CBS gets the tournament right

Published 8:43 am Tuesday, March 22, 2011

After years of frustration, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament can finally be watched the right way.

CBS joined forces with TNT, TBS, and TruTV this year and the result was a viewing experience that was what I had always hoped for from the big dance. Every game was on and the start times were spaced out enough so that you could see the finish of every contest if you wanted to.

No more interruptions from Greg Gumbel to take you away from your favorite team to show a No. 1 seed pounding a No. 16. and no more wondering how an underdog is making a 20-point comeback, you can just turn the channel.

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It’s just the way it should be and it’s made college basketball a better thing.

The only downside is that some people don’t get TruTV with their cable package and a friend of mine in Wisconsin couldn’t get the Badger game in the first round. Needless to say, he was unhappy, but he was able to watch the game online for free, so it wasn’t all bad.