Originally written on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 10/18/14
Brackets The NCAA Tournament Office pools Bands Student sections One Shining Moment The Nae Nae Bill Raftery These are just some of the things that make college basketball fun and great theatre once we are into March. But there is one thing that’s not part of this list: Actual basketball For all the madness, all the media, all the water cooler discussions, and all of the “I’m not a billionaire” tweets, I still can’t shake the fact that the college basketball product just isn’t very good. In fact, it’s flat out bad. Offense, defense, free throws (!!!) – just all noticeably inferior to the NBA product – and I am not even an everyday NBA fan. I’m just a sports fan and at the end of the day if I am going to commit time to watching sports on TV, then it better be good, elite level competition. Then I watch college basketball – a sport with seemingly no flow and the complete inability to hit jump shots except for that 3-point specialist guy. True centers don’t really exist. Most games are de
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