How was your week?

Posted: April 30, 2023 by Sports Time Radio in sports

There are a lot of sports on at this time of the year. There’s Major League Baseball as well as the playoffs in the National Hockey League and the National Basketball Association. The National Football League just had it’s annual draft while the startup XFL is headed for it’s championship game and the other start up football league the USFL is just a few weeks into its season. There’s also sports like NASCAR as well as the PGA and LPGA tour’s going on and I’m sure there is plenty of soccer to watch as well.

That’s a lot of sports to try and watch and what I’m wondering is how do you do it? I’m sure there are sports that you prefer to watch live and I’d like to know what they are, but what about the other ones. I’ve tried recording different sports, but I always end up finding out the final score and then I don’t watch what I’ve recorded.

As for me I prefer to watch baseball live and I’ll watch as much of it as I can no matter what teams are playing. I also watch the NASCAR races live, but they’re once a week and it’s not to difficult to work those into my TV viewing schedule.

I’ve been really enjoying the NHL playoffs and that’s where I seem to run into an issue. With my work schedule I generally start right around 4:00 a.m. That’s makes it difficult to watch the end of some of the NHL playoff games and I don’t get to see the ones that are in the Western conference do to their later start times. I thought I’d just try to record them onto my DVR, but I work with someone who’s a huge hockey fan and even though he doesn’t mean to do it he ends up telling who won what game.

I’m interested to know what you’ve been interested in watching and how you go about doing it. Are you able to watch everything you enjoy live? Or do you have to try and record other events and watch them that way. Maybe you’re just not into too many sports and can get by watching just a few sports.

In the NBA playoffs there were a couple of upsets in the 1st round, but I’m not sure they were as big of a deal as they would’ve been a few years ago.

The #8 seeded Miami Heat eliminated the #1 seeded Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern conference while the 7th seeded Los Angeles Lakers knocked the #2 seed Memphis Grizzlies out of the playoffs.

It is a bit of a surprise that the 58-win Bucks were knocked out of the playoffs, but once Giannis Antetokounmpo was injured the entire series changed. Don’t forget that the Heat were actually the 7th seed coming into the playoffs, but they lost the first play-in game and the best seeding they could get after that loss was the 8th seed.

With Memphis between Dillion Brooks mouth and everything going on in Ja Morant’s life it’s no surprise at all that a veteran team like the Lakers was able to beat them in a playoff series. It always seems to take a young team a few playoff series before they can advance past a veteran team for some reason.

There is still one series still going on, but that will wrap up this afternoon. The Sacramento Kings host the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of their opening round series this afternoon. The Kings won the first two game before Golden State ran off three straight wins. Sacramento won Game 6 to force this game seven and with them being at home they should be the favorite to advance in this series.

Last night the Denver Nuggets won Game 1 of their semi-final series against the Phoenix Suns 125-107. The Eastern conference series between the New York Knicks and the Heat starts this afternoon. The other Eastern conference semi-final series starts tomorrow night with the Boston Celtics hosting the Philadelphia 76ers.

As I’ve mentioned many times here, I’m not a big fan of the NBA, but I will check in on a game from time to time to get a score. I wish that the NBA would find a way to streamline the end of their games to make them more watchable, but with all of the timeouts and stoppages in play it makes it very difficult to watch.

I’d like to see the NBA limit the number of timeouts a team can use at the game of games, and I’d like to see the length of the timeouts shorten, but sadly I don’t think that will happen. Like everything now games are based around television, and they need that time to get the commercials in, so it’s doubtful any changes will be made. The NBA playoff ratings have been going down for quite a few years now and the only change they’ve made is the play-in tournament, so I don’t see them changing the way the games end.

Would you like to see the NBA make changes to the end of their game? If so let me know what you think they should do. Or maybe you like the set up the way it is.

Don’t forget to look me up on Twitter, I’m at Burketime.

  1. I wish there was something the NBA could do about how long the last 4 minutes of a game takes in actual time; especially in the playoffs. Too many games are decided by the referees and the incessant free thows at the end of the game really slows the action down. But I can’t see how they would go about actually making changes that would address the problem.
    I’ve watched very little of the NHL and NBA playoffs. I have been watching a lot of the Cub games, but I’m afraid that team is coming down to earth quite quickly.
    How about those White Sox!


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