Weekend Review

It was a decent weekend here in CT. I finished my paper at about 10pm on Friday and was pretty pleased with the result. Class on Saturday was fun, we covered various topics on how the Fed can manipulate the economy and various methods of highly profitable price discrimination. Saturday night I stopped by guitar center to try some more guitars in my quest for rock.

I think I’ve decided on what guitar to purchase. Check out today’s feature to read about some of the things I’ve learned over the past weeks.

Sunday’s highlight was a visit with Paul Scott. We talked about various exciting projects and work and music and movies. It’s always mind expanding talking to Dr. Scott.

And of course last night, despite desperately wanting to go to bed at about eight thirty, I listened to the entire redsox game on the radio. Oh man. Super exciting.

Listening to sports broadcasts on the radio is really interesting. Let’s look at the options for baseball media.

1. TV
2. Radio
3. Gameday (internet)
4. Live internet Feed

Gameday, if you aren’t familiar, is a funky little graphical representation of a baseball game. It shows all sorts of stats but does an extremely poor job at showing action. The live internet feed is interesting… because they charge for it. Does anyone know anyone who paid for live internet feed last night?

I like radio. The announcers do a great job at conveying excitement at the field and add, I think, a whole level of excitement. They describe not only the action, but also the visual aspects that are just taken for granted on TV. “The Red Sox run onto the field, with their bright white home uniforms… Cleveland in their travel grays!” Their description of Coco Crisp’s final catch of the night was awesome. Too good to retell.

Even still, you miss the whole picture with radio. Perhaps the ultimate combo would be to watch TV with the sound off and the radio on.

4 thoughts on “Weekend Review

  • 10/22/2007 at 12:30 pm

    I listened to game 6 over the Internet, which was incredibly boring, as they mixed it up with college football scores. Last night, I kept Gameday on because I was watching the Broncos and Steelers on NBC Sunday Night Football. That was a great game!

    I’m assuming the Red Sox won, though I went to bed during the eighth inning. Yeah, I’m not a Red Sox fan, but I have a friend who is.

  • 10/22/2007 at 1:17 pm

    I actually do pay for internet radio access through mlb.com… it costs like $5 a season and was totally worth it for days i was at work during a game, whcih happened a lot.

    I think the best possible thing would be radio audio and tv video, but there are lag issues there… same goes for the Pats games. Tyler and I have tried to listen to Gil Santos (104.1) while watching, but the lag between the too is off-putting.

    Someone does make a device that lags FM radio for you, so you can sync the two, but it’s expensive.

    I want a cable channel with the games but no announcing, just crowd noise.

  • 10/23/2007 at 8:33 pm

    I always wished they had the radio broadcast playing in Fenway instead of the boring announcer.

  • 10/23/2007 at 11:25 pm

    If there’s a radio signal available, my dad will invariably listen to the game on the radio while watching it on the muted TV, for exactly the reasons you mentioned.


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