High praise, ratings for NCAA Tournaments

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Not to suggest that it’s a tradition unlike any other, but if Jim Nantz was on a plane to Augusta before the final notes of “One Shining Moment” aired Monday night, it wouldn’t be the most surprising revelation in the world. The man does not mask his love for The Masters.

Facetiousness aside — Nantz, the quintessential pro, of course waited until all of the festivities following Connecticut’s victory in the men’s basketball national championship game were complete before turning his attention toward golf — it is somewhat jarring how abruptly the tournament ends after three weekends of great fun. Some have golf to turn to. The rest of us have college basketball withdrawal.

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