March Madness Tips Off With Murray State/Colorado State


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And Murray State's Ed Daniel's awesome afro is here, too. The game is available online for free at CBS' March Madness On Demand service. While there's some confusion about paying for the service--something the NCAA implemented earlier this year--games that are shown on CBS are available, for free, on

The payment aspect for MMOD comes when you want the "total experience," or, online access to all games on all channels, including the Turner Network of channels, which operates subscription-based cable television model. Considering the fact that all the games were available for free last year, this can only be seen as a step backwards. Furthermore, the fact that the pay service is being hosted at NCAA's website gives us an idea of which entity was behind the pay-for-play alteration.

Long live the student-athlete indeed.

Twitter is, of course, ready for the Big Dance with two active trends discussing the early action. Good luck to you and your brackets:

"Colorado St. " is No. 8 on the @Twitter worldwide trending list - keep it up #MWBB fans!(image) 4 minutes ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Let the madness begin. #LoveTheGame(image) 21 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Considering all the teams wearing Jordans, I have no doubt about that last tweet, but I digress:

The NCAA tournament is officially underway...LET THE MADNESS BEGIN BABAY!!(image) 6 minutes ago via Tweetbot for iOS ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Let the Madness Begin(image) 22 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Let the madness begin on this beautiful day in March.(image) 1 hour ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

GREATEST TIME OF THE YEAR. Let the madness begin(image) 2 minutes ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

And that's the truth.