Here’s some interesting reporting by Josh Newman. It feels like there’s momentum behind the pod approach.
no way we can fire Larry now
That would be awesome. Let 'em all in.
In all likelihood, a massive ncaa tournament would be by regional pods but here me out…
346 eligible teams…
teams ranked 1-166 get a first round bye. The other 180 teams are seeded and we have 90 play in games. The 90 winners join the other 166 in a 256 team field that functions just like the ncaa tournament with two extra rounds.
I LOVE the NCAA Tournament - I would absolutely hate having two extra rounds.
- First week of the tournament is awesome and magical.
- Second week is just great b-ball.
- Final Four week is about enough basketball (or the most amazing sporting event in the world if you have a team in it).
I kind of feel like it will rob the world of that experience. My 2 cents of course.
March Madness is my favorite 3 weeks of the year. After taking Thursday/Friday of the first round off twenty five years in a row, 2020 broke that streak.
A 346 team tournament!!! I’m making my reservations in the casino sports book right now.
We may not be watching in the Huntsman, but it looks like we’ll be watching: