|From beating No. 1 Michigan to celebrating in NOLA with his bro-in-law, Tom Crean had a good weekend. (US Presswire)|
One of the pod's best few-times-a-year guests is, of course, Seth Davis. The Sports Illustrated/CBS Sports commentator is a good friend of the podcast, and coming off that great Saturday in hoops, punctuated by Michigan-Indiana, well, it was time to get him back on. We recap that game, talk about the Mountain West's vexing problems, address Oklahoma State over Kansas, look at Miami as a possible two-seed, and get into the possibility of the Final Four losing its lights the way the Super Bowl did. Can you imagine?
- From the beginning: Seth explains why he's become a quasi-polarizing figure/a really old man on the Twittersphere these days. And we give thanks and hope that the lights never go out on us at the Final Four the way they did at the Super Bowl.
- 5:00: Seth did some color commentary TV work, and unlike the way I give Goodman and Parrish grief, I must give Seth, the TV vet, some credit.
- 9:45: He was at Michigan-Indiana. Hey, that was a very fun game. Let's talk about it some more, shall we?
- 17:20: Oklahoma State beating Kansas. I wanted to talk OSU, he wanted to talk Kansas. So we did both.
- 21:20: Miami. Seth has them as No. 4 in the country. Hurricanes could "easily" wind up with a No. 2 seed. Some good behind-the-scenes Jim Larranaga anecdotes here as well.
- 28:00: The MWC is good but the dominoes are falling in a way that could hurt the league. Seth's only ranking New Mexico, when Colorado State could be nearly as good.
- 31:45: Offensive problems in college hoops continue. Seth brings to the table some discussion and resolutions, including hoops' next for a shortened shot clock.
- 37:10: Seth claims I'm crotchety over something?! Once again, he's in the minority on this. Then again, he makes money doing his talking on TV, while I've got my little podcast that could. So there you go.
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