Last time I checked, the majority of all major sports' games were broadcast in high definition. I can turn my television and watch football, baseball and even basketball in living detail. Heck, I was even able to watch the "Real World Road Rules Challenge" in HD the other night. Then why, my friends, why for the love of God isn't tonight's SEASON OPENER being broadcast in high definition?
Is there a good reason why Channel 45 isn't available in HD on either Direct TV or Comcast? It's been said before, but hockey is perfectly suited for HD. More than any other sport, with the possible exception of the above-mentioned Challenge, hockey translates best into HD.
I'm not even that upset with the lack of Versus on Direct TV. Their production values are poor and outside of Doc Emerick their TV dudes are lousy. Joe Benanati sucks. How many times during a single game can he say "you're watching the NHL on Versus"? We know this, Joe, try calling the game.
Bitter? Yes, I am. But only because tonight I'll have to choose between 9 different HD college football games and the Wild in blurry standard definition.