Ya know, I don't ask for much. New comic books to read on Wednesday. A
good meal at night with my wife. A warm bed to sleep in. And the chance,
nay, the opportunity to watch my NBA team on television.
Apparently, wanting to see the Charlotte Bobcats on television is akin to
squeezing blood from a stone.
In South Carolina (in fact, most of the Southeast) we are served by two
allied regional sports networks: FSN South, and SportSouth, which used to
be Turner South for those who remember such things. And signed with FSN
South and SportSouth are, in no particular order, the NHL's Carolina
Hurricanes and Atlanta Thrashers, and the NBA's Atlanta Hawks and
Charlotte Bobcats. The Canes play exclusive on FSN South, the Thrashers
are exclusive to SportSouth, and the Hawks and 'Cats split between the two
Now. I live in South Carolina. Upstate South Carolina at that. I am
much closer to North Carolina than I am to Georgia, whether by driving
distance or as the crow flies. So the fact that I get the Hurricanes
games on FSN South makes sense. But I cannot figure out why the heck I
get the Thrashers games on SportSouth instead of the Bobcats. Huh?!
I mean, I know as a relocated Yankee I love me some hockey, but uhm?
Carolina? Not Georgia? NBA Hoops? Bobcats? Orange and Blue? Please? I
just want to watch the Bobcats for crying out loud. Since the team joined
the league I have seen a total -- a TOTAL -- of 6 games on television.
Nevermind the ridiculous job that Stern did in not giving them any
national games for TWO YEARS. But when they have a deal with the local
regional sports channel, I should be able to watch them on the LOCAL
REGIONAL SPORTS CHANNEL!
I guess it truly is too much to ask.