So, ESPN is apparently trying to enhance college basketball viewing these last few days. Last night, they showed the Kansas-Kansas State game with two cameras focused on Frank Martin and Bill Self all through the game. They put two small, annoying (in my opinion) boxes on the left side of the screen with the two coaches through the entire game.
Tonight, the Kentucky-Mississippi State game is being shown from the "sky cam" view, which is kind of making me ill. Worst of all, the Texas Tech-Missouri game is being directed by Doug Gottleib, with a quarter of the television screen showing Gottleib in the control room. Another quarter of the screen shows the game, and the other half is just dead space. (In fairness, it's not there the WHOLE game, but still...)
Also, the MSU-OSU game at 9 is going to have a ref with a microphone on. This is actually kind of a cool idea I think.
I think, though, that these 'gimmicky' ideas should be used in early season games, not in games that truly matter. What do you all think about it?
Sorry if this is too stupid of a topic to post here. Just wanted some opinions on this, and to see if anyone knew what ESPN's reasoning is here, as I haven't read anything about it yet.