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Utes, call me when it counts

With conference basketball tournaments either ongoing or coming soon, I must confess to agreeing with the late Rick Majerus.

Deseret News photoConference tournaments are uncool. I know why they have them (money, NCAA tourney bids). I also know its thrilling if you win. But playing an 18-game conference schedule, like the Utes just did, should be good enough. And a late run at the end by a bad team shouldnt be.

Most of the public doesnt pay attention to college basketball until the NCAA tournament begins. The only truly interested parties in conference tourneys are those who see it as their only chance at the NCAAs.

So Ill keep track of these things from a distance, then jump onto the parade route once the main event begins.

I love the dance. But Im fine not being there while the band warms up.