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Without a Cable or Satellite TV Subscription, You Can No Longer Watch Every Game of March Madness Online

Unfortunately, you could pretty much see this one coming sooner or later. Turner Broadcasting had hinted at this move back in the Fall and now it’s official. If you don’t subscribe to the Turner family of networks (TNT, TBS, TruTV) through your cable or satellite provider, you won’t be able to watch games broadcast on those channels online or on you mobile devices.  Continue Reading >

Virginia Commonwealth Students Celebrate Final Four (Video)

The VCU Rams & Head Coach Shaka Smart have emerged as the definitive story of this years edition of March Madness. From their somewhat unexpected inclusion in the tournament to their very unlikely appearance in the Final Four. This video features scenes from the student celebration in downtown Richmond, Va after VCU’s victory over Kansas. It includes a VCU chant set to music. Enjoy. Continue Reading >

Gus Johnson’s Announcing Schedule for NCAA March Madness

Gus Johnson has become a bit of a cult figure. His exuberant calls have become instant YouTube and talk radio classics. College basketball fans may be in for more classic Gus Johnson this weekend as he and partner Len Elmore will be among the announcing teams calling the action for the 2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament.

Gus will be behind the mic for First Round (don’t call it a play in) games between UT-San Antonio and Alabama St., and USC and VCU in Dayton, Ohio. Sadly, Thursday & Saturday will be a Gus free days. Gus and partner Len Elmore will T-it-up for 4 games on Friday and 2 more on Sunday. CBS unfortunately has them stuck in cable purgatory of TNT/TruTV, but you can catch them online if you don’t have one or both of those channels. Continue Reading >

Need an Excuse to Stay Home & Watch March Madness? Schedule a Vasectomy

Yeah, really. Last month I heard a sports talk show mention a local urologist running a marketing campaign to encourage men who were planning on a vasectomy to schedule it around March Madness. Why? You’re going to have to lie on the coach and rest for a few days after the procedure, so why not get it done when there is plenty of hoops action to keep you entertained.

Here is a commercial ad from one clinic in Virginia promoting “Vasectomy Madness.”

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