Friday, March 19, 2010
Yesterday was one of the most entertaining opening days of the NCAA Tournament of all time. It provided grand upsets. It provided overtime thrillers. It mixed in some buzzer beaters and closing second winners. It was essentially everything you could ask for from 16 games and perhaps more. So why would CBS be disappointed in yesterday's outcome? Well take a look at the slate of games on Saturday and tell me which game if it was on in mid-January you would have to watch? Of the 8 games on Saturday's CBS slate only one consists of two teams from a power conferences and even that game is much less appealing to CBS than a Texas vs. Kentucky showdown would have been. The rest of the games will probably be entertaining but they certainly won't be drawing any large market non-diehard NCAA Tournament fans to the TV. I'm pretty certain CBS wishes the games were provided the same drama but the big teams that got upset, like Georgetown, were moving on to the next round.