Sunday, March 23, 2008
Siena vs. Villanova (12:10pm)- Tim Brando and Mike Gminski
Miami vs. Texas (2:15pm)- Ian Eagle and Jim Spanarkel
Butler vs. Tennessee (2:30pm)- Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery
Davidson vs. Georgetown (2:50pm)- Jim Nantz and Billy Packer
San Diego vs. Western Kentucky (2:50pm)- Tim Brando and Mike Gminski
Mississippi State vs. Memphis (4:45pm)- Ian Eagle and Jim Spanarkel
Oklahoma vs. Louisville (5:00pm)- Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery
Arkansas vs. UNC (5:15pm)- Jim Nantz and Billy Packer
So yesterday was a bit crazy wasn't it? I didn't get to hear any of the games announcer but S2N and you guys/gals did an excellent job of keeping track for me. Thank you very much. I just hope Sunday can be as exciting.
One quick note.....if you get sick of any of the Announcers today (*ahem* Tim Brando) be sure to switch on the radio broadcast. A bunch of people emailed about how good the team of Dave Sims and Bill Frieder was. I got to hear them call both the Stanford-Marquette game and a replay of their UCLA call and I'd have to agree. They are a pretty good team.
Happy Easter everyone!
"The Saints and Cats are underway from Tampa!"- Tim Brando
Ummm...there's 11 minutes left in the first half. They've been underway for awhile now Timmy.
"Happy Bunny Rabbit Day to you, too."- Tim Brando (Via RJBO)
A team from the Albany area is playing a team from Philadelphia. Lots of national interest there. (Via Anon)
It is the only game on Anon. Would you rather watch nothing?
"You may have to towel him off. He's been scorching the nets."- Tim Brando
If you're insinuating that he's on fire Tim, the last thing I would do is put a towel on him. He is just not making any sense at all this Tourney.
"The Madness brought gladness to this CBS Broadcast Team in Tampa."- Tim Brando
Just stop with the f'ing puns and rhymes already! Oh and I found a list of what affiliates that are carrying which games later on today. Take a look below....
March Madness Coverage - Sunday, March 23 (HD Sports Guide)
I like how when showing replays of the end of WKU-Drake, CBS has replaced Brando's call w/ WKU radio's call. (Via Pnflkc3)
It makes a world of difference doesn't it?
"Is Tennessee is in trouble today against Baylor?"- Greg Gumbel
"Virginia, Xavier that matchup...assume whoever that is."- Clark Kellogg
Virginia??? I hate this stupid One-One feature with these cheesy timeouts and air balls. Just pointless.
"Villanova's offense, Reynolds wrapped!"- Tim Brando
Seriously....how many times are you going to use that this Tournament?
"Mark it down, Ubiles with his first field goal at the 15:40 mark of the second half" - Tim Brando with 14:40 remaining... not only is he unfunny, he's dyslexic too. (Via Anon)
He's had some problems with numbers this Tourney. Good lord.
"You can see this whole backside emptied out."- Mike Gminski
Speaking of emptying backsides....I'll be back in 5.
"We've got a Britney Spears update here!"- Tim Brando on Spears' appearance on HIMYM
"Villanova's been through the Class of Hard Knocks in the Big East."- Tim Brando (Via RJBO)
The School of Hard Knocks has been relegated to just one subject now.
"It's one thing to deny, it's another thing to undress"- Mike Gminski (Via Anon)
To hear G-Man say that just makes me cringe a little bit.
"8 rebounds for him and only 6 assists away from a triple double."- Mike Gminski on Scottie Reynolds
Yeah...ONLY six assists Mike. Siena is desperately trying to make a game of this and it's amazing that they're only down 9 with six and a half to go. Except they can't make their throws. 12 misses?!
Okay...nevermind. Game over. Annnnnd they're sending us to Little Rock. Thank god.
"You're just like a father figure to me Ian."- Jim Spanarkel
"Howard is one of those guys that just likes to bang you on the inside."- Bill Raftery
"McClinton with the range! Was that from Little Rock or North Little Rock?"- Ian Eagle
"Last year he went for 30 against the Maryland."- Billy Packer
Adding the "the" to a State seems to be an epidemic this Tourney.
"Yep, Johnson from behind" - Jim Spanarkel (Via Anon)
"And the win Friday against Gonzaga was the first of his program as the coach..................over a ranked team."- Jim Nantz
"Gyno Pomare with the offensive put back." - Tim Brando (Via SS Reporters)
"A little bunny hop on Easter Sunday." - Tim Brando (Via SS Reporters)
"Well, you might say Campbell is M'm! M'm! Good"- Bill Raftery (Via Morgan Wick)
"It's a Texas THREE party here in Little Rock." - Ian Eagle (Via JR)
Ian Eagle has gone to the Tim Brando School of Puns.
"He knew he had to take a shot and not just a regular shot, a body shot."- Jim Spanarkel
WHOOOOO! SPRING BREAK 2008!!!!!!!
"When you lay off the cheeseburgers, good things happen."- Bill Raftery (Via Bryne)
"Campbell waiting, salivating!"- Bill Raftery (Via Bryne)
"Get the body on the guy."- Verne Lundquist
WOW! Bye bye Georgetown. That was a crazy 15 minutes just then. Videos following shortly.
"Feel free to exhale!"- Bill Raftery
"It doesn't work if you just keep breathing in"- Verne Lundquist
(Via Ryan and Anon)
"Varnardo. Oh the length!"- Ian Eagle (Via Mal)
"The last hope for the SEC on the floor right now."- Jim Nantz, Never mind that Tennessee has won, or that Mississippi State is playing right now as well. (Via Anon)
Everyone keeps forgetting who's actually in the SEC.
"Speaking of Beckham, a lot of spice in that huddle!"- Bill Raftery describing Louisville's timeout huddle after Lundquist had read the 60 Minutes-David Beckham promo (Via Daniel)
And that wraps up our opening weekend. Thanks everyone!