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mweir145 wrote:As much as people hate on the BCS, you generally can't deny that the teams that play in that final game are the best two. You can't always say that for this tournament.
mweir145 wrote:Metroid wrote:mweir145 wrote:I certainly don't like them when an entire season of excellence ends because of a loss to a bad team like VCU.
That is exactly why I (and many, many others) love college basketball. VCU is not a bad team, bad teams don't make the final four. They are a decent team that caught fire at the right time. It's exactly what makes college basketball awesome.
Having an excellent regular season is great, having a great tournament run is better.
I didn't say it wasn't exciting, especially for casual fans. Close games and one-off upsets certainly are.
And what you define as decent, I define as mediocre to bad. I watch a lot of college basketball and VCU isn't even in the top 30 teams this year. Looks like they've gotten hot from 3PT range for a stretch, but how long can you really expect that to last?
bigh0rt wrote:mweir145 wrote:As much as people hate on the BCS, you generally can't deny that the teams that play in that final game are the best two. You can't always say that for this tournament.
This is typically up for a huge debate on an annual basis as recently as this year with undefeated TCU. It's also the absolute most boring form of post-season in all of sports.
Metroid wrote:It seems to me you dislike what makes college basketball special.
I'm a bit more than a casual fan, I watch plenty of college ball myself, so I'll respectfully disagree that VCU is a bad team. A bad team can get a win or two in the tourney, but bad teams do not make the final four plain and simple.
College basketball is, and always has been, about "getting hot for a stretch" in some shape or form. And it doesn't matter what I expect, what I know is VCU only has to stay hot for two more games.
I could care less if the two best teams during the regular season are playing in the final game. I want to see the two teams that are playing the best basketball playing each other. If that's the two best teams during the regular season, great. If it's an 11 seed and an 8 seed, I'm fine with that too.
mweir145 wrote:We'll have to agree to disagree, then. I want to see the best teams in the country playing each other, it makes for good competition and good entertainment. It also makes for a real champion. Watching a few teams that got hot over a few games doesn't give me that.
Metroid wrote:If people would stop viewing the regular season in college football as the "the regular season" there would be a lot less complaining about the bowl system. College ball already has a playoff system, it's just that it's called the regular season.
It just seems like what we enjoy and want out of college sports are very different. I love college sports exactly the way they are. Call it luck-filled, call it a crap shoot, call it whatever you want, I call it special. It is what it is.
If you are the best team in the country, don't lose. It's pretty easy really.
If VCU wins it all, they aren't a false champion, that's just silly. What we are seeing with VCU is college basketball in all it's glory. It's exactly what I love about the sport and exactly why I watch.
If it turned into some homogenized minor league version of the NBA where the same handful of teams were playing in the finals every year, I wouldn't tune in.
jfg wrote:Why even play the games then? What a boring concept.
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