The Ohio Broadcast Of North Carolina/Kentucky Was Interrupted For A Blacked Out Weather Warning At Quite The Inopportune Time
I'm usually not one for acts of protest that require effort or energy. You won't find me on Yelp! slandering the good name of a 17 year old waitress who is making minimum wage if my french fries don't have the proper amount of crisp. I'm not penning any empty threats if my flight gets delayed 14 times over. I'm not typing out any harshly worded e-mails if the wrong package gets delivered to my apartment. The extent of my response to being personally inconvenienced is using the Lord's name in vain so much that anyone within earshot would think that Jesus H. Christ himself had just cut me off in traffic, and - occasionally - sending out a sarcastic tweet at the expense of the those responsible for the inconvenience. There's really only one case in which I would feel compelled to switch up that philosophy, and it would be if my trusted television interrupted my viewing experience doing a crucial moment in sports history.
I come irrationally close to beating my own ass when I accidentally sit it on the remote during a key point in a close regular season game. Just looking at the blank screen that someone else was forced to look at last night made me consider violently attacking an inanimate object. Safe to say I don't think that any Columbus sports' fan worth their salt should rest until they get retribution against a cable provider that found the waning seconds of an Elite 8 matchup between powerhouse programs to be the right time to tell the comfortable and safe to remain comfortable and safe. Not only could this weather warning have been given without a visual that was nothing more than a temporary blackout, but it was basically directed at every person that didn't need it. Seriously, the difference between the video above and this statement below is inconsequential at best...
"Hey you. Yeah, you. The person planted firmly on their couch watching college basketball late on a Sunday afternoon. On the off chance you want to actually go outside afterwards instead of mourning the impending death of your weekend - don't. You can probably tell by using your eyeballs, but it's pretty shitty out. Okay, now back to your game. You probably didn't miss anything important."
Gee, thanks WBNS! The fine folks of Columbus, Ohio would have never been able to figure out that there were tornado-like conditions by doing something crazy like looking out their window prior to driving into the eye of the storm! You may have ruined an all time classic for an entire region, but at least you kept the people of that region safer than their own common sense could have! You can worry about cleaning up the the technical difficulties in the future, but for now? Sleep well knowing you guys definitely won't be forced to fire someone due to the resulting backlash from pissed off basketball fans that missed one of the maddest moments of March!