Thursday, June 28, 2007

Mid-Draft Thoughts...


I was on the treadmill watching the draft and had to cut my workout short to work-up this column before my thoughts all blended together and became mushier than my soon to be sunburned a$$. So here goes...

David Stern lost some serious cache during that opening monologue. Ta-ta-ta-ta-day-David. Widely recognized as the most well-educated and well-respected commish around, Stern utterly bombed. I'm gonna send him some Hooked on Phonics for kwanza.

Second, go back to Duke and get some new material, Jay Bilas. Your brothers and sisters (that's lawyer speak for colleagues) would be ashamed. Of Mike Conley, Jr., Bilas noted "He's not a good athlete, he's a great athlete." Just one pick later he said of Jeff Green, "He's not a good passer, he's a great passer." C'mon dude, that's just weak.

Maybe I'm splitting hairs here (say that 3 times fast Stern), but Suds could do a better job after 25 ice cold ones.

Furthermore, I cannot believe I'm saying this, but Stephen A. Smith as been pretty good thus far. Normally the guy is pecker, but in the shadows of Bilas his animated insight has been refreshing.

Per usual, Mike Tirico has carried the broadcast and Andy Katz has contributed some solid analysis.

All in all, I give it a "C+" to this point. But who am I to judge.

3 comments:

Simply Suds said...

i luv ray allen

Norman P. Orlando said...

for the record tirico is a STIFF. he shows little to no personality and has zero insight to any sport. He should never be allowed in front of a camera and I'm shocked he even has a job in broadcasting

Crombinator said...

Norman...Tirico has covered a multitude of sports in his day and continues to do so effortlessly. While MNF has certainly taken a downturn recently, it would be even worse without Tirico, bar none. He's done play-by-play for college hoops, the NBA, golf majors, and even hosted Sports Center. To say he is a stiff and has zero insight is like saying Suds doesnt drink beers. You are crazy. He's been at ESPN now for almost 20 years, lets hope he has 20 more in him. Imagine if Stephen A. and Stewy Scott were given the reigns last night without Tirico keeping a leash on the telecast...insanity.