08 May 2008

Rant of the Day - Doris Burke

I am watching the Spurs try to come back from being down 2-0 to the upstart New Orleans Hornets, and find it hard to believe the current ESPN NBA broadcasting crew...Who in the world is Doris Burke, and what in the name of all things pro basketball is she doing as the color analyst? Before you accuse me of being a pig, hear me out. The job of the color analyst is to add insight and analysis into the game, based on their knowledge and experience of the game. Who were ESPN's other NBA color analysts this year? Jeff Van Gundy (former NBA coach), Hubie Brown (former NBA coach), Jon Barry (former NBA player), Rick Carlisle (former NBA coach), and Mark Jackson (former NBA coach/player). Nothing against Ms. Burke, she has a good broadcasting voice, but come on, this is the NBA playoffs! Can we please save Ms. Burke for the WNBA broadcasts? How about bringing in an analyst who has some firsthand experience with the NBA game? I find it hard to believe that none of those other analysts were available. ESPN, I hope you're listening. Ms. Burke, if you are listening, please don't take this personally. It's not your fault you never got to play in the NBA. That's why there's the WNBA. Remember? You got next.

04 May 2008

More than Meets the Eye!

In my search for cool threads for my 2-year old, I stumbled across the art of Glenn Jones, a graphic designer and illustrator from Auckland, New Zealand. You can check out more of his work here. He's got some great designs, including the one above, which is my favorite. What an iconic image - Thomas the Train as a Transformer. Now, the only question is how to justify getting one for myself as well...hah hah.