With the NBA Draft Lottery over, Boston Celtics fans are wondering what they did to deserve 21 years of bad luck. Twenty one years goes back to the last time the Celtics won an NBA Championship and fans were hoping last night’s lottery would be the beginning of the end of two generations of discontent. Instead, it looks like the discontent will continue as the Celtics which had the second best chance to land the first two picks of the draft instead ended up 5th. Bill Simmons of ESPN.com has a good column describing his pain. I’m not an NBA fan anymore, I stopped watching after the 1998 lockout, but even I felt pain watching the Celtics logo unveiled from the 5th place envelope.
Get ready to see Keyshawn Johnson on ESPN over the next few months. He’s retired from the NFL and has joined the Alleged Worldwide Leader for Sunday and Monday NFL Studio shows. Keyshawn was on ESPN’s draft coverage last month.
ESPNU, the Alleged Worldwide Leader’s college sports channel has been picked up in the Raleigh-Durham (NC) area.
The NBA Conference semi-finals helped the ratings for TNT and ESPN last week.
Christine Daniels of the LA Times starts a new online column today called “Day in LA” and she has stuff about the NBA Draft Lottery and how the Stanley Cup Final of Ottawa-Anaheim is the worst possible scenario for NBC.
By the way, Christine is the former Mike Penner, sportswriter of the LA Times. Yes, she had a sex change operation.
In his blog, Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press gives support for the Big Ten Network.
Neil Best in his Newsday blog says the Golf Channel is off Cablevision’s Sports Tier and will be made available to more viewers on digital basic.
Clay Travis of CBS Sportsline.com says fans should protest NBC’s decision to throw Saturday’s Ottawa-Buffalo game off the network in favor of the Preakness.
And Sporting News NHL beat reporter Kara Yorio calls the NBC move “a shame”.
Finally, this new blog by the NESN TV crew could be quite interesting. It also starts today and it explains the whole thing behind the fall of Jerry Remy during last week’s pregame show.
Primetime viewing choices coming up.