FD League Pass Wisdom

On the heels of two of the more esoteric posts FD's seen in months, I'm unveiling a brazenly orthodox running feature. It's called some varation on "FD League Pass Advice," and goes on the assumption that 1) more people now have LP than ever 2) it's really fucking daunting and sometimes a bitch to decide your way through. Whoever handles this esteemed duty will, with a minimum of flattery, say what he plans to watch tonight and why. It will by no means be a definitive suggestion, but will clue you into what the FD braintrust is taking in. And, if you're really having trouble dealing with the overwhelming mess that is Channels 600-610, it might make your life a little easier. I'm going on the assumption that most mortals can watch about one full game a night, and will be utterly humiliated if someone punks me for this.

I'll begin with a thud: tonight, I'm torn between two contests. Hawks/Cavs has LeBron, which always matters, and the ever-intriguing Hawks. Joey's own journey through the League Pass tundra should be fascinating, and his thoughts on Joey Johnson certainly made me want to see the NBA's own Quiet Storm. And I haven't seen Josh Smith yet this season, and he could at any time pick up where he left off last year. But the Cavs are pretty shapeless at this point, and will probably summarily slaughter the Beak Show anyway. Instead, I'm recommending Rockets/Grizz. I suppose the Battier/Gay trade is a storyline, but I'm personally itching to see if Warrick and Gay constitute a new look Memphis—and to suffer with T-Mac as he searches for the player he knows he is.


At 11/07/2006 5:16 PM, Anonymous Kaifa said...

Another thing to look out for with the Rockets-Grizzlies match-up: tonight's possible return of the Stro show. There's the question of whether he actually wants to play and play hard for the Grizzlies again, whether he wants to stick it to the team that traded him back to where he came from, and whether he will unrightfully take too many of the minutes that should be given to Warrick and Gay until Pau gets back.

At 11/07/2006 5:18 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

ps this will also maybe keep me from watching the wizards every night, because that would obviously make me A WIZARDS FAN

At 11/07/2006 5:31 PM, Blogger salt_bagel said...

A friend of mine in Philly would set up 3 TVs for football Sundays: one plugged into the wall delivering only the local networks, and two on cable boxes (one of which had a tivo). Add beers/pizza/wings and (ideally) 3 people for manning the remotes, and you had unholy sports debauchery of the highest order. The main, tivo-enabled set would be the main viewer and live updates from that set would cue us to bring up relevant action on the side sets. All rooting interests could be properly addressed. Sound would be toggled back and forth if needed.

If one man were able to accomplish this for a whole season of basketball, I don't know what the proper response would be.

At 11/07/2006 9:48 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

needless to say, i watched about five minutes of grizz/rockets before clicking back to hawks/cavs for the long haul.

At 11/07/2006 10:25 PM, Blogger "rem" said...

yeah around 6ish after plunking the kid in front of the newly released Pixar's "CARS" (gets my thumbs up btw) and before the combustible diaperimplosion , i was gonna comment on how last year a friend who was headed to Phoenix for a conference asked me for some advice on which game he should attend; the Hawks or the Blazers

i told him Hawks
although i would like to see Z-Bo

don't get to see him much

At 11/07/2006 10:54 PM, Blogger T. said...

shouldn't the mostly lib/leftist readers and contributors of this site be out watching election returns?

Yeah, I'm not either. Something really looks not-quite-right with Tracy. I asked the med staff, they said his back is fine (as fine as it could ever be) - so what, rhythm? Traditional TMac slow start? It's cause for concern. A little bit at least.

On the other hand, CHUCK HAYES!

At 11/07/2006 10:55 PM, Blogger Brickowski said...

hawks was the right call. which lebron was it that missed that free throw?

hopefully you flipped back in time to see dahntay jones hammer on yao.

so, now you're done for the night and won't watch KG-Kobe?

At 11/07/2006 11:00 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

i'd assumed that you especially would be telling me to watch the election returns. which i am doing, but mostly because i can't watch league pass in bed. and i write best when sittin gup in bed, and i'm working on a post that should be up shortly.

At 11/08/2006 12:10 AM, Blogger The Assimilated Negro said...

rockets are tempting until you see Van Gundy, then you remember shit's not gonna be pretty.

hawks are definitely must-see out the gate. grizz/rox feels more midseason-ish. unless, of course, the hawks are for real.

At 11/08/2006 1:34 PM, Anonymous aug said...

There is no way Bynum is this good already. He looks really awkward out there. Him and dwight howard are baby horses on the court. I don't even think that bynum is doing it with smoke and mirrors. I think kareem, is just out there in an andrew bynum suit or something. Or phil jax is controlling him with a remote from the sideline. Somethings up and i'm gonna find out what.


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