William Safire once wrote that you should never trust a writer that doesn't stick to one theme for an article. He's right. Before writing this I slashed his tires. Anyway random thoughts on a Wednesday
And we've reached a new low. At least that's how I'm interpreting their latest attempt to get fans to pay attention to them.
Their latest promotion will be unveiled Friday, when the Nets play the Orlando Magic. New Jersey residents 18 or older who attend the game will get a coupon that they can redeem at a Roni Deutch Tax Center to get their state income tax done free.Yes, assuming you survive watching the Nets play, you can get your taxes done for free. Apparently Keyon Dooling bobblehead day wasn't sufficient to entice people to their urine soaked hell hole they call an arena.
The Meat Market Known as the Combine - Came and went. Do people watch this? I can think of lot's of things I'd rather watch than the NFL Combine. Well just about anything. That said the combine does hold some magic. I mean you have event that can make Jevan Snead look good. I was convinced that James Cameron, 400 billion dollars, and life size replica of the Roman Coliseum couldn't make this on field wash out look good.
3-Way. With tOSU's victory over the Fighting Alumni of Illinois the Buckeyes clinched the 3-way trophy of winning the Big 10 in football, basketball, and women's basketball in the same year. This has only been done once before but I think it was in the 1970s, coke was involved, and all parties afterwords agreed it was "a huge mistake"
96 Team Pile-Up Stewart Mandel does a very thorough analysis of the economic incentives for expanding the NCAA tournament to 96 teams. I'm with 80% of Americans that thinks it is a stupid idea. I can tell you exactly a better way to improve tv viewership for the NCAA tournament. The return of quad vision - i.e. showing 4 games simultaneously on the same screen. They used to do this (and occasionally dual vision) and yes a few people had sensory overloads and ended up thinking they were petunas but I think it's a small price for the beauty of 4 games going on at once. Bring back quad vision!