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Bill Raftery continues to pad his stats as the best thing about the NCAA Tournament and tonight's Scoochie Goochie Koo-gasm was just another entry in the ledger. If he ever decides to get into the ring, we suggest this for entrance music.
As if you needed another example why Bill Raftery is the best in the business, here you go.
Fox Sports 1, which launches in August, has poached its biggest name from Bristol: Bill Raftery is joining Fox Sports 1 after more than three decades with ESPN. He'll do Big East games with Gus Johnson. Enjoy that, internet.
We haven't heard a scream like that since Howard Dean was running for office. [CBS]
If you dig those awkward silences, this one's for you: a discussion about "riding the hot hand" during last night's Notre Dame-Pitt game led to Bill Raftery springing a loaded question on Jay Bilas. Nervous chuckling, and a "moving right along" segue followed.
Like any other 12-year-old in Western Pennsylvania whose favorite television program was any game involving any teams from The Old Big East, I was captivated by Pitt basketball in 1988. But the biggest memory—and biggest regret—I have of Jerome Lane’s dunk is that I missed watching it live.
Former Syracuse great Derrick Coleman is in Boston to root on the Orange in tonight's game against Wisconsin, and is looking a bit girthier than in his NBA playing days. Given the massive amount of debt he's been in, you'd think he might be living a bit leaner. [CBS]
While covering the SEC Tournament for The Sporting News,
Orson Swindle Spencer Hall noticed a sheet of paper that analyst Bill Raftery had been doodling on. Above is that sheet of paper.
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.
Like most of you, we enjoyed the dulcet tones of Bill Raftery during the tournament this past weekend, and we can't wait for more of the "with the KISS!" this coming Sweet 16 slate. But those of you who braved the NCAA Tournament On Demand saw even more of Raftery, catching him and partner Verne Lundquist in several…