Why Television Football is No Fun

Do you remember when watching football was like going to the game? Now it’s agonizing pain. Much of the coverage is weak and lame. Here are why things are not the same:

Sideline coverage is like watching a soap opera or playing Trivial Pursuits®. Don’t you love those human-interest stories? Did you know that dead people watch the game?

Listening to some of the commentators is like listening to an old hag over the fence. Isn’t it amazing how these non-coaches think they know more than the coach? Don’t you love to hear that the quarterback is not moving his feet or not throwing with his body? Every play that doesn’t work is a dumb play. Nag! Nag! Nag!

The play reviewer needs the broadcasting staff to review a contested play. One coach said that he didn’t trust any reviewer who was not Bear Bryant. How much skill does it take to see if a เครดิตฟรีสมัคร ufabet player’s knee was down before he fumbled?

The officiators have become television stars. Who was the moron that gave them microphones? The officiators give there usual penalty signals but still give them again when they make the announcement that the passer suffered from facemaskitis and that it’s first down half the distance to the goal. By the time they get there mike running, everybody knows what the penalty is, what down it is, and that the ball will be placed half the distance to the goal. My dead grandmother knows the hand signals.

Injuries are covered like the Kennedy funerals. Reports come back from the locker room that the player now has seven layers of tape on his foot instead of only five. Special report: they added another layer of tape.

Special reports tell you that the teams have played before and they slip old plays in between the current action. This confuses the hell out of us old folks.

Commercialization has completely taken over the college end of the sport. We use to have the Orange Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, the Rose Bowl and the Cotton Bowl. Here is a little test. What are those bowls called now? If you are going to commercialize college sports, then start paying the players more than tuition, board, and room. The players are risking their necks, suffering under big-mouthed coaches (well, not all of them), and beating their bodies into a lifetime of pain (except the kickers). Pay Them!