Shaq has always been one of the most entertaining sports stars on and off the court, but his teaser ad for the return of the NBA season is something that will remind you of what to look forward to come December.
Being that most of the American population is so fixated on football right now, missing the NBA during its lockout was something that never really came to a boil. Which is why networks like TNT are looking for creative ways to remind us all of what we may have missed out on so far this year; Shaq analyzing basketball games.
Besides the embarrassing attempt at a rap career, Shaq brilliant dances and sings his way through a “get ready ‘cause here I come” themed video set to introduce the future HOFer in his first job behind a desk at TNT.
While the jury is still out on his actual analytical skills, there is no doubt he will bring plenty of entertainment value to TNT’s NBA Thursday coverage... especially if Chuck and Shaq throwdown like this.
A lot of answering, yes, but is anyone with decent authority going to ask them? This blog is great for stuff like this, but they won't answer to AA. They won't answer to fans. It'll have to be a viable media outlet doing the asking. Maybe Wetzel is already on the charge.
The threat was that if Tech didn't play Texas on the LHN, the game wouldn't be televised at all. Since the Big 12 only pays you when you're on TV, it was a pretty big threat.
@kxmas It seems like an odd one, though. If the game isn't going to be televised on a larger platform than LHN anyway, why do they need to threaten Tech? How is that even a threat as opposed to simply saying, "Oh by the way, the Texas game is gonna have to be on Longhorn Network"? If anything's suspicious there it's the manipulation of the selections of the national partners (who just so happen to mostly be ESPN).
By the way, I have a comment on that LHN-pimping post that says I didn't see it as that big a deal, since it wasn't that different from any other time ESPN pimps its own stuff... which came before I saw Herbstreit's comments on the Pam Ward Chronicles and thought, "Wow, that is especially shameless."
@morganwick It was that the LHN was going to keep the game from being picked up by a larger network. The LHN is ESPN which also controls ABC's keep with the Big 12. The past three UT-Tech games have been televised in prime-time by ABC. Obviously, ESPN wouldn't be able to do anything to keep FOX from televising the game on one of its networks.
"Tech reportedly was told the UT game would unlikely be carried by ESPN or its partner ABC, thus trying to make the LHN option more attractive. ESPN's pitch also included televising at least two non-conference football games over the next four seasons for $5 million and and some other non-football-related programming."
"Tech reportedly was told the UT game would unlikely be carried by ESPN or its partner ABC, thus trying to make the LHN option more attractive. ESPN's pitch also included televising at least two non-conference football games over the next four seasons for $5 million and and some other non-football-related programming. There was also some discussion of ESPN putting together a home-and-home series with a high-profile BCS conference school."