Sunday, April 26, 2009
I swear to God I'll pistolwhip the next shithead who schedules a playoff double-header on Versus. You know, with the small potential for playoff games to go into full length overtime periods, if not several.
Oh what's that Gary? You'll do me one better. You're going to schedule two Western Conference 1st Round Playoff games on the same night with an hour difference in start times?
So what, you do that every night in the early stages of the round.
What's this you say? Those are the only two games that are going to be on that night. And you're going to do the same thing the next night with the Eastern Conference games, only with start times a half hour apart.
Well Gary, that's just genius. Pure genius. But if you'll indulge me, please allow me to revisit the virtuosity of your brilliance.
You have two Western Conference series that need a result waiting for their game six, and two Eastern Conference series that need results waiting for their game sevens. So instead of mixing an early Eastern Conference series game, with a later Western Conference series game, you have decided to show two games on one night at virtually the same time, and then do it again the next night, and potentially for a third. And each of these games, on the same night, will have obvious implications in the next round. Not to mention the fact that you will show two all-important Game Seven's at the same, fucking, time. That takes some real talent to come up with that gem.
Shit, if you had played it any other way, you would have ended up with a playoff double-header on Versus.