Hornets Hype

In a basement. In our pajamas.

The next step on the road to total Hornets world domination has been achieved. And we are very, very pleased.

Last year the Hornets had only 2 nationally televised games on the schedule. Granted, they got an ABC game thrown in there late, when it became obvious in March that something exciting was going down in New Orleans. The end result of this was that the parts of the world that don’t have Bob and Gil on CST all “discovered” Chris Paul at the same time when Game One against Dallas went live on April 18th. So while a couple of games were added to the national schedule in the 2007-08 season, for the purposes of this post, we’ll state that there were two Hornets games on ESPN’s schedule at this point last year.

This year there are 13.

Thirteen! Whoo!  Nine on ESPN, three on TNT, and one on ABC. We’ve also bagged two major holidays in Thanksgiving and Christmas. For greater breakdown of the pros and cons of the 2008-09 schedule, cruise on over to Big Easy Buzz. It’s important to note that this isn’t counting NBATV, which hasn’t come out with its schedule yet. So all the sports package folks not in the immediate area can probably look forward to greater Hornets goodness.

The Hornets are coming for you. Worldwide.

But the most important date? Saturday, November 1. 7:00 PM. Cleveland Cavaliers. New Orleans Arena. You want to be there.

Full 2008-09 schedule here.

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11 Responses to “When I Look at the Television I Wanna See Me Staring Right Back at Me”

  1. Matt-Storm Surge says:

    Mr.Paul and me talk about the Finals
    Stare at the beautiful statue
    “It’s looking at you. Ah, no, no, it’s looking at me.”
    Smiling in the bright lights
    Coming through in stereo
    When everybody loves you, you can never be lonely

  2. I just read that the Cavs will have 34 games televised next season. That’s disgusting.

  3. That’s like the fourteen times I had to turn off Miami sucking vs. Whoever last year.

    I didn’t say it was world domination yet. This is why it’s a step. Sigh…

  4. Anyone know when the partial-season tickets go on sale?

  5. Cavs, where David Stern and Nike are happy Happens.

    Hornets, where actual good basketball Happens.

  6. I have drill that weekend of the CAVs game, but I’m driving back home to be there! Then I have to be up at the crack of dawn for a physical fitness test the next morning, yikes!

  7. UPDATE!!!! The schedule has been out for all of 3/4 of a day, and we ALREADY have ESPN dissing the Bees! I took a look at the “must see games” and the Hornets don’t have a “must see game” until Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!! How about the 3rd game of the FU**ING Season! Who pays those guys at ESPN, Honestly!?!?!? Marc Stein, you’re an idiot!

    He does give us some love in December though… but c’mon. I guess its true… ESPN IS a 4-letter word!

  8. SI also listed “15 must see games” and no Hornets games make the list. And they’re things like, “Dallas vs. New Jersey.” Like, whoo. Does anyone care about the Jason Kidd trade at this point? I mean, that’s got to be what that’s about, right?

  9. Why do I get the sense that some sh*tlist additions are forthcoming?

  10. Matt-Storm Surge says:

    TT6, its early yet, but I smell an update to the List….

  11. I can’t make it to the first home game? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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