As most of you know, the NBA season is currently experiencing a lockout and has been in turmoil for quite some time. However, the player’s union and the owners recently came to a tentative agreement that would have the NBA season begin in late December. Some rejoiced at this news while others, like myself, were completely and utterly indifferent. To me, the NBA season is the most over-rated professional sports season of all time. The officiating is awful, the defense is mediocre, the level of hustle is miniscule, and the discrepancy in talent between many teams makes some games unbearable. I will maybe watch five regular season games all year. The playoffs, on the other hand, are the complete opposite and make for some of the greatest sports moments of all time. This is why I could care less that the NBA season is shortened. All it means to me is that I’ve gotten to enjoy other things in the meantime, as the playoffs get that much closer. Here are some things that I’ve had the pleasure of watching while the NBA season wasn’t happening:
- Tim Tebow and the Broncos defy everything we know about how to consistently win football games
- My fantasy football team’s roller coaster ride of a season. Just a sidenote here: Doesn’t fantasy football make you cheer for the most ridiculously specific events to occur? No regular fan would ever say, “I hope Michael Bush breaks off a 60-yars run, but then gets stopped on the one, so that Janikowski can kick a field goal which would send the game into over-time where Christian Ponder might throw a touchdown pass to Percy Harvin”
- Storage Wars
- The awesome one-two combo of Always Sunny followed by The League
- Any 24/7 special on HBO. I’ve decided that all boxers are clinically insane because of it.
- The “occupy” movement finally losing wind
- COLLEGE basketball. Those kids give it 110% all the time (take notes Lebron)