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3.15.2006 

Hoop Dreams on the iTMS

I can't even begin to describe my elation that the NCAA tournament is coming to iTunes, which is odd, because I hate basketball. Hate. Hate. Hate. Stab. Stab.

Except, I mean, during the tournament, when I actually enjoy it and get into it. (But not you, NBA! Oh, no!) I'll place my ill-informed bets every year and settle in for hours of of March Madness.

But whatever, that's really beside the point. What I'm truly excited about is that you can get all 63 games for $20. That's a damn bargain. Coupled with the NASCAR season pass--which gives you all the races in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup series for $25--and the iTMS is really starting to get into sports. Now, I don't really know much about NASCAR, but if that includes all the races listed here, well, that's a hell of a lot of redneckery for your twenty five bucks. As you'll recall (or not, whichever), I was kvetching about the Olympics not being on the iTMS, and so I'm really glad that Apple is offering these season passes on sports.

Oh, God help me if I can get season passes for the Braves, A's and Giants. I might have to start using steroids myself just so I don't melt into my chair. It also has the potential to cure my SEC football woes, namely that I don't get all the Georgia games I want to see out here in San Francisco.

Sports licensing is a pain in the ass--just ask any bar owner. I'm really psyched to see that Apple has come up with a way to deliver season passes of various sporting events at a reasonable price.

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