beanoX3 wrote:And anyone else annoyed with their giant floating scoreboard? I wish they would shove that into a corner and shrink it a bit so it doesn't block half the field.
That thing has been driving me crazy since the preseason. You can tell that was some idiot's idea who doesn't even watch football.
The whole celebrity interview thing makes every MNF game feel like the ProBowl. It doesn't even feel like anyone cares about what is happening in the game. Joe's too busy kissing a$$, Tony is worried about his fantasy team (like I give a $%), and Tirico is introducing someone in the booth at the beginning of every drive.
Has anyone noticed that Theismann has changed his mind about 62 times about the Bledsoe/Romo decision? First he was defending Bledsoe, then defending Parcells, then defending Romo, and now I see an article on ESPN.com that he back to saying it was the wrong decision. The whole crew is a waste of space.
I don't get the scoreboard logo in such a prominant position on the screen either, and this is from a company known for it's excellent camera/visual innovation and acumen. Why they would think that it wouldn't distract from the overall viewing pleasure is beyond me.
The celebrity thing and relentless banter about desperate housewife actors on screen love life is what happens when shameless self-promotion goes bad. espn is amongst the worst at it, evidenced by Tony Kornholio's presence in the booth. He proves each week to not only be unqualified, but also to be a fan of the event more than the game. His weekly let's go home the game is over bit is, I feel, revealing his own interest in tuning out and going to bed. The man just isn't much of a football fan. plain and simple.
I like Theisman, or have in the past, but his wishy-washy waivering makes him look like dumber than he is. He is an arrogant SOB who has nobody in the booth that he respects, with good reason since Tirico or Kornholio have no football background or knowledge. So Joe's ego goes uncheck and he is found babbling too often. He needs someone to, in effect, shut him up and keep him honest. Terrible chemistry in the booth right now. One egomaniac, unopinionated bland play-by-play man, and a 'name' with nothing to contribute is a bad mix.
I wonder how long before the bloated egos at espn realize their mistake and make the changes needed. Heck if they remove Kornholio and insert Jaws I think a balance would be restored and they would be much more informative and entertaining.