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Bwana
09-17-2004, 10:59 AM
Somewhere along the way the people doing sports broadcasts became convinced that the viewers arenít really all that interested in watching football and the only reason people tune in is to listen to the announcers. The game appears to be of secondary importance and at times the announcers seem annoyed when it threatens to get in the way of what they had planned.

The ball can be on the one-yard line after the New York Pygmies take the opening kickoff and march down the field, when script calls for the booth announcers to toss it to the sideline announcer for an exclusive report. The sideline announcer will announce that it has just been learned that since the coach of the Pygmies switched from wearing boxer shorts to jockey shorts, the team has won four of its last five games.

While the camera is on the sideline announcer we can hear a big roar in the background. What happened is that while the sideline announcer was babbling, the pygmies fumbled the ball and an opposing player picked it up and ran 99 yards for a touchdown.

The sideline announcer then tosses it back to the booth announcers, who thank the sideline announcer for that exclusive report, and mention that the pygmies failed to score and now trail by seven points. One of the announcers will make note of the fact that in college he once ran a fumble back for a touchdown, and will tell us more about it after a commercial break.

Iím convinced something has to be done to insure we have more football and less chatter. For starters I would suggest having a policy whereby anytime the camera cuts to the sidelines for a report, the players immediately dump a huge container of ice cold Gatorade on the sidelines announcer.

ENDelt260
09-17-2004, 11:00 AM
For starters I would suggest having a policy whereby anytime the camera cuts to the sidelines for a report, the players immediately dump a huge container of ice cold Gatorade on the sidelines announcer.

Sounds good to me.

Phobia
09-17-2004, 11:02 AM
Heh heh - Case in point, the Giants pre-season game.

During 2 Dayne TD's, the farking station was in a commercial break. How is this possible?

Demonpenz
09-17-2004, 11:05 AM
interesting fact was tony gonzo played basketball in college

ptlyon
09-17-2004, 11:07 AM
Iím convinced something has to be done to insure we have more football and less chatter. For starters I would suggest having a policy whereby anytime the camera cuts to the sidelines for a report, the players immediately dump a huge container of ice cold Gatorade on the sidelines announcer.

Hope Shields and Roaf do that to a chick sideline reporter after we win the Superbowl.

Demonpenz
09-17-2004, 11:09 AM
superbowl talk with kansas city's defence...heh heh how cute

ptlyon
09-17-2004, 11:09 AM
superbowl talk with kansas city's defense...heh heh how cute

didn't say it would be this year

Demonpenz
09-17-2004, 11:10 AM
Sounds good to me.

sounds good to me as long it's a pregnant melissa stark

Skip Towne
09-17-2004, 11:14 AM
sounds good to me as long it's a pregnant melissa stark
I hope it's Bonnie. I likey Bonnie.

KCWolfman
09-17-2004, 11:14 AM
I am tired of constant cut ins between plays.

What happened to the replays? It's more like highlight reels now, only if you do something outstanding is a replay shown, and then it is shown over the next 12 plays instead of their replays.

ENDelt260
09-17-2004, 11:16 AM
I am tired of constant cut ins between plays.

What happened to the replays? It's more like highlight reels now, only if you do something outstanding is a replay shown, and then it is shown over the next 12 plays instead of their replays.
I think at the very least, any time there's a penalty there should be a replay showing the infraction.

Unless, of course, it was something that was really obvious on camera in "real time".

Bwana
09-17-2004, 11:28 AM
I think at the very least, any time there's a penalty there should be a replay showing the infraction.

Unless, of course, it was something that was really obvious on camera in "real time".

I agree, and they have gotten away from that. :shake: Wake up boys, we tune in to watch FOOTBALL, not listen to some bimbo talk about meaningless drivel while the game is being played.

Demonpenz
09-17-2004, 11:29 AM
the players have changed to inch and a half cleets because of the weather!

Phobia
09-17-2004, 11:30 AM
I would pay premium dollars to ditch the announcers totally. Just put a few mikes on the field so I can listen to the game. I can do replay anytime I want, so that's not bothering me too much. But, the way game productions have "evolved" really troubles me. The NFL needs to manage the telecasts in their next TV contract.

There's no reason on earth for 3 people in a booth and sideline reporters on camera.

AZORChiefFan
09-17-2004, 11:38 AM
I always liked when we had Nick Lowery the commentators would have to say "Nick Lowery was cut by 7 different teams (or whatever the number is) before landing a job with the Chiefs".

Yeah I also get sick of them not showing replays especially when there is a flag - I wanna see the holding or block in the back.

Then again as inept as CBS's broadcasts usually are we should be thankful that we get to see most of the action in the game.

Bwana
09-17-2004, 01:49 PM
Then again as inept as CBS's broadcasts usually are we should be thankful that we get to see most of the action in the game.

Yet we get greats like Randi Cross to tell us how it is. :shake:

milkman
09-17-2004, 10:13 PM
Sideline reporters are the most useless ****in' humans in the face of the friggin' planet.

I don't freakin' care what ****in' size cleats the players have on their friggin' feet.

I don't care if palyer A thinks that player B is the next best thing to gOd.

I don't ****in' care what the ****in' coaches have to say on their way into, or out of the locker room at halftime, because thaey dispense the most useless F'n crap ever spewed from a coaches mouth at that time.

Bonnie, Susie, Tony, whoever the **** is out there on the sideline, SHUT THE **** UP, AND GET OFF MY ****IN' TELEVISION, YOU ****IN' USELESS SHITHOLES.

Bwana
09-19-2004, 08:49 PM
Anyone notice this bull crap today. A good example was after the Warfield interception. They were running thier pie holes and never did show the entire replay. As they cut away for break they showed a small part of it. That was just one example. They have really backed off of replays and picked up the jawing. Hey Announcers, STFD and STFU, we would REALLY like to see more replays!

Ultra Peanut
09-19-2004, 08:51 PM
Bill Maas would have improved his performance by at least 900% if someone had just duct taped his mouth shut for three and a half hours.

Bwana
09-19-2004, 08:53 PM
Bill Maas would have improved his performance by at least 900% if someone had just duct taped his mouth shut for three and a half hours.

Without question. Where the hell do they find half of these dickweeds? :shake:

Ultra Peanut
09-19-2004, 08:55 PM
And I mean that in all honesty. Incoherent mumbling noises would have been better than the directionless tripe he spewed at thirty second intervals. Some of it was so utterly wrong that I went back on the Tivo to make sure I had heard it correctly.

Demonpenz
09-19-2004, 09:00 PM
why aren't they running their routes to the sticks!

Bwana
09-20-2004, 09:06 AM
And I mean that in all honesty. Incoherent mumbling noises would have been better than the directionless tripe he spewed at thirty second intervals. Some of it was so utterly wrong that I went back on the Tivo to make sure I had heard it correctly.

Wrong players, wrong team, wrong calls, wrong words for the play by play, yeah, he's a real gem. :shake: I am about ready to turn the sonud off for 90% of some of these games. Look at last nights ESPN game. Paul has PMS 24/7 Summerall sounds drunk and Joe is Joe. Your average 3rd grader off the short yellow bus would make him look bad.

Redcoats58
09-20-2004, 09:26 AM
Doesn't Maas have his own morning radio show in KC? Someone should call in and tell him his color commentary is about as colorful as a damn zebra. It's pretty sad when a guy that used to play for the Chiefs gets under my skin as much as Randy ****in' Cross. The only good commentators left in football are Al Micheals, Len Dawson and Mitch Holthus. The rest all sound like they were spawned from that worthless "I'm gonna open a can of whoop" Sean Salisbury. Football is turning in to a circus because of these sideshow freaks. :cuss:


End of rant you may proceed.

J Diddy
09-20-2004, 09:32 AM
Doesn't Maas have his own morning radio show in KC? Someone should call in and tell him his color commentary is about as colorful as a damn zebra. It's pretty sad when a guy that used to play for the Chiefs gets under my skin as much as Randy ****in' Cross. The only good commentators left in football are Al Micheals, Len Dawson and Mitch Holthus. The rest all sound like they were spawned from that worthless "I'm gonna open a can of whoop" Sean Salisbury. Football is turning in to a circus because of these sideshow freaks. :cuss:


End of rant you may proceed.



ROFL

LVNHACK
09-20-2004, 09:32 AM
Doesn't Maas have his own morning radio show in KC? Someone should call in and tell him his color commentary is about as colorful as a damn zebra. It's pretty sad when a guy that used to play for the Chiefs gets under my skin as much as Randy ****in' Cross. The only good commentators left in football are Al Micheals, Len Dawson and Mitch Holthus. The rest all sound like they were spawned from that worthless "I'm gonna open a can of whoop" Sean Salisbury. Football is turning in to a circus because of these sideshow freaks. :cuss:


End of rant you may proceed.




Len Dawnon........?????

Swanman
09-20-2004, 10:04 AM
Bill Maas would have improved his performance by at least 900% if someone had just duct taped his mouth shut for three and a half hours.

The performance by Maas has to rank as the absolute worst color commentary performance I've ever heard, and considering we've heard a lot of Randy Cross over the last couple years, that's setting the bar really, really high. The one gem he spewed was after Tynes barely missed the 48 yarder and he said something to the effect that Vermeil was stupid to get rid of Anderson. Perhaps he didn't get the memo that Mort's range is around 40 yards after he's done two lines of cocaine and taken 3 viagra.

Another thing about Maas: He's one of those guys that you just look at and say, "I don't know you, I know nothing about you, but I know you're an asshole". He just has that look.

Bearcat
09-20-2004, 12:22 PM
Look at last nights ESPN game. Paul has PMS 24/7 Summerall sounds drunk and Joe is Joe. Your average 3rd grader off the short yellow bus would make him look bad.


There was one play that on the edge of the screen I saw a guy get lit up and just wither to the ground. I was wondering who it was, but figured they missed it. They go on to talk about other stuff, and inside one shot of random player, you could see the the trainers had already made it to the guy.... no mention.... kept rambling..... when they did finally start to say something, ESPN cutoff Sumerall in mid sentence to go to a commercial. :shake:

Ultra Peanut
09-20-2004, 12:50 PM
Sideline reporters are the most useless ****in' humans in the face of the friggin' planet.

I don't freakin' care what ****in' size cleats the players have on their friggin' feet.

I don't care if palyer A thinks that player B is the next best thing to gOd.

I don't ****in' care what the ****in' coaches have to say on their way into, or out of the locker room at halftime, because thaey dispense the most useless F'n crap ever spewed from a coaches mouth at that time.

Bonnie, Susie, Tony, whoever the **** is out there on the sideline, SHUT THE **** UP, AND GET OFF MY ****IN' TELEVISION, YOU ****IN' USELESS SHITHOLES.I saw this post and thought I was back in this thread (http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=99143&page=1&pp=15).