espn / star sports here should really refocus on their sports programming here. they’ve (over) bloated with tons of useless football related shows with whom is ever interested in watching i dont even know. look. we are not interested to know about jamie reeves personal life. we dont care about those senseless football game shows. and there is a football cartoon called supa strikes too? plus, sportscentre here should just change its name to football centre when the programme shows football news three quarters of the time.
yes, i still ynwa and still yearns for pool (and practically the bucks end there). so-call the calling of my “roots” lah kan. (i am a child of the 80s and pool and football are the only source of “imported” sports we have at the time.)
but come on! enough with football related shows. (while we are speaking of it, can someone please plug off football crazy on the tv schedule too please? i cringe everytime i see jamie yeo on screen.)
please please please put on more nba at this time of the year for goodness sake. it is the playoffs time. hell, it’s already the conference finals now!. and the only tidbits that we have here are live games on weekend mornings.
i probably understand the reason why espn does not provide major coverage here due to a) major time differences (it is 12 – 14 hours difference instead of just 8 for english football. you can just recall the bane of watching USA 1994.) b) lack of sponsorships and c) lack of interest especially from the trash that is the new paper. (but even if all that is put into consideration, can espn really not telecast the delayed telecast of games? if they can show repeated football matches that we have jelak already, can they have the tools to actually show the un-telecasted games for those who are not able to watch in the morning? please?)
add in all the points above with the countless time outs that most people won’t bear to wait, it (can) be understandable of the lack of interest here.
but i beg to differ. try to catch it. the nba is now THE time to catch when there are so many franchise players plying their trade AT THE SAME TIME. the level of playing is so even now that you may not know which team can determine their output unlike football nowadays when only the richest of teams are able to dominate the game.
plus add in the really witty game analysis from the commentators. start with bill simmons. you will be amazed at the astounding knowledge and memory the guys have when discussing the game AND its historical versions unlike most football commentators we see regularly on our local tv who are just reporting on NOW and bandwagon on various inputs.
plus, how many times can we see last minute winning shot attempts game after game after game? 5 of the last conference finals games are decided by the last shots. don’t we just love last minute shots? i love it when games are going for the win all the time instead of just settling for draws which is now plaguing the state of football at the moment. there should not be ANY draws in sport games. NEVER EVER. it just spoils the thrill of games dont you think?
trust me. the nba now is really good that even newscasters cannot contain their excitement while live on tv. really.