NBA Finals: Spurs vs. Cavs

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  1. Ozarkruffrider

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    This series is going about the way I thought. Spurs suffocating them just like the Pistons should have. Too bad the Pistons slopjawed there way out of the playoffs, been a better series.

    I'm sick of seeing "King" James and all his fingernail eating.
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    They will dismantle the Cav`s instead.

    I have a feeling if this series was a fight, they would stop it after game 3.............
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    To me, the most enjoyable thing about watching the Spurs is Tony Parker's ability to get to the hoop. It's like watching plinko on the Price is Right. He just sort of zigs and zags until he's right there.

    If he had Chauncey's outside shot, he'd be Steve Nash caliber.
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    And Nash's court vision, free throw shooting.
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    Jschen,

    Exactly. The Spurs are not that young at many positions either. Why are they able to guard the Cavs? (Duncan outrebounding Z, Bowen, better rotations, coaching).

    Maybe the cavs will get back into this series. If they can stop Parker, they can compete.

    But right now, the result puts a big knock on our coach and style of play, etc.

    It also points to the fact that with minor additions from last year, we would be in the finals and competing well.

    What was striking about game one was that despite our terrible play, we are not that far off from the top. But at another level, if we don't add pieces at least, the upcoming teams will continue to knock us off as well as the re-tooling Heat.
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    i heard this is the lowest rating all time for a finals game :)

    So much for LBJ's massive popularity. I guess nobody wants to be a witness.
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    hahahahah, glad to hear. Maybe they got beaten by that FOX show "Are you smarter than a fifth grader" which was on at the same time.
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    We should only witness when he is against an average team. That is, if you want to see him dunk, dunk, hit crazy 3 pointer, dunk, dunk, 3 pointer, dunk, dunk, dunk, middle range shot.

    OR

    You can witness him fail with flying colors..like against the spurs- Miss, Miss, Block, turnover, dunk, miss, miss, passes to teamate who misses, dunk, miss, miss, dunk.
  9. himat

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    Wouldn't the NBA make more money for a 6 or 7 game series of Spurs vs Pistons, than a 4 or 5 game series of Spurs vs Cavs?
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  11. roscoe36

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    I think the #s are misleading. There are more channels, more programming and more competition (eg. internet) for television viewers than there was 10 years ago.

    Does anyone know if the #s include people TiVo'ing the games?

    I think the NBA is still expanding, even during the playoffs (just a hunch) but it is occurring on different fronts than television and particularly domestic television.

    I think it is too complicated metric a to simply say, "with a star, everyone will watch".
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    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/basketball/319179_nban09.html

    NBA Notebook: Finals Game 1 ratings are lowest ever in prime time

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    NEW YORK -- Game 1 of the NBA Finals drew the lowest rating ever for an opening game in prime time, dropping 19 percent from last year.
    The Spurs' 85-76 victory over the Cavaliers on Thursday night earned a 6.3 rating and 11 share on ABC. The previous low was a 6.4/11 in 2003. Last year's Game 1 between Miami and Dallas earned a 7.8 rating and 14 share.

    The rating is the percentage watching a telecast among all homes with televisions, and the share is the percentage tuned in to a broadcast among those households with televisions on at the time. A ratings point represents 1,114,000 households.

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    Not sure if that means Tivo as well?
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    Tivo? Scoe...that's gotta be the lamest counterpoint you've ever made :D
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    I don't think it's a lame point, just perhaps a weaker possibility.

    You have to look at what has changed in the last 15 years, and what is changing year to year.

    One of those things is the penetration of new entertainment technologies to the marketplace. I would imagine more people have TiVo now than they did last year, or the year before. Likewise, there are probably more channels, more people playing Nintendo Wii and more people surfing online.

    I don't doubt that the NBA's brand share on TV is diluting, I'm just not sold on the TV rating being the most accurate determinant of total media/entertainment share.
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    Good news.
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    It's one of those situations where the Spurs were crowned champions as soon as the Pistons went down, so nobody cared to watch. Spurs are not a top draw anyway, so ABC has to show at least one Eva Longoria showing each quarter.

    If the ratings continue to drop, she will be either replace Jon Barry on the broadcast team or Mike Wilbon on the pregame and halftime shows. :graduate:
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    She is more annoying than Jon Barry, but certainly easier on the eyes than Mike Wilbon. :)
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    They did actually :pound:

    shows that did better
    So You Think You Can Dance?
    CSI
    Are you smarter than a 5th grader?
    and Shark ? whatever that is

    On Sunday, they compete w/ the Sopranos finale :)
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    LeBron James has made around 200 million dollars with endorsement deals and salary, yet he still comes in behind the 5th graders and the Shark (?).

    Man, those 5th graders are gettin' jobbed.
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    You try and answer some of those fifth grade questions.............:ohwell: :confused:

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