Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Evolution Will Be Televised: Court Surfing on The Score.

I live in Canada, and I'm very proud to say that. However, if you live here, and your favourite sport is basketball, you've just been demoted to about 4th or 5th on the sports totem pole. So growing up, (pre-Raptors, pre-digital TV and pre-internet), you were relegated to just boxscores in the paper, or maybe a highlight on the evening news if something crazy happened. While the sports networks have all improved their hoops coverage, none have done so better than The Score. When watching, it's evident they're fans of the sport, and you can feel their passion, as opposed to their degree of skill reading from a teleprompter.

Now, The Score has taken one of their basketball programs and gone 2.0 on it. Court Surfing, which relaunches next Tuesday @ 7:30 pm EST, will be a weekly 2 1/2 hour dose of interactive basketball opulence. Not only covering the NBA throughout the season, but the culture of basketball and all things that surround it. Envision The Best Damn Sports Show meets, Pardon The Interruption meets, BET 106 & Park meets, NBA on TNT. Court Surfing's new hosts are Mark Strong (NBA XL), Sherman Hamilton (Raptors TV), and Will Strickland (all-around basketball aficionado), who have hoops in their DNA, and the ability to enlighten and entertain, (and post you up if need be).

If I sound excited, it's because I am, we haven't had our own show like this before, and it would appear that hoops has it's new home. But you'll be able to judge for yourself, check out the promo below, or better yet tune in next Tuesday night.

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