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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Too much of a good thing

I love sports as much as anybody. Sports has a way of drawing on your emotions - just ask New York Mets fans.

But I've got to admit, there is too much sports on TV.

You see, a game on TV used to be meaningful. Today, you could watch Akron at Connecticut on satellite television if you are an Akron Zips or Connecticut Huskies fan.

Here is an example LSU fans can relate to.

In 1979, LSU played one of its greatest games in defeat - a loss to USC in Baton Rouge. The game wasn't televised. You either had to have a ticket or listen to John Ferguson call the game on the radio. And if you lived outside of Louisiana that meant dialing in WWL out of New Orleans or KWKH out of Shreveport.

On Saturday, LSU played at Tulane. The game was televised nationally on ESPN2. Those announcers who called the game, spent the afternoon butchering names (David Colt?).

Obviously, we're not going back to the days of the "Game of the Week.'' But this is an example of progress not always being a good thing.


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