Once in awhile, folks, I will take a look at VERSUS.com for the network’s monthly schedule. It’s an easy way to keep myself updated on the goings-on at the channel (I found out about Sports Soup pretty early on compared to others) and once in a blue moon, you find the excitement of the channel planning a new hockey special.
But well, sometimes you get things like this: Tonight, and every Wednesday at 7:00 PM, VERSUS will air a series called “NBA Action”. According to NBA.com, the series “delivers highlights and news from around the league, including a recap of the past week’s on-court action and statistics.”
What in the name of Eddie Shore is this crap? VERSUS can’t devote a half an hour a week to rebroadcast the NHL Productions-made “Cool Shots” here in the states, but it’s just fine and dandy for them to air a series that promotes a league that VERSUS doesn’t even have the broadcast rights to? Where does that make sense. Show me where!
It probably makes as much sense as not airing a hockey game next Tuesday so they can rebroadcast “Wildcats” for a 70th time. Sometimes, VERSUS, you make it very hard for me to defend you.