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Sunday, October 14, 2007


Via Reader MG....

As of 1:08 PM, the Bengals-Chiefs game is being broadcast on CBS (in HD!) without commentators. There is no commentary. It's like playing a college football video game that isn't televised. The only announcing you can hear is the PA guy. I'm particularly enjoying it. It was a whole KC drive, a FG, and the kickoff return without any commentary at all. It was 1:16 when the Bengals took the field for their first drive, when Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon were first heard. They made no mention whatsoever of their previous absence.
I know that CBS doesn't have sideline reporters, but this is a new development. Someone fill out a missing persons report for Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon!!!

(Other quotes to come later today! Send em' to AwfulAnnouncing@Gmail.com.)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 1:20 PM

7 Comments:

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Oct 14, 2007, 1:46:00 PM  

did u even read the whole post?

Anonymous said...
Oct 14, 2007, 3:01:00 PM  

That happened for a drive (between commercial breaks) during the Chargers game last weekend, too. It was awesome.

mf said...
Oct 14, 2007, 3:58:00 PM  

@anon: No, I just glanced over it. Sorry. I don't remember the announcers ever cutting out, though.

Oct 14, 2007, 4:31:00 PM  

PLK....no need to delete. You weren't wrong. I added the second part right after you made your comment.

Oct 14, 2007, 4:47:00 PM  

I don't know how old you guys are but do you remember NBC's announcerless football game. It was December 20, 1980 in a game between the Jets and Dolphins in Miami.

Steve said...
Oct 14, 2007, 11:09:00 PM  

If you turn on SAP during most baseball games besides playoff ones you get the same effect. I've never tried it on an NFL broadcast, though.

Anonymous said...
Oct 15, 2007, 7:31:00 PM  

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