Well that's a bit of an exageration. It should have been 4-0 Aiello going into the 3rd, but Dean got escape, takedown and rideout for riding time point. That means it would have been 4-4 going to OT.True but he would have slaughtered Warner or Dean in the finals. Dean shouldn’t have even been there as Aiello clearly beat him. That was the worst finals match of the night.
Move the whole season a week earlier don’t compete against basketball.
I asked Espn this same question about moving the tournament and any later runs into baseball and softball agreements is what I was toldA week earlier still puts you against a lot of conference tournaments which is almost as big, plus ESPN carries about 75% of them so they're not gonna play ball on that. The biggest reason they like it where it is is because they're hurting for programming that weekend.
If, IF it gets moved, it'd have to be at least two weeks sooner (making for a shorter season which many have advocated for) or 2 weeks back and go to the Weds-Friday before the final four.
I could get on board with either. Selfishly, and since I haven't been attending in person as much as I used to, I kind of like it on at the same time as the first weekend of hoops. It makes for an awesome multi TV viewing event but I completely get why it sucks for many ad well.
I asked Espn this same question about moving the tournament and any later runs into baseball and softball agreements is what I was told
Well I used to work for them and was told that on numerous occasionsBased on what I'm seeing in the listings for April 7-9 (the Thursday-Saturday after basketball ends), I think you got fed a line.
ESPNU has tape-delayed events on Thursday and Friday mornings/afternoons, with live HS hoops and college lacrosse on Saturday morning/afternoon.
ESPN is doing Masters re-airs on Thursday and Friday nights, with live UFC prelims and boxing on Saturday night.