NCAAB  > General NCAAB  > Some ESPN analysts are outraged about the top teams loosing...they are facilitating excuses for them
March 28, 2011, 02:58 PM
AN OPEN LETTER TO ESPN AND THEIR BASKETBALL EXPERTS:
Hey my dear friends on ESPN -don't know any of them- why are some of you trying so hard to justify the loses by some of the top teams in this 2011 basketball tournament, specially every time VCU wins, most of you have egg on your face , most of your predictions ..WERE WRONG.... are you trying to save face by not giving the winning team enough credit.
I listen to a few of of your commentators basically say that Kansas just did not play well or hit any shots and that's why they lost...OH MY GOD ..really is that why? Isn't that the reason why most teams usually lose? just guessing here, I don't get Billions of bucks to write about this stuff like some of you do........
Look gentleman, every team in the tournament knows what the deal is and just in case you wonderful folks at ESPN don't, here is the deal.

You have one shot at a team..when you walk in the arena you know you are either going home if you lose or you stay if you win. a team should be ready to play ..period...there is only one reason for a team to lose dear ESPN experts ..THEY WERE NOT AS GOOD AS THE OTHER TEAM THAT PARTICULAR DAY...It can not be simpler than that.
So Please quit trying to justify the loses and just admit some of you were wrong and maybe should give your employer some of your paycheck back.

JUST SAYING...

Just saying...
March 28, 2011  03:05 PM ET

Please give some feed back this really bugs me...

March 28, 2011  03:16 PM ET

I haven't watched any of the ESPN coverage but I find it hard to believe that any of their "analysts" are truly "outraged". They might be mad or irritated but outraged? Most likely no.

It is what it is. The top seeds got beat in some really good basketball games. No reason to be mad. It's like EZ always says over in the NFL section, any given team can win any game on any given day. :)

March 28, 2011  03:56 PM ET

I'm gonna call it the Billy Packer Syndrome. That cranky fella probably still hates every mid-major in the country. All the talking heads need to **** though. That's what The Tourney's all about DAMMIT! After all this ain't college football...at least not yet!

March 28, 2011  03:56 PM ET

**h--e--l--l** NOT ****

March 28, 2011  03:57 PM ET

SHUT THE H--E--L--L UP I mean.

March 28, 2011  06:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

SHUT THE H--E--L--L UP I mean.

LOL!!

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March 28, 2011  07:57 PM ET

I lov it cuv I be only on ein my bracket dat knew dem LUCKEYES would blow it cuz dey cant hang wit da SEC and aint got no heart.

We all kno wut dey do in dem big games.....

GET RUN SON!!!!!!!!!!11

March 28, 2011  08:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'm gonna call it the Billy Packer Syndrome. That cranky fella probably still hates every mid-major in the country. All the talking heads need to **** though. That's what The Tourney's all about DAMMIT! After all this ain't college football...at least not yet!

Well said ........THEY ARE ALL SCRAMBELING FOR CREDABILITY...

March 28, 2011  08:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I don't even watch ESPN. Heck, I don't even have cable or satellite reception. I remain blissfully ignorant of the talking heads. Come to think of it, Charles Barkley on CBS Sports was enough.But, I agree with your summary. They were not as good as good as the other team that particular day. Even though I'm I Buckeye homer, I can accept that as an explanation.

THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS..

March 29, 2011  05:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Well said ........THEY ARE ALL SCRAMBELING FOR CREDABILITY...

Yes they are.

March 29, 2011  05:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I lov it cuv I be only on ein my bracket dat knew dem LUCKEYES would blow it cuz dey cant hang wit da SEC and aint got no heart.We all kno wut dey do in dem big games.....GET RUN SON!!!!!!!!!!11

J--A--C--K-@--S--S

March 29, 2011  08:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Please give some feed back this really bugs me...

Your accusations are vague, so it's tough to comment one way or the other.

March 30, 2011  01:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Your accusations are vague, so it's tough to comment one way or the other.

These are comments boards -bloggs - if you will, this are not full blown articles.
In boards one assumes the person reading it are fans and are in tune to what's going on, so there is no need to be specific???.. These are not accusations , if you would of listen or watched ESPN during the tournament you would of understood what???s going on...

March 30, 2011  01:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Yes they are.

Is all I'm saying ..Thanks for your comments

April 1, 2011  05:23 PM ET

Name me just one actual media mogul outside the Richmond area that picked VCU and Richmond to do what they did?.......................What?...I can't hear you

April 2, 2011  07:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Name me just one actual media mogul outside the Richmond area that picked VCU and Richmond to do what they did?.......................What?...I can't hear you

The point is that "after the fact" they are trying to justify the lost rather than just say VCU was the better team that...they don't wantotgive full credit VCU..

April 4, 2011  01:14 AM ET

Hey VCU lost they just did not come to play today...lol...lol I sound like ESPN..lol

April 5, 2011  02:59 PM ET

Well is over and the best story of the tournement was ESPN predictions....and VCU running a close second..lol

 
April 18, 2011  10:46 PM ET

can't wait till next year////

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