Give it to me live, please
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I've been Punk'd. Did a few chores around the house in the hot Florida sun early Sunday morning, pointing my day toward being on the couch by 1 p.m. for the start of ABC's final-round telecast of the Ricoh Women's British Open.
And what a leaderboard greeted me when ABC's Terry Gannon and Judy Rankin came on the air. Karrie Webb was making a late charge. Paula Creamer was in the mix, trying to land her first major. Ai Miyazato and her newfound confidence was right in the thick of things. And Scotland's Catriona Matthew seemingly was stumbling and giving away shots and looking to rebound as she made the turn. In a word, I was 'glued.'
And then I get out the computer and flip to Golfweek.com only to see a winner already has been crowned. What a disappointment. Duped once again by the evils of tape-delay! Arghhhhhhhhhh!!!!
Is it REALLY that difficult to show us this stuff live? It shouldn't be. So what's one man's silent protest toward ABC? The TV is now off, and I'm headed back to yardwork.