"This game is ovah." That is what Billy Packer just muttered... at the 7:32 mark of the first half of the UNC-Kansas game, with Kansas up a hundred. OK, it only feels like a hundred. It's 26.
I'm no Packer fan, but that was just about the awesomest thing I have ever heard a TV analyst say this early in a broadcast. It was so... definitive. And so early.
Normally, they are encouraged not to say things like that, because of -- you know -- the whole "TV ratings" thing... generally not a good idea to give people a reason to turn it off.
But Packer said it. Packer said exactly what everyone in the country was thinking -- including Packer -- when Rush hit that bombs-away 3 (nothing but net) to put KU up 26.
"This game is over." The smartest, ballsiest and awesomest thing Billy Packer has ever said.
(By the way, Kansas is putting on a clinic -- against the purported best team in the country. In 20 years of watching the Tournament avidly, I have never seen this kind of ass-kicking in a Final Four game, particularly against the "better" team. Maybe UNLV over Duke in '90. We'll have to see how the rest of this game plays out. But for a first half? Absolutely.)