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Saturday, April 09, 2005

En Vivo Desde East Rutherford, New Jersey

I'm watching the Celtics play New Jersey on Telemundo right now--some of us read the NBA.com weekly email newsletter and find out about these things--and I've got a few complaints/comments.

1. The Celtics don't play much defense.
2. The play-by-play announcers sound like they're in a TV studio rather than the arena.
3. The announcers scream for every basket like it's a goal in soccer.
4. The halftime interview with Vince Carter was in English, which was kind of strange, with the reporter asking him a few questions, and then speaking Spanish when she threw it back to the studio.

Don't go down by the Tidal Basin today if you don't like crowds. And if you're running, you will have to slow down to a walk to get through, as I learned a little while ago. Maybe if I weren't a moron, I would've realized that a pleasant Saturday at the peak of the National Cherry Blossom Festival was a bad time to try passing through there.

The Nationals were actually on TV last night, amazingly. If you're trying to build a fan base for a professional sports franchise, it doesn't take a genius to figure out that having your games on TV is a good idea. Fortunately, the people running things seem to be figuring this out now, but it's still a bad situation to have Washington's ability to follow its team held hostage by those killjoys in Baltimore.

I tried posting on the Nationals' TV situation both Thursday and yesterday with no success. Blogger really is an absolute piece of crap these days and I might switch blogging platforms soon, if I can work up the motivation to do so.