moochman wrote:Madden left the announcer booth years ago. He's been mailing it in for longer now then he was ever great.
I pray that some smart exec will come up with an idea that the color guys should study all sorts of facts, factoids, stats, and trivia to use when needed. But above all else they should tell them to knock off the damned prepared commentary.
Just watch the game and tell us why we just saw what we just saw. There will be plenty of time for jokes and spewing of trivia, but please stop the prepared crap. There is nothing I hate more than to hear about how so and so is the best in the league at whatever, while watching them suck.
Double Amen, Mooch. Back in the day, I used to mute the TV and listen to Van Miller on WGR-AM in Buffalo while watching the Bills. By and large, the radio guys totally out-do the TV guys -- they have to do ACTUAL color commentary, and they have to know their stuff. And they don't show up in a suit and tie and makeup and play entertainer to pay alimony to their 5 ex-wives. Theismann is definitely the worst. Period.