Sunday, April 20, 2008
Instead of broadcasting Game 1 of the Lakers-Nuggets series, the local ABC affiliate has decided to show the Papal Mass. Ok, the Pope coming to NY is a big deal (to Catholics only) blah blah blah, but the CBS and NBC affiliates are covering the mass as well, so there were already two viewing avenues for people who want to rid themselves of sin, but now there are none for those who want to watch Kobe and Pau take on AI and Carmelo. With the Pope splitting viewers amongst the big three networks (I doubt any channel's coverage is inherently any holier than the other), ABC would have been sure to bring in big viewership, but nope, we NBA fans are stuck with the eucharist. Gay. There is no God.