TV Crews for March Madness Announced

By Chris Lauderback on March 11, 2013 at 4:39p

While Nantz/Kellogg continue to be the headliners, you must also prepare yourself for Doug Gottlieb doing double-duty as both a studio analyst and a game analyst alongside Spero Dedes.

The full game crews:

  • Nantz-Kellogg, Wolfson reporter
  • Albert-Kerr, Craig Sager reporter
  • Verne Lundquist-Bill Raftery, Nichols reporter
  • Kevin Harlan-Reggie Miller-Len Elmore, Lewis Johnson reporter
  • Ian Eagle-Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForce reporter
  • Brian Anderson-Dan Bonner, Marty Snider reporter
  • Tim Brando-Mike Gminski, Otis Livingston reporter
  • Dedes-Gottlieb, Jaime Maggio reporter

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dubjayfootball90's picture

I love listening to Lundquist's games. Just has that voice for big time sports moments, IMO.

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

Chris Lauderback's picture

I like the pairing of Verne and Raft also. They are like fans watching the game but they don't tread into the mega-hyperbolic waters like Vitale. I don't think Raftery is much of an "analyst" but he's fun to listen to too in this his excitement is truly genuine despite his few schticks like "man to man", "with the kiss", and "shuffling the puppies".

Albert/Kerr/Sager is a solid trio and I really like Kevin Harlan but not at the expense of listening to Reggie Miller's goofy @ss.

I'd take Dakich/Tirico over any of these groups though. Dan is the Man when it comes to calling a spade a spade plus he conveys the Xs and Os better than most if you can get past his cocky nature.


AndyVance's picture

Tirico is one of the best PbP guys in the game today - great voice, and lets the game be the game... Vitale and others like him want to be the show, while Tirico just does his thing without trying to be the center of attention.

TMargo's picture

On board with both of you.  Verne/Raftery/Nichols is the best trio of the dance.  Looking forward to Rachel Nichols close ups!

tennbuckeye19's picture

We all need more of Craig Sager, that's for sure.

kevinfrenchfry's picture

He's annoying, but props to him I guess for turning his into a gimmick that has ultimately resulted in more on screen time for him over the course of his career.

Riggins's picture

Just keep Dick Vitale off my screen and out of my ears and I don't really mind who does the broadcast.

Kurt's picture

Does Nantz just bore the shit out of anyone else here?  Needs to stick to golf and discover baseball.

TMargo's picture

I concur.   I can't think of one March Madness call of his that was memorable and he has had his chances. 

BROSEPH's picture

Needs more Gus Johnson.

BucksfanXC's picture

I miss him doing March Madness. I'll give him a chance with soccer, but I'm worried he won't get as excited and the opportunities for excitement will be fewer and farther between.

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

BROSEPH's picture

You highly underestimate the power of Gus.  He will pop veins with excitement over corner kicks.

BUCKfutter's picture

he was going ape in the real madrid - man u match last week - it was fantastic to watch. considering the guy could make watching paint dry interesting, i think fox made a great decision putting him on soccer broadcasts. i'm a soccer fan, but i know the majority of americans aren't, and he could help the sport be a little more interesting in the eyes of viewers.

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

MN Buckeye's picture

I really like Harlan from the early years of the MN Timberwolves.  Then he went national, but hearing him makes me remember the bad old days of 18-win T-wolf seasons.  While not really a wolves fan, I still like Kevin Harlan.

buck-I.8's picture

I'd pay large sums of money to avoid hearing Ian Eagle

BUCKfutter's picture

if we draw reggie miller again i guess i will be watching the game on mute. puke.

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS