Saturday, March 28, 2009

Crazy is overrated

I almost never watch basketball games from beginning to end except for NCAA tournament time and I think CBS is the reason why. With CBS broadcasts, there's no over-the-top studio personality. No totally outrageous game announcer. Minimal schtick. Isn't it refreshing? It's almost like they think the games are the real entertainment! So radical. Now that I think of it, isn't CBS the network that did away with sideline reporters on football broadcasts? That is radical. They've rejected the ESPN formula and opted for something genuinely different, crisper and overall more pleasant. It's not that I don't respect the careers of Chris Berman or Lee Corso or Bill Walton -- but they've become cartoon characters whose predictable antics kinda cheapen any event they cover. Greg Gumble is such a welcome relief from all that. Sure hope the tournament stays at CBS.

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