As a sports fan who gave up on the NBA as a sport about 18 years ago, I think I now know what non-Husker fans go through this week. Every time I turn around, it's D-Wade this, Bosch that, and now tonight, the LeBron James "Rose Ceremony" on ESPN.
I don't follow the NBA; I freely admit it. When I hear "Bosch"...I think spark plugs, not a basketball player. (And yes, I know it's "Bosh".) The point is; I don't know a thing about Bosh and why he's a big deal. This week's soap opera doesn't do a thing to change my mind; it's yet another reason why I'm not sure the Not Basketball Association can really be considered a sport anymore. About the time NBC took over the television package, the personalities began to eclipse the game itself, and I turned it off.
So tonight, ESPN will delve one step closer to WWE territory when Stuart Scott takes the Mean Gene Okerlund role as the interviewer in tonight's ESPN ceremony. I won't be watching. When sports talk (especially our local guys Matt Schick, Nick Bahe, Kevin Kugler, and Mike'l Severe) go into it, I'll turn off the radio. In fact, knowing what's happening today, I may not even turn it on in the first place.
Wake me up when this thing is over...