Thursday, October 30, 2008

First off, please read my game notes from last night. Again, even if you aren't a bball fan, just look at it and forward them to someone, so hoopsaddict can their numbers up.

If I had to grade my performance last night after covering my first professional NBA game, I'd give myself a C+. I did not expect to, but I definitely had that deer in headlights look on more than one occasion. It wasn't so much that I was starstruck, I was just overwhelmed by the pace of things. All of the journalists seem to know exactly where to go, how long to stay, which players to talk, where the food was, etc. I felt like I was two steps slow the whole night, I and I guess I should allow myself some leeway since this was my first GAME, not a practice and not summer league. That being said, I already have my strategy program for the next game, and I will NOT be caught off guard like that again.

In other news, as I type this blog, I am trying to upload some items to my ipod including the Sports Guy podcast and the new John Legend, and for some odd reason, my cord is not working, and it is pissing me off. It didn't work last night before I went to bed, and it damn sure isn't working this morning. I've become so spoiled and dependent on this damn thing, that I don't know how to act when its broken. Now I have to try to listen to both of these things at work, which is damn near impossible.

I missed the 30 minute Obama infomercial last night, although my lady said I didn't miss much. Did anyone else see it? I gotta tell you, it takes some balls and some arrogance to delay the World Series (congrats to you Lex and bfnh), and spend 30 minutes talking about yourself. I wonder if there will be some sort of backlash. I can't say even if I was home, that I would have watched that.

Poor Georgie - MC Lyte

5 comments:

Jazzbrew said...

I was hoping that the World Series would be over before he ran that commercial. I know some hardcore sports fans who have a serious problem with ANYTHING delaying a game - even weather! If it had been the Super Bowl I think he could have lost some serious votes.

Now that you know how things work covering games I trust you will be on you A game and make us all proud. What kind of food do they hook you up with as a member of the press?

sixfive said...

"When I saw Arenas in the locker room I told him that the team could have used him tonight, and he said, “Yeah, tell me about it.”

You gotta be lovin' this, man.

rashad said...

jazzbrew,
its the kind of spread you'd see at a xmas party..and i missed it all

sixfive
i am in heaven, but i gotta bring my A game son

£ said...

thank you dahlink! man i am so amped. you'd think i won the trophy.

i read your notes and they are good! of course, my feet hurt from all the name dropping... :P

seriously though, it must have been awesome to have a birds eye view like that. i look forward to reading more. it'd be pretty cool if you could be a fly on the wall with the sixers too, because those dudes...i just dont know. but yeah do you get to wear a press pass and stuff?

rashad said...

L,
I do indeed wear a press pass, and thank you for reading