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Split screens are overrated as a sports viewing option

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A reader wondered why CBS didn't simply go with a split screen Sunday afternoon so interested fans could see either of two interesting games: the ones involving Georgetown going down and Tennessee barely surviving.

It has been proven many times over that split screens don't work well as a viewer experience, so doing the entire games that way certainly was not going to happen.

But when three close games were in the final minute at the same time . . . Well, it might have been nice for a few seconds, but CBS got through it without anything nutty like simultaneous buzzer-beaters.

(In related news, "March Madness on Demand" continues to roll up huge, record-breaking numbers. So there are alternatives for people with proper computers and Internet connections.)

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