Location: Sports - Basketball
April 23, 2004
Pity the Poor Beast Basketball Fan
The Bay Area is a terrible place for basketball fans. With playoffs underway, and a bunch of exciting matchups to discuss, the Chronicle buries this in favor of the start of the (yawn) baseball season, and the NFL frickin' *draft*. The Niners don't even need to be playing to warrant page one coverage.
And god forbid you try to find a decent place to watch the playoffs (outside of your home). Scouring the Beast, the only reliable basketball playoffs-watching venue is La Val's Southside, which is also a pit of despair and squalor.
This being a market economy, I suppose this inattention simply reflects the populace's disinterest, an ennui fueled by the yearly go-nowhereness of the Golden State Warriors. But for those of us who recognize that basketball is *the* telegenic American pastime, what are we to do?