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.