Did anyone else notice that obnoxious laughing cackle-ness streaming from their stereo speakers during yesterday’s pre-game show? I was trying not to watch the pre-game because I didn’t want to hear the 10 different takes on Paul Pierce’s comic knee issue and instead I was treated to one, Bill Russell laughing uncontrollably for who knows what reason.
At some point these big networks need to realize that having former players participate on their pre-game shows is not always the best idea. Russell seems genuinely like a nice guy, and I understand all the history that involves him, but the guy has no place on a TV set. Just because he won 9 or 11 championships with the Celtics doesn’t necessarily transpire to “TV personality genius” here people. How many 74 year olds do you know that would highlight a championship sporting event?
I guess there really is always one positive thing you can take from something negative though! His snarling laugh was so hideous that I’m not even sure what the pre-game discussions were. So in that light, I’m sort of glad he was there whaling away during Stu Scott’s rambling, clichéd, non-humorous rants and trendy chatter.
Thanks, but really, no thanks Bill.