Anyone else catch this comment after one of the many times Griffin was fouled(which always prompted him to look at his arms, 'cause he so strong), "Griffing checks out his guns, still fully loaded." I don't know the name of the color guy who said it, but what a D-bag. Who says that?
Griffin's Guns Are Fully Loaded
Give it a rest already. It was an outstanding season.
I know it was an outstanding season. I'm thrilled with this season and how we played on Saturday. This isn't even me having a problem with Griffin. Simply the commenting on his guns, and the fact that he referred to them as his guns. That's it.
well there's obviously no point in lamenting over the game since nothing is going to change about it, but it is enormously frustrating to see the star treatment that players like griffen are given. There were many questionable calls in our game, and its not enjoyable to watch a game when the announcers are gargling the balls of another team's player. There needs to be more objectivity.
In other words, in the media, "objectivity" is subjective.
To the CBS crew, it is obviouisly very, very subjective.
I think their motivation is to hype whoever the bigwigs feel will sell the most commercials while maintaining an appearance of objectivity. I'm a hundred percent sure that they decide who to hype in the pregame production meetings. After all, how do they know exactly where certain players' parents are sitting?
They may be televising a basketball game, but sometimes it looks more like they are televising Wrestlemania.
I find this to be an interesting development. Years ago, professional wrestling imitated sport. Now, sports imitates professional wrestling. What delicious irony.
I believe the commentator was literally talking about Griffin's guns. He had a Derringer hidden in his jockstrap just in case someone gave him another bloody nose.
Please disregard. The commentator is not a tool, just accuratly calling what was happening on the court. Thanks for clearing that up Magnus.
Just doing my job as a Clearer Upper.
if the idea is to hype up the best players for the sake of self marketing, why was novak hyped up as our x-factor? Its not like we win or lose games based upon his performance. We usually win or lose based on the play of our big time players, Manny and Peedi, who the refs obnoxiously subjected to early foul trouble. Idk when textbook boxing out became a foul...maybe somebody could enlighten me on that one. Also the charging calls on manny? i dont see how you could call those, but when novak gets trucked by griffen it's ok because he is potentially the player of the year. I would be much more at ease with this loss if it weren't precipitated by the refs calling foul after foul on us and forcing our best players out of the game.
This post was kind of all over the place but thats just how i feel.
While I share your frustration with the officiating in this one (I don't understand how we could seemingly be on the losing end of every close call), it is best to just sit back and be happy with the season we had. I, for one, figured NIT at best. The fact that we had a chance at making the sweet sixteen is just icing.
yeah..i definately agree with that...its just hard to see a team that worked so hard basically get the game taken away and never having a chance