The Jazz Take A Stand

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Jerry Sloan cursed on-air back in the middle of December and everyone was up in arms. Sloan was pissed at ESPN (who aired the F-bom) and everyone kind of made a big deal about it for a few days. It was quickly forgotten about.....until today.

TNT will be without locker room access to either the Jazz or Suns tonight according to Utah Jazz representatives....

Last time the Jazz played a nationally televised game on a major cable network, Jerry Sloan swore at halftime. Thanks to an ESPN production blunder, the entire viewing nation — oops — heard.

Sloan's penchant for cussing shouldn't go public this time — at least not when the longtime Jazz coach is in the privacy of his team's own locker room.

That's because, according to team and league spokesmen, there will be no cameras or microphones in either the home locker room or the visitor's locker room at EnergySolutions Arena for Utah's TNT-televised game tonight against the Phoenix Suns.
Well that stinks for TNT doesn't it? Just because ESPN made an error, they won't get the same access now.

Camera access in Jazz, visitor's locker rooms to be limited (Deseret Morning News)
So This NBA Coaches Mic Idea Is Going Well (Awful Announcing)

P.S.- For you Wizards fans out there, Caron Butler will be on Inside the NBA tonight.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 12:50 PM

5 Comments:

Bravo Jazz!! It's the right call.
Now I'm rooting for you to win the title so you can screw the networks over more on the 'road to the finals.'
They'll never learn unless they're penalized.

Anonymous said...
Jan 10, 2008, 1:26:00 PM  

I've never been a fan of the miking of players/coaches, or that stupid thing that FOX does when they talk to a manager in the middle of a game. Kudos to the Jazz.

Bruce said...
Jan 10, 2008, 1:36:00 PM  

Good job, Utah. As far as TNT getting screwed for ESPN's gaffe, their audio guy will be busy enough -- Charles Barkley dropped two s-bombs on the Dan Patrick show this morning. I assume they dumped them over the air -- they didn't online.

Anonymous said...
Jan 10, 2008, 2:16:00 PM  

Crap, I had ten bucks he'd drop an "effing C" on the air. Caron Butler is awesome, if anyone saw him on Leno you know he is a good guy and the Wiz are a playoff team as long as he's around.

HadesGigas said...
Jan 10, 2008, 7:06:00 PM  

there are two b's in "bomb"

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Apr 11, 2008, 12:39:00 AM  

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