An Intimate Setting Awaits Sweet 16 Teams in Dallas

Screen Shot 2013-03-28 at 12.36.31 PMIf you look closely enough, you can vaguely see something resembling a basketball court down there, via WFAA TV

This is why the NCAA is a bunch of money-loving hypocrites. Look at this place– fucking joke. Hey congratulations, you’ll be sitting in the lower risers where you can’t see dick other than the sweaty neck waddle of a Kansas almost-grad. So to compensate, we added even more ridiculous HD boards so you can spend $200 to see Dunk City in ultra HD, just like you could have done right in your fucking living room.

I’ve never been to one of these massive tournament venues– I skipped out when Villanova was in the Sweet 16 and Final Four in Detroit two years in a row. But I have gone to tournament games at the Wells Fargo Center (twice for Villanova opening rounds…), TD Garden (Villanova Elite Eight…) and Carrier Dome (Villanova Sweet 16*…), and I can tell you that the games in the traditional basketball arenas (Philly and Boston), compared to those in the larger ones (Syracuse), are like night and day. I get it– it’s money. But games played at midfield in massive football venues, like the ones to be held in Dallas, or the ones held in Detroit, are entirely ridiculous. Camera angles are weird, sight lines are sometimes non-existent and quality of play is severely hampered by the extremely awkward environment and awful shooting backdrops. It’s not fair to the players, coaches, schools and fans whose teams make it that far. But hey, it’s all about education and the student athlete, right? Corrupt bunch of pricks.

Also, fuck Jerry Jones.

*I can’t help it that they’re a really good program.


  1. Wrong. I was at the Final Four in Houston two years ago. The atmosphere created by 80k fans is unbeatable.

  2. Atmosphere for 10k of those 80k is unbeatable. You were lucky. For most it sucks. Was in Indy the other night at a Pacers game and their arena is one of the nicest I have ever seen. Huge open spaces in the entry ways. Wide corridors. Nice seats. Great sightlines. This week the NCAA will be down the street in the football cavern. Sucks.

  3. Can’t buy a beer at an NCAA game either. Unless in a suite. Stay home and watch.

  4. I’ll take a packed Palestra for a split-admission big 5 game :)

  5. Kacee McDonnell's bleached asshole

    March 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Fuck that noise yo

  6. Complimentary binoculars included?

  7. Good job Kyle. Actually putting in some work today.

  8. Kyle, you forgot to mention how you went to see Villanova in this article. Oh wait, you did, 4 times.
    What’s up with that shitty Lucy’s add over there >>>>>>>>>>>>

  9. 2010 On-Campus attendance record.

  10. ThePhillyFlash

    March 28, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Pfft! It’ll be intimate enough for me on my 65 inch hi-def TV.

  11. Shitty lucy’s AD over there is shitty

  12. I agree the venues are getting out of hand and can detract from the quality of game for the spectators. However, the NCAA is a non-profit. The money (minus administrative costs) goes back to the schools. Is the system perfect? NO! But please show me one that is perfect.

  13. That shirt over there is really shitty too. Who would buy that piece of shit? I baseball clearwater? Doesn’t even make sense.

  14. Slammin Gretzky's Daughter

    March 28, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    *I can’t help it that they (WERE) a (PRETTY) good program
    There, I fixed that for you.

  15. Candy from the Oak

    March 28, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    @laura, what are you making me tonight?

  16. You nailed it, Kyle! Good post

  17. Kyle I think this is the first time I’ve ever agreed with you, you corrupt bunch of pricks.
    Also get a fucking grip hawkfan, you can buy a beer at the liacouras center. Unless you’d rather sneak a 40 in your inside pocket and sit up in the rafters in section 205 under the Temple T. St Joes blows anyway bro.

  18. Laura , only thing u need to comment on is what u wearing ,Hun

  19. Yeah Laura, whats yo name whats yo sign girl?

  20. I’d have to check with you here. Which just isn’t something I in most cases do! I take pleasure in reading a post that may make folks feel. Also, thanks for permitting me to comment!

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