Now if I actually watched basketball, I would be thrilled, but I just gave you my list of what I watch. If I wanted to watch basketball, I would buy into a cable company and do just that. Now granted the little fellows hopping around out there on the court in their little shorts is a sight for these old eyes, but these eyes would much prefer to see Alex Trebec in his suit and tie! I thrill to the intelligence shown in all those segment's and categories! I am exposed to very little intelligent conversation here all alone, or at the grocery store, so Jeopardy! is my salvation.
Now if I were the only one who resents this, it might be different, but I am not. Yesterday I set with my friends mom so he could do errands and I asked him if he watched basketball. Nope. I asked my friend Linda and she said nope. It seems I do not have any friends in my circle who have to hurry home to watch basketball. A few of them watch the Bronco's, but that is football and it is on Sunday afternoon usually. I have been known to sleep through a few of those games. Well, actually, I have been known to nap through Jeopardy! , but that is what I do.
So it is my television. I bought it. I pay the electric. The waves come through the air to the little antennae in my window that I bought and taped up there, so why can't I just watch my little game show and not have to have hours of my time blocked off to basketball? Or here is an idea. The actual play time for a basketball game copied from a google site is...( 40 minutes of actual playing time, with 3 full time outs and 2-30 second time outs per team. This amounts to 48 minutes when added to playing time. most college games have 2 slated "tv timeouts" per half,...which can be several minutes each. that's another 8 minutes, totaling 56 minutes. ) I think they set aside 2 hours or more for each game. Of course I realize that the sponsors need time to advertise the same thing over and over and over............
So if they would just cut to the meat of the game, I would not have to miss programs that I really like and I do not know if you have noticed or not, but you can always hear their shoes squeaking on the floor when they are running and stopping fast. This makes napping a real pain in the ass as opposed to the sedate conversations on Jeopardy!
The point here is this, I am a consumer when I am awake. I like to watch my game shows and resent having my day turned upside down because, well, just because. Here is an idea. Put the games on an alternate channel and leave my schedule alone. I do not like basketball, nor football, and watching some guy whack a golf ball around for 3 or 4 hours is right up there with watching paint dry and definitely on my list of things not to do in this life.
So there you go. Fat chance I am going to see my Jeopardy! today and Lord only knows, I need that nap!