SportsCenter has decided that I am dumb. I don’t appreciate this lack of confidence in my ability to follow the action in a simple play. They have come up with a superfluous technological advance to let me “in on the action” being that I am such a layman. This “technology” (kind of) is in the form of a floor-to-ceiling halo around the important person in the upcoming highlight. This abomination is used in various unnecessary circumstances that insult the sports enthusiast’s credibility and knowledge of sports.
This trend hit an all-time low last week after Kentucky beat Kansas for the NCAA title. In this highlight, they have decided to put the shower curtain around the on-ball defender, Kidd-Gilchrist. Where else would I be looking, SportsCenter? They follow Kidd-Gilchrist around the court to make sure that even when he is done affecting the play, I am affixed to his mega spotlight. I know how the game is played, I think. Continue reading