My interview with NBA broadcast legend Mike Breen

This is not a real interview with Mike Breen, however it is me seeing how realistic ChatGPT can be. Spoiler alert, it’s pretty good.

For those not familiar with Mike Breen, he is an American play-by-play sports commentator. He has been the lead announcer for NBA games on ABC and ESPN since 2006, including the NBA Finals. He is also the lead announcer for New York Knicks games on the MSG Network. Breen previously called NFL regular season games for both NFL on Fox and NFL on NBC, as well as New York Giants preseason games.

You most likely know him for yelling “BANG”, when a player hits a big shot.

Why did I choose to fake interview Mike Breen? Well, he is a well-spoken guy with a distinct voice and style and I figured that would be a good kind of person to use ChatGPT with.

So without further explanation, here is my fake interview with Mike Breen.

My unimportant recap of Super Bowl LVIII

So it’s the morning after. The confetti has been cleaned up, flights are moving people out of Las Vegas and everyone is sharing their morning after feelings on the big game.

Well, I am going to do the same. But mostly I am going to share the best of “X” since the few people who read this are not on the platform formerly known as Twitter.

Let’s get the basics out of the way. Taylor Swift made it to the game, many ads were aired showing celebs selling out hard for every brand you can think of, Usher put on a show and the Kansas City Chiefs won a somewhat boring game it OT 25-22 over the San Francisco 49ers.

Why I am not enjoying the Toronto Raptors anymore

Pretty bold way to start a Thursday right? Hope you have had your coffee. I’ve been holding back some feelings. As we near today’s trade deadline at 3pm EST, I am hopeful that we have some clarity on what this team is and will become. Because, watching what the current product is as a whole from on the court, to the broadcast and even the social media discourse, has become unenjoyable.

Let’s start with the actual team. In the past several months, any remnants of the 2019 title team has been removed. No more FVV, no more OG and no more Pascal. It’s clear how much we miss those guys due to how much we now focus on the Houston Rockets, New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers. FVV, OG and Pascal became part of the family.

At least in our household, we talked about them like we knew them.

The night Darko became the Raptors coach (for real)

It has been an up and down season for the Toronto Raptors. Expectations were kind of high for this team, at least in terms of creating an upbeat culture again and some positive vibes.

The key to it all was the new coach that was hired before the season – Darko Rajaković.

To say it’s been a bumpy ride so far, would be an understatement. The good vibes have been certainly there and you can’t deny Darko is an upbeat and positive guy. He was dubbed early as a Serbian Ted Lasso.

The pure joy of seeing your team win for the first time

For me it was April 3, 1989. It was a Monday night, I was allowed to stay up and watch my Michigan Wolverines take on the Seton Hall Pirates in the Men’s college basketball National Championship.

The Wolverines won in an OT thriller that I still remember quite vividly as I watched in the Corunna basement (which tells you, it was a long time ago).

Glen Rice, Rumeal Robinson, Terry Mills and ol’ Coach Fisher got it done it what was a Cinderalla run (even though they were a very good team). You always remember the first time you see YOUR team win the title.

The Raptors have changed Quickley

Good morning, the sun is shining and the entire mood has changed when it comes to the Toronto Raptors. It was only a few days ago where the rug was pulled out, not only in saying goodbye to OG, but that loss to the lowly Detroit Pistons. What a difference the changing of the calendar has brought.

The entire vibe has changed. There is juice in the building. The Raptors are back? All because of a trade that has balanced the roster and given the team what looks like a new identity.