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    Why do they want to mess with the Tourny

    by adding more teams or re-seading teams in the sweet 16. I swear I get so sick of these guys that just want money. This is the greatest tourny in the world. Right down from selection sunday to the first, second, third, and fourth rounds. Right to the National title game. Then every year coaches and the NCAA want to change it so that more teams can get into it. The NCAA for some reason wants to expand this tourny and not make a football tourny. I am sick of these idiots trying to ruin everything.


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    Re: Why do they want to mess with the Tourny

    Its all $$$$



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    Re: Why do they want to mess with the Tourny

    $$$$$

    Though I think it would be a good idea to add 4 more teams and have 4 play in games for the 12 seeds. That would be fun to watch but expanding it to 96 teams is just ridiculous.



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    Re: Why do they want to mess with the Tourny

    When it happens, people will get ******, but they will still watch, and more money will come pouring in from the TV networks, and in a few short years, we will forget about the 64 team tourney and love the new one as much as the old one.



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    Re: Why do they want to mess with the Tourny

    The NCAA is likely to get less money per game in advertising revenue compared to the last deal. The last deal they had was great, and with the economy bad, ad revenue is down, and I am sure there are other factors as well.

    So, if your going to get less money per game, how do you make up for that? More games in tournament! The NCAA is just trying to get more money here, plain and simple.

    Coaches will be behind this because it gives them better job security, not too mention all of the clauses in some contracts which give them bonuses/raises for NCAA Tourney appearances.

    The real sad thing is, even with a 96 team tournament field, we still wouldn't have an NCAA Tourney appearance under GMac!



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    Re: Why do they want to mess with the Tourny

    They realized that its just not the same without Iowa State and thus are trying to make it possible for us to play in it every year...


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    Re: Why do they want to mess with the Tourny

    I was bothered by Matt Perault's interview this afternoon. He is so happy about the expansion and the huge thing it'll be for mid Majors.

    1. It'll kill the magic that is March Madness. It'll be a short term gain money wise but in the long run the tournament will lose it's luster.

    2. By adding more mid majors you don't create more special moments. What you do is kill special moments like UNI's upset over KU by diluting it with too many teams and suddenly an upset like that is less unique.


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    Re: Why do they want to mess with the Tourny

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBake View Post
    I was bothered by Matt Perault's interview this afternoon. He is so happy about the expansion and the huge thing it'll be for mid Majors.

    1. It'll kill the magic that is March Madness. It'll be a short term gain money wise but in the long run the tournament will lose it's luster.

    2. By adding more mid majors you don't create more special moments. What you do is kill special moments like UNI's upset over KU by diluting it with too many teams and suddenly an upset like that is less unique.

    how many of the "big boys" get byes the 1st round if it's expanded. I hope they dont. I agree with what you said. It will be more mid majors knocking each other out, instead of playing the "big" teams right away.


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    Re: Why do they want to mess with the Tourny

    96 teams and I'll be done.



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    Re: Why do they want to mess with the Tourny

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBake View Post
    I was bothered by Matt Perault's interview this afternoon. He is so happy about the expansion and the huge thing it'll be for mid Majors.

    1. It'll kill the magic that is March Madness. It'll be a short term gain money wise but in the long run the tournament will lose it's luster.

    2. By adding more mid majors you don't create more special moments. What you do is kill special moments like UNI's upset over KU by diluting it with too many teams and suddenly an upset like that is less unique.
    Also, im assuming the top 32 would get a bye? If so, that means you're more likely to see one of those 65-96 teams pull the upset on one of the 33-64 teams, making the chances smaller for upsets of the top 32, especially if they have to turn around and play that top 32 team 2 days later and the top 32 teams are rested.



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    Re: Why do they want to mess with the Tourny

    I can see both sides. I like the 64, however every year it seems we see more big upsets indicating to me that we continue to get more and more parity in this sport.


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    Re: Why do they want to mess with the Tourny

    i also like that you have

    1st round
    day off
    2nd round

    5-6 days off

    s16
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    E8

    5-6 days off

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    day off
    title game.

    Its perfect scheduling wise. an additional 32 teams just screws that up.



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