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#21 row_33

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 09:53 AM

Not all of us fancy high-rollers have one of those buttons!!!!

 

with teams more often lining up quickly for the next play the last decade they have not wanted to be caught missing a live play, so they've cut down on replays, especially in two-minute drills.

 

i got used to this around 2010.



#22 VaMilBill

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 10:22 AM

Glad someone posted this. The lack of replays was alarming. I have to think some of that is on Gannon; is it his job to try to call up replays?

Also, the super long commercial delays were annoying, especially the one right before the last play. Talk about ruining any sense of suspense.

I could not believe they cut yo commercial before the last play. They even made it a full commercial break which destroyed the moment. Ridiculous

Instead of the commercial, Gannon should have been giving us ideas on what both teams should do and expect

Edited by VaMilBill, 19 September 2017 - 10:23 AM.


#23 row_33

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 10:42 AM

I could not believe they cut yo commercial before the last play. They even made it a full commercial break which destroyed the moment. Ridiculous

Instead of the commercial, Gannon should have been giving us ideas on what both teams should do and expect

 

national broadcasters don't have a clue about the teams they are covering, their research is an interview with each team's GM a few days before the game



#24 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 11:04 AM

 

national broadcasters don't have a clue about the teams they are covering, their research is an interview with each team's GM a few days before the game

 

Not true. Broadcast crews often meet with coaches and players from the respective teams.



#25 Mark Vader

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 11:06 AM

Poor amatuerish production has been the norm for most of the networks for the past 20 years. More teams in the NFL means more games and spreading the TV  talent in all areas out.  One thing is almost for certain, with the Bills as irrelevant as they are now we always get the B team commentators, camera people and producers. The McCoy play where he got facemasked was a HUGE non call. It was a blatant facemask and should have been called. It hugely affected the outcome of the game. YET the clueless commentators did not mention it and somehow the guys in the TV production van didn't spot it either to show us a closeup replay or even mention to the commentators to look at.  I find that watching football on a big flatscreen in HD is awesome. The images have never looked better but the way the game is covered even with all the new camera angles, pales in comparison to the production values of the 80s and 90s.  The commentators are shills for the NFL and are afraid to make critical comments of the coaches, players and officials even when they do incredibly stupid stuff or make bad calls.

Absolutely. The commentators are cowards.

 

I remember when ESPN used to air Sunday Night Football, and the crew was Mike Patrick & Joe Theismann.

 

I know a lot of people didn't like Theismann, but he and MIke Patrick had the guts to call out the officials whenever there was a bad call or non-call.

 

Today we have NFL "Rules Experts" who we go to when there is a controversial call, and they are absolutely worthless. Apparently the networks think that the fans watching on television are so dumb, that they need to have a bad call explained to us. When in reality we know more than the "experts", and we are not gutless like the announcers to call it like it is.


Edited by Mark Vader, 19 September 2017 - 11:12 AM.


#26 Acantha

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 11:08 AM

I just saw the highlights again on NFLN and that facemask play came up in the highlights. Clear personal foul.

Maybe if the Bills hadn't knocked a ref out of the game, the penalty would have been seen.

 

Announcers were really bad.  There was at least half a dozen times they screwed up someone's name while talking about a play.  One time he couldn't remember the players name, stumbled around it for a few seconds, then just dropped the whole topic and moved on.  Really bad.

 

 

national broadcasters don't have a clue about the teams they are covering, their research is an interview with each team's GM a few days before the game

It does seem that way, and there's no excuse for it.  This is their actual job; they should have a solid baseline knowledge on every team.



#27 What a Tuel

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 11:46 AM

 

Not true. Broadcast crews often meet with coaches and players from the respective teams.

 

Yeah, you often hear them talk about their talks with said players and coaches.

 

 

 

with teams more often lining up quickly for the next play the last decade they have not wanted to be caught missing a live play, so they've cut down on replays, especially in two-minute drills.

 

i got used to this around 2010.

 

Why are you acting arrogant? There is a clear difference in broadcasters ability between games. Simply put, it isn't a industry standard to make crappy and inane cuts to unimportant things. Sometimes they do. Sometimes they don't. Which is why it is frustrating when they do.


Edited by What a Tuel, 19 September 2017 - 11:46 AM.