Your NBA Announcing Schedule For The Week Of 3/2

Monday, March 02, 2009


Here is your announcing schedule for the NBA the week....

Monday, March 2nd

Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA TV, 8pm)- Brian Davis, Grant Long

Tuesday, March 3rd

Fan Night Matchup: Phoenix Suns at Orlando Magic (NBA TV, 7pm)- David Steele, Matt Guokas

Wednesday, March 4th

San Antonio Spurs at Dallas Mavericks (ESPN, 9pm)- Dan Shulman, Doris Burke

Thursday, March 5th

Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Hornets (TNT, 8pm)- Marv Albert, Reggie Miller, Mike Fratello, Cheryl Miller
Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets (TNT, 10:30pm)- Kevin Harlan, Doug Collins, Craig Sager

Friday, March 6th

Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics (ESPN, 8pm)- Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown, Lisa Salters
Denver Nuggets at Utah Jazz (ESPN, 10:30pm)- Kevin Calabro, Mark Jackson, Jon Barry

Saturday, March 7th

Washington Wizards at Dallas Mavericks (NBA TV, 8:30pm)- Bob Ortegel, Mark Followill

Sunday, March 8th

San Antonio Spurs at Phoenix Suns (ABC, 3:30pm)- Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy
Philadelphia 76ers at Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA TV, 7pm)- Brian Davis, Grant Long

13 Comments:

Time for the Cavs to put the Celtics in their place.

GMoney said...
Mar 2, 2009, 4:08:00 PM  

Why isn't the game of the century, The King v Flash, on national TV. You'd think the NBA would make sure all 4 of their match ups would be on a National network.

bk said...
Mar 2, 2009, 4:09:00 PM  

Yay, the Sixers are finally on national television! Wait a minute, it's NBA TV and we're playing the Oklahoma City Thunder? Sheesh, why bother?

JFein said...
Mar 2, 2009, 4:25:00 PM  

Brian Powell, you must be a fervant nationalistic zealot against the NHL and hockey since you refuse to put its weekly schedule available for satellite viewers. We don't do no stinking NBA (Nothing but Adulterers

San Diego Ken said...
Mar 2, 2009, 5:01:00 PM  

Hey San Diego Ken, before you trash NBA players, you should look at your beloved NHL players..I heard Montreal players are linked to organized crime, I also heard about a player the other day eye-gouging an opponent (this thing made me SICK), and another thing I hate about hockey is that players are allowed to fight and
beat the crap out of each other. And hockey fans turn a blind eye to this kind of behavior and even have the courage to bash other sports' athletes. Hypocrits. What a shame. If I wanted to see athletes figting I would watch boxing or something like that, not hockey. Not to mention that most of the times is impossible to even see the puck.

Oh yeah, NBA ratings keep increasing and are even better than baseball. And let's not even get me started with your beloved hockey.

http://sportsmediawatch.blogspot.com/2009/03/more-strong-numbers-for-nba.html

ha!

Mar 2, 2009, 7:13:00 PM  

@ San Diego Ken: For starters, basketball (both college and NBA) is televised much more than the NHL who at best have 3 nationally televised games a week, if you count Versus, which not everyone gets. And he puts up announcing schedules for nationally televised games (or in the case of some college basketball, large regions i.e. most of the East coast getting Duke-Wake Forest on FSN or something like that). Look how many NBA and college basketball games there are? And how many hockey games, are there again?

And it just so happens that Brian Powell (a.k.a. AA) is a hockey fan. Apparently you were not reading his post on January 25, 2009 at 9:04 PM, after the NHL All-Star Game.

"I, like others, have poked fun at Hockey in the past, but I have to say that outside of the NFL and College Basketball, it's now sitting in my three hole."

And as far as your frequent claim that "we don't do no stinkin college basketball from the East, South, and Midwest", I'm from the northeast and I watch college basketball all the time, yet I don't think I have ever watched a full game of college hockey. What channel is it on again? Is there a national TV schedule that you can link me to? For when I'm not home on break, I only get cable and I would love to see where I can get my fill of college hockey because I can't seem to find it anywhere. Oh, wait...

You do realize that NHL satellite viewers are in the minority? Whether you are aware of it or not (chances are the answer is you are not), this is a sports media blog that documents, among other things, people in the sports media. And where is the sports media most prominent this time of year? In basketball, both college and professional.

And if you think I am a hockey hater, you are, once again, wrong. I do not hate hockey. On the contrary, I am a fan of the NHL, more so than the NBA. If I had to make a list (and believe me, this is difficult) of my favorite sports (and leagues) it would read like this.

1. NFL Football
2. College Football
3. College Basketball.
4. NHL
5. MLB
6. Soccer
7. NBA

So, then, why am I opposing you if I don't like the NBA that much? Because, unlike you, I realize what is most televised and what most people watch this time of year. I have no objections whatsoever to AA not giving much attention to hockey because it does not get much attention in the media and there is just not much material on it. It is rarely nationally televised, it is rarely talked about, and Doc Emrick is one of the best announcers there is, so on a blog of Awful Announcing which in AA's own words.

"The site focuses mainly on the perils and follies of the Sports Media, but also critiques and reviews those within the Sports World."

It's kind of hard to critique something when it's not readily available for the nation to see, isn't it?

If you have gotten to this point in my post without calling me a douche bag in your mind and ignoring everything else that I say, then my advice to you is this, the next time you see a post about basketball or a basketball schedule (college or NBA) and you feel like complaining, follow these steps that I have thought up of just for you.

1. Shut up.
2. Shut the hell up.
3. SHUT THE HELL UP, YOU EFFING TROLL!

JFein said...
Mar 2, 2009, 7:39:00 PM  
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Mar 2, 2009, 9:02:00 PM  

I'm pretty sure the last fight we had involved Nathan Brice and his 409 usernames.

Of course, we can always link to Me vs. Joe D. on November 16, 2008.
http://awfulannouncing.blogspot.com/2008/11/snf-live-blog-cowboys-redskins-first.html

And then there's my favorite, SSR vs. Joe D.!
http://awfulannouncing.blogspot.com/2008/03/ncaa-tournament-thursday-open-thread_6500.html

You sure did show him, SSR...

JFein said...
Mar 2, 2009, 9:22:00 PM  

So...why wasn't Cavs-Heat on NBA TV tonight?

I happen to agree with JFein above and yes, truly nothing tops that SSReporters v. Joe D fight from last year.

Mar 2, 2009, 9:42:00 PM  

I'm just awesome that way.


Notice he hasn't shown up since....CLEARLY I won.

SSReporters said...
Mar 2, 2009, 10:44:00 PM  

Err....SSR....partly in thanks to you, I had a fight with him nearly 8 months later that I linked to above. It was in November during an SNF live blog.

/Not complaining at all. Pwning spammers/trolls like him = fun for me. :-)

JFein said...
Mar 2, 2009, 10:49:00 PM  

Notice he hasn't shown up since....CLEARLY I won.

This May dustup doesn't count? To be fair, Johnnie Morton isn't still involved in MMA.

/the Lijit function is amazing

Mar 3, 2009, 12:04:00 AM  
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