CBS analysts display East Coast bias at its worst during NCAA coverage
I’m shocked at the coverage of West Coast teams leading up to the NCAA tournament. At halftime of the Pac-10 Championship game, one announcer said that the team loses would not make the NCCA Tournament. Similarly, seconds before the NCAA Tournament parings were released, a CBS studio analyst said that Pac-10 regular season champs California was definitely out. Huh?
I can understand saying that about then 23-9 Washington, who was solidly on the bubble (but ended with a #11 seed). But Cal? They were #16 in RPI. Under no circumstances would they be left out of the tournament. They ended up with an 8 seed, deservedly so.
The Pac-10 had an off year. But analysts are off their rockers.