I really hope to not make too big an issue out of this, especially since we have almost two full rounds of playoffs still to go. But, man, last night we had a great game, played really hard, entertaining to the end, and yet I found myself going back to the Yankees or checking my email. Why? Versus.
And I must say, my anger hasn’t yet subsided from the two Game 7s last week. The NHL decides that Versus is its home, and the cable station can’t find a way to show both Game 7s on one night? Not only that, but it keeps on promising to join Carolina-Boston in progress — an altercation in the first game was missed because Versus was promoting the second game — and then when the first game ends, Versus goes to seven or eight commercials before going back to studio to tell us that Carolina-Boston is between the second and third periods. They couldn’t give us that info before the commercials?
Plus, why didn’t Versus switch to the Carolina-Boston game between periods of its first game?
On top of that, Versus — the NHL’s TV partner — didn’t even bother sending a crew to Boston. It used TSN’s feed (with Pierre McGuire). So at least we saw a production of higher quality.
PS, nice couple of days at the new Boston Garden, huh, with the hometown Bruins and Celtics both losing home Game 7s.