The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

17 October 2005


Lileks won't be going to any NBA games this season:

I participated in a phone survey for the Timberwolves basketball team the other day; asked how many games I intended to attend, I pressed the number indicating "Zero." Asked what was a major factor in my attendance choice, I waited for the option that said "Because it is basketball, and while I have an abstract appreciation of the athleticism and coordination involved in such an enterprise, I would rather sit in a soft chair and read a book. Even a book about basketball." But the survey seemed fixated on matters of price and seat location and disinclined to press the matter of my general objections. Ah well.

I can appreciate this point of view; still, I'll catch a Hornets game or two because, well, when's the last time I went to an NBA game?

Although there's certainly this:

Every sports event I've ever attended eventually felt like I was stuck in traffic. And then, after it was done, I'd get in my car, and be stuck in traffic.

Ah well.

Posted at 7:38 AM to Net Proceeds

I can't even tolerate a screaming infant two tables away at a restaurant where I'm spending less than $20.

Screaming infants -- albeit overgrown and running in packs of five at a time, plus spectators -- are what the NBA is all about. And I doubt I'd get in for $20, let alone back out again.

Posted by: McGehee at 8:50 AM on 17 October 2005