I spend an inordinate amount of time watching women’s beach volleyball at work.
It’s not that I’m a pig (though all men, to some degree, are), but we have 13 giant plasma screens ringing our fabulous new newsroom, and one of them is always on Universal Sports.
Why? Because Universal Sports is part of the proud family of NBC Universal networks (MSNBC, CNBC, USA, Bravo, SyFy, CBS, ABC, just to name a few).
Whenever I lean back in my chair, the plasma screen nearest my line of sight is the one on Universal Sports. So I see quite a bit (and I do mean quite a bit) of Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh, and their fellow competitors, whose names I do not know and probably never will.
As I write this, the monitor next to Universal Sports has CNN on. (CNN is not among the proud family.) Larry King is apparently interviewing Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos about their secrets to a successful marriage (the sound is off).
Suddenly, beach volleyball is infinitely more interesting.