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06/07/2018 - 4:36pm It says poor Flash now has a…

It says poor Flash now has a new name, but doesn't say what it is.  "Flinch" maybe?

06/09/2017 - 3:41pm H-O-R-S-E could never work

It'd have to be played in all 6 of the UN languages.  Chinese team would win with a single made basket.

07/14/2016 - 1:46pm Interesting (thanks).  But

Interesting (thanks).  But how is an "inbounds-pass fest" worse than a "free-throw fest"?  Both are boring stoppages of play (although I think inbounding would generally consume less time than shooting free-throws).

The key thing, in my mind, is to make a violation of the rules unequivocally disadvantageous to the offending team (or as close to it as possible).  Basketball is nearly unique among sports in that intentionally overt rule-breaking can work to the offender's advantage in a large number of cases.  

In reading this article, I wonder if the real cause of the game still devolving into an "inbounds-pass fest" was that even with the rule change fouling was still too cheap for the trailing team.  They clearly calculated that they were better off (or no worse off) trying to steal an inbounds-pass than by playing straight up defense.

03/15/2016 - 5:54pm TruTV is also available on SlingTV

For any cord-cutters out there.  The TruTV website neglects to mention this.

11/14/2013 - 1:25pm All the best to the young man

I hope his new team loses all their games (but it probably won't, so I don't have to feel bad for wishing that).

11/24/2012 - 10:41am Big Ten Network will carry the replay

http://www.btn2go.com/btn2go/ will have a replay up and accessible after midnight EST.  You have to have a subscription to a cable/satellite service that carries BTN (or know a friend who will let you log in to their subscriber account).  It is on-demand streaming (ie not downloadable, I think), but stripped of commercials and halftime show fluff.

That's how I'm watching the game myself, living in Austria where my only other option would be First Row, which is live streaming and therefore not pause-able, so if I lose bandwidth I miss action while the feed re-buffers.

 

09/21/2012 - 2:29pm Any delayed streams?

I' just moved to Austria, and with two little kids who run me from 7 o'clock every morning, I'm not sure I can rouse myself at 1:30 a.m. to watch live via VPN and NBCSports.com. I know BTN2Go offers on-demand streaming of games the following day, but only from theirs, ESPN, and ABC broadcasts. Does NBC offer anything similar. I don't see it on their website.

06/26/2012 - 12:43pm Archie Griffin played for

the Bengals

06/14/2012 - 8:44am Their budget is part of the

Their budget is part of the National Security appropriation, and therefore classified.

06/13/2012 - 1:26pm Uncanny resemblance

Does anyone else notice how closely Harvey Korman/Count de Monet resembles Rich Rodriguez?  For a while there I thought it was a photoshop.

04/12/2012 - 7:57pm  

At dosages like that I

 

At dosages like that I hope you're getting lots of dietary fiber.  Just sayin'