5/20/2012

Under My Radar

Weekend observations after several months absence.........

The writing on ESPN's various tv sites is so bad I can't listen....

NBA playoffs are very good, I usually find basketball boring as hell but this year I'm actually watching some playoff games......

NFL is losing a ton of viewers.  Direct TV has dropped the price of their Sunday ticket by 1/3, a huge income drop for them. I think the concussion issue is making lots of fans rethink what we are watching.  We will wait til the new High School season practices get underway; mothers have always hated football, fearing injury to their sons but now plenty of dads are getting queasy about injury too.  Youth Football programs will be the first indication.  We casual coaches have long observed the over participation by Black kids, the parents of whom see football as their ticket to a college education no matter how stupid and violence prone their near criminal kids actually are.  LATE ADD: Over the past five years there has been a marked improvement in both the character of the kids and their parents who now jam them into studying.  This is because while any gang banger can get into junior college, the larger universities now demand grade performance and even the pros weigh character.  Now it ain't all good but it is getting better.

Movies: God, they are bad.  I now rent via Direct TV and I find I missed nothing in the theaters.  One recent exception is a movie called Contraband , a pretty good action thriller starring Mark Wahlberg.......The IMAX superhero stuff is spectacular and they beat going to the ballet.  BTW I just switched back to Net Flix which is cheeper......

Baseball: God, did the Angels ever fuck themselves on the Pujols deal.  $200 mil for a .187 hitter with three home runs by mid May......  In fact almost all of these big money signings have blown up which means no mas........Try playing for $10.50 per hour like the rest of us.

College Football: the just off probation USC Trojans are back in a huge way.  Their signings are among the highest rated in the country, their possible Heisman winner QB is still on board, and they have a great coach.  Only Oregon on the coast is close to them.  Forget Stanford......BTW the USC location which is almost butt close to the high crime ghetto filled with envious stupid Blacks may bite them again.

The election:  Even my liberal friends are turning against Obama, some swear they won't vote for him again no matter what.....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You missed the best sport

NHL