Random Thoughts From the NCAA Tournament, and Frozen Four Schedule
March 30, 2009 2 Comments
1. Who are these sources John Buccigross is referring to? During he and Barry Melrose’s telecast of the Northeast Regional, he kept saying “A source tells me…” in reference to various unsigned college players. What is this, a HockeyBuzz Twitter feed? Otherwise, we guess Bucci and Barry were okay. We tend to mistrust anyone who says “Goal!” instead of “Score!”, but whatever, Bucci digs the sport. We dig that.
2. Did anyone else see that 7OT lacrosse game that cut into the first period or so of North Dakota-UNH? Wasn’t that nuts?
3. The NCAA has to invest in some more camera angles. During the Air Force-Vermont game, which was in HD even, they could not determine that an OT-winning goal from Vermont was conclusively in for more than 20 minutes. Can we get a low angle side shot of the net, please?
4. Overall, all four broadcast teams were fairly decent bringing the game to you, and ESPN’s increased coverage had a lot of our friends spending some quality couch time watching College Hockey.
5. Seriously? Bemidji St.?
That being said, what were your opinions of the Frozen Four broadcasts? After the jump is the Frozen Four schedule and announcers.
Boston Univ. vs. Vermont
Miami (OH) vs. Bemidji St.
Play by Play: Gary Thorne
Color: Barry Melrose
Reporter: Clay Matvick
Studio Host: John Buccigross