Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Who's Ready For NCAA Final Four Action ... In 3D!?

"3D Final Four games to be shown in Brooklyn


Last Updated: 12:06 PM, March 29, 2010

Posted: 12:51 AM, March 29, 2010

CBS is going to show the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament in 3D in about 50 movie theaters around the country -- the latest event to push 3D into the mainstream.

But so far only one theater in New York -- the Pavillion in Park Slope, Brooklyn -- has signed up.

The special 3D telecasts will cover two nights -- two semi-final games on Saturday night and the finals next Monday.

Ticket prices have been set at $25.

Originally, CBS said the games would be shown in around 100 theaters, but so far only about half that many have been named.

The first 3D TV sets went on sale in the US last month and the first ads for the sets -- with families wearing 3D glasses perched in awe on their couches -- began airing on TV last week.

Sports is among the first programming available on the new, high-tech format.

MSG aired a Rangers hockey game last week in 3D (and also in some theaters). And ESPN plans to broadcast several World Cup soccer games in the format.

Fox and ESPN also produced several college football games in 3D that were seen in a handful of theaters."

Information Courtesy Of: NYPost.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS:  In this post-Avatar world, clearly, the only next logical step is to transform every facet of our entertainment into a 3 Dimensional county fair for the senses. In fact, Bausch & Lomb® and ACUVUE® are both locked in a vicious licensing dispute over standard production and marketing of a disposable day-to-day contact lens ... lol.

Anyway, until our entire lives are projected from the Heavens in fully enhanced 3D glory, the masses will be forced to herd into random public movie theatres and don super cool reality bending glasses to get their jollies! To that end, the "All Seeing" Illuminati-tastic CBS eye has teamed up with the NCAA to broadcast the Final Four basketball tournament live in 3D in about 50 theaters.

Sounds awesome, right? Right! So, why has the initial push to include 100 theatres nationwide been watered down to a half-assed 50 participating movie houses AND why is only 1 theater in Brooklyn, NY representing for the whole "Empire State"? I mean, @ $25 per ticket is this promotion expected to be a revenue loss leader? Not enough hardcore hard court college hoops fans in the NYC? Hey, your guess is as good as mine compadre.

I would have gladly trooped with a few of the homies to Manhattan to catch some 3D b-ball action, but being able to watch the Final Four @ Brooklyn's very own Prospect Park West overlooking Pavillion Theater (NOTE: A great "low" spot to slide your sidepieces/smuts/smeezies/jump-offs/scallywags/hood boogers et. al. particularly if Y.O.U. are NOT from Park Slope ... lol) makes this telecast that much better! Yes, once again, Brooklyn keeps on takin' it! LOL. Good shit!

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