Friday, May 19, 2006

Bill Walton

Bill Walton is SO annoying.

Of course, I had to listen to Walton all the time back in the day when he worked with Ralph Lawler on Clipper games. But somehow, Walton's tongue-in-cheek hyperbole was a little easier to take when it was followed by Ralph's mild bemusement.

But you get the impression that Walton and Snapper Jones just don't like each other. Walton says something ridiculous, and Jones calls bulls**t, and you really expect it to come to blows. Meanwhile, Tirico is trying to call a game.

I never really got the 3 man broadcasting team - seems like there's not enough to talk about to keep two guys busy. But a 3 man team when one of them is Walton? The other two are trying to make relevant comments while Walton is on a 5 minute tangent about the similarities between Steve Nash and Bill Russell (they both went to small Jesuit schools in the Bay Area, Steve's best friend growing up was named Bill and Bill's best friend growing up was named Steve, they both have 5 fingers and 5 toes, they are both above average height....)

I should have just watched the Clippers telecast last night, but I'm a sucker to hear what the national TV guys are saying about the team. Too bad I had to turn the volume down.