.
     
  23. GoBuffs!!

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    I will almost guarantee they will make the small schools play in. There is way more money in televising big time schools play, even if they are beating down some other school, just look at how many people watch the play in game now.
     
  24. rynobuff

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    They're not called "play-in games" though officially. They are the opening round games, so yes they do count. I agree this is silly and stupid.
     
  25. BuffLuKe

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    Why not have a small school and a team that bitched about not getting in this year in play-ins? Like Va Tech vs Mercer or some ****. At least we could recognize one of them.
     

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