In the early going the NBAs delay game—the stretching out of the opening playoff series to a possible 14 days—shot a brick with viewers. According to Nielsen, last weekend's ratings on NBC were down 24% from the comparable weekend in 1999. Of course, the absence of such injured marquee players as Tim Duncan, Grant Hill and Jason Kidd didn't help. Now, with the Raptors out, Vince Carter won't be around, either.... Two gentlemen who whacked balls brilliantly for a living will be profiled in 90-minute documentaries. PBS airs Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life (check local listings) and The Golf Channel presents Byron Nelson: A Texas Gentleman (Tuesday, 9 p.m.).