A proposition might fall kindly on your ear.......
- Aug 29, 2011
For those wondering why you can't push back the tournament, think about where the revenue comes from. CBS/Turner deal is the big $$. If you try to push the tourney back to April and may you now interfere with other sporting events that they carry such as the Masters on CBS, MLB on turner channels, etc.
The tournament pretty much is what it is. Same with the entire season. I'm personally grateful for every game I get to watch and I understand the selection committee is going to have to make some difficult and sometimes unfair decisions. I'll enjoy what I can get out of this year and hope COVID is only a memory by next year.
But theyve already chaged the start day (starting on Friday instead of Thursday, playing on Monday first weekend, sweet 16's in their own "slots" etc...etc... ......and the other ways and times games are played in this "theoretical" tournament. So if there is flexibility on that, wouldnt it extend?