I hate this column.
But that no doubt was sportswriter Greg Couch’s intent.
In the maiden days of March Madness, he has the nerve to suggest that NBA basketball is more exciting, its superstars more beloved.
In the NCAA, bad behavior happens, yes, but it’s not celebrated and encouraged and splashed all over Twitter and Facebook and Entertainment Tonight. Breaking rules equals sanctions and suspensions and no tournament play.
The college players and teams on the floor this weekend and the weekends to come in March have earned their berth. With talent. Dedication. Teamwork. And with thousands of students and alumni behind them who won’t change their allegiance due to geography or money or scandal or a losing season or two.
The NBA can never buy that.
So, Greg, feel free to sit back and watch the overpriced players in the NBA run and gun every night of the week. Just don’t get too comfy.
Your favorite might be playing for the other guys tomorrow.