The Washington Times - November 19, 2008, 09:41AM

I admit it, I get bored while I watch a blowout in progress. And thanks to Al Gore’s Invention, there are plenty of worthwhile but productive distractions while covering a bad game.

Like looking at scores of other games I’m interested in, too.

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Of course, my perusal of the scoreboard last night drew some attention from one of the students seated right behind the press table at midcourt. And one asked – right around 9:20 last night – “What’s the Carolina score?”

“15-3,” I answered, the Tar Heels’ rout of Kentucky well underway.

“Never mind,” was the reply.

And that was that for the score updates.

For one night, anyway.

Patrick Stevens