Posts tagged ‘sports’

Annoying Hockey Fans Waving at the Cameras

Watching the NHL playoffs, and really any regular season game, I notice a handful of people who think it’s awesome to stand up in front of the camera in the middle of the game. The like to wave and jump around and are usually on their cell phone talking to their buddy: “Can you see me now?”.

The ushers at the hockey games do a good job prohibiting people from returning to their seats until there is a stoppage in play. This is a courtesy to both the patrons attending the game and the viewers at home as the progression of people up the stairs usually interferes with the camera views.

I think the ushers should make an example of these idiots who continually standing/waving/jumping around. Yes, they are distracting the viewers at home and blocking views of the game, but they are also annoying the people around them.

Kick them out. Set the example with a few and the problem will go away. Just like everyone respects standing at the section entrance until a stoppage in play – setting the rule in place now will make it common courtesy in the future.

May 4, 2010 at 3:19 pm 1 comment

Baseball Solves the 2009 Recession?

“. . . America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball . . . “. Here’s hoping that the 2009 baseball season can see us out of the erasing and into the next rebuild.

April 8, 2009 at 9:31 am Leave a comment

Late Last Call

I went to a hockey game Monday night and in the third period, the beer vendors started announcing last call.  Normally this wouldn’t have registered so much with me, but tonight it did.  Why?  There were exaclty 4 minutes and 22 seconds left in the game.   This didn’t seem like an adequate amount of time to consume (and enjoy) a 16 oz beer and leave the stadium.

February 4, 2009 at 1:27 pm 2 comments

Wii Sports Scoring Glitch

I’ve been playing Wii Sports for a few weeks now and my ongoing tennis score keeps rising. It got me wondering what the highest skill level score one could achieve on the game. A quick google search says that 2399 is the highest possible score you can get. I’m not quite there, but during my progress I noticed a glitch in the graph that shows you your progress. The graph actually isn’t large enough to contain the valid data points:



January 19, 2009 at 12:04 pm 2 comments

Wondering why you’re stuck announcing MAC games on ESPN2?

Probably because you keep referring to Central Michigan as Michigan. Also, mentioning about how the commentators, aka yourself, are just idiots (in regards to not understanding a coach’s call) probably doesn’t help either.

November 19, 2008 at 11:20 pm Leave a comment

ESPN Reporters Favorite Word


“The act or manner of a swaggerer; To walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a pompous, consequential manner; To boast or brag noisily; to be ostentatiously proud or vainglorious; to bluster; to bully “

If I have to hear Kirk Herbstreit or Lee Corso or any other ESPN analyst/reporter use the word swagger, well I don’t know what I’m going to do. It could only be worse to hear something along the lines of

“Tim Tebow jacked up that team with all his swagger”

Also, this isn’t helping:

September 20, 2008 at 11:27 am 1 comment

Olympic Game History

I was watching the Olympics last night and found myself wondering, where did the pommel horse event come from? It’s not like archery or shooting or fencing or even equestrian, where I could see someone bragging about their skills and challenging someone else to prove them wrong.

Really, every gymnastic event other than the floor exercise (“Hey, I beat I can jump and twist and add a little dance in between better than you”???) seems to be arbitrary. I’ve never seen anyone swinging from bars or hanging off some rings in everyday life (other than on American Gladiators).

I didn’t do any research on the pummel horse event in particular, but feel free to leave some input.

August 14, 2008 at 2:19 pm 5 comments

Brett Favre Tears ACL

Wouldn’t that be great? ESPN wouldn’t have to spend 1/3 of the show covering the latest Brett Favre controversy.

Brett Favre, retire, quit, injured

He was a great player, he should have gone out on top, and stayed there. I used to pull for old Brett, but now I’m just hoping for a quick season, or career, ending injury. Enough already.

August 4, 2008 at 1:20 pm 4 comments

Venue Cheering

Why do people at BW3’s, or any other sports bar, feel the need to clap after a team scores a basket?  During March Madness this just gets worse with the continuous games all day long.

When do you think it’s appropriate?

  • For any game
  • During big games
  • For big plays
  • During tournaments/playoffs only
  • When more than 80% of the venue is cheering for the same team
  • When you’ve been drinking
  • For a specific sport only

March 20, 2008 at 7:27 pm 1 comment