Yesterday we saw the winning side of a dramatic buzzer beater with this great Butler radio call of their last second victory over Gonzaga. But what about the losing side? Nothing brings AA more perverse delight than hearing a dejected buzzer beater call when an announcer's soul is crushed. Check out this call from Blazers announcer Mike Barrett last night as the Wizards' Jordan Crawford nailed this three at the horn for a 98-95 win. Losing on a buzzer beater at home is bad enough, but when it's the Wizards, it's doubly depressing.
For what it's worth, the Wizards call from Steve Buckhantz goes all out proclaiming the shot the "dagger of the year"...
Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle was being interviewed by ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters last Friday night during the Mavs-Thunder game, when some players began throwing basketballs at the ESPN cameraman. As you can see, Coach Carlisle looks very concerned, asking the poor cameraman if he was 'ok' after being hit the first time. After the second time he gets hit, Coach explains to us that "this guy got hit in the head that time.” With the way the Dallas Mavericks season has been going so far this year, Carlisle is probably pretty lucky that he wasn't the intended target of those basketballs.
[H/T: Big Lead Sports]no comments
Monday, January 21
Indiana Pacers @ Memphis Grizzlies (ESPN 1PM) Mark Jones, Chris Mullin
Brooklyn Nets @ New York Knicks (NBAtv 3:30PM) Local Broadcast
San Antonio Spurs @ Philadelphia 76ers (TNT 7PM) Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Charles Barkley
Los Angeles Lakers @ Chicago Bulls (TNT 9:30PM) Marv Albert, Steve Kerr
Tuesday, January 22
Oklahoma City Thunder @ Los Angeles Clippers (NBAtv 10PM) Ernie Johnson, Greg Anthony, Chris Webber
Wednesday, January 23
Denver Nuggets @ Houston Rockets (NBAtv 8PM) Local Broadcast
Oklahoma City Thunder @ Golden State Warriors (NBAtv 10:30PM) Local Broadcast
Thursday, January 24
New York Knicks @ Boston Celtics (TNT 8PM) Marv Albert, Steve Kerr
Los Angeles Clippers @ Phoenix Suns (TNT 10:30PM) Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Charles Barkley
Friday, January 25
San Antonio Spurs @ Dallas Mavericks (ESPN 8PM) TBA
Saturday, January 26
Chicago Bulls @ Washington Wizards (NBAtv 7PM) Local Broadcast
Indiana Pacers @ Utah Jazz (NBAtv 9:30PM) Local Broadcast
Sunday, January 27
Miami Heat @ Boston Celtics (ABC 1PM) Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy
Oklahoma City Thunder @ Los Angeles Lakers (ABC 3:30PM) Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown
Atlanta Hawks @ New York Knicks (ESPN 6:30PM) TBA
Monday, January 28
Orlando Magic @ Brooklyn Nets (NBAtv 7:30PM) Local Broadcast
H/T Sammy!no comments
All eyes around the world were on Washington D.C. today for President Obama's second Inauguration Day. Plenty of stars and celebrities were on the scene including Celtics legend Bill Russell. Somehow, George Stephanopolous of ABC News identified Russell as famed actor Morgan Freeman.
Maybe there's some similarities between the two, but wouldn't you think the Boston Celtics hat would give away Russell's true identity?no comments
Brent Musburger didn't just create a new national celebrity in Alabama beauty queen Katherine Webb, he may have created a monster. Webb had what could be considered her 15 minutes of fame in the wake of the national title game as she was all over national media, television, newspapers, blogs, and everywhere in between. But now it's also looking like the model may be around for the long haul. First a cameo for Inside Edition, then an appearance in the SI swimsuit issue. Now comes this bit of gossip from the New York Post.
Webb may be headed to Dancing With The Stars...no comments
This weekend, Saturday Night Live's opening sketch featured the two biggest sports stories of last week - Lance Armstrong and Manti Te'o. Both athletes (and Jodie Foster) were captured on Piers Morgan Tonight talking about the events that saw them dominate the headlines. The SNL version of Lance Armstrong seems to have some anger issues while their interpretation of Manti Te'o is one of a mindless dolt who could believe his girlfriend was shot into outer space. I'm not one who watches much SNL anymore these days, but it's definitely good for a few laughs. I'm willing to bet I learn more from SNL's interview with a fake Te'o than from an hour the linebacker spends with Katie Couric.no comments
Last week, Dan Sileo went on an unprovoked and extremely offensive Twitter rant against Erin Andrews.
On Sunday, the Miami Herald reported that Sileo's employer WQAM has suspended Sileo for two days. While the station declined to comment on the suspension, it should come as no surprise to anyone, least of all Sileo.
I'm sure he considers this tweet a heartfelt apology:no comments
On Saturday night, Butler beat Gonzaga 64-63 after Butler's Roosevelt Jones intercepted the inbounds pass from Gonzaga's David Stockton and floated a basket in at the buzzer. The call from Brandon Gaudin on the Butler Radio Network was pretty amazing, as he called the action on the court perfectly, went crazy after the shot went in, then dialed his emotions back a little bit to finish off his call of the game. But I guess as a Butler radio announcer, he's pretty used to calling games that end like this, right?no comments
Bill Belichick declined to speak to CBS after his team lost Sunday night's AFC Championship Game to the Baltimore Ravens, and Shannon Sharpe wasn't going to let the notorious poor loser get away with it.
I know Belichick doesn't say much at all when he's interviewed and thus we probably didn't miss much, but that's not the point. All he had to do was stand there and indulge Steve Tasker by shaking his head for 30 seconds and dishing some go-to clichés. This is about the principle. Every other coach sucks it up and answers a question or two after losing, but Belichick apparently thinks he's above doing so.
People like Belichick have to be reminded that they've become rich and famous because of networks like CBS, which pay the NFL billions of dollars a year to bring these productions to football-hungry fans. The media represents those fans, and so when Belichick refuses to answer a question or two, he's basically spitting in the faces of those who pay his salary.
Thanks to Shannon Sharpe for saying what should have been said a long time ago. The inability to be gracious is defeat is a character flaw!— Tim Brando (@TimBrando) January 21, 2013
And he's right. RT @anishespn: Shannon Sharpe coming strong at Belichick— Michael Kim (@MKimESPN) January 21, 2013
Update: It should be noted that Jim Harbaugh also bailed on his post game interview. Below is a reaction from Fox via Richard Deitsch. Harbaugh flaking is odd considering his team won their game, thus giving him a different motivation for not doing the interview.
Fox Sports on why Niners coach Jim Harbaugh did not speak with them after Falcons-Niners game: "We don't know. It's frustrating."— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) January 21, 2013