I'd love to offer substantial analysis on Pau Gasol's 20-point performance in Spain's 87-73 victory Thursday over Portugal in the preliminary round of the FIBA World Championships.

But there are a few problems and it has nothing to do with sleeping through my alarm clock set for the game's tip time at 5:15 a.m. Knowing I could use the trusty ESPN3.com replay device since I use Time Warner Cable as my Internet provider, I figured I could just enjoy the replay. Instead, I just encountered bureaucratic nonsense that I don't really have an account with them even though I pay a monthly bill.