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Welcome Back NBA! : Top Ten Reasons to be Happy the Lockout is Over

November 29, 2011 3 comments

Just one of the few things I expect to happen now that the NBA is back.

With the seemingly imminent return of the NBA, starting Christmas Day 2011, I would like to quickly rejoice in celebration. In doing so I want to list out the top ten things that I am glad that we, as NBA fans, are NOT going miss out on this year due to the inflated egos of Mr. David Stern and Mr. Billy Hunter. These are things that couldn’t just happening in any NBA season, past or present, and to an extent represent the mass media popularity that has taken the league by storm in the past few years. With massive superstars and TV personalities the NBA has become so much more than just the game that is played on the court and the off-court stuff is what everyone would really lose out on if there was a season ending lockout. Read more…

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NBA Lockout Vs. NFL Lockout: If you had to pick one…

July 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Do we really want to miss out on watching these guys play together next year?

With the prospect of both the NBA and NFL being locked out for the 2011-2012 year, with girlfriends and wives in blissful anticipation, we could see a very depressed North American sports scene next year. ESPN may be reverted to concentrating on the NHL (Canada rejoices) or the baseball off-season.

PTI with Wilbon and Kornheiser with neither league in action could be interesting to say the least; dragging limited sports stories over a half hour show. Who knows, rich NBA and NFL players running around with no responsibility to their leagues could create enough news stories to keep ESPN and TMZ busy throughout the winter. Read more…

2010-2011 NBA Playoff Preview: First Off The Bench Writers’ Predictions

April 15, 2011 1 comment

In this episode of the First Off The Bench podcast, writers David, Sean, Marcus and Matt joined by new comer Greg, discuss the upcoming NBA playoffs. They make predictions on all the first round match ups, speculate on the conference champions and then take wild stabs at possible options for the overall NBA champs. They also go on to compare the roster of the Miami Heat to the cast of the Star Wars movies.

2011 NBA Playoff Preview

To listen to the podcast, just click on the link above. It is also available for download on iTunes. Just search “First Off The Bench” in the iTunes Store.

For a recap of podcast predictions check out the First Off The Bench writers’ picks below. Read more…

Mr. Sunshine and the Upcoming NBA All-Star Game

February 9, 2011 1 comment

Big relief this week.  My first attempt at an article did not get me fired from this voluntary position, and that means that I get to talk about a couple topics that are of much more interest to me than the Super Bowl.

To start off, I want to say how much I’m looking forward to Mr. Sunshine debuting on Wednesday night at 9:30PM ET on ABC.  (Attention ABC and all other media sources: I am always open to shameless, disgusting sponsorship inserts for very little monetary compensation.  Think about it…the 100 glazed eyeballs viewing this are probably more than FlashForward ever had.)

The premise of the show is that Matthew Perry plays a middle-aged manager of a mediocre sports arena in San Diego.  I know for many of you this idea probably sounds boring or unmemorable, but I’m telling you it could be the breakout series of the year if this idea is handled properly. Click here for the full rundown