Saturday, February 28, 2009

This is NOT a big game, and that's OK

Note to all announcers: Please stop. Please.

Saying that Georgetown is a bubble team is ridiculous. The team is 5-10. Saying we need to win this game to make the NCAA tournament is an insult. Maybe if we win 5 in a row, you can say we’re playing in a must-win game, but this is just ridiculous, insulting, and highly irritating.

And it isn’t just Georgetown. Let’s say you are calling a Northwestern vs Iowa game. It isn’t a key game for Northwestern either. Northwestern is playing to reward the home fans, to get a better NIT seed, to build confidence for the Big Ten tournament, and to build for next year. But they don’t need to beat Iowa to make the NCAA tournament. That’s just silly.