QUESTION: How much do the announcers like Olivier and Lon and Antonio make per hour, to broadcast this. ANSWER????
My guess is that Lon is on a salary. This is just part of his job.
Probably the same for Tuckman.
As for the others...I wouldn't be totally surprised if they were doing this for free. Visibility is very profitable in the poker world. By getting their face on TV, players like Antonio and Hellmuth stay relevant. That's pretty +EV, no?
ESPN3 comes back on the air at 7pm PST with part 2.
ESPN2 broadcasts on TV at 10pm PST and claims to be part 2 and is suppose to go to 1:30 AM.
I was wondering if ESPN2 is on a 3 hour delay because they are showing the Red Sox game or if it just joining the coverage 3 hours later.
Does anyone know how many levels they are playing tonight? They took a dinner break pretty early so maybe its a short day and they are both the same?
FWIW, my cable listings have mentioned that all of the other broadcasts were "live", but not for tonight's coverage. So I would guess it's going to pick up after the dinner break. It say Lon and Tuchman will be calling the action, so if that's who is on the ESPN3 feed in an hour or so, it may well be on the 3 hour delay.
As for the "part 2", my cable listing called the coverage after midnight this morning "Day 6", even though it was Day 5 for tournament purposes. Maybe that's what ESPN did as well.
I would put CP3 above him. Westbrook as well, even though he isn't the lockdown defender he should and could be. Also like Jrue Holiday, especially full court.
Again, I agree that Rose is better than AI defensively(AI tried for a few season, then just played passing lanes). He also isn't Luke Ridnour and has improved to a good defender last season. Just don't think he is elite.
I guess it helps being on the best defensive team in the league (statistically). Also, your defensive is going to slightly suffer when you're carrying mostly all of your teams offensive load. Chicago desperately needs another scoring option.
You've still only 3 point guards ahead of him defensively in addition to Rondo that still makes Rose a top 5 point guard in the league. I'd consider that to be pretty good.