On this week’s edition of the Awful Announcing podcast, host Ben Heisler is joined by CBS Sports analyst Clark Kellogg to talk about the NCAA Tournament, working at CBS, Zion Williamson, underdogs during the Tournament, and much more.

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  • 4:45 – Why the NCAA Tournament is universal for all sports fans, both casual and hardcore
  • 5:42 – His 25-year run at CBS and what’s make it work and last
  • 7:07 – His love of the game and if there was ever a moment that basketball wasn’t the route for him
  • 8:35 – His insane high school championship game performance and what it’s liked to be locked in on a basketball court
  • 10:28 – His time playing at Ohio State and how he’s watched the game evolve working in basketball over the last 35-40 years
  • 14:47 – His perspective on Zion Williamson and if there is a reasonable comparison for him
  • 17:40 – Which games from previous NCAA Tournaments most stand out to him during his time at CBS
  • 20:55 – Are there any teams that could have a Loyola-Chicago type of run in 2019?
  • 23:30 – Would he like to see the Selection Committee put more of an emphasis on high quality mid-major programs over bigger schools?
  • 26:00 – Who are the college broadcasters he gets the most hyped up listening to call a game?

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About Joe Lucia

I'm the managing editor of Awful Announcing and the news editor of The Comeback. I also made The Outside Corner a thing for six seasons.