Evidently, a lot of people did not get the memo that the Final Four was trying an experiment that included three telecasts of each Final Four game. There was the national crew on TBS and “Teamcasts” on TNT and truTV that were geared toward the teams’ fanbases. The confusion led to some really entertaining tweets; it even had Charles Barkley saying, “Some of you people are idiots,” at halftime. Watch Barkley.
The confusion is understandable, really. It’s a new thing, and with the Final Four being on TBS, not CBS, there’s confusion even without these “hometown” telecasts.
Kentucky’s home crew of Rob Bromley and Rex Chapman took the idea of being a homer very seriously. And the tweets about their broadcast are too funny not to share.
Here are some of the G-rated ones:
Oh I was watching the UK broadcast on TNT. This game is on three channels with three different announcing crews? I hate 2014.—
WAM™ (@adammull) April 06, 2014
The overwhelming, over the top favoritism of Kentucky by your broadcasters is insulting/ incomprehensible for reasonable viewers.No more TNT—
Gerry Goetz (@GoetzGerry) April 06, 2014
Sure glad the TNT announcers aren't biased.—
(@janewells) April 06, 2014
The TNT commentator is way too biased—
Javi Yoshimoto (@Javii_Y) April 06, 2014
How is Rex Chapman, a UK alum, commentating for TNT? His reaction to everything that goes against UK is so annoying.—
Jeffrey Button (@bootaun) April 06, 2014
Why would you have a former Kentucky player be a broadcaster for a Kentucky final four game? TNT is supposed to be neutral, not biased—
Chris Furter (@Thewhitecbreezy) April 06, 2014
This broadcast is so one sided on TNT, everytime they cut to commercial it's Kentucky highlights—
Devon Nauer (@DevonNauer) April 06, 2014