Archive for the ‘Versus’ Category

Versus gets its right Thursday night

April 17, 2009

We LOVE beating up on the cattle-rasslin’, MMA-loving, Brian Engblom-employing Versus network but let’s give them a little credit: their crazy “in progress” scheme actually worked out really well tonight.

Detroit crushing Columbus —> Segues nicely to the second half of Chicago/Calgary —>Martin Havlat politely ends the game immediately in OT (third quickest ever)—>Finally, the night ends with the last two periods of the Battle of California.

Versus-o-meter: 1 out of 2

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Are you a hockey fan? One quick test

February 10, 2009

Tonight is one of those draw-a-line-in-the-sand type nights. Barring bodily injury or impossible work (without DVR) scenarios, there is no excuse not to watch Boston vs. San Jose tonight. Well, unless of course you’re one of 100 million people who don’t have versus. But that’s another argument for another day.

Regardless of your favorite team, please tune in tonight. This is the only way to show NBC that choosing the best games with the best teams is the best way to great ratings, not simply throwing up your hands and saying “Sidney Crosby and big markets.”