Posts Tagged ‘basketball’


I’ve been on vacation from my regular job and I thought I might be able to get a few blogs written, but as you know that didn’t happen for one reason or another. I think my biggest issue may have been that I just couldn’t pick one topic to write about; so I’m going to try to work some of it out with this post. Please bare with me.

Baseball ended kind of abruptly for me as I didn’t see San Francisco sweeping Detroit in the World Series. I thought for sure we would’ve had a fifth or sixth game in the series, but no. When Dan the man and I first started the show (Sports Time Radio) we made picks for the American and National league and I actually picked the Giants to win it all. I’m pretty sure that’s the first time in my life I’ve ever picked something like that correct. Of course my other pick was the Angels and that didn’t work out to well. Even with as long as the baseball season is I always miss it and look forward to spring training.

It’s football season for sure now; both college and pro. It’s unbelievable just how many college football games are on television. I have a basic Comcast package set up for my television viewing and I think on any given Saturday I can find up too 29 college football games on. It can be tough to keep up with just one or two of these games, but to try to follow them all would be crazy. I’m sure there are some people who can do it, but I’m not one of them. I’ve always been a fan of Notre Dame; so it’s nice to see them back in the national title picture. I wish I could get as many pro games on a Sunday as I do college games, but I don’t even get the Thursday night NFL games.

The NBA season kicked off this week and I;m trying to get back into basketball. I lost a lot of interest in the pro game when it started to be a lot of isolation plays and mostly dunks. For a while I was wondering if I would every see a guy take a jump shot that wasn’t a three pointer. I even got myself involved in a fantasy league to try to help my interest in the game. I had a chance to watch some extra games this week as I have the NBA Pass free preview. It’s nice to look around and see the other teams play. I actually watched James Harden’s debut as a Houston Rocket. I think my toughest part about watching an NBA game is you really just need to see the 4th quarter. I am improving on watching games; so will see how it goes the rest of the season. There are enough NBA games on regular television that I should be able to watch quite a few.

It should also be hockey season right now, but the NHL is still in a lock out. I’ll be very surprised if we have an NHL season this year; which is sad. I thought when the owners made their last offer at 50/50 we’d be close to seeing hockey again, but the players didn’t like the offer. I don’t know what all of the issues are, but I know splitting the revenue is one of the bigger ones. I guess the biggest thing for me is I miss hockey and I’d like them to settle this.

Thanks for putting up with my rambling. You can follow me on Twitter @Burketime

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