We think it's kind of amazing that ESPN has Bill Raftery working with Jay Bilas this week at the Big East tournament. That's not because we don't like either of them; far from it. It's just that Bilas, as a game broadcaster, seems to be doing a Bill Raftery impersonation. Which is fine, of course.
Just having them together is like having two Rafterys ... which is not so bad either. Few facts about Raftery we didn't know:
• He has worked as a golf commentator. It seems like everyone would just keep asking him to be quiet.
• P.J. Carlesimo took over for him as coach of Seton Hall.
• Uses the word "alacrity."
Send it in, Jerome! The kiss!
So: Do you like the Bill Raftery? Do you not like the Bill Raftery?