The fact is, ESPN is a corporate citizen who doesn't like to screw with its content providers. They can pretend to be cool and edgy and ready to go at it over controversial subjects, but then they get Mr. Smith on from the NCAA Selection Committee and he gets...........one question. the question, basically, "Explain what happened."
Ooooooooh............don't be too tough on the poor guy, ESPN! You have 5 studio analysts who are apoplectic that VCU and UAB got in, and that Colorado was left out, and they get to question the head of the selection committee.................not at all.
The NCAA's reaction to the ESPn criticism that did occur?? Here is a Jay Bilas tweet:
Why does the NCAA love arguments in football, but get their panties in a bunch over criticism over the selection process? Bizarre.
Note to Jay -- the NCAA will say anything it wants to say to justify making money and keeping its big schools happy. Do not look for consistency.
And do not look too closely at the whole UAB and VCU issue -- you will start to ask, as I did, why do these teams get in? And the answer is -- Colorado and VTech have white coaches. Sorry, but that is just the only accurate answer you will find, Jay. Then you will be left on national TV with your dick in your hand, because you say that out loud and you will soon be looking for the nearest unemployment benefit office and labeled the new Michael Richards.