Wednesday, January 16, 2008

High Def, The Celtics, and Me

Hey, there is this new technology out there that is starting to make some noise, and I wanted to make sure the all you Rootbeer & Baconites were in the know. It is called High Definition broadcasting and mark my words: it is going to change how you watch your favorite teams....Oh wait, you have already heard of it? Many of you own televisions with HD programming?

Oooooooh, thats right, this technology has been out for years. My grandmother even watches FOX news in HD. I guess no one told the Celtics. At this point, a Boston sports fan can watch 19 Patriots games a year, 162 regular season Red Sox games plus the post season, and however many games the Bruins play in HD. Hell, you can even catch a bunch of Revolution games in HD and most people have no idea we have a soccer team. In Spite of all this, Danny Ainge must still think it is a fad because you can only get Celtics home games in HD at this point....

What the fuck? I guess I can see the rationale over the previous two seasons. If you want to see the game in more clarity then just show up at the garden and grab a seat, you could have probably gotten an entire section to yourself. But now all of a sudden we have an unbelievable team that is selling out the garden and reawakening the basketball fan in my old man. We have the best record in the NBA, and are generating a buzz. Yet, despite all of this, we have to depend on Ted Turner to pick up a Celts game to catch them in HD on the road.

Remember that great game vs the Pistons a week or so ago? I do, I would love to tell you the score but I couldnt make out the numbers on that shitty channel. Come on, this was arguably the biggest game of the season, you couldnt figure out a way to broadcast that in HD?

Maybe it's a cash flow issue. After all you just started selling out again, I can understand your hesitance to invest in new technology. Well, Celtics brass, I have an easy solution for you that should free up some cash. FIRE THE FUCKING CELTICS DANCERS!!!! Ole Red will never rest in peace with those sorry excuses for cheerleaders out there. Let's be real with each other for a second; Red never wanted cheerleaders, or dancers, or whatever you want to call them. You guys knew it too. So, when he died right before the game when the dancers were supposed to debut, you postponed it out of respect to the man. The guy never lead us wrong, why should we stop listening to him now that he is dead? Get rid of them, they are aweful and take away from my ability to take in all the amazing factoids and philosophy of Tommy Heinson. More on that later...

6 comments:

james & jason cohen said...

high def rules. but i don't think sports teams travel with high def cameras. i think the celts are restricted by what all the other (cheap) teams have in their arenas. i think this has more to do with how few people watch basketball games versus baseball and football, than how cheap the celts are. either way, tommy heinson calls ONE HELL OF A GAME!

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute, I live in Boston, have Comcast HD, and I've never seen a Celtics game, home or away, in HD other than on ESPN. Can you please tell me this mythical HD channel that they show the home games on? Is this a DirectTV only channel?this

Chad said...

Wait a minute, I live in Boston, have Comcast HD, and I've never seen a Celtics game, home or away, in HD other than on ESPN. Can you please tell me this mythical HD channel that they show the home games on? Is this a DirectTV only channel?

Ben Lauranzano said...

They show the home games on channel 881. It is called MOJO.

Chad said...

You're kidding me, I must be a fucking moron.....

Anonymous said...

TV ratings on Comcast Sports Net are up 90 percent from 1.9 to 3.6, and CSN plans to begin televising road games in high definition as early as later this month (January 08). Home games already are shown in HD.

"More people tuning into the games has driven more demand," Gotham said. "Whereas our diehard fans have always wanted HD, now there's more noise in the market about it because more fans are watching the away games and, of course, more people have HD televisions."