For the 2014 Final Four, Turner Broadcasting decided to roll out three separate telecasts. TBS housed the national, unbiased feed; TNT and TruTV showed team-specific broadcasts.
It was a fantastic concept for fans in the know. For those that weren’t, well, life was a little confusing. Rather than check the TV Guide or research on the Internet, a good many folks vented on Twitter. Here are some of the hot takes from a shoot-first crowd.
I see, they had the Florida announcers doing the game on TNT. Explains it. Homers.
— Shawn Hugus (@duckiesuccumbs) April 6, 2014
Were the game announcers gator homers? So many facts shown about FLA, but not much about Uconn! And im not a uconn fan! @TurnerSportsPR
— MR NYK (@MRNYKALLDAY) April 6, 2014
— Edgar Rodriguez (@RodriguezEdgr) April 6, 2014
Thanks TNT for admitting u r bias and suggesting those who want to listen to fair commentary to switch to TBS. Advice taken
— Rose M. May (@rosemay57) April 6, 2014
— Mark Wiggins (@mdub87) April 6, 2014
— Sue Lister (@ListerSue) April 6, 2014
TNT analyst is wearing a Kentucky jersey under his suit.
— Richard Bombach (@sixfeetsmallOSU) April 6, 2014
— SkerGal (@SkerGal) April 6, 2014
— Maurice Pugh (@DrMauricePugh) April 6, 2014
Someone should teach these TNT announcers what “bias” means. Looking at you @buzzbaker
— Paul Brand (@mjazznh) April 6, 2014
This is truly getting sickening. How much Wildcat dick did TNT suck before game time?
— Odin Hjaldrgod (@Odin_WWBD) April 6, 2014
TNT is all over Kentucky’s nuts. They have yet to talk about anything to do with Wisconsin. Isn’t Wisconsin winning?
— BMK (@Bigmankyle14) April 6, 2014
TNT sucks! What happened to unbiased coverage. No doubt who TNT wants to win!
— al reed (@alj951) April 6, 2014
This broadcast is so one sided on TNT, everytime they cut to commercial it’s Kentucky highlights
— Devon Nauer (@DevonNauer) April 6, 2014
— Chip Brady (@cbrady2140) April 6, 2014
TNT I want New Announcers you can’t have a #KentuckyAlumni calling this game!
— Jerry Raube (@jraube4) April 6, 2014
— Douglas B. Pritchett (@theradiofool) April 6, 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 6, 2014
How did Rex chapman get to call this game! He is sucking off Kentucky ! It’s so bad, wish TNT would have been smarter picking a color guy!
— Nicholas Smith (@nickwsmith2) April 6, 2014
CBS/TNT should be ashamed of themselves for letting Rex chapman drool all over UK furring this half… What happens to nonpartisan?
— Brian sausman (@BrianSausman) April 6, 2014
— Candice Reed (@CandiceRReed) April 6, 2014
I just realized I was watching the Kentucky broadcast. No wonder there was a bias.
— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) April 6, 2014
WTF. Could the TNT crew be anymore Kentucky homers? #GoBadgers
— John Tieszen (@jstieszen) April 6, 2014
[Thanks to @PlannedSickDays for rounding up most of this idiocy]