Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Bert Blyleven -- Suspended From Announcing

Twins announcer Bert Blyleven noted during an opening segment before a recent Yankees tilt: "We gotta do this f***ing thing over again, I just f***ed it up." He then said, "Oh, we're live?" Now, Bert's failure to notice that his intro was live is probably worth the two-game suspension he got. However, due to the Draconian laws passed after the Janet Jackson incident, the TV station who aired the broadcast could face a fine of ----------------------------------$325,000!!!!! As someone recently noted, you can lip-read the word on every football player and coach, and the Little League World Series featured a 12 year old asking his team for "one f***ing run!!!" but the FCC has the right to pursue a fine of almost 1/3 of a million dollars for a sentence that probably 1,000 people actually heard and understood?

Friday, September 01, 2006

End of 3 -- USA down 12

My strategy of watching the movie did not work. Tuned back in with us down 14. Can't stop Greece. We're down 12.

Halftime -- USA Down 45-41

I tune in to see the USA up 33-23. Fran Fraschilla is bemoaning the fact that a Greek player is going to the line after being fouled for the SECOND time on a 3. He hits all three, the Greeks start on a layup parade led by fat-John-Williams lookalike Shortsanitis. My viewing karma leads Greece on a 22-5 run. Down 45-41 at half. I go upstairs to get the Netflix rental "Memento" -- I may end up watching a lot of Memento and not much hoops after 3:32 a.m. USA needs to get something from the big guys and needs to start pounding it inside on the offensive end.