Friday, March 13, 2009

Does It Get Any More Redundant And Repetitive And Redundant Than This?

Watching the "instant classic" Big East Tournament Quarterfinal between Syracuse and Connecticut on ESPN, which is now in its 4th overtime. Great game, except that at the end of the half and each overtime, Bill Raftery has exclaimed, "It doesn't get any better than this!!"

Which begs the question, does he mean at the end of each overtime that the "this" he was referring to previously has gotten better, so that "this" keeps elevating itself? Meaning that "this" is able to improve, so that every time Raftery exclaims "it doesn't get any better than this!!" he means that "this" can never be eclipsed, since it is self-aware and constantly evolving/improving?

Or maybe he just can't think of anything better than "this" to say, so he just repeats himself. Over and over. Repeatedly.

**UPDATE**

Now heading into the 6th overtime (!?!?), and Raftery has made the exclamation in each OT.

As a sidenote, this game is a pleasure for me, as I have a sick pleasure in seeing games go into multiple overtimes--no matter what sport. 25-inning baseball games, 4-5 OT basketball or hockey games, 2 OT sudden death NFL games--you name it. So this is fun!! I want to see 10 overtimes!

**UPDATE 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO**

The game has finally ended, with Syracuse winning 127-117. "This" has finished evolving...for now.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Zinglebert Bembledack said...

Like you I too take sick pleasures in 16 inning baseball games (been there), 4 OT NHL Playoff games (seen it) and 2 OT sudden death NFL games (want to see it).

The "it doesn't get any better than this" statement is almost as over-used as last second shot comparisons to Bobby Plump's. Yes, the game is definitely an instant classic. It may even be the best 6-OT Big East game ever. But I guarantee that there will be a "it doesnt get any better than this" statement during this year's NCAA tournament.

I also think you need to add an "Electric Boogaloo" tag.

March 14, 2009 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger Slut Bunwalla said...

I watched the Rams/Panthers 2 OT NFL playoff game on TV back in the 2003 season--I wanted to see it go longer. I think I watched a 4 OT NHL game involving the NY Islanders--maybe that was a 3 OT game.

The longest baseball game that I've watched on TV was a 21-inning Cubs/Dodgers game. This was before Wrigley had lights, so they had to suspend the game and play the rest of it the next day. The Dodgers won, but I don't remember the score.

I'm hopeful that the next baseball game I'm at live--which should be this season at Wrigley--goes 25 innings!!

Oh, yeah--you are exactly right--Electric Boogaloo tag added.

March 14, 2009 at 1:25 PM  

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