College basketball Sportscasters
Dave Kindred, a longtime sports columnist, is a member of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame and received the Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement in sports journalism.
Finally, March Madness is here. Get the office pools ready. Channel your inner bracketologist. We are about to have three weeks of serious fun basketball.
And hooray for that, because the college game this season has been a long snooze agitated.
Victor Oladipo ? Le dernier n ° 1 au classement équipe est Gonzaga, et si vous connaissez un seul joueur Gonzaga, vous êtes l'un d'avance sur tout le monde. Crédit supplémentaire si vous pouvez nommer ville natale de Gonzaga. Nous n'acceptons pas Somewhere Out There. The Sporting News Player of the Year is Victor Oladipo, prompting the question, Victor Oladipo? Last No. 1 ranked team Gonzaga, and if you know one player Gonzaga, you're a step ahead of all the world. extra credit if you can name hometown of Gonzaga. We do not accept Somewhere Out There.
Instead of names we have never heard of and places we can not find on the map, male college basketball once gave us familiar, comforting stories. Duke and North Carolina, Kentucky and Indiana Georgetown and Syracuse gave us seasons came with the richness of a novel.
We watched Larry Bird when he took Magic Johnson. Michael Jordan beat Georgetown with last basket of the game. Patrick Ewing cocked his head to look at John Thompson and Ralph Sampson stared Jim Boeheim.'s "Dream Game" Kentucky Louisville divided households. Jerry Tarkanian - Tark the Shark - A Las Vegas in Arkansas, where Nolan Richardson ran his beautifully terrifying full-court press called We saw so many players that we know the last time they trimmed their flat-tops "40 Minutes of Hell. ". (Looking at you, Chris Mullin.)
Once we lived in March Madness. This was the last exciting chapter in winter filled with heroes, fools and dreamers other story. We were pumped. What would happen then? But this season, not so much . This was a chore with a forgettable four months. For some of us, it is sadness in March.
Perhaps unwittingly, Sports Illustrated reminded us two weeks ago, college basketball is not what it was. Magazine chose the 10 greatest players in the history of the NCAA tournament, only one had played in a Final Four in 33 years.
SI named Lew Alcindor and Bill Walton at UCLA, Bill Bradley at Princeton, West Virginia Jerry West, Bill Russell, San Francisco, Kansas Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Bird at Indiana State and magic to State of Michigan. The young group is Duke Christian Laettner. His last college game was in 1992.
It's not that we do not have great players. We are short of epic stories. Laettner played in 148 games and four university final legs. This does not happen now. Great benefits and Kevin Garnett LeBron James skipped college Others gave him a season:.. Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, John Wall and Anthony Davis Children, you were fine, but we've never seen on the quad .
Mark Bradley for 29 years, columnist Atlanta Journal-Constitution, grew up in Kentucky, where basketball is anything but a state religion. Legendary University of Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp, won four championships national and established a powerful program that has won four over four more coaches.
Recently, Bradley decided what he thought of the game this year: "Frankly speaking, college basketball stinks .... After nearly two decades of the descent of the sport has hit bottom. "
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Sports writer david kindred was going on talk of the nation, about how ncaa hoops has lost it's luster and identity.
"Maybe I'm speaking more as a writer than as a college basketball fan, because the lack of richness in the stories today is what bothers me," he tells NPR's Tom Gjelten.
Kindred, a member of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame, says that even though college basketball still generates a lot of buzz around the water cooler for three weeks in the spring, the regular season doesn't captivate viewers like it used to.
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