Drunken Thoughts of an NBA Addict: Magic Need to Make a Move

November 28th, 2010 by David DeRyder Leave a reply »
Yesterday, I thought I broke my basketball addiction. I got out of work early to watch the Iron Bowl where Cam Newton won the Heisman (unless some goody-goodies refuse to award him the statue on account of the recent scandals). Considering how amazing the Auburn comeback was, I was understandably in full fledged college football mode.

ESPN was also feeling the NCAA. Oregon-Arizona and Boise State-Nevada pushed the NBA to ESPN2. For the 100th time in the week, I checked the schedule. Nope, it still hadn't changed. Houston-Charlotte followed by Golden State-Memphis. Not exactly the match ups I would use to convert people into hoops fans. (Would it have killed them to show Dallas-San Antonio or Chicago-Denver instead?)

The less than thrilling basketball games gave me the perfect excuse to focus on football.

As the Oregon kickoff approached, I was genuinely amped for what was sure to be a high scoring game. If only I saw the kickoff.

Tennessee and Villanova were playing for the NIT tip off title. The game was running over, which always happens. Once the outcome was decided I thought ESPN would switch over to football. However, they thought pe ...

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