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Steve Czaban is a 25 year sports radio veteran, who hosts an afternoon drive show in Washington D.C. "Czabe" also writes and edits his own commentaries for www.czabe.com and other on-line and print publications. He can be reached at czabe@yahoo.com.

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    Paul Sweet

    Czabe, Couldn’t have said it better myself!! While the NCAA has many self-induced problems, college basketball is still a great sport to watch. And yes, most of these student athletes are playing for pride, not a for a pro ticket. This play for pride lends itself to intense, heartfelt playing and on the court with emotions not often seen in the NBA. Of course NBA play is at a higher level but not even close to as entertaining as good college game. If someone needs more scoring that just means you can’t appreciate the strategy and skill it takes to set up the offense and fight for a good shot. I love college BBall and by the likes of the crowds at my local wing joint during March, so do many others.

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    It will be interesting to see if (or when) the narrative changes between the first weekend of play and the second weekend. As they go from the smorgasbord of four games at a time to only having one game at a time with no other game to flip to during stoppages or lulls. Sort of like a movie that is hyped and promoted into a boffo opening weekend only to fall off the face of the planet afterwards.

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    Couldn’t agree with you more about paying the players. Start paying them and I’ll watch college bball as I do the pros, zero. This is where I would normally go on my “NCAA is already the NBA’s minor league” rant, but I think everyone can guess that narrative. Whoever said that they should open the NBA back up to high school graduates in the last week or so deserves a gold star. There is no reason for anyone to go to college to get a fake education (basket-weaving, TV 101, etc.) just so they can be NBA eligible, and only hurts the people really wanting to parlay their basketball skills into a real education.

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    John Edwards

    Czabe, in a way I don’t want you to read this but hopefully you will. For years I was a loyal listener to Bob and Brian even before you with, dare I say, Dan Patrick. But you were are welcome change for the joker in between. But I digress, your thoughtfulness in relation to sport and yes life is something that I have missed without knowing it. Reading this article regarding this year’s March Madness reminds me that I must listen to Bob and Brian again and most especially with your portion of the show being the biggest draw. Bob and Brian are great but your insight is special. I have seen the light, now don’t blind me with your brilliance, sorry that won’t happen you are just not that smart.



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