I have been a big college basketball for a long time. Since grade school. I have always looked forward to the NCAA tournament. Growing up I didn’t have cable, so watched some of the conference finals and always looked forward to the first weekend of the NCAA tournament especially. Was always annoyed when they would show Duke beating up some mid-major team and not switch to the close 8/9 or 7/10 game.
I stayed up hours. Still remember the Richmond Spiders upsetting Syracuse at like 1am when I was either in 1991 when I was still a junior in high school. I used to watch it as soon as school was over (and my activities which I think was track then) and watch it almost all weekend. It was a time I looked forward to you every year. I think I was even at the Princeton University student center to see Princeton beat UCLA in that memorable upset. Although Princeton likes sports, it’s nowhere near as rah, rah as a place like Duke. But, that was still a cool night.
September I put the DISH on pause. Planning to cancel it soon. Lanna is ready to, I am close. So I don’t have CBS or TBS or TNT or TruTV. Although I like the idea that fans can pick the game. In my opinion the times do start do close to each other.
I haven’t really watched this entire college basketball season. It’s something that is on all the time with ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, etc. and I just don’t have the options now. Sports is frankly a huge time drain, although I miss it sometimes like today and when Rutgers played Louisville in football to see who went to the BCS.
Today I checked the scores when I came home. Even turned on the March Madness online at CBS Sports, and then I watched it for literally like 2 minutes, muted the commercial and turned it off.
I am amazed how little I miss sports. It’s one of the reasons, the primary reason I got the DISH to begin with. I wanted to get all the regional sports networks. Of course, I didn’t know that almost all the sports would be blacked out, and I could watch the Best Damn Sports Show Period over 20 different regional sports networks and it would be kind of lame on all of them.
I even did a stand up bit with March Madness when I took a stand-up class. Quick pro tip: Don’t do any material that dates itself for standup. It’s pretty much useless.
So now March Madness is Tuesday, a day it snows eight inches on the last day of winter. Hopefully it warms up soon, I look forward to the times of green, I know it keeps teasing you in Maine.
And my Final Four picks: Louisville, Ohio State, Indiana, Florida. Indiana vs. Louisville in Championship. Indiana wins final 81-75.
I will admit I would probably be switching channels if I still had cable. But it’s nice to hear “Goodnight Sweetheart” by the Spaniels too. I really love listening to iTunes after work to relax. So good night sweetheart, goodnight.