Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Am I the Only One Who Noticed (or cared)?

Mike Breen astutely noted with 6:30 left in last night's game that the Spurs had a 10-point lead on the Cavs, similar to the 13-point lead the Mavs had over the Heat with 6:30 left last year in Game 3. Sure, enough the Cavs then went on an 8-0 run over the next four minutes and history seemed destined to at least begin repeating itself. But then what happened? LeBron didn't get the D-Wade star treatment, getting hammered on at least three occasions without a whistle, and the Cavs lost. If only the same refs had worked last year's Finals. Well, apparently I may be the only one who noticed, as the ratings continued to approach the level of the pre-strike NHL.

5 comments:

The Dude said...

Yes.

The Franchise said...

Of course the ratings are continuing to decline! We started with a matchup that no one wanted to see, and now it's somehow become even less attractive because it's so obvious it's not competitive, the Cavs' late-game charge notwithstanding.

I would not be surprised if Game 4 is the lowest rated Finals game of the last 20 years...

Head Dude said...

Even a San Antonio columnist wrote a few days ago that the fans are a bit peeved that 1) some think the title is tainted because of what happened with the Suns; 2) they didn't get a shot at revenge against the Mavs; and 3) they got such a weak Finals opponent that no one cares.

Of course, for those of us who haven't won four titles in the last nine years, we'd still probably take it!

The Franchise said...

Speaking as the lone Nuggets fan east of the Mississippi, I'd say we would take a title even if no one was watching!

Grizzly said...

(1) The Spurs are there because Robert Horry made a cheap play late in the Suns game.

(2) No one cares because... of the 8 lowest NBA finals games ever, the Spurs have played in 6 of them (all in the last 10 years).