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Your Final Four #TeamStream broadcast crew has been announced

Dave Baker, Rex Chapman and Michael Eaves will handle the TeamStream announcing at the Final Four, CBS announced today. They will be the voices of your homer coverage for the seminal game with Wisconsin beginning around 8:30 pm on TNT.

Baker and Chapman are back for a second year, while Eaves replaces Rob Bromley in the crew.

My plea for Lukasz Obrzut, Lukasz Obrzut and Lukasz Obrzut was ignored. Maybe next year, Woo.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

59 Comments for Your Final Four #TeamStream broadcast crew has been announced



  1. UKfaninLou
    2:09 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    I was seriously rooting for Matt. Honestly, the choice of Chapman is just insulting after last year’s fiasco. We won’t be watching at our house.



    • UK1983
      2:16 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

      Rex was a BIG MISTAKE



    • cracka
      2:26 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

      you guys are gonna miss out on all the good rumors … better tune in to find out where Cal is wanting to go



    • EdC
      2:29 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

      It COMPLETELY sucks that they hired Chapman for this. It is supposed to be PRO UK announcers, not rumor mongers trying to screw up the program.



    • Musehobo
      2:30 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

      Was Richie Farmer not available? Dumb.



  2. omegastu
    2:11 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    Who in the world is Michael Eaves and what is his connection to UK?

    I like Dave Baker ok but blah….. if they want to appeal to UK fans they need to pick someone who is acutally popular with the fans.



    • Adam From Awesome Trot
      2:17 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

      He’s an UK alumnus who has been a sports announcer in LA for 20 years. He works for Al Jazeera America currently.



    • RandyB
      2:38 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

      Al Jazeera ? What sports does he report on? Women Stonings? ISIS Beheadings?
      Besides Buzz, this is a truly terrible twosome!



    • JoeMoney333
      2:54 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

      Thanks RandyB for perpetuating the Kentucky fan ignorance & racist stereotype!



    • dcgirl
      2:54 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

      Al Jazeera America does some great in-depth reporting.



    • Strohs Before Hoes
      3:59 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

      JoeMoney333 that comment might have been stereotypical but was race every mentioned?



    • cats42301
      4:14 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

      JoeMoney333 you are the only one mentioning race. Plus what part of his statement wasn’t true? True liberal fashion, when you’ve lost the argument place the race card.



  3. Kevin C
    2:11 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    Did I miss something?? Since when does CBS hire soon-to-be-convicted felons for their broadcasts?



  4. jonthes
    2:13 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    I won’t listen to Chapman. His leaving UK to a losing record lost me when he was a player. Then his tweet last year and a felon – are they nuts?



  5. jonthes
    2:14 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    Of course they also employ Webber who took mob money as a Michigan player, so…



  6. Hartline
    2:14 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    Rob Bromley should have been retained with Matt replacing Chapman.



  7. dsims0004
    2:16 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    Rex, really? (filler………………………………………………….)



  8. Willis talkin bout....
    2:18 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    wow.. Rex??? Both a jerk and a criminal.. strong broadcast team. Won’t be watching.



  9. Bicycle Seat Sniffer
    2:18 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    #1 is correct. Chapman’s inclusion is absolutely insulting. I definitely won’t tune in to hear him spew his garbage.



  10. Rixter
    2:24 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    Rex Chapman, with felony charges pending against him, was hired by CBS to announce the Final Four?



  11. Katya
    2:24 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    Over/under on how many times Rex says SOFT PAWSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS



  12. Smyrna_Cat
    2:24 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    Rex was TERRIBLE last year. TERRIBLE!!! He kept saying “that’s what I’m talking about!” … and “Let the big dog hunt!!”

    HUGE mistake.



  13. Catsby80
    2:31 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    can we petition this and get my main man Gus Johnson on the squad????

    “with the runner…..GOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDD”

    “from the parking lot…… GOTTTTT ITTTTT!!!!!”

    Those were the good ole days of CBS instead of these morons they have calling the games now… pathetic.



  14. KSR Spy
    2:31 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    I like how their twitter campaign was a complete farce. If they really took the recommendations of the twitter community…it would be a completely different lineup. Bullcrap.



  15. UKBlue1
    2:31 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    If you want to sync Tom & Mike radio call order this device, it’s awesome & idiot proof

    http://www.amazon.com/RTS-200C-RadioTVsync-Second-Audio-Delay/dp/B00H7IBTQ2



    • CPACAT
      2:52 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

      I use the sync radio for every game, nothing better than Tom Leach saying “Book’em!” Also, if you live close to Cincinnati/NKY, you can tune into 1530AM and the signal is just about dead on the TV.



    • bouzoukiman
      3:26 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

      I had never heard of that radio until coming across it on the web the other day. I want one! But, that’s not in the cards (no pun intended!) right now. Maybe for next year by football season!



    • Rixter
      3:49 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

      Here’s a device that does the same thing, for $60. This one is advertised on Tom Leach’s web site:

      http://www.scannermaster.com/SportSync_Radio_p/01-561700.htm?Click=137131



    • bouzoukiman
      3:56 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

      Rixter, that was the one I thought UKBlue1 had linked. That’s the one I hope to get before football season, or at least for Christmas!



    • bouzoukiman
      3:57 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

      Of course it would only work for night games for me since I live in AL, but still very cool!



  16. Mc12
    2:37 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    April 1st is tomorrow.



    • gottodoit
      8:18 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

      Here’s your answer, folks.



  17. Realme
    2:40 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    I am just stunned. Rex remains dead to me and always will. Will just have to suffer through the main broadcast now. I’d take Webber, Elmore and Albert, 3 people without current college basketball knowledge over any team Rex is on. Hope the ratings are low enough to make them actually try to find a team the fan base would like to listen to next year.



  18. Kentucky Back-up Player
    2:42 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    isn’t rex in jail?, do they have a cable feed from cell blocks these days? why don’t people have any standards anymore on who they hire.



  19. dcgirl
    2:43 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    ugh x3. A real travesty that Drew, Matt, and Woo aren’t doing this.



  20. dcgirl
    2:44 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    I’m sure Dave is a great person, but I can’t stand listening to him on the radio.



  21. EdC
    2:47 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    Not Jerry Tipton ‏@NotJerryTipton on twitter said it best

    Little surprised they chose Rex Chapman for the TeamStream broadcast. Guess Bobby Knight, Christian Laettner & Rick Pitino weren’t available



  22. UK1983
    2:50 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    unwatchable.
    can someone talk to these folks – they might as well not do it.



  23. UKBlue52
    3:05 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    I agree with a lot of the comments here. Rex was a great player, I watched him as a player in HS. However, his life decisions as a person, leave me with a dirty taste in my mouth. It appears that he is being rewarded for his lifestyle and mouth. He should think before he speaks.

    I would like to have had Larry Conley and Tom Hammond as our announcers, or at least have Matt Jones replace Rex. Eaves will give us good comments and so will Buzz. I just hope they can control Rex. Rex owes the #BBN a big apology.

    Go CATS!



  24. meeksfor3
    3:07 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    If Rex tries to break any “done deal” news during this years final four I will be forced to kick him in the nads if I ever see him.



  25. mikeintn
    3:09 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    This is just dumb, I wont be watching either, who wants to listen to, eat glass big guy eat glass.



  26. DT in DC
    3:09 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    Larry and Tom would have been awesome homers! Also, could Tony Delk not do it? I assume since he’s under contract with the SEC Network/ESPN that might hamper that. But I like listening to him.



    • bouzoukiman
      3:23 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

      Jay Bilas (and some other ESPN guys I think) used to do color in early rounds since CBS didn’t have enough guys on staff, but I don’t know that it still happens.



    • bouzoukiman
      3:25 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

      Oh, and ditto on Larry & Tom. However, I still think they could just pipe in Tom & Mike and it would be GREAT! I guess the problem is they can’t do all the radio pre-game stuff at the same time.



    • Lip Man 1
      3:50 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

      Bouzo:

      The ESPN guys by contract are no longer allowed to work for CBS or work the NCAA Tournament.



    • DT in DC
      4:32 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

      Am I dreaming this up or did Mashburn do some color commentary for a while? I’d take him, too!



  27. bouzoukiman
    3:21 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    This is a sick joke, right? Like one person above said, tomorrow is April 1. However, TODAY is NOT April 1, so I guess it’s true. I seriously thought in no way would Rex even be considered. Awful, absolutely awful.

    I won’t be watching it. I won’t be where I can listen to Tom & Mike, so I guess I’ll just have to mute the sound altogether if Len Elmore is on the main broadcast, and Webber for that matter too.



  28. Bill Brasky
    3:23 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    Rex Chapman? You gotta be kidding me, TNT. I was under the impression the “homer” broadcast would have a guy UK fans actually wanted to hear talk. Guess not. CBS it is.



  29. Lip Man 1
    3:50 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    Given Rex’s recent “history” this is a very odd choice.



  30. Rixter
    3:54 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    Looking thru the comments section, I’d say BBN has spoken – NO REX CHAPMAN!!

    It seems to me the DA’s office in Scottsdale would prefer Rex stick close to the area. Or have him with an ankle band strapped on. Then again, he was allowed to come to Louisville for ‘rehab’ the day after he was arrested, apparently they run a pretty lax operation out in the desert…..



  31. Smyrna_Cat
    3:56 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    They may have the lowest ratings ever …



  32. Strohs Before Hoes
    4:02 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    This broadcast will have horrible ratings. I hope the other three schools have a better broadcasting lineup than this. I suppose they wanted to get a few more viewers considering Rex’s troubled recent past, but its a big swing and miss for TNT.



  33. roundball fool
    4:05 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    Just turrible…..



  34. Strohs Before Hoes
    4:10 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    Please don’t have Rex on KSR this week or next.



  35. cats42301
    4:24 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    Did you notice Rex hardly tweeted at all after he was charged, I’m sure his lawyer told him to lay low but now he’s back and has never apologized for the stupid tweet nor embarrassing the BBN with his theft of Viagra. You had your day in the BBN limelight Rex, you scrwed up and now it’s time to move on! We don’t want you representing our school in this broadcast! Please skip the drama and just announce that you deciding to turn down the Team Stream offer. We DO NOT want you Rex! If you want to get some respect back just decline their offer please!



  36. cats42301
    4:40 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    I say Boycott Rex and.Team Stream on TNT Watch the main feed on TBS and listen to Tom if you can. #BoycottRexandTeamStream



  37. Jimi40
    4:54 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    3 Things…………

    1 – UK was no doubt consulted on this & as a way to clear Chapman’s name, he was selected.

    2- The UK fan base was NOT consulted. If we were, we would be able to hear the pre-game & post-game shows online.

    3 – Rex has more experience stealing from Apple Stores than Matt Jones does!

    #GOBB



  38. Joanie
    9:27 pm March 31, 2015 Permalink

    Is this a joke??? Rex Chapman, the tweeting traitor of all time, and a reporter for Al Jazeera??? April Fools is right. Kentucky fans, BOYCOTT THIS BROADCAST and watch the national coverage. TBS will never make this mistake again. Sigh.



  39. blitzedanddazed
    12:40 am April 1, 2015 Permalink

    Rex is a terrible choice from a professional standpoint and even more so from a public relations standpoint. Very few ex-UK players are disliked more than King-Jerk. Dave Baker is making a mistake working with Chapman….seems like he is whoring himself out for the dollar.