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NBA's Stern: Turn that goddam noise down!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by goalmouth, May 13, 2008.

  1. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

  2. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    OK, let me see -- the NBA's marketing people -- David Stern's wing of the league -- are now being admonished by Stern for game day atmospheres that are out of control?

    What a hypocrite.

    It wasn't that long ago -- read Terry Pluto's book -- that teams were getting fined for NOT having enough music and fireworks and gameday nonsense......
  3. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    It's about time. That crap has gotten way out of hand in recent years.
  4. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Can he take a swipe at the PA guys while he's at it?

    (I'm looking directly at the guy in San Antonio.)
  5. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Most NBA arenas are silent during most of the game, so they need something to either fill the void or get the crowd excited. I agree the endless music is horrible, but the NBA needs to find something. In counterpoint, I know the NHL doesn't have Russian operas blaring over the loud speakers and it's a quieter game.
  6. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I don't watch much NBA, but I was watching game 1 of the last round, between SA and Phoenix. I could not believe how loud and annoying that guy was. You couldn't try to be that annoying on purpose.

    So there is two minutes left in regulation, a one or two point game, SA has the ball, and, during play, the PA is playing The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again"... the cacaphony at the end, with the Keith Moon drums, the keyboard, and Roger Daltry screeching at the top of his lungs... with two minutes to go in a playoff game!

    Who on earth thinks this is a good idea? Anyone?
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    This guy...

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  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Man, was that ever set up on a tee.
  10. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Bingo. The line 'good at first, but then went too far' certainly fits.

    Don't mind the music, and that can stay as far as I'm concerned.

    But, the pyrotechnics and fireworks? I've seen at least a couple games this playoff season where the first quarter was played in a foggy haze as the smoke from the fireworks dissipated. Let's remember our priorities here, folks: basketball first, fireworks, somewhere in the 100 - 1000 range.

    And indoor fireworks ---um, hello? Do we really need that type of fire hazard to add excitement to our evening. Just takes one horrific mistake to turn one of these events into a 19,000 seat Great White concert.
  11. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

  12. rube

    rube Active Member

    Just bring back organ music and the dulcet tones of Ray Clay.
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