Sunday, January 20, 2008
I don't know if it was because they were on ABC instead of ESPN, but Brent Musburger and Steve Lavin were unbearable yesterday. Brent Musburger especially so. I don't know if he was just out of his groove, but he couldn't get anything right and would pause for 20 seconds at time for no reason at all.
It was a terrible broadcast and it didn't get any worse than this exchange during the 2nd Half...
I don't know if you noticed or not, but the time on the clock said 5 minutes. FIVE MINUTES LEFT IN A TIE GAME WITH AN UNRANKED TEAM READY TO UPSET THE #1 TEAM IN THE COUNTRY!!!!!!!!
Okay sorry, but seriously....what they hell are they even talking about? If ABC
makes you do the thing just get it over with...don't go back to it again!
(What's in a name? Musburger. The word "Mus" comes from the word "Mush" a "kind of porridge," 1671, in the American colonies, variant of mash (v.). Meaning "anything soft and thick" is attested from 1824. First record of mushy "sentimental" is 1870; mush "sentimentality" is attested from 1908. The word Burger comes from a sandwich consisting of a bun, a cooked beef patty, and often other ingredients such as cheese, onion slices, lettuce, or condiments. Often used in combination: a cheeseburger.)
See how annoying that was? And you just had to read it. Add to this nonsense to Musburger's multiple screw ups and about 400 promos for ABC shows and this broadcast was borderline unwatchable. In Lavin's defense he tried to cut him off and say he was "locked in", but you can't stop a moving train like Musburger.
Please save this b.s. from the first half if you have to do it.