Today I’m a little pissed about the scheduling practices of both the NBA and Sportsnet. Last nite I was robbed, for the second straight day, of some Jays’ baseball because of somebody’s (I have no idea who) fondness for the Memorial Cup. The fucking Memorial Cup! The most goddamn regionally appealing oversight of all time. I know the 4 teams are supposed to “represent” the regions their based in but who are we kidding, no one gives a fuck about Junior hockey unless they live in the team’s homebase. It’s a glorified high school hockey tournament. And the four teams justifying the Jays’ removal from the airwaves: the Belleville Bulls (population of 49000), the Gatineau Olympiques (242000, allrite, legit) the Kitchener Rangers (204000) and wait for it, the fucking Spokane Chiefs (I won’t even give the population since this particular “Canadian” franchise is located in Washington)
What genius dreamed up the fallacy of demand for Junior Hockey in Washington State. I hope they realize that even Gary Fucking Bettman wasn’t retarded enough to expand into that market. The Pacific Northwest has ZERO NHL franchises. Seriously.
The NHL Franchises. I guess the WHL commish hasn’t seen it.
Anyways I’m getting off topic. In short, Fuck the Memorial Cup Sportsnet. If you must broadcast that shit, do so in the Canadian Shield. Ontario doesn’t give a fuck.
Though not as personally insulting, the NBA’s scheduling practices are certainly fucked. Though the NO-SA Game 6 was on Thursday nite, they won’t be playing until Monday. Making this all the more bizarre is the fact BOS-CLE played last nite and will play on Sunday. What the shit? Three days rest for the Southern ballers but the Seaboard’s finest (and the Midwestern Jesus Shuttlesworth. Bad reference) only get one. How is that possibly fair Stern? What the hell are you trying to manufacture here?
THEOREM TIME! WOO! After doing some half-assed research I have found that…there is little correlation between certain time off and Stern’s desired result, which I assume would be New Orleans and Boston victories since no one’s excited about the possiblity of a repeat SA-CLE series. Besides no theory of mine could counter the homecourt advantage revolution of this year’s playoffs. Anyways, here’s some numbers I futilely looked up.
-100.6 Points/Game Total – 100.2 Points/Game with 1 days rest
-47.5 FG% Total – 47.5 FG% with 1 days rest
-22.4 Assists/Game Total – 22.7 Assists/Game with 1 days rest
-14.4 TOs/Game – 14.3 TOs/Game with 1 days rest
-96.4 Points/Game Total – 95.0 Points/Game with 1 days rest
-43.9 FG% Total – 43.1% FG% with 1 days rest
-20 Assists/Game Total – 20.4 Assists/Game with 1 days rest
-13.2 TOs/Game Total – 12.5 TOs/Game with 1 days rest
-92.3 Points/Game with 3 days rest – 95.4 Points/Game Total
-21.5 Assists/Game with 3 days rest – 21.0 Assists/Game Total
-45.5 FG% with 3 days rest – 45.7 FG % Total
-13.3 TOs/Game with 3 days rest – 12.0 TOs/Game Total
-96.0 Points/Game with 3 days rest – 100.9 Points/Game Total
-19.1 Assists/Game with 3 days rest – 21.8 Assists/Game Total
-46.2 FG% with 3 days rest – 46.6 FG% Total
-13.4 TOs/Game with 3 days rest – 11.3 TOs/Game Total