June 29, 2006

2006 CWS Recap Special



2006 CWS Recap:

- Tom Shatel wrote 23 stories on how great the CWS is
- The NCAA split up sessions to make more money becuase they are greedy pricks
- An entire city was gripped by an event that next to nobody cares about
- Ratings were steady, although still behind Poker, Paintball and Spelling Bee
- Metal bats are still annoying for the 34th straight year
- The same people went to the same games, while the same announcers said the same things about the same teams and the same players.
- Pauli's is still the most overrated social event in Omaha, barely beating out Creighton basketball games.
- Traffic around Rosenblatt still resembles New Dehli at rush hour.
- The NCAA "cracks down" on scalpers: the lowest form of scum on earth, below murders, rapists and child preditors
- Dennis Pope does 85 interviews saying how great Omaha is, despite avoiding comment on where the series will be in 4 years.
- Rosenblatt is still a toilet
- Tom Shatel wrote several more stories about how great the CWS is, just for fun in his spare time.
- NCAA officials received their usual free cars, free hotels, free meals, free phones and an assortment of perks usually reserved for presidents.
- Omaha nearly broke it's arm patting itself on the back for the 53rd straight year.

8 Comments:

Blogger Aditya said...

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9:28 AM  
Blogger Hosh said...

You forgot to mention that attendance was over 300,000 for the first time ever, ESPN had the highest rated baseball games ever on their channel, and ESPN is planning expanded playoff coverage next year because of all of the success of this year's CWS.

10:32 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

Attendance is "up" because the NCAA got rid of multiple game sessions. That's like bragging on winning the Indy 500 when 29 other cars crashed.

As for the ESPN ratings...don't forget that games were on at 8pm this year, prime time vs. earlier on in the evening pre-Sportscenter. Once again, manipulation of numbers.

Besides, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see the empty seats on TV. The NCAA will NEVER EVER report a drop in attendance of any major nature. If you saw how they count the stubs, you'd see what I mean.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

Hey now, with Tony George and his shriners out there, your 29-car wreck at Indy is very possible.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Husker Mike said...

Pauli's beats out Creighton basketball because the beer is cheaper...

5:11 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

Some of us actually had fun, too. Sorry you weren't one of them.

8:19 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

Rick,

I choose not to go due to the people that run the event. I have no problems with those that go and enjoy it. (Except Shatel, who takes it way way way over the top)

If you had to put up with them for as long as I did, you might feel the same way.

Happy 4th to you.

8:41 AM  
Anonymous The Great One said...

You are such a bitter old man. Go back to Russia!

9:46 AM  

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