On today’s playoff edition of “The Fix,” Skeets and Tas discuss Game 1 of the Celtics-Heat Eastern Conference Finals. Topics discussed include: LeBron doin’ work on the block, Ray Allen’s lift, Rondo/Rando, whether the Celtics need to play Garnett at the 5, if a zone defense can slow the Heat, Battier’s double-double, and what the hell is up Ed Malloy’s ass? All that, plus “QTs,” ESPN’s shitty graphics, and crossed TBJ signals.

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Comments (8)

  1. Bass looks like an enforcer. but maybe is too nice (a little bit like David West)

  2. The ESPN team logos do suck! They look like “3D” graphics from an N64 game. Their postgame/halftime studio show sucks, too. NBA should just give TNT the Finals.

    • I just can’t stand ESPN/ABC doing the “picture-in-picture” thing mid-game. It’s horrible. We really don’t need to have half of the screen showing one of the coaches talking. A simple introduction/caption would ensure that everyone knows who is speaking.

  3. Can’t listen right now but are we talking about ESPN’s info graphics specifically? I’ve long considered them atrocious.

    Shoutout to Edward Tufte!

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  5. In case you’re curious, here’s the (Bob) beer koozie I was talkin’ about.

    • Skeets-I can’t watch live tomorrow and don’t tweet. But I want you to talk about the “Hack-a-player” strategy. It ruined one of the most beautiful stretches of basketball ever. Can they make a rule change? Or at least can you rant about it?
      I suggest: If you foul off the ball in the bonus, it is basically just a technical with the shot clock reset to 14 sec. That way if you have a terrible free throw shooter on your team, they can’t foul him every time, but ALSO, he can’t ever touch the ball so the offense is basically playing 4 on 5. So both teams have a disadvantage. Seems fair to me, and would drastically improve the viewing experience.
      Also-ever since you mentioned how there are too many timeouts, it is all I notice at the ends of games. They need to make timeouts valuable, so they aren’t just being used willy nilly after every possession in he last 2 min.

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