We’ve done this for MLB, the NHL, and the NBA, and now, it’s time to do it for the NCAA basketball tournament – rate the broadcast crews that will be calling the event from A to F in an effort to find out which crew is our readers’ favorite.
The rules are simple – we’re going to present you with the eight broadcaster combinations calling the NCAA Tournament this week (and for some, next week), and you’re going to give them a grade from A to F. Once the voting concludes, we’ll tabulate each crew’s grade on the four point scale (with an A good for 4, a B 3, and so on and so forth down to a 0 for an F) to determine which tournament broadcast crews you love, and which you simply can’t stand. You’re voting based on the crew as a whole, so if you love the analyst and hate the play-by-play announcer, you should take that into account.
The First Four games start on Tuesday night at 6:40 PM, and the second round games will conclude sometime Sunday night. As such, we’re going to keep the polls open until near the end of those Sunday games, giving our readers the choice (if they want) to dig into between six and eight games per crew.
Voting will close at 11 PM Eastern (8 PM Pacific) on Sunday night, and we’ll have the results on Monday afternoon.
(note: we’re aware that throughout the year, many of these crews don’t regularly work together. There’s no perfect way to do this)
Brian Anderson, Chris Webber, and Lisa Byington
Carter Blackburn, Debbie Antonelli, and John Schriffen
Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, and Jamie Erdahl
Spero Dedes, Steve Smith, Len Elmore, and Ros Gold-Onwude
Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel, and Allie LaForce
Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, and Dana Jacobson
Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, and Tracy Wolfson
Brad Nessler, Steve Lavin, and Evan Washburn
Once again, voting closes on March 18th at 11 PM Eastern, 8 PM Pacific.