Tuesday, September 19, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Good article up on Slate about..gasp..the NFL Sunday show

Its written by a guy that used to work as a film cutter at ESPN. He tells us what is wrong with the new Sunday game being on NBC and the group that makes up the "Football Night in America" studio gang. Let me just say this..Costas isn't Boomer, and he isn't kind to the new group giving us the days games and highlights. He does like the new NFL Network, which I don't get here in the friggin San Joaquin valley. The linkage to the article is here.

5 people gave us their .02 cents:

Chick said...

I was wondering what happened to Primetime Players. Why do they insist on fixing things that ain't broken?

Al Swearengen said...

I can't deal with pre-game, halftime or post-game NFL rabble anymore...even the ESPN version on Sunday Night bores me at this point...the babble...don't know what it is, but for the past couple years I've been unable to watch talking heads of any kind on the television, regardless of the topic...even Inside the NFL is no longer a weekly ritual.

You should complain about not getting NFL Network - that REALLY sucks it's not on your TV by now. Great channel - - - now, the Game of the Week...I LOVE those!!!!

All visual, all football players or football coaches, one minute at most of what's his name at the beginning and end, the rest is football.

John Madden makes me want to put in earplugs...in fact, I've been turnign down the sound and listenting to the radio broadcast if available for every game for a couple years now...I figure plenty of other people do it as well because they throw at least an 8 second delay in there now...but my idea is to get the Tivo (someday) and every game synch up the video by delaying it for however long the space is between the two...

Then I'll have those fuckers by the balls!!!

dusty said...

I agree about the Talking heads Al, Madden is past his prime and frankly sounds like a doddering old man most of the time, always talking about "back in the day"..

Al Swearengen said...

It's really bad in every sport now...they have their token lines about certain players that they repeat over and over and over, meanwhile they completely miss the nuances. Pathetic...radio is where it's at, they still have to hold it up, and they do for the most part.

dusty said...

They feed us bs, like the evening news Al..no substance.