FreeDarko Pick Finale: SILENCE FALLS
I am not entirely sure why we started this featurette in the first place. Actually, I am—it was to help me ease into my new life with League Pass. Ostensibly, I suppose it was also meant to showcase games that only a FreeDarko reader could love, off-the-beaten-path showdowns or novel takes on the obvious. Yet one week and one scathing rebuke later, we find ourselves unwilling to go on with it. To be revisionist about it, the point has been made, my routine set into motion, and our perspective on how to pick what matters aired out. And most importantly, we are not cutting and running here; we had certain open-ended goals, accomplished them as much as one finitely could, and now feel viewers can make these decisions without us.
Or, with the honesty busting up parlors, the season's too long for us to keep sounding the same narrative notes every time LeBron, Gilbert, the Hawks, the Bobcats, or half the Suns play. And there's really only so much I can do to gussy up the fact that I'll be watching Rockets/Spurs tonight.
(Yes, I did needlessly gut my post from earlier today and have the Recluse interpolate his expert analysis. Some things just have to be done. I would still, though, sincerely suggest you read this post from Basketbawful.)