"Made me think of Bruins and Celtics breaks in the '40s and '50s when I would read a paper, study a program, or talk about the game during intermission. I won't go with today's flow."
"I was at a Bruins game at the Fleet last year when there was an apparent `Jumbotron malfunction' for a period or so. The crowd came alive with that thing shut down. I'll admit it; it reminded me of days of old in the Garden, and it was great."
"Everything is choreographed, nothing spontaneous. Every time there is a timeout, some fool runs onto the court. It's like a three-ring circus."
"I won't even attend hockey or basketball games anymore . . . They're nothing more than rock concerts with athletic intermissions."
"Can you imagine John Kiley playing any other song than `Hallelujah Chorus' as Carlton Fisk ran those bases in Game 6? I shudder to think what the DJs who seem to select music at today's ventures would have chosen: `Who let the Dogs Out,' or some similar inane offering."
"The Jumbotron is just for exhibitionists. Eventually, women will strip on it and men will reveal themselves."
(Update Feb. 16: Jon Cudo writes a good response defending entertainment in sports on GameOps.com.)