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tOSU vs. Maryland, Thurs 1/29 @ 7pm ET, ESPN/WatchESPN

Discussion in '2014 Basketball Season Capsule' started by MD Buckeye, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    For all of E!SPN's issues on the gridiron side of commentary and insights...their basketball coverage is pretty top notch. Bilas and Dakich are forward and honest commentators that give a A LOT of insight into the game. Both have a sense of self-awareness about their status and a good sense of humor. The play-by-play guys are pretty good as well.

    Of course they still have their celebrity shill (Corso or Holtz and Dickie V), that while they once used to offer much more, now are reduced to roles as cheerleading puppets.

    Actually, I surprisingly don't have much of an issue with CBS's basketball coverage either. Obviously Clark Kellogg is one of the brightest in the game, but Greg Anthony and Doug Gottlieb (for being an absolute prick) are knowledgeable as well.

    Maybe basketball is an easier game to understand (10 players vs. 22 players to watch)...or basketball players that go into broadcasting are smarter than their football counterparts (not sure on that).
  2. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Amir received an entry pass inches from the rim. He decided to bring it down to his socks, let the defense recover and have the shot halted. :(
    buckeyesin07 and OHSportsFan like this.
  3. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Senior

    And it was a lob. A freaking lob. Jump up, catch it and flush it. I had a 16 year old that would have done that with that pass last summer and he was only 6'7".
  4. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    or play 1930s basketball and tip it in. Amir might have the worst ratio of actual vs playing size.
  5. buckeyesin07

    buckeyesin07 Veni. Vidi. Vici.

    Great observation. Amir consistently does what a lot of junior high big men do--make themselves 5'6" by not keeping the ball high.
  6. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    If he catches it, and that is a big IF.........
  7. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Amir appears so uncoordinated at times. I was amazed that he could not catch a perfect pass, wide open at point blank range and take advantage for a made layup/dunk, but maybe I shouldn't have been.
    kippy1040 likes this.

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