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Sportscaster frustrations

November 6, 2012
Daily Press

EDITOR:

Now that the football season is half over, I think it's time to vent my frustrations with television sportscasters, both pro and college.

Back in my day, their job was to call play by plays and add a little insight and color. Today, however, it is totally different. They go well beyond play calling, a little insight and color. When given the opportunity, they suddenly become owners, head coaches, offensive and defensive coordinators, play callers, referees, and last, but not least, the ultimate experts on instant replay when a previous play is under review.

In every game they cover, both pro and college, there is always at least one player who stands out. Now the accolades start ending with "he is probably the best player at his position in the game today."

If you multiply this by the number of games they cover throughout the season, there are an awful lot of future All Americans and Hall of Famers running around this country all playing the same position. Does this sound possible to you? I would ask all football fans, male and female, am I the only one who feels this way?

My final question is:

If sportscasters are as knowledgeable about the game of football as they think they are, why aren't they coaching on the sidelines instead of giving us their unwanted opinions from the broadcast booth?

Bob Johnson

Escanaba

 
 

 

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