The guys over at Awful Announcing posted CBS's broadcast teams for this year's edition of the greatest sporting event in the world. For those of you too lazy to click on the link, here are the CBS pairings along with a little Idiot analysis.
Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg: We are so ecstatic that Billy Packer is done with CBS that we can even tolerate Jim Nantz for another year. Clark always gives love to Syracuse, so that scores points in our book.
Dick Enberg/Carter Blackburn/Jay Bilas: Jay has established himself as one of the best commentators in the game today. You get absolutely no Vitale-like ACC spin from this Duke grad. I've caught a little bit of Carter doing games on CBS College Sports this year. I didn't know much about him, but a google search reveals he's a Cuse grad. That alone makes Dick Enberg say "Oh my."
Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery: I'll watch any game these two guys do. Verne has lost a bit off his fastball as of late, but he's still a class act. And Raft....tell me you wouldn't have a blast going out for beers with this guy?
Gus Johnson/Len Elmore: Gus Johnson can make the WNBA exciting. Ok, let me try that again. Gus Johnson could make Syracuse football exciting. That's better. Len, keep hitting the snooze button.
Kevin Harlan/Dan Bonner: Kevin Harlan's best work was in those "Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!" monster truck commercials. Bonner is a solid color guy.
Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel: Why do I always picture NY Jets games when I hear Ian Eagle's voice?
Craig Bolerjack/Bob Wenzel: Bob Wenzel is just as good of an announcer as he was a head coach.
Tim Brando/Mike Gminski: Yikes. G-Man at least bring back your old killer beard.