Saturday, August 8, 2009

Dissed.

The latest non-story broiling at NewsOK.com is the perceived slight against Kevin Durant by whoever schedules the NBA's nationally televised games. The Thunder has (have?) only one nationally televised appearance this year, on ESPN. Three if you count NBATV games as "nationally televised", and apparently some of them do. But either way, this is an appalling lack of national exposure for one of the league's marquee franchises and for one of its most prominent stars. The only possible explanation is this: KD is being disrespected on a massive scale.

If you weren't aware, some say Kevin Durant is as good as, and possibly (probably?) better than, LeBron James. This debate has been gaining steam lately and there doesn't seem to be anyone who can answer it definitively. Yet the Cavs have 25 nationally televised games this year to the Thundermen's one. NO. FAIR. All I know is: the LeBrons went to the second round in his third year and Kevin Durant is the greatest player of all time to have never won more than 23 games in a season. So look out league, the Oklahoman's turning this fairly obvious, routine business decision into locker room fodder. It's like, what have you done for me lately, NBA? Don't you read blogs? We're cult faves over here. We're the Boondock Saints of the NBA. Your friends tell you that you totally have to see this movie, then you do, and it fucking sucks like nothing you've ever seen. What I'm saying is you should at least release our games on DVD box set.

So if the league is sitting on the current LeBron James in OKC, why won't they show the world? While it's probably a league-wide conspiracy, it might also be because of this report by Sports Business Journal, who compiled the local TV ratings from NBA markets over the course of last season. Apparently they can do that.
"Another disappointment came in Oklahoma City, where an average of just 8,000 homes watched Thunder games on Fox Sports Oklahoma, even though this season was the team’s first in the market."
Disappointment? Don't you mean "unqualified success"?

Yes, Kevin Durant was only seen by an average of 8,000 households per game, the second-worst figure in the NBA. The former LeBron drew 134,000 households on average locally. I find this statistic interesting because every time you go to a Thunder game, you are literally looking at a majority of Thunder fans in existence. It would seem that if anyone were disrespecting Kevin Durant it's Oklahoma City, which is an idea so patently absurd it makes me want to laugh out loud and then swallow hard and get very quiet. Durant has even inspired his own extremely FD t-shirt with his face on a milk carton:
But Durant is a Nike man, and the new LeBron, so something like this might be more appropriate:

10 comments:

criminy. said...

hahahah dvds. as always, eat a dick, OKC.

Anonymous said...

Yes! This means it would make total sense for Steve Ballmer to start a new NBA team and just keep it in Redmond. They could play on some of the courts around Microsoft campus and get the same numbers. Heck, restrict it to Microsoft employees only even. Do it, Steve, the NBA is OK with it!

Anonymous said...

Only City eating dicks is Seattle...
to the 13% variety.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003432940_gays16m.html

That means one out of every ten guys you see on the street in Seattle is planning on getting or providing a good cock sucking.


Second only to San Fran, congrats guys.

MarkS said...

A lot of chicks in Seattle suck dick. You ought to get that fat wife of yours to do likewise Okie. Smear some chicken fat on it or something else she'll find tasty.

Don't know the men in Seattle since I don't swing that way. You must be speaking from personal experiance.

Anonymous said...

Pssst, not from Oklahoma I'm from Florida retard. Not everyone that hates your moldy city is from the Sooner State.

I've visited Oklahoma City twice. Some of the hottest girls I've ever seen, second only to Savannah Georgia.

I just posted an article from your own city. I'm just informing you since everyone is so fond of letting the Okies know they can "eat a dick".

Most dicks being eaten in the PNW then almost anywhere in the country. You must be so proud.

Anonymous said...

Haha. Minorities. I bet within that 12.9% there were more than 8,000 homes watching Sonics away games on FSN. Brilliant mind Sherman Alexi included. My favorite stat I just read about sexuality in Florida is that 100% of Tim Tebow has never had sex with a woman.

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Anonymous said...

please watch sonicsgate the movie

sonicsgate.org for the trailer.

or


twitter.com/sonicsgate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILmtdQGxZUU

Sorry Clay, you can control your local media but you can not stop the internet!

Anonymous said...

YEP, NO GAYS IN MIAMI.

vanjulio said...

"who sucks the most dick" reality TV show btwn Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, and Washington state would get quite high TV ratings