Sunday, April 06, 2008
I don't know if it was because of costs or what but having the Studio Team in New York for the Final Four was a bad move by CBS. Without being in the arena the team of Gumbel, Kellogg, Davis, and Donovan just seemed bored and unenergized throughout the pregame and hafltimes of both games last night.
The cameras were off all night (as evidenced above and in the video below) and Billy Donovan actually frightened me multiple times during the telecast. No analyst should ever be that demonstrative. He seemed like the studio version of Billy Packer at times.
I don't know if it's too late to send the trio (sans Donovan) to San Antonio for Monday night but you should definitely look into CBS. I think just being in the Alamo Dome will make a world of difference in the presentation. Oh and fix Clark's head before you go....