Using The Term "Going Overseas" Is Soooo 1990s

Friday, March 28, 2008

I'm a huge fan of David Stern, but occasionally the Commish can come across as a little knowitallish and condescending. This clip via Hardwood Paroxysm is a perfect example of this practice as Stern gives a reporter a lesson in Geography.

While both the reporter and Stern both came off as dicks there's one small problem. The flight from Miami to Paris is just over 10 hours. Nowhere in U.S. takes more than 8 hours (Miami to Alaska) and no flight to a city where an NBA team is more than 6 hours and change (Miami to Seattle).

Four hours is a pretty big difference on a non-stop flight.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 1:21 PM


Amazing, huh? I went right to some mileage sites after I heard that because I couldn't fathom the possibility that Miami to Portland was as long as Miami to Paris.

Brian said...
Mar 28, 2008, 3:37:00 PM  

Are you questioning the great David Stern? Keep it up and he'll give away your blog Stephen A. Smith.

GMoney said...
Mar 28, 2008, 4:08:00 PM  

Ummm. I flew from Chicago to London in seven hours so I have a hard time believing it's 10 hours from Miami to Paris. Unless you're on the Indians turbo prop from Major League or something.

Anonymous said...
Mar 28, 2008, 4:15:00 PM  

ATL to PDX (Non-Stop): 5 Hours 12 Minutes

ATL to CDG (Non Stop): 8 Hours 45 Minutes

For me it is not so much the travel difference, but the tone of Stern's comments.

Mar 28, 2008, 5:15:00 PM  

And are we so politically correct that we can't even say "overseas" anymore? Are you kidding me? Stern owes that reporter an apology.

Anonymous said...
Mar 28, 2008, 6:32:00 PM  

"Nowhere in U.S. takes more than 8 hours"

How about Miami to Hawaii? That's more than 8 hours.

Anonymous said...
Mar 28, 2008, 10:02:00 PM  

David Stern is a fucking cunt. Look what that piece of shit is doing to Seattle so his bitch boy Clay Bennett can have a team. Pathetic. He should DIAF.

Anonymous said...
Mar 29, 2008, 12:50:00 AM  

David Stern is a worthless douche bag and I hope he dies asap. The Sonics deal is such bullshit and his cockiness over the sport is rediculous.

Anonymous said...
Mar 29, 2008, 12:05:00 PM  

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