I have no idea what Jim Delany means when he says this.
“We believe that college football has the greatest regular season in the country, not college basketball . College basketball has the greatest postseason in the country.”
Pardon me, but that’s complete and utter bullshit. Unless you sincerely believe – which I doubt Delany does for a second – that college basketball needs the “greatest postseason” and college football doesn’t. The logic escapes me. The arrogance doesn’t, though.
In fact, it’s enhanced by this:
” College basketball has lost some meaning in the regular season. We do everything we can to make it important, but it is not what it was if you go back 25 years ago.
“Everyone but CBS on the network level has left college basketball . There is one meaningful must-see game in college basketball .”
Look, it’s one thing for me to say that. And I don’t disagree with the comment. But for a guy who has to promote and sell the sport as product to his conference’s fans and to the broadcast outlets who carry it, well, just, damn.
What a first-class jerk.