A quick note that couldn't wait. The announcers' mikes have just started working in Thursday night's first Big 12 first round game between Nebraska and Missouri. There is 14:20 left in the first half. ESPN Plus is showing the game to syndicated affiliates in Big 12 country.
Yes, that's right, ESPN Plus showed the first five minutes of a game with the announcers' mikes out of commission. They even went to a TV timeout, came back, and there was still no audio.
It reminded me of the NFL game in the 80's between the Jets and the Dolphins where there were no announcers. In that game, it was intentional. It was not intentional tonight.
Another quality production by ESPN Plus, the syndication partner of Big 12 basketball.