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Tiger and Celtics

Two interesting items of news today. First off, the Celtics won the NBA championship, and we here at The Blog of Champions congratulate them. It was well-earned. Bill Simmons has his usual funny take on the Celtics champion win. Adrian Wojnarowski at Y! Sports, tells of KG’s long wait. Johnny Ludden thinks the Lakers quit.  Mike Kahn at Fox Sports, talks about the Celtics defense. As is the norm for celebrating, 22 Boston fans were arrested last night.  Good job Celtics.

As for Tiger, his season is over. I can’t believe how he won the US Open, with one leg, basically. He’s a freak of nature. Pat Forde, at ESPN, writes about Tiger’s courage. Tiger proves how good he is, how superhuman he is. He also knows how good he is.  It was great to watch, and we wish you a speedy recovery.

Throughout the playoffs, I’ve been a supporter of ESPN/ABC’s coverage. And I think this where they shine. The announcing team of Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, and Mark Jackson, provided quality insight, while still having a good time. The Video of old Finals Highlights, still gives me chills. And their interviews with the old Celtics and Lakers stars were top-notch. And those freaky ‘There can only be one’ commercials, are still great, no matter how creepy it is seeing half Kobe, half KG.  They have always done a great job with the NBA, and this just proves it. On the other hand, ESPN can confuse me. They’re already starting Fantasy Football coverage?  I think ESPN is overzealous with it’s football coverage. Is it because of Monday Night Football? I don’t know. But covering Chad Johnson’s ankle injury in June is ridiculous. This, unfortunately, was breaking news on ESPNEWS. I go to ESPN for my sports news, but sometimes they just confuse me. Cover real stories, not players who just want more money. If you are looking for good criticism of ESPN, go to their Ombudsman, Le Anne Schreiber, who provides solid insight into their decision making. By the way, I think it’s a bad sign when you hire someone to critique your network. And they’re paying her to do this. But I digress.

Good job Celtics, and good luck Tiger. By the way, I think I’m going to start a daily tab of great articles of the web, articles I’ve enjoyed. Here’s one, from Rick Reilly, to start you off. 

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June 18, 2008 - Posted by | Great Websites, rants and raves, Sports, TV

1 Comment »

  1. Pretty amazing about Tiger, being able to win and all.

    Comment by Ben K | June 18, 2008 | Reply


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