In a few days, the NCAA, and any network interested in getting into the March Madness business if the NCAA opts out of the final three years (2011-13) of its CBS deal, will be getting a good look at the future.
It is bad - very bad.
See, if madness prevails, and Madness is expanded to 96 teams, chances are there will be a lot more of these Cinderfellas going deeper into the tournament.
That won't be good for TV ratings. It won't be good for a network - or combo of outlets - that will be paying more than the $6 billion CBS is already overpaying in its 11-year deal with the NCAA.