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Who knew? It's the tats, stupid!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, May 29, 2008.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    NBA playoff ratings aren't up just because Boston and the Lakers are in the conference finals. They aren't up just because the West had some very good teams this year. They aren't up because the Pistons and Spurs are still kicking around.


    It's because not many of the players left have a lot of tattoos!

    Whitlock exposes the story that so many others have missed:


    Never mind the fact that the four NBA Finals the Lakers have appeared in since Jordan retired have produced the highest ratings in that time frame. (http://tvbythenumbers.com/2008/04/20/nba-postseason-broadcast-ratings-1987-2007/3413) It's not that people really want to see the Lakers, it's that no one wants to see tattoos!
  2. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    [blue]Yeah, when Rodman played for the Bulls NOBODY watched the NBA finals. They wanted to see Jordan, but they just couldn't get past Rodman's tattoos.
  3. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    I didn't want to post this because I know people think we talk about Whitlock too much, but this story was ridiculous even for him.

    He actually spells out the reasons for the high ratings in the first few grafs, and then dismisses them to talk about tatoos. Unbelievable.

    Maybe no one will talk about it because it's, you know, not true.
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Further proof that Jason Whitlock is a fucking idiot and the most overrated columnist ever.
  5. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Tall, muscular guys with no tats? They've lost sportschick as a viewer for sure.
  6. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Pallister doesn't know why he just broke his kitchen window.
  7. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    My first reaction is -- if this same column were written by a white person it would be condemned as being ridiculously racist and the calls for said columnists head on a platter would be very loud.......
  8. bostonbred

    bostonbred Guest

    What a crock of shit.

    The reason ratings are up? You have the two marquee teams (Lakers and Celtics) battling the two most consistantly successful teams (Pistons and Spurs). Bunch of stars on each of the four teams. An exciting regular season with a slew of young, talented, charismatic players energizing fan bases across the country.
  9. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Ha! Tim Duncan's hotness quotient skyrocketed when I realized he had a tat on his back.

    This is really a stretch by Whitlock. The Spurs do not garner big ratings, yet they probably have the fewest visible tattoos. Wouldn't that mean people would watch them more than, say, the Lakers and Kobe, who's covered with them?
  10. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    May those two words NEVER EVER be used next to each other again
  11. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    So would the ratings be down if Utah was in the finals because of Boozer and Deron Williams' tats? Or because it's the Utah Jazz in the finals?
  12. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    I wonder if anyone here will actually come to Whit's defense, because that truly was an idiotic leap of logic.
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