Weekend linkage: Comcast takes a tumble

  • 10/27/2007 1:12 pm in

comcast3.jpgBig Ten men’s basketball media day is tomorrow afternoon in Chicago, so until then, I’ve got the following to hold you over…

– Everyone’s favorite cable provider, Comcast, announced yesterday that their third quarter earnings went straight into the toilet. If you’ve been forced to switch to a satellite provider due to Comcast’s reluctance to include the Big Ten Network on their basic package, you’re probably not feeling the least bit sorry for them. For those behind on the times, E had a nice take on the whole ordeal a couple months back. {Comcast Must Die}

– The Hoosiers held their open practice yesterday and as usual, the Hoosier Scoop was right on top of it. For those of you who went, I’m interested in hearing what you took away from watching line drills. {The Hoosier Scoop}

– Lance Stephenson, the uber-talented 2009 guard from Brooklyn, NY, is visiting Kansas this weekend. {The Topeka Capital-Journal}

– Speaking of Stephenson, those of you in the Southern Indiana area will have a chance to check him out December 7 at Freedom Hall in Louisville. Stephenson and his Lincoln high teammates will play destroy Louisville St. Xavier in the All-American Shootout. {C-J Recruiting Blog}

– CBS Sports announced their schedule for the upcoming hoops season and IU will be featured six times. Kentucky and Ohio State lead the way with seven games each. {TV Week}

– And finally (a few days old, but better late than never, right?), the Big Ten Network has announced their studio hosts for hoops and our old friend Gene Keady is joining the fray. Is it possible that he’ll look worse than Lou Holtz in HD? {Big Ten Network}

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  • Comcast also openly throttles large bandwidth, limiting their users’ internet abilities.

    Believe me, I’m really shedding a tear on thaat 54% drop in revenue. Bwhahahaha.

  • Comcast also openly throttles large bandwidth, limiting their users’ internet abilities.

    Believe me, I’m really shedding a tear on thaat 54% drop in revenue. Bwhahahaha.

  • Comcast also openly throttles large bandwidth, limiting their users’ internet abilities.

    Believe me, I’m really shedding a tear on thaat 54% drop in revenue. Bwhahahaha.

  • Zach

    I think we all missed the best part of the new BTN basketball team: reigning Big Ten Player of the last 30 years, Tim Doyle.

  • Zach

    I think we all missed the best part of the new BTN basketball team: reigning Big Ten Player of the last 30 years, Tim Doyle.

  • Zach

    I think we all missed the best part of the new BTN basketball team: reigning Big Ten Player of the last 30 years, Tim Doyle.

  • jaime gongora

    You gave me crappy internet service. Fine. You are asking too much in monthly costs.. ok, but now you take away my BTN? Sir you have gone too far. Vive le Direct TV.

  • jaime gongora

    You gave me crappy internet service. Fine. You are asking too much in monthly costs.. ok, but now you take away my BTN? Sir you have gone too far. Vive le Direct TV.

  • Newt

    Atleast Gene can talk clearly….Lou spits in my face through my TV screen….We all should go into coaching. We can lose and embarass programs with NCAA violations and then get a cush TV job. What a life….

  • Newt

    Atleast Gene can talk clearly….Lou spits in my face through my TV screen….We all should go into coaching. We can lose and embarass programs with NCAA violations and then get a cush TV job. What a life….

  • Tim

    I went to the the open practice on Friday, the drills were nothing interesting but the team scrimmaged for over a half hour. It confirmed some things we already knew, like DJ and EJ are awesome. The starting five for crimson was DJ, EJ, Armon, Lance, and JaMarcus so read whatever you want into that. They pulled out to a big lead before they switched the teams up and the DJ led white team made it closer.

    I gathered that there is a quite clear first seven with the starting five and DeAndre and Jordan being the first two subs. Eric looked just amazing, his three pointers are frickin beautiful and he had some drives to the basket where he made it look like he was on an empty court. DJ’s play and especially energy was great, since he will probably take his energy level up a notch in real games, he might be unstoppable. In other good news, Lance hit some threes, Armon played well, and JaMarcus made some great plays.

    Crawford looked both great and lost at times during the scrimmage and the matchup between him and Armon was outstanding to watch. My biggest complaint aboout Jordan was that he didn’t appear at all interested in running the offense for his team as the point guard. He often just dribbled around until he threw up a bad shot that missed. Eventually, KS snapped at the Crawford led white team yelling, “No more bull shit shots!” That drew a pretty good round of applause from the crowd.

    In curious news, AJ Ratliff was nowhere to be seen. Taber had a brace on his wrist and did little more than shag balls.

    On the coaching front, Sampson is pretty loud and active. Ray McCallum and Jeff Meyer are very active as well but much less loud. Senderoff was nowhere to be seen, hopefully he wasn’t off violating any rules. Dakich sat in a chair with his legs crossed the entire practice but had a couple long chats with Eli and than Brandon when they were out of the scrimmage for a while. The coaching staff and other personnel looked like glorified cheerleaders at times, contantly clapping and cheering on the players.

    Overall, I was glad I went and pleaded at my own personal restraint when I didn’t chuck my cell phone onto the court. I’m now more excited about the start of the season than ever.

  • Tim

    I went to the the open practice on Friday, the drills were nothing interesting but the team scrimmaged for over a half hour. It confirmed some things we already knew, like DJ and EJ are awesome. The starting five for crimson was DJ, EJ, Armon, Lance, and JaMarcus so read whatever you want into that. They pulled out to a big lead before they switched the teams up and the DJ led white team made it closer.

    I gathered that there is a quite clear first seven with the starting five and DeAndre and Jordan being the first two subs. Eric looked just amazing, his three pointers are frickin beautiful and he had some drives to the basket where he made it look like he was on an empty court. DJ’s play and especially energy was great, since he will probably take his energy level up a notch in real games, he might be unstoppable. In other good news, Lance hit some threes, Armon played well, and JaMarcus made some great plays.

    Crawford looked both great and lost at times during the scrimmage and the matchup between him and Armon was outstanding to watch. My biggest complaint aboout Jordan was that he didn’t appear at all interested in running the offense for his team as the point guard. He often just dribbled around until he threw up a bad shot that missed. Eventually, KS snapped at the Crawford led white team yelling, “No more bull shit shots!” That drew a pretty good round of applause from the crowd.

    In curious news, AJ Ratliff was nowhere to be seen. Taber had a brace on his wrist and did little more than shag balls.

    On the coaching front, Sampson is pretty loud and active. Ray McCallum and Jeff Meyer are very active as well but much less loud. Senderoff was nowhere to be seen, hopefully he wasn’t off violating any rules. Dakich sat in a chair with his legs crossed the entire practice but had a couple long chats with Eli and than Brandon when they were out of the scrimmage for a while. The coaching staff and other personnel looked like glorified cheerleaders at times, contantly clapping and cheering on the players.

    Overall, I was glad I went and pleaded at my own personal restraint when I didn’t chuck my cell phone onto the court. I’m now more excited about the start of the season than ever.

  • Tim

    I went to the the open practice on Friday, the drills were nothing interesting but the team scrimmaged for over a half hour. It confirmed some things we already knew, like DJ and EJ are awesome. The starting five for crimson was DJ, EJ, Armon, Lance, and JaMarcus so read whatever you want into that. They pulled out to a big lead before they switched the teams up and the DJ led white team made it closer.

    I gathered that there is a quite clear first seven with the starting five and DeAndre and Jordan being the first two subs. Eric looked just amazing, his three pointers are frickin beautiful and he had some drives to the basket where he made it look like he was on an empty court. DJ’s play and especially energy was great, since he will probably take his energy level up a notch in real games, he might be unstoppable. In other good news, Lance hit some threes, Armon played well, and JaMarcus made some great plays.

    Crawford looked both great and lost at times during the scrimmage and the matchup between him and Armon was outstanding to watch. My biggest complaint aboout Jordan was that he didn’t appear at all interested in running the offense for his team as the point guard. He often just dribbled around until he threw up a bad shot that missed. Eventually, KS snapped at the Crawford led white team yelling, “No more bull shit shots!” That drew a pretty good round of applause from the crowd.

    In curious news, AJ Ratliff was nowhere to be seen. Taber had a brace on his wrist and did little more than shag balls.

    On the coaching front, Sampson is pretty loud and active. Ray McCallum and Jeff Meyer are very active as well but much less loud. Senderoff was nowhere to be seen, hopefully he wasn’t off violating any rules. Dakich sat in a chair with his legs crossed the entire practice but had a couple long chats with Eli and than Brandon when they were out of the scrimmage for a while. The coaching staff and other personnel looked like glorified cheerleaders at times, contantly clapping and cheering on the players.

    Overall, I was glad I went and pleaded at my own personal restraint when I didn’t chuck my cell phone onto the court. I’m now more excited about the start of the season than ever.

  • Excellent report Tim. Thanks for sharing.

  • Excellent report Tim. Thanks for sharing.

  • Excellent report Tim. Thanks for sharing.