Expanding the NCAA tournament

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

That has always seemed like a pretty good rationale to me. The NCAA tournament is ridiculously popular, a national phenomenon. As it was, 64 teams qualified to compete for the national championship. That many teams having an opportunity to play to be the best in the country makes for an awesome – and highly entertaining – postseason.

Four more slots have been added to this year’s “March Madness.” More than likely, there will be petitioning to add more slots in future years. I really, really hope it doesn’t happen.

Why water down something that’s already the biggest deal in sports? Obviously, that answer is money. It’s impossible to separate college sports from the commercialization of them, but keeping the tournament from expanding any more would be a consolation prize.

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