2007-2008 NFL Season Announcing Preview: Sunday Night Is Football Night

Monday, August 13, 2007

Sunday Night Is Football Night! Sunday Night is Football Night!

It's like a cancer.....you will hear that slogan until you want to rip your ears off. To tell you the truth ....I don't even mind it. I don't mind it because NBC could have Jerome Bettis and Peter King strip at halftime and I'd still watch.

Here's all you really need to know.....

1. NBC has the best schedule of teams all year long.
2. Even though Madden and Michaels are old as hell, they get a free pass (to some degree) unless Michaels is complaining about Indoor fireworks.
3. As random as the Studio Show is....it's still the best in the business. It's the only one that actually talks about Football (Frank Caliendo dressing up and making jokes about Bradshaw does not count).
4. The Flex Scheduling

Sure they have about 10,000 people for the Studio Show, John Madden isn't always sure what city he's in, Al Michaels seems bored with life, and Andrea Kramer is way too giddy for my tastes.....But they're still better than any other collection a Network could put together. Who cares if it's a little over the top.

Overall Network Pre-Season Grade: B/B+

Pre-Season Announcing Team Grade: B- (It will most certainly drop when Al Michaels flips out on the production crew. It almost happened last night when they lost all 12 monitors.....let that happen Week 6.)

9 Folks For One Game
King Takes Dumps On Madden's Bus
Tiki Hazed by Smell

CBS' preview will be coming at a later date. I only got to watch about 5 minutes of Friday's game. Gus Johnson did seem a little too excited for a Pre-Season game. He's much better in Basketball if you ask me.


Thank God for all nine of them!

Nothing like having nine "perspectives" on the game. I'm not able to watch TV and think at the same time, so I definitely need the help.

Thanks NBC!
(cue NBC's "The More You Know" tag)

Anonymous said...
Aug 13, 2007, 4:28:00 PM  

only 9 perspectives? let's make it an even 10.

where's wilbon?

Anonymous said...
Aug 13, 2007, 4:47:00 PM  

They should have Tiki report live from FenAway Park or go interview Jeff Gordon at Wrigley Stadium.

Anonymous said...
Aug 13, 2007, 5:53:00 PM  

I can see giving Michaels a free pass, but Madden? He's loooong past prime. He's no longer as fun or informative as he was even 5 years ago. He was once the best ever, but now he's on cruise.

It's comparable to watching Willie Mays stumble around the Mets outfield in his final season. It's painful to watch someone who hangs around too long. Or in Madden's case, painful to hear...

Big Al said...
Aug 13, 2007, 6:17:00 PM  

Gus Johnson excited? NEVER!!!!!!!

If I wanted to be screamed at for three hours, I could just mute the game and listen to my wife.

Anonymous said...
Aug 13, 2007, 8:40:00 PM  

Any program with Olbermann is a program I will never watch. I don't want to see anybody on any sports program that has such a bias towards any party of a political party.

Eff PMSNBC, and eff Olbermann, and I'm tickled pink that his show is being out-viewed by Nancy Grace.

What a terrible decision to have that butthole to be on their coverage.

Anonymous said...
Aug 14, 2007, 1:11:00 AM  

Olbermann's show has more viewers than Nancy Grace. You're wrong there. Nobody watches Headline Prime. None of that network's show draw 6-figures in viewers.

And I'm sure you'd watch Bill O'Reilly on FNIA if that fair and balanced "journalist" were on it. Did you boycott ESPN when they had Rush Limbaugh as a commentator? His political bias is very well-documented. So is your problem with political bias in football commentary or with liberals? I suspect it's the latter.

Al Michaels doesn't deserve a free pass. I don't know why his presence was rarely considered part of the decline of MNF on ABC.

Stormwater said...
Aug 17, 2007, 8:49:00 PM  

I love football but I have a problem with Keith. The best thing about sports is you can usally sit down watch a game and get away from all the politacal B.S. I don't want to be reminded of what's shoved down my throats 24/7 by the media.

Anonymous said...
Sep 7, 2007, 2:43:00 PM  

If you expect us to watch your pregame, half time or post game program, you must replace that moron Olbermann!!! A liberal lunatic of this sort has no business being involved in sports commentaries.

Anonymous said...
Sep 23, 2007, 10:19:00 PM  

Dump the Keith guy! If this person is SNF latest gig to spill his anger over as "The worst person in the NFL", it's not for this family!! We won't be watching pre-game and halftime viewing. How about something on the positive side?

Anonymous said...
Oct 1, 2007, 6:16:00 PM  

I'm surprised you like the pre-game show. I've always found it to be slow and boring. Putting Olberman on was a huge mistake, and so was putting Limbaugh on ESPN. But at least people had a choice when Limbaugh was on, you could turn to the pre-game shows on the other networks. NBC had full rights to football, including highlights, on sunday night which forced ESPN to cancel NFL Primetime. So not only are they putting out an inferior show and shoving their politics down your throat, they've taken away your choice by ensuring they're the only football show available on Sunday night. There's just no point in interjecting politics into football, and if NBC can't put on a quality show, which it clearly can't, the NFL should start shopping for another network for Sunday night football.

Squiggy the Beast Master said...
Nov 5, 2007, 6:15:00 PM  

Olbermann's performance was horrific last night! He tried to give a summary of the Cowboys-Giants game that was so off sync with the highlights, and so not funny, that it was painful to watch.

Does anyone in NBC actually watch this guy?

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prestijceviri said...
Feb 24, 2008, 5:22:00 PM  

Wow; MSNBC clearly shows they got it by pulling Olbermann off the election coverage but the parent company is still clueless?? I'm 57 years old and have watched the NFL since it first came on TV but count me out on Sunday night after listening to that BS blowhard s***head.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 6:17:00 AM  

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