Sunday, June 10, 2007

Current Events - NBA Finals

Last week started in Jacksonville on Monday, had a late flight to San Antonio to get started with Stats Support for the NBA Finals. Bill Lee from the Help Desk had an earlier flight and got in a bit before I did.

Setup was a bit of a challenge in SA- mainly due to the heat... 100 degrees and 100% humidity. We hit the arena early and did our outdoor cabling before the sun really started to bake the TV Compound.

We did first game coverage with Bill inside the arena to handle inside support while I handled TV Truck support. Fun fun fun.
All went well with the game, and we packed it in about 11:00 that night.

On Friday AM I headed to Cleveland to start prepping the TV truck compound at The Q for games 3, 4 and (hopefully) 5. Bill will follow along on Monday with the rest of the NBA game support staff.
(Alas, Bill is not on the charter, he's on a commercial he won't be in until much later.)

Anyway- all will be in readiness.

There is a game tonite- live in San Antonio, and via a fiberlink there is a 3D simulcast here in Cleveland. The fun never stops here in NBA-land.
I'll be supporting the live announce position here via our ASS...heh.

(Never let it be said that we don't have a sense of humor. The NBA wanted a way to send stats from any arena during a game... Hence, the All Stats Server, the ASS.
When we add the additional code that will enable to info to be fed to multiple users and metered for revenue sharing it will become the BADASS, Brokered And Distributed All Stats Server. Heh.)

Anyway- game time, 9:00 PM. Be there, Aloha.

TBG out-

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