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Listening to the Game
Today, I got to listen to the last ten minutes of the Knick-Celtic game from MSG. Call me behind the times but, since I’ve retired to the city from the country, I’ve learned how connected I really am to the bigtime world of sportscasting. There was a time in my distant past - before the advent of colored TV in the late sixties - I listened to most of the big games on Armed Forces radio. What I liked about this kind of broadcast was that I could do other things while bending my ear to the radio. For that to happen, I first had to have high-speed hook-up. Getting digitally in touch has ironically brought radio back into my life in a very demonstrative way. Now that has happened, it is another case of back to the future: I can hang on the edge of my seat and listen to the play without being scared into turning off the game at a critical juncture like fourth and goal at the one, or a last-second throw-in from the end line with the score even. By the way, my Celtics lost a cliff-hanger to New York. My excuse is that they were playing without their captain and key playmaker, Paul Pierce.