[quote=“PSUQuaker, post:13, topic:1851”]Off and on for the past 12 years or so, I’ve been lucky enough to be around people who subscribed to DirecTV’s Mega March Madness. For the first time on my own, I have DirecTV now, but I’ll happily save the $70 it costs.
I understand the nostalgia for people spending entire days inside sports bars or just having Gumbel, et al. whip you around to all of the sites on your regional CBS feed. However, for me, I can never go back to not having all the games after 2001, the first year my parents ordered the package for our own home. All three of Penn State’s games in that run would not have been the “local” game for me and I would have only seen bits and pieces, especially of the Providence game, without the DirecTV package.
One thing to prepare you for, however, if this year will be your first experience watching four games at once for two straight days…your brain will feel like mush on Friday night and you’ll actually remember very few details of any individual game. At least, that’s how I’ve felt the past few years…though I’m sure cracking open the first drink at 12:10 EDT has something to do with that, too.[/quote]
It’s going to be worse now because we’ll have two games Tuesday and Wednesday night to focus on also.
I can’t even imagine the headaches people who run pools will have to go through this year getting everyone in by Tuesday night instead of Thursday morning. Glad I don’t run one anymore, even though mine was relatively small.