It's time for a new post and I've got nothing in mind.
- I'm still going to provide reviews for every new hour-long network TV drama. This is one promise that I'll be keeping.
- Baseball: More watchable than it's been in years. The reason -- great pitching. Not only is it a legitimate plot device, an enticing spectacle of skill, more importantly it makes the games go much, much faster. Fewer pitching changes, shorter innings -- it all adds up to holding the attention of the smart-casual fan. It's hard to remember a post-season that featured this many pitchers that can be unhittable with some regularity.
- Hockey: The season has started. And it will continue.
- NBA: It actually seems reasonable to make a hanging out and drinking night out of the the TNT's opening night, featuring the Heat and the Celtics. This is unheard of. Miami is going to be a show like we haven't seen before and the ratings are going to be incredible.
- Concussions: They're happening. And ESPN has been showing them on loop all week. It's a serious issue and deserves the attention it's receiving, but somehow the ESPN-ization of anything is able to create a backlash among blogospheric types.
- Speaking of backlashes and serious issues: It feels like the snarky revolt against breast cancer awareness has to be building somewhere. Really, shouldn't one week of pink uniform augmentations be sufficient?
- Crustiness: I've got a problem with the Conan blimp. The blimp over a sporting event should be a fixture. Evidently Goodyear couldn't cut the mustard with enough consistency so we've had to accept MetLife and DirecTV. That's enough. We can't be renting out blimps for short-term promotions. It's just not the way that things are done.
- Dick Stockton: Is far too senile to call NFL games. He'll make a baker's dozen factual errors a half.
- Anthony Kim: Allegedly withdrew from a tournament because of a night of heavy drinking in Vegas. Nice.