Monday, November 03, 2008

Not watching the Jazz like it is 1987

I remember back in the 80's that there were very few Jazz games on TV. This was simply because the Jazz had precious little media draw yet and there was precious-little media out there readily available. Yes, we had cable and satellite back in the 80s, but it was nothing like the over-saturation of media that we have at the present.

Apparently the NBA, in its infinite wisdom, wishes to return to that time period when the only way you could witness games is on the radio. Pretty much all the Jazz games are on FSN this year. For those of us who have no desire to drink the "Premium Cable Package" Kool Aid at 100 smackers a month, the only option is radio. Sure I could head out to the bars, as I am wont to do on occasion, but that many times a month?

Give me a fucking break.

Here it goes: fuck you NBA. Fuck you. Pushing all of your games to premium cable is an idiotic mistake. What kind of money are you making off that deal?


On the other hand, as I sit here, listening to Hot Rod Hundley call the game, I recall why I love the Jazz so much.


Fuck you NBA.

Fuck you.


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  2. And then when you pay extra for it, only selected games are shot in HD! It's a croc a shit! We should go to a game, give them more money! Or just watch one someplace.

  3. I didn't know about that, argyleist. Sounds even suckier than ever.

    Don't worry, games viewing will be arranged.

  4. I was wondering why I had happened upon one of the Jazz games yet--I will add a "fuck you, NBA!" Maybe I will read more books if I watch less Jazz b-ball; eh, probably not.

  5. And you know I have another reason to dislike the NBA. This only adds to their dumbness. I like the Jazz, but the NBA has to change its ways. I won't be surprised to learn that their viewership is way down this year with the recession. Somehow cable isn't going to seem all that necessary to people who are losing or are worried about losing their jobs.

  6. Why do they make it so hard to be a fan? You written Larry Miller yet (as if he cares)? This my beef with pro sports; strikes, lock-outs, limited viewing. I'd just like to see one pro sport go out there and put their fans first. College basketball is smart enough to put their games on the web. Ever think that the NBA will get that smart?