We had an "all-company meeting" at work today. At my company, these meetings are comprised of the following elements:
1. A boring speech by the CEOSince points 1 and 2 are boring and therefore suck, we the employees sustain ourselves on points 3 and 4. Especially point 4. And since I'm an emotional drunk, a post-meeting malaise often sets in, during which I can be found sitting disconsolately in a cubicle Googling my college girlfriend because maybe, just maybe, after all these years we can actually make it work.
2. A financial review by the CFO
Yeah, I get nostalgic. And you know what I miss the most at this particular moment? The NBA on NBC. I miss it a lot. The music (a magical ditty by John Tesh called "Roundball Rock"). Those incredibly dramatic (but never too cheesy) introductions by Bob Costas that made whatever game it was seem like the most important thing going on in the world at that moment. The play-by-play of Marv Albert and "Czar" Mike Fratello. The bumbling sideline reporting of Ahmad Rashad. The occassional commentary from Magic Johnson, always good for a few crazy statements and invented words (think fundamativity or harmonism). Even the logo. Man...those were good times.Can you remember a world where Mike Fratello had a perm andMarv hadn't bitten some poor woman's back to shreds? Good times.I know I'm not the only one who enjoyed the NBA on NBC. There's an entire Wikipedia page devoted to it, as well as a list of list of notable games telecast on NBC. Watching the NBA on ABC or ESPN just isn't the same. TNT has it's own special charm, especially with Ernie, Kenny, and Charles (with an occassional appearance by Magic, who, unfortunately, doesn't say as many wacky things). But nothing matches the old NBA on NBC days.Oh well. I've got to go stalk my ex-girlfriend now...I miss you, NBA on NBC.