So I set the PVR last night, figuring these world championships of basketball are finally worth some serious eyeballing. And lo, this morning, settling in with a cup of coffee, the dogs walked and watered, cows milked and chickens chicked, I turned it on to find -- a game from last weekend.
Both ends of the middle-of-the-night doubleheader, actually, had old games. No Spain with Pau Gasol, into the semifinals. No to Argentine Manu Ginobili, presumably soon to join them. I need a fix, and want to watch the two teams that are said to be the main contenders alongside the U.S. for the global title, and Raptors TV isn't delivering as promised. I suspect there's at least one, perhaps two viewers out there in the same sad boat.
To tide everyone over during these waning dog days, e-mailer and regular Bob Brown sends along a link to a Japanese TV clip, and anyone who hangs out here will know I do like some of that. For the world's longest dunk, go here.
And still on dunks, via Jason Kottke, forget about those 360 helicopters. Here's a 720 that'll rock your rim.
As for the Jorge and Manu show, I guess we'll have to wait for the DVD release.