NCAA Bracket 2011: Why This Is the Best Year Ever To Watch March Madness

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NCAA Bracket 2011: Why This Is the Best Year Ever To Watch March Madness
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If you like basketball and have a cable box with a remote, you were probably in heaven for the opening weekend of the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.

CBS's loss of exclusive broadcast rights for the tournament games is everyone else's gain, and the difference is unmistakable.  

The sharing of games between CBS and cable networks TNT, TBS and TruTV ensures that every game is able to be seen by any viewer.  

The NCAA's decision to expand the broadcast rights of the NCAA tournament is a rare one.  That is, one that benefits anyone but college athletics' governing body itself.  

With the new arrangement, everybody wins.  Here are five reasons why.   

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