Tonight on Altitude they're showing a live telecast of a Weber State/Southern Utah University menís college basketball game. At the same time on Fox Sports Rocky Mountain is a womenís college basketball game between Colorado and Colorado State. How many people, besides family and friends of these players and college hoops junkies, are actually going to watch these match-ups? Ugh, at least Lost was on for an hour. It probably goes without saying that ESPN and ESPN2 are showing college basketball as well tonight, at least they're probably showing good teams. I'm not going to even check.
No NHL is just killing me. I'm so used to attending games once or twice a week and watching the rest of the games around the league on NHL Center Ice. Nothing is better on a fall Saturday than watching college football all morning and day and then tuning into the Hockey Night in Canada doubleheader. I miss Don Cherryís Coaches Corner and late night games featuring Calgary or Edmonton (I certainly donít miss the times that the freaking Vancouver Canucks play on HNiC, that team can rot in hell for all I care).
I just don't like basketball, particularly college bball. I can only get into basketball during the NCAA tournament, and even that has lost my interest more and more every year.
Ever since I moved back to Colorado in late-October I've seen a bunch of terrible college basketball match-ups on Altitude and Fox Sports Rocky Mountain. Altitude shows Denver University womenís basketball on their regular lineup and I bet less than 1,000 people in their entire broadcast region actually watch these games. There's literally nobody in the stands, I can imagine how many are watching at home.
The one thing I do like about Altitude and Fox Sports Rocky Mountain right now without the NHL playing is the classic Avalanche games on Altitude and DU and CC college hockey on FSRM. I've watched a few Colorado Eagles minor league hockey games on Altitude and I just can't get into it. Hearing Peter McNab and Mike Haynes on those telecasts is funny, though. In the past month I've heard Haynes doing play-by-play for college basketball, college football (Colorado School of Mines), high school football, and minor league hockey. Talk about a guy that wants the NHL to come back.
I'm rambling now, but another thing that's changed in the two years that I've been gone is Comcast Channel 5, which shows rec league inline hockey, high school girlís volleyball, and high school band competitions. Who in the world watches this crap?