TNT announcer glorifies Obi Toppin’s selfish and reckless dunk

There must be a reason why Stink aerosol cans don’t sell well. Midtown serial shoplifters also avoid stealing stinks. Maybe it has something to do with smell.

Still, Stink dominates gaming broadcasts. The most unpleasant attacks on the sense of smell are indulged, forgiven and even depicted as carrying the scent of honeysuckle and gardenia wreaths.

Therefore, we must believe what is said, especially if it is shouted at you, and ignore what you see or know.

Instead of blaming Obi Toppin for his dangerous leg-to-leg jam in Game 1 of the close Knicks-Pacers series, TNT’s Brian Anderson went in the opposite direction by lavishing praise on the forward’s growth. , writes the Post’s Phil Mashnick. AP

On Monday, late in the third quarter of Game 1 between the Pacers and the Knicks, we witnessed the most reckless, ignorant, unwise, selfish, team attack ever imaginable in a professional game. I witnessed one of those plays where he put himself in danger. -Work thought process.

And on TNT, pandering and excitable play-by-play man Brian Anderson excitedly shouts to a national audience full of people he knows, that he and we both know what we’ve just seen. He claimed he really liked it.

With Indy leading 80-77, Obi Toppin hit the ball on a breakaway layup, before a jumping slam, for style points and lasting notoriety on a possibly non-existent difficulty level. I passed it between my legs and then jammed it through.

Rather than logically asking something like, “What the hell was he thinking?!” — Anderson was as happy as a kid who ate Rik-M-Aid for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. exploded.

“Oh! Toppin’s in my crotch! Former slam dunk champion! Let me give you a taste!”

Yes, Anderson confused a close playoff game with the gimmick that is the predicament of a close playoff game.

And when the quarter ended, Anderson continued. “Obi Toppin gave us a little highlight in the playoff game!” POW! “

Brian Anderson (right) points to broadcast partner Stan Van Gundy during the 2023 game. NBAE (via Getty Images)

Where was Anderson’s broadcast partner Stan Van Gundy during this time? Not a word. Maybe he didn’t want to embarrass Anderson, TNT, or Toppin, but he didn’t say a word. Or maybe he was too busy vomiting.

Fox’s Wainwright misunderstood as MLB analyst

From the day Fox announced the signing of Adam Wainwright, we knew this was going to happen. Become an in-game analyst.

Wainwright was never shy throughout his career as a pitcher for the Cards. He was always pleasant, engaging, friendly, and a pleasure to get to know and tell baseball stories, especially humorous anecdotes.he was A man who would be happy to sit next to you during a game.

But will Fox encourage him to relax, pay attention, and speak only when he has something worth hearing? Or will he have him emulate the foolish and wasteful plans of its No. 1 analyst, three-hour boring forensic investigator and TV broadcast butcher, John Smoltz?

I’m leaning toward the latter for now. On Saturday, during the Mets-Rays game, Wainwright analyzed and overanalyzed far beyond what we, or he, needed or wanted.

But have video game analysts ever been criticized for not saying enough?

Is there no one at Fox who can coach him to play his hand in the game instead of filling every moment of a televised game? I know; stupid question.

Media can bring misfortune to black cats. Last weekend, it was widely reported that the Kentucky Derby is known as the “fastest two minutes in sports.”

No, it’s not. It is known as “the most exciting two minutes in sports”.After all, Mike points out Soper, “The Chef”: “Two minutes is two minutes, whether you’re a horse or a human.”

The spread of stupidity never ends. On Friday, the Cubs led the Brewers 1-0 entering the eighth inning.Cubs relief pitcher Richard Laredi He pitched the seventh inning and had 1, 2, and 3 strikeouts on 15 pitches.

It’s not enough.

Cubs manager Craig Counsell They brought in Adbert Alzolay. He retired one batter and allowed four hits and three earned runs. The Cubs lost 3-1.

Cubs manager Craig Counsell AP

And they do it over and over again.

Reader Don Scarpelli: “The bigger the screen, the more the networks try to fill it with useless graphics. The TV should have ended after showing the computer-generated yellow first-down line. ”

Stan Van Gundy He has coached over 1,000 NBA games. He has done this over 1,000 times more than me. But we now have that common ground this week, when he declared on TNT, “I just don’t understand the need for all this replay suspension.”

How many pro-Hamas demonstrators have used the ingenious Israeli-invented direction-finding device Waze to find the location of their next campus destruction rally?

Kudos for showing off a bad call.

Pandering II: Rays’ Randy Arozarena in the bottom of the 9th inning against the Mets on Sunday. — An all-about poster boy through and through, hitting .140 and already had three strikeouts — hit a home run to tie the game.

The last time I looked, Arozarena had yet to reach home plate. His sojourn in that direction was self-interrupted to perform selfless acts such as slowing his arms in self-love and other acts of “Ain’t I Special.”

It’s the kind of behavior Rob Manfred advocated to appeal to children. It’s not his child, it’s your child.

Sadly, but not unexpectedly, Rays TV man Rich Hollenberg, usually a forceful and outspoken listener, was pleased.

If you read Hollenberg’s biography, you’ll see that he has three children. I seriously doubt he will encourage him to play team ball like Arozarena did.

Randy Arozarena poses at third base after hitting a game-tying three-run home run in the ninth inning of the Mets’ loss to the Rays on Sunday. Getty Images

When it comes to ESPN’s Stanley Cup coverage, both the good and the bad need to be considered. It’s not like you have options.

For example, it was nice that ESPN and the NHL provided OT with limited commercial breaks for Game 2 between the Canes and Rangers.

But if ESPN wants us to see it, let’s see it! During live OT play, they casually decorate the top strip of the screen with player photos and personal stats. — it’s “Let’s see what we can do!” A distraction for the sake of distraction.

ESPN is distracting viewers with unnecessary statistics, writes Phil Mushnick of the Post. SOPA images

And of course, the nameplates that fly over and away from players with the puck during power plays remain part of the Dorts’ winning teamwork.

Or maybe ESPN executives? choose Would you like to watch a game where the guy sitting behind you drops a player’s business card in front of you every half a second during a key moment?

When it comes to statistics, you have to ignore a lot of things in order to reach hard, fast, and incorrect conclusions. As reader Marty Hull pointed out, ESPN’s studio found that while the Rangers had a 3-1 lead in Game 2, Carolina had a huge advantage in “offensive zone time.” It was emphasized.

But it wasn’t weird, it was reasonable. The Rangers scored quickly on both power plays, and Carolina scored on four-for-fives, giving the Canes a large, but ultimately worthless, O-zone time advantage.