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    Expansion of NCAA tournament

    Miller is talking about expanding the # of teams to 128. It's been discussed elsewhere as well. I'll be done with CBB if they do that. The regular season will become completely uninteresting. I have a hard enoguh time getting into "big "games as it is because I know they mean very little since the tournament is all that matters. Rewarding crappy teams disgusts me. Just like excessive number of bowls.



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    Re: Expansion of NCAA tournament

    Essentially every team is in right now with conf tourneys anyway.


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    Re: Expansion of NCAA tournament

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Miller is talking about expanding the # of teams to 128. It's been discussed elsewhere as well. I'll be done with CBB if they do that. The regular season will become completely uninteresting. I have a hard enoguh time getting into "big "games as it is because I know they mean very little since the tournament is all that matters. Rewarding crappy teams disgusts me. Just like excessive number of bowls.
    I would love it just for the simple reason that Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday in front of the TV is my favorite time of the year.



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    Re: Expansion of NCAA tournament

    a couple more days of march madness.... why not?



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    Re: Expansion of NCAA tournament

    I think it's rubbish. Just as there is no need for however many bowl games there are now, it isn't necessary and would take away the fun and excitement of the tournament. You'd probably start to see teams towards the end of the season start to sit players and things since they wouldn't have to worry as much about a couple extra potential losses with so many invites.

    Not to mention, the time it'd take to play everything would draw out far too long (i.e. NBA).


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    Re: Expansion of NCAA tournament

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    I think it's rubbish. Just as there is no need for however many bowl games there are now, it isn't necessary and would take away the fun and excitement of the tournament. You'd probably start to see teams towards the end of the season start to sit players and things since they wouldn't have to worry as much about a couple extra potential losses with so many invites.

    Not to mention, the time it'd take to play everything would draw out far too long (i.e. NBA).
    Only adds one more game...



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    Re: Expansion of NCAA tournament

    I vote no. The bubble watch is one of my favorite times of the year...and watching excited teams holler and dejected teams complain.



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    Re: Expansion of NCAA tournament

    Quote Originally Posted by kg-cyclone View Post
    Only adds one more game...
    That's what happens when you have the day off from work - brain stops working


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    Re: Expansion of NCAA tournament

    64 more games? I really have a hard time believing they'll do that. Not that I'd be opposed to it.

    If they do anything, it will probably be to continue to add these stupid "play-in games". Maybe even down to the 15 seed.



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    Re: Expansion of NCAA tournament

    Quote Originally Posted by kg-cyclone View Post
    I would love it just for the simple reason that Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday in front of the TV is my favorite time of the year.
    Watching mismatches is a couch potato's dream. There would be some really nice games but some real stinkers as well. The 1st round would be full of complete dogs. 1 vs. 32 seeds? Dear God.



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    Re: Expansion of NCAA tournament

    I could see them do it on a huge greed binge, but I REALLY don't want to see it. In fact, the play in game is garbage. Why didn't they just eliminate one at large bid. It is a greed fest.



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    Re: Expansion of NCAA tournament

    Quote Originally Posted by kg-cyclone View Post
    Only adds one more game...
    Actually, it adds 64. It only adds one more ROUND.

    The current format has 32 first round games (ok, 33) spread across two days. How he heck will they do it when it comes to 64 games?

    Not to mention the additional travel, hotels, food, etc for x2 teams...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Watching mismatches is a couch potato's dream. There would be some really nice games but some real stinkers as well. The 1st round would be full of complete dogs. 1 vs. 32 seeds? Dear God.
    I just enjoy watching basketball...my thinking is if the game sucks...move to the next one.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Actually, it adds 64. It only adds one more ROUND.

    The current format has 32 first round games (ok, 33) spread across two days. How he heck will they do that?
    I'm talking per team, in terms of resting or playing athletes.

    I'm fully aware there is more than one total game added to the tournament...



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    Re: Expansion of NCAA tournament

    I could see them adding more due to revenue potential - but I think they'd more likely add the extra teams/games with the lower seeds getting first round byes. - Afterall, you can't have Duke, UNC, etc having to play more games with the lesser folks


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