Monday, June 06, 2005


I don't know who decided that a song by Phil Collins was a way to enhance the "drama of the NBA" - probably the same person who thought that Bill Walton deserved to be miked and Big and Little, or whatever they were called, should perform at the All Star game - but please...MAKE IT STOP. Surely there are other songs that properly manage to capture the excitement and anticipation of an elimination game without dulling and offending our senses. This is the NBA, not the PGA. Know your audience.

Somebody stop this man.

Here are some suggestions that may prevent people from changing the channel or straight killing themselves just to get "I can feel it coming in the air tonight" out of their heads:
1. Eminem, "Lose Yourself"
2. Lil Flip, "Game Over"

3. Nelly, "Heart of a Champion" - This song even uses the old "NBA on NBC" theme music.

In conclusion, please don't drive away what viewers you have left by insulting our collective intelligence and auditory faculties.


klenk said...

I'm with you completely on this one. And I am glad that you are aware that Game 7 is a must win for both teams.

I'm against you on Bill Walton, I'm against most of the world i know, but i think the big stoner is hilarious. I stopped caring about "analysis" sometime in my teens because it just is not going to happen.

Courtside said...

You must truly have the patience of a saint to like Bill Walton...Or are you really Luke Walton, klenk!

And yes, it took me awhile, but I finally figured out that only one team can win a game, and when it's a Game 7, only one team can go on. Whew. I don't know what I'd have done if ESPN wasn't there walking me through that process.