INDIANAPOLIS‚ÄĒAdmitting it is "enormously worried"¬†some people are taking an interest in its emerging storylines this early in the season, the sport of college basketball made a statement Saturday urging fans and the media to ignore it until it is time to get excited.¬†"If you try to pay attention to me right now, I'm just going to seem like a mess. You should be invested in the NFL playoffs right now. That's what they're there for,"¬†said the collegiate sport, known for delivering riveting, emotional March tournament games to viewers who have only recently remembered it exists.¬†"If you start to become attached to a team I'm setting up for a startling upset in the first round of my tournament, you will have nobody to blame but yourself."¬†College basketball went on to remind fans it puts a great deal of work into making each season dramatically satisfying, unlike college football, which just hands its championship to whichever school's boosters give it the most money that year.

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