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Basic Biittner : Sunday afternoon television

Friday, February 19, 2010

It's a good thing they invented DVDS, cable and satellite t.v., books, magazines and the internet, because I think otherwise I would have to struggle to find a way to fill my Sunday afternoons.

You see, watching sporting events on t.v. will no longer be one of my options. I don't know if the National Basketball Association even has games on Sunday afternoons anymore, but frankly, I can't watch more than a few minutes of that anyway. A typical NBA game? Slam dunk, followed by multiple uncalled traveling violations, three-point shots, more slam dunks, etc. Whatever happened to the 15-foot jumper? I have been to a couple of NBA games in person, and, though I like to watch basketball, they were two of the most boring events I've ever attended.

Bowling? Sorry, not an especially good spectator sport.

That leaves PGA Golf in the winter, summer and fall and the NFL in the late summer and fall.

Sorry. The only reason I have watched golf on television in the last ten years was to see how Eldrick Woods, aka Tiger, was doing. But now, thanks to Mr. Woods himself, that won't be happening any time soon.

The primary reason I watched the NFL was to check on Kurt Warner and Brett Favre. Now, Warner has announced his retirement and Favre ... one of these days, the now 83-year-old Mississippian will also announce his retirement for the third or fourth time and really stick with it. When he does, there goes my reason for watching the NFL.

Hmm ... maybe I could try that "walking outdoors" when winter finally comes to an end and before it gets too hot - you know, that three-week period in April. Hope it doesn't rain.

Dan Whitney
Basic Biittner