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Fans Continue To Complain About National Title Tipoff Time

UNC fans after the final four.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - APRIL 02: North Carolina Tar Heels fans cheer against the Duke Blue Devils in the final seconds of the second half in the semifinal game of the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Final Four at Caesars Superdome on April 02, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Brett Wilhelm/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

The NCAA men's national championship game between Kansas and North Carolina starts Monday at 9:20 p.m. ET.

Maybe that's a reasonable time for college students, especially the Jayhawks and Tar Heels supporters hoping to celebrate a victory all night.

For everyone else, particularly those on the east coast, it's too darn late for a school night.

Given the extra pomp and circumstance around the championship clash, fans may not see a victor declared before midnight. That's a problem for those who have work or school the next morning.

Unfortunately for fans, TV executives have decided this is the best time to optimize revenue. As a result, countless children (and adults) will have to wait until the next morning to find out which team cut down the nets.

This time isn't a new development, but it hits fans like a ton of bricks every year. Especially those of us who need our eight hours to function.

The NCAA tournament finale is set to begin soon on TBS. Maybe sleepy fans can take a nap at halftime.