Deadspin’s vicious take-down of the NFL on CBS Studio crew applies equally well to most pre/post game broadcasts… with the NBA on TNT as one very notable exception…
This blackout should serve as the turning point, the moment in history when a network executive finally puts his foot down and says: “Why are we doing this? Why do we spend gobs and gobs of money on ex-players and ex-coaches who can’t fucking talk?” What is the point of Dan Marino? Seriously, WHAT IS THE FUCKING POINT? If he were fired tomorrow, would you miss him at all? You probably wouldn’t even notice him until he knocked up your niece. A decade ago, The New York Times estimated that Marino makes $2 million a year from his broadcasting duties. That’s $2 million—more than 70 times the median annual wage in America—for nothing.
Reggie Jackson had his own candy bar… Jeremy Lin has his own ice cream flavor.
In recognition of the 23-year-old’s overnight fame, the new ice cream pints are made at the Harvard Square shop with vanilla frozen yogurt, lychee honey swirls and come with a fresh waffle cookie on the side, which can be dipped into the ice cream or crushed on top, company officials said.
Washington Wizards center JaVale McGee has a lot of strengths as a basketball player. “Court awareness” is not one of them.
Yeah, that’s McGee, head down, running to get back on defense… despite the fact that Washington got the rebound. John Wall’s reaction is absolutely priceless… he looks like a coach running a third-grade CYO team.
But the most curious part? Wall actually passed to McGee after all that.
Clyde Frazier always says point guards have to reward their big men for running the floor. But what if they run the wrong way? Shouldn’t the point withhold the ball for a while?
“I’m sorry, JaVale, but you’re grounded from the offense for being a bonehead.”