Posts Tagged ‘playoffs’


Ugh. We here at TVFury are still trying to come to grips with what happened Tuesday night on South Beach. In hindsight, maybe we should have headed for the exits early like so many loyal Heat fans.

But in a show of professionalism and unwavering maturity, we stayed up late to rehash an astounding Game 6 of the NBA Finals between Miami and San Antonio and to look ahead to the upcoming Game 7.

Here’s the link. Enjoy in moderation.

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TV and Fury intended to record a smart, rational podcast to preview the upcoming NBA Finals. Instead, they got sidetracked by their shared dislike of Justin Bieber’s favorite club (this week): The Miami Heat.

Not their finest moment. Growing up is hard.

Here’s the link.

Bieber: Not impressed by the latest TVFury pod.

Bieber: Not impressed by the latest TVFury pod.


This week on the pod, TV and Fury talk NBA Conference finals: Spur vs. Grizzlies (yawn) and Heat-Pacers (yeah).

But, first, they get all primal and discuss fixing garbage disposals and mowing lawns. Warning: Contains high amounts of (pretend) testosterone.

Here’s the link.


The Birdman did not look like this during his time in Fargo.

The Birdman did not look like this during his time in Fargo.

The Fargo-Moorhead Beez live on in the NBA Playoffs. Don’t pretend like you didn’t know that.

I mean, it’s common knowledge that the franchise jumpstarted the pro careers of current Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen and San Antonio Spurs assistant Ime Udoka. In fact, they played for the Beez in the same season: 2000-01.

The team was in the International Basketball Association at the time, a league below the Continental Basketball Association. Yes, there was such a thing. Among the better IBA stories that I can remember: A player running off the court and out of the gym in an attempt to avoid arrest and a franchise relocation from America to Canada while the team was on a road trip. (more…)


I’ve never shared a room with Ray Lewis. For that I’m lucky or unfortunate. There seems to be no in between.

Yes, the soon-to-be retired Baltimore Ravens linebacker has taken polarizing to another level, becoming the poster child for the Overreaction Era, a time when every win gets too much praise, every loss too much criticism. People love him or hate him – and neither stance feels appropriate. (more…)


October might – might – be the best month in sports. So says Fury. But it’s entirely possible that his opinion has been swayed by landing tickets to a Yankees playoff game this week.

TV isn’t so easily bought. He’d lean more toward March and January is his sleeper. Bowl games, NFL playoffs, NBA games – what’s not to like? For the record, he did try to watch the MLB playoffs the other night, but gave up after failing to crack the cable code. That seems problematic.

Here’s a link to the complete discussion.


Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals are set for tonight, the Kings trying for a third time to clinch their first championship by downing the Devils.

It’s unlikely I’ll be able to watch due to a prior commitment. But that’s nothing new – I have yet to see a second of the action. That’s unfortunate and maybe even weird considering I genuinely like hockey and covered it extensively during my time in Fargo-Moorhead.

The problem: scheduling. (more…)


An awful post deserves an hackneyed headline. There. You’ve been warned …

The San Antonio Spurs make me feel bad about myself. And, yes, I’m aware that statement projects the emotional maturity of a 6-year-old.

What I mean is this: The Spurs have won 20 games in a row, including the first 10 of the ongoing NBA playoffs. It’s one of the best runs in recent years if not league history. They’re not pretty much killing it (#pmki), they’re entirely killing it and not trying to cover it up. (more…)


Sad. That’s how I felt Wednesday night while watching the latest installment of a compelling mini-series called The NBA Playoffs. And it wasn’t because the Philadelphia 76ers, a rare mix of young, athletic and painful to watch, beat (or, rather, were less bad than) the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

No, the emotional part came prior to tipoff when a slim 36-year-old sporting a replica Lou Williams Sixers jersey, a backwards hat and more than one neck tattoo presented the game ball.

That’s Allen Iverson? That’s Allen Iverson – A.I., the Answer. (more…)

Podcast: NBA playoffs

Posted: May 9, 2012 by terryvandrovec in Podcasts
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The TVFury podcast is back.

What’s that? You didn’t realize it was gone? You didn’t know it existed in the first place?

Well, then consider this your chance to get (re)acquainted.

This week, TV and Fury convene via the magic of Skype (audio only) to discuss the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Topics include: Will the old guard (Lakers, Celtics, Spurs) earn another title? Or will a new champion (Heat, Thunder, Clippers/Grizzlies) emerge? And why does Fury try to avoid watching his beloved Lakers live?

Here’s the link.