Rockets-Pistons Open Thread

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Teams: Houston Rockets vs. Detroit Pistons
Location: The Palace at Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
Start Time: 6:30 PM EST
Announcers and Network: Dan Shulman and Doris Burke, ESPN

Detroit is an interesting study because it's clear that the Allen Iverson Experiment isn't quite meshing the way they would like, and Houston is seeing its best production out of Yao Ming while dealing with Tracy McGrady's status as this generation's Grant Hill. I personally have a soft spot for Doris Burke as a color commentator, she never tries to talk over the action too much.

Posted by Signal to Noise at 6:15 PM

11 Comments:

66% shooting for the Rockets? Wonderful.

Jan 25, 2009, 7:29:00 PM  

"when the game is tied, you want to take the last shot." - Dan Bonner at VT / Miami, game just went to OT.

And Fox Sports, running an ad for BTN during an ACC game ?

jg said...
Jan 25, 2009, 7:39:00 PM  

The NHL All-Star Game has more defense than the Rockets-Pistons.

@jg: I flipped on one of the FCS channels and saw that ad, too. You think that's odd? The BTN ran a replay of the BCS Championship Game the day after Fox showed it live.

Jan 25, 2009, 7:43:00 PM  

The Pistons are somehow back in this and I'm not sure how.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 25, 2009, 7:58:00 PM  

NHL All-Star Game is video game hockey. Even Doc Emrick calling it cant get me to watch.

jg said...
Jan 25, 2009, 8:01:00 PM  

Just ran across this post at PFT on the possible buyouts /layoffs of league employees:

'The article notes that the league has even included NFL Films president and co-founder Steve Sabol on the list of employees eligible for the buyout.

“The company has been instrumental in making the NFL the immensely popular - and profitable - product it is today,” Domowitch writes. “Steve has been more important to this league than Paul Tagliabue ever was and Roger Goodell ever will be.”

While the NFL is undoubtedly not immune to the tough economic conditions we’re all dealing with, it does make a ton of money from its lucrative television contracts and is somehow able to afford paying huge guaranteed salaries to out-of-work coaches and general managers who have been fired.'


That last paragraph pretty much sums up how I feel about it. And how much will NFL spend on events/parties leading up to Super Bowl ?

Full post here :
http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/01/25/nfl-employees-buyout-deadline-is-monday/

jg said...
Jan 25, 2009, 8:16:00 PM  

Doris: "Do you think the officials will miss Rasheed when he retires?"

Jan 25, 2009, 8:27:00 PM  

"1st penalty since 2000" - Radio announcer of the NHL all-star game. The lovely cable company in Northeastern PA does not carry Versus, so I'm stuck listening to the radio call on nhl.com

For those that care, it's 11-11 going into a shoot out.

JFein said...
Jan 25, 2009, 9:05:00 PM  

"Roberto just outweighted him." - Radio Analyst for the All-Star game. Sounds like Bill Clement. The PbP man might be Sam Rosen.

JFein said...
Jan 25, 2009, 9:10:00 PM  

The East won the shoot out 2-0.
Goals by Kovalev and Ovechkin.

MVP of the game = Kovalev

JFein said...
Jan 25, 2009, 9:13:00 PM  

12-11 for NHL ASG ? I've seen lacrosse games with lower scores.

Bettman must go.

jg said...
Jan 25, 2009, 9:44:00 PM  

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