Well, some say that this week shall be a hectic days and basketball maniac shall favor every second of it. On Thursday, the best of sport tv viewing of the year shall begin, NCAA Tournament 2011. Now the most important things is you as a viewer can maximize your viewing potential from this sports extravaganza. Thus, come CBS Sportsline to your rescue. CBS Sportsline can provide you with anything you need to have (except food of course ) related with NCAA Bracket 2011 or cbs ncaa bracket 2011. Anyway to gain the needed info about NCAA Tournament, you can always rely on CBS Sportsline.
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Thursday begins the best four days of sports television viewing of the year. From noon until night fall on Sunday, nonstop hoops action hits the television set and true fans know that our attention can be placed in no other endeavor. Those of us experienced from the past know that it is a marathon, not a sprint. Racing out to an early start and consuming games with friends, food and other spirits can make what should be four full days of action, end up in early evening crashes that do no one any good. Thus it is important to plan a schedule as to how you will attack the greatest four days in sports television viewing.
CBSSports.com: Full schedule
This year, planning is even more important than in the past. Because of the new CBS/Turner deal, every game will be available on your home cable package at any point. This will revolutionize your tournament experience and give you the chance to catch all of the action at any point. But it will also raise the possibility of sensory overload if you don’t attack the day with a plan. Thus I will give you a guide to each day’s action here on CBSSports.com, to maximize your enjoyment and minimize your headache.
The action begins at 12:15 pm in Tampa, as West Virginia takes on Clemson (CBS). This is a good early focus of your attention, if for no other reason than to get some chuckles at the “dress” apparel Bobby Huggins is using for his 2011 tournament debut. Stay with this game until 12:40 pm and then flip the channel over to Butler vs Old Dominion (TruTV), one of the best games of the day and a battle of talented mid-major powers.
CBSSports.com: East region analysis – CBS Sportsline
We are still rolling with Butler-Old Dominion, only pausing to hear whatever funny comments Charles Barkley might make at halftime of the West Virginia game. At 1:40 pm, Louisville takes on Morehead State (TBS) in a game that could end up being the first major potential upset of the day. Make sure to watch the tip of this game, just to get a glimpse of Morehead State’s Kenneth Faried, the nation’s leading rebounder and a future NBA first round pick.
CBSSports.com: Southwest region analysis
This is where it starts to get confusing. You need to go back to CBS to see the end of the West Virginia-Clemson game, which is likely to go down to the wire. As that game is ending, Temple will tip versus Penn State (TNT). This is the first completely missable game of the day and should be your priority only if you live alone. As soon as WVU and Clemson finish, go back and catch the end of Butler and ODU, to watch the late game heroics of Shelvin Mack. When that game ends, it’s time to flip to Kentucky vs Princeton (CBS), which will tip at 2:45.
CBSSports.com: West region analysis
You have a chance to breathe for the next 30 minutes or so as you keep partial track of Louisville-Morehead State and the UK-Princeton games. Pittsburgh begins against UNC-Asheville at 3:10 pm (Tru TV), but like with Penn State and Temple, can be but far on the backburner and might even be a good chance to call your mother, who you don’t talk to nearly enough.
CBSSports.com: Southeast region analysis
If Penn State and Temple hasn’t bored you to tears, watch the final minutes while preparing for potentially the most exciting game of the afternoon, Vanderbilt vs Richmond at 4:10 (TBS). Kevin Stallings may have the most underrated team in the tournament but also has a history of losing to lesser teams in March. With the only other game to start this hour being San Diego State vs Northern Colorado (TNT), Vanderbilt vs Richmond can be your focus until the evening sessions begin.
While watching Vanderbilt and Richmond, explain to your significant other that you do have time to have dinner with her/him for 45 minutes between 6:15 and 7 pm. Say this with a smile and a look of understanding that lets him/her know that while you do love them, priorities are priorities. Plus you can even suggest that the fact you are leaving during the San Diego State/Northern Colorado game showcases how much you love her/him. Just don’t also add that it is the worst game of the day.
With four games tipping this hour, it is now upon you to decide which game will hold your interest. Florida goes up against UC Santa Barbara at 6:50 (TBS), which is only interesting if you are an emo kid with an affection for the stylings of the long-haired Chandler Parsons. BYU plays Wofford and gives you a chance to drool a bit over the Jimmer show at 7:15 pm (CBS). UCONN plays Bucknell at 7:20 pm (TNT), which won’t matter unless Kemba Walker doesn’t make the team bus. Thus your primary focus should be on Wisconsin and Belmont at 7:30 (Tru TV), which is the best chance to get a shocker in the evening sessions. No game is a bigger contrast of styles and TruTV may see record ratings as it goes to its climax.
Flip back and forth between the best games, pausing at times to make sure your family members are still alive and haven’t left you lying in your own pool of saliva on the couch. Also try to watch any interplay between Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Greg Anthony and Seth Davis, while wondering just how much they have to be making fun of Seth when the cameras are off. “Come on guys….just give me back my notes….please…Greg Gumbel never used to do this!”
As the final games of the night begin, be prepared to use the remote heavily. All four games have potential for excitement and the schedule makers did none of us any favors by bumping them all in the last session. 9:20 pm will see Michigan State go against UCLA (TBS) in the biggest name matchup of the first round. I think if the Spartans win this one, Tom Izzo could have another late tournament run in him making this game will be fascinating from Tampa. Two teams from the extreme different poles of the country face off at 9:45 pm as St. John’s goes up against Gonzaga (CBS). Steve Lavin and Mark Few combined have under five strands of hair move during the course of a day and will play an entertaining offensive game in Denver. Cincinnati and Missouri tip off at 9:50 pm (TNT), in the battle of teams with very little national respect from the pundits. And the final game of the night is between Kansas State and Utah State at 10 pm (Tru TV), two teams that have the potential to make a deep run or flameout in round one. All four matchups are good and all four could have close finishes, meaning the order of importance will solely be dictated by score. This is the time of night when a person should have on the CBSSports.com live chat to know where the action is at any given point.
By midnight EST, all the games will be nearing completion and you can get ready to do it all over again on Friday. The best action on Thursday is to start and end the day, with games being a little less glamorous in between. But as a true fan, you will watch all of it and if you are like me, have even learned what channel “Tru Tv” is in anticipation. This is the time of year that we college basketball fans dream of. Use the guide above and attack it wisely. We still have three more days to come.
Hello and welcome to “5 Things You Need to Know Today,” the Wednesday edition.
March Madness has already technically started – but no worries, there is still time to fill out those brackets. Did you know the circus is coming to a nearby town as well?
Here is what you need to know today:
Fill out your college basketball March Madness brackets if you haven’t done so yet. ESPN, CBS Sportsline and Yahoo! Sports are a couple of popular sites that offer both printable and online brackets.
The circus is coming to town – well, close by at least. Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey present Fully Charged at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. The show starts today but also runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visit http://nassaucoliseum.com for more info.
Local History Meeting at the Syosset Public Library – Starts at 2 p.m. This group discussion about the agricultural heritage of Syosset is free and open to all. Call the library at 516-921-7161 for more info.
Want to learn how to use Microsoft Outlook? Head back to the library at 7 p.m. as Barry Howard of Needs Based Computer Instruction will share his skills.
Stay with Patch for stories updated throughout the day – check back for our Grab and Go Kids Planner for stuff to do with the kids this weekend, Mom’s Talk Q & A to see what’s buzzing in the community and Bites Nearby for a look at a local restaurant.
Have a great Wednesday on CBS Sportsline.
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