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If you haven't been feverishly reading the comments of past blog items, I'll give you a sample from an angry Cavs fan:


Right. More importantly, there's a link to the Fear The Sword blog, which suckered me into following it. FTS sensed the same thing that lots of Cavs fans did in Game 2: John Thompson, calling the game for TNT, was biased in favor of the Wiz. Not having seen the broadcast, I can't speak to this issue. Anyone out there catch the broadcast? Here's what FTS wrote:

I should be ecstatic. But I'm not. I'm not happy, I don't feel great, and I am definitely not ecstatic. I made the mistake of watching TNT's coverage of the game yesterday. I don't know who the hell the play-by-play guy was, but the analyst was John Thompson, yea, that John Thompson, who used to coach Georgetown, which is conveniently located in, you guessed it, Washington D.C. By listening to Thompson, the Wizards played incredible. Antonio Daniels is a Hall of Famer. He dominated the game, froced the tempo. Antoine Jamison is unstoppable. The Cavaliers just didn't have an answewr. On the other hand, the Cavs were awful. They were flat, the crowd was non-energetic, LeBron wasn't aggressive. Oh, and by the way, the Cavs lead thorughout, only trailing 2-0, and wound up winning the game by 15. FIFTEEN!

The message boarders agree; for example, on today's game:

At least we wont have to listen to Thompson and his ultra homeristic view on the game this week.

As a respectable journalist, I will not engage in any sort of spelling-related cheap shots in this entry. I will only say I've consistently found it remarkable, when spinning through message boards of dozens of teams, how not only does everyone think the announcers and writers are biased against their particular team, but how much it annoys them, how it sticks in their throat like one more burst of industrial smog. I mean, why would you be less pleased with your team's win because of anything that JTII says or thinks? I think Cavs fans are just like Wizards bloggers: hopelessly searching for a reason to get passionate about this series.

[Note: All words in the above entry or any other entry are not to be taken seriously. As a rust belt native, I love being in Cleveland, soul-sucking gray death fog and all. I just can't think of anything else to write about right now. Terms and conditions may apply.]

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 25, 2007; 11:29 AM ET
Categories:  Wizards  
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