Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 1/NBA Draft Lottery/Celtics vs. Heat Game 2 Open Thread

Bad news, folks.  CoveritLive.com announced today they no longer have free alternatives to their software that are simply missing some rather useless features.  This is what we had been doing in the past.  However, today, they decided to put a charge on their software.  They do have a free trial option, but that trial is only good for 25 clicks, which for us, probably will not even get us to three live blogs before it flat out blocks readers from reading.  Their lowest price option is a healthy $9.99 a month, which totals $119.88 a year, which is absolutely ridiculous for a product that had been free for the past several years.  Oh, and if you go over 250 clicks a month with this plan you get charged 5 cents for every overage click.  I do not like asking for money.  I never got into this wanting to ask people for money.  However, having limited funds after graduating college and still in search of a job, the only way I can proceed with using CiL is if everyone chips in an equal share.  If that is what we agree to do, I will set up a PayPal account and we will go from there.

Scribble Live, CoveritLive's main competitor, has a 30-month free trial period completely free of obligations, however, once the 30 days expires, you will then be forced to subscribe.  I know not of other similar products, however, I do know some video chatting services with chat rooms (namely Vokle and Spreecast) are still free without subscription, although I am not sure if those chat rooms are any better than just going back to the old old days of the Blogger comment section.  If you know others, please name them in the comments section.

Use the Blogger comment thread below as your thread for today's sporting events and discussion of how to proceed from here.


Game 1: Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils 8:00 (NBC - Mike Emrick and Eddie Olczyk, ItG: Pierre McGuire) (CBC - Jim Hughson and Craig Simpson, ItG: Glenn Healy, SR: Elliotte Friedman and Scott Oake)

Game 2: Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat 8:30 (ESPN - Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy, SR: Doris Burke)

55 comments:

  1. @Justin: Fuck them. We'll go back to the AA days. It worked just fine then.

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  2. Well... this is a surprise. No live blogs- this'll change what we do going forward

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  3. Right you are Keith. Those advanced diagnostics & metrics aren't paying for themselves.

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  4. I'm here to rage when the Kings end up with the 8th pick.

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  5. What awful timing for CIL to change everythng- the day of the Cup Finals.

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  6. I sent in a custom application to CiL asking for a free or reduced price in exchange for not needing the diagnostics. They said they would get back to me in the coming days.

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    1. I bet they won't give it to you. They went through all this work and there's no way they'll give you anything with a price reduction.

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  7. Here's a stat for the Cup Finals- the last time a road team won game 1 or 2 was 2004. In the post-lockout era, every Cup Finals has seen the home team go up 2-0.

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  8. This is always the biggest night in the Wizards season.

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    1. And sadly the biggest night for the Kings the past 10 out of 27 seasons.

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  9. What does Bob Costas have to offer?

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    1. He'll probably be home in Manhattan before they even drop the puck.

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    2. I think you might be right, Kris.

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  10. Kings can't get a pick lower than 8th. Watch them get the 8th pick...........

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    1. What's wrong with drafting Jeremy Lamb or Kendall Marshall?

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    2. Nothing, but for once I would like to see the Kings get the first pick.

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  11. Of course Prokhorov sent a Russian woman.

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  12. Preemptive FUCK YOU ADRIENNE MALOOF!

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  13. I knew that was coming, Keith. ;-)

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  14. Hey Gilbert kid. Your dad is a scumbag.

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    1. Same could be said for the Leonsis kid.

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  15. PUCKS! PING PONG BALLS! LET'S DO IT!

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  16. The owner of the Kings Adreinne Maloof. Don’t know whether to laugh or cry

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  17. #14 Rockets
    #13 Suns
    #12 Bucks
    #11 Trail Blazers
    #10 Hornets
    #9 Pistons (celebrate, RJBO!)
    #8 Raptors

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  18. OF COURSE THE HORNETS MOVED UP!

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  19. #7 Warriors
    #6 Trail Blazers
    #5 Kings
    #4 Cavaliers

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  20. Top 5. That's not bad for the Kings. Better than 8.

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  21. The Hornets will win the lottery. Guarantee it.

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  22. Leonsis kid looks like a weasel

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  23. #3 Wizards
    #2 Bobcats
    #1 Hornets

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  24. Well, that's more than a little fishy.

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  25. The NBA needs to start showing the drawing of the numbers.

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  26. THE FROZEN ENVELOPE HAS RETURNED!

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  27. I found a new live blogging service still in testing, Ocqur. Once they release it, I could easily envision us moving to that if CiL does not meet my demands.

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    1. Check it out please. I'm going to be gone the next couple of days.

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    2. Well, unfortunately, they are still in testing and they are not out to the public yet. It seems it could be up to a month. Bleh.

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    3. You should shoot them an email, maybe they'll let you be in the beta testing.

      http://josephstashko.com/media/ocqur-reflections-on-user-testing-and-the-future/

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  28. Michael Jordan cannot be pleased.

    Good for Anthony Davis- New Orleans is not hapless/hopeless as Charlotte.

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  29. Adam Jones just hurt his wrist after getting plunked. #OriolesTragic

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  30. Anthony Davis will be better off in New Orleans.

    With Chalotte, he'd be what Bob Lanier was in Detroiy- terrific big man on wretched team.

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  31. CIL can piss off. That is some BS.

    I think I just saved the day with linking Justin to a product called G-Snap.

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  32. Mookie just pointed me to a live blogging service I think we are going to try tonight. Let me know how you like it, I will get it up and running shortly.

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    1. I guess I should provide a link. Fail.
      http://comeback-complete.blogspot.com/2012/05/stanley-cup-finals-game-1celtics-vs.html

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  34. Now Brandon Morrow gets hurt by the same guy who hurt Albert Pujols. Sigh.

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  35. And I failed by putting the test live blog up instead of the sports live blog. Fixed. Now it's good.
    http://comeback-complete.blogspot.com/2012/05/stanley-cup-finals-game-1celtics-vs.html

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