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According to Hollis
Couldn't work out TV deal and couldn't make the finances work
TO THE MOON
Rexrode must get paid by the paragraph...Let's check out Rexrode's stats for this piece...# of sentences per paragraph:
Because that event can't happen anywhere else on the planet.
probably just as well....we usually lose in these events
The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.
I wish it hadn't been announced til it was locked in.. Makes it look like a failure..
It's a cool concept.. It will be done someday. Hopefully Hollis figures out a way to make it work as it's his baby.
Basketball game in the dark with glow court/ball/jerseys/hoops.
hoke- to alter or manipulate so as to give a deceptively or superficially improved quality or value.
Funny, i never noticed that about Rexrode. Ebling on the other hand rarely if ever has more than 2 short sentences in a paragraph.
I prefer rexrode's way on mobile. Eblings on a laptop.
Btw haha at everyone's screen names having effed up numbers!
It's as if Rexrode tweets his article to an article compiler software program one paragraph at a time...
It's like getting your body hair waxed at the ticklish spots...you're tickled (wax applied) because you like reading Rexrode's writings, but then it's painful (hair pulled) to read.
That's a real shame. It's a great idea, and you know Hollis could have pulled it off beautifully.
tRCMB - Visit at your own risk of being disgusted.
I'm bummed Hollis couldn't pull off one of his ideas but I have to be honest and say I wasn't that excited about this event anyways.
I'd be much more excited about just having good games at home rather than at these tournaments. I know that's a pipe dream these days though.
4 games at the same time? I wonder if there would be a problem with refs blowing whistles at different times on each court.
As much as I would love to have the games at home..this type of event is a huge exposure and money making machine. I am surprised none of the major networks wanted to be involved. I would assume CBS or ESPN would give up one of their 2-3 networks for this type of event. Who cares about showing College Football for a weekend.
Hightower making ridiculously animated gestures for fouls 3 courts over.
The networks had valid reasons for not wanting to support this...but why not stagger the 4 games so that as one ends, the next game immediately starts up on court #2
Have something going on in the middle between the two courts and some sort of charity celebrity game going on on the unused court.
Add madness to the scene...
It could look like this:
Pregame concert and hoopla in the open field...
Court 1: game 1-Navy vs Army ESPN
Field: activities, beer garden, food court, Hootie and the Blowfish band concert
Court 2: Pregame stretching and tip off immediately following game 1 conclusion
Court 2: Game 2-Texas vs Texas A&M ESPN
Court 1: charity game featuring TV stars vs Movie stars E!
Field: activities, beer garden, food court, Train concert
Court 1: Pregame stretching and tip off immediately following game 2 conclusion
Court 1: Game 3-Georgetown vs UNC CBS
Field: activities, beer garden, food court, New Direction concert
Court 2: Armed Forces Global Championship - Pearl Harbor vs Ft. Hood (hypothetical) Military Channel
Court 2: Pregame stretching and tip off immediately following conclusion of game 3
Court 2: Game 4-MSU vs Arizona CBS
Court 1: Boxing After Dark HBO main event (1 fight show)
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