Wednesday, November 16, 2011

On Tonight: 11/16/11

ESPN's 24-hour college basketball marathon (which I extended to 29 hours, actually, by catching Manhattan-Syracuse, Detroit-Notre Dame, and half of Fresno State-Stanford before the thing officially began) really took it out of me. I know I hardly blogged during it, but I really lacked the energy and the games weren't at all noteworthy -- not really deserving of a recap, really, except to say that Kentucky and Ohio State are both pretty good. I'm not going to do any hoops stuff until tonight, when I'll sink my teeth into the following offerings:

Princeton at North Carolina State (ESPNU, 7 p.m. Eastern)
"Mitch Henderson and Mark Gottfried take over these Ivy and ACC squads."
(Way to sell it! In all honesty, though, there's not much interesting about either team.)

Long Beach State at Pittsburgh. (ESPNU, 9 p.m. Eastern)
"Senior Guards Casper Ware and Ashton Gibbs run the show in a clash of Big West and Big East powers at Petersen Events Center."
(This is a classic example of why I find these little blurbs so entertaining. First, you've got the random capitalization of "Guards." Next, in typical fashion, it picks up on something totally meaningless -- the conferences the two schools belong to -- due to the East/West symmetry, as though there's some sort of basketball civil war going on in this country. And finally, while it at least correctly identifies the two teams' best players, it totally ignores the real storyline of the game, which is that LBSU is really good and could actually win.)

1 comment:

  1. They do identify LBSU as a "power" which I think suggests that they could win.