The Basketball Tournament had so much potential. It really did. Big Blue Nation was ready to watch some of our old favorites play for the winner-take-all $2 million cash.
But our excitement took a hit with the recent news that Dan Dakich will call the games for ESPN. Dan Dakich, who openly hates Kentucky, will be the voice we hear as Ramel kicks it to Joe for a slam. Dan Dakich, who picked the Indiana alumni team to win it, will be the voice we hear when Shagari goes for a double-double and takes MVP honors in the title game. Dan Dakich, Dan f*cking Dakich, will steal our joy. Bank on that.
Along with Dakich, ESPN will have Doug Sherman and Fran Fraschilla. Oh, and Jeff Goodman reporting from the sideline.
It had so much potential.
Bluegrass Boys tip off tomorrow at 6:45 ET. You can watch it online here. The ESPN coverage takes over next weekend.