David Stern and Roger Goodell might be interested in the international intrigue of their sports, but the sports media here in the US is apparantly disinterested at best.
In case you haven't heard (and judging by the media coverage, you haven't) Yao and Yi's teams play each other tonight. The ratings for the game are expected to more than double last year's Super Bowl ratings. This is the biggest sports story in the most populated country, which is hosting the Olympics by the way. Yao vs. Yi: Bigger than the Olympics.
Yet the game will not be televised in the United States, unless you're lucky enough to live in the Milwaukee or Houston viewing area. Lucky for Bechtel and I, we are. The rest of you chumps: well apparantly you're not interested. ESPN doesn't even mention the story on their front page. Fox Sports doesn't even have the story on it's NBA front page. Enjoy your Nuggets/Wizards game, America.