Daily Archives: Feb 17, 2014

NBA All Star Game (If a Tree Falls in the Forest …) … and Olympic Thoughts

George Commo’s Blog – Monday 2/17/14

My thoughts on the NBA All Star Game last night … if a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a sound? I wasn’t there to watch it … only very briefly even thought about putting it on … apparently a lot of offense … no defense … a bit of a surprise that the inferior East beat the West but again … I really don’t care.

On the Olympics … there are two very distinct camps surrounding Olympian Lindsey Jacobellis … those who feel sorry for her and those who think she is a big choke artist. I guess I’m more in the feel sorry camp. How can you feel venom for an athlete who works so hard only to get slapped up side of the head over and over again? She said after her fall yesterday that she isn’t ready to rule out one more try in four years in South Korea. I hope she takes a shot.

On the other hand, if this was baseball instead of skiing and Bode Miller was in the running for the Hall of Fame would people say he only accomplished his numbers because of longevity? He took a bronze yesterday at age 36. Does he deserve credit for that or criticism for hanging around too long? I’m really not sure.







Who Won The Ratings Battle?

OK who do you think won the ratings battle between the Olympics and the NBA All Star Game? The Olympics in prime time of course are tape delay and the NBA All star game was live so maybe the NBA has the advantage, but I’m not so sure about that. As I understand the All Star game was fairly entertaining, but I didn’t watch a second of it.

Speaking of entertaining, the US -Russia game on Saturday morning was fantastic. Yes the USA got a huge break when the Russian goal was disallowed because the net was dislodged. The goal would’ve counted in the NHL, but not in international competition,. It was hockey’s “Tuck Rule.” A rule is a rule.

I repeat that I think spoiler alerts are ridiculous. It’s not up to the media to remind the public that something they are going to hear or see will be shown on tape delay later that day. It’s up to the public to not put themselves in a position where they might get the results. That to me is the ultimate no brainer! Anyway I heard a radio station on Saturday evening give a spoiler alert on the US-Russia hockey score. Geez the game was played that morningĀ  and was shown live on television already. That’s taking the spoiler alert a little too far don’t you think?

Another radio station I was listening to said that Australia was playing in hockey. The last time I checked I don’t think that Australia was participating in Olympic hockey!