Too much Lakers.
I know that ESPN wants to promote the popular storylines and so forth, but almost completely ignoring the Jazz and just talking Lakers all morning on SportsCenter isn’t great. This is no surprise, but all this coverage of the Lakers isn’t healthy.
Of course, this is their style so I can’t do anything about it. It was just shocking that it made it seem like the Lakers were the only team fighting for a playoff spot. A few brief mentions of the Jazz and Rockets doesn’t really balance it out evenly.
But that’s what we have and it’s hard to really follow SportsCenter when it’s constantly talking about the same sorry team the whole time.
Luckily, there was one change of subject in this rundown bar when I took this photo. But an hour earlier, it was filled with all Lakers. It’s just too much and I don’t want any more of it.
Who doesn’t love Dikembe Mutombo? He has a huge heart, a really deep raspy voice and one of the premier shot blockers of our generation.
Add in GEICO, one of the best advertisers today, and we get this magical commercial.
After his Old Spice magic last year, Dikembe outdoes himself again.
Hockey returns this weekend and I am really excited. The lockout was a bummer but I an live with that as long as I get my hockey back.
NBA is promoting the season too and this latest commercial should get really juiced up about the Flyers getting their revenge on the Penguins for their playoff loss that last year.
But wait, didn’t the Flyers eliminate the Pens in the playoffs? Yes they did. So either NBC themselves just got their facts wrong on a series they broadcasted or maybe they just don’t think we can tell the difference.
We were all familiar with Rob Parker’s controversial comments on RG3. He apologized for it and ESPN suspended him for 30 days. That meant that his 30-day suspension would have been up on January 12. Instead they say that his contract expired and they didn’t renew it.
This was the calling by a lot of fans to have him fired immediately after his comments. But the wording of this is so strange. If his contract was going to expire, then what’s the point of the 30-day suspension? Or was this another way of saying that they fired him without actually saying it.
Either way, it’s a tough one for Parker who has said some controversial things before. The statement says that the RG3 comments weren’t only thing evaluated, but it obviously was the main factor.
I at least hope he took his apology to heart and will be better going forward.