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    Ten Points of Advice for the College Football Networks

    Ten Points of Advice for the College Football Networks

    After watching a Saturday of College football, and being sour over Iowa State's lose to Iowa I have developed the following adviced to the fine men and one lady who I listened/watched this 16th day of September:

    1. If their is a sad story about a player (i.e. Klinkenburg's Dad's Passing Away), you don't have to mention it everytime that he makes a play. Were not idiots. Once or twice is enough. Everytime this player watches the game you will be their to remind him that his Dad just passed away.
    2. Do away with the sideline reporters. The single worse aspect of the broadcast is the sideline reporter. They ask stupid questions that everyone knows the answers to or just don't care. If someone is injured, simply report the injury. Their is no need to add that a teamate had the same injury 10 years ago in junior high.
    3. Anyone who has watched a college football game in the last three years know that a replay must have, "indesputable visual video evidence" to over turn a play. It doesn't need to be mentioned on every review.
    4. Do away with the excessive graphics. I wan't to see the score, time, quarter,down, and distance. Their is no need for noise or flashing touchdown accross the screen when someone scores. If I can see the touchdown on the screen, I would have also seen the player score and the ref throw his hands up.
    5. Know the story before you tell it. Nothing will make you look more foolish than telling a story that isn't accurate (It's Dan McCarney, not Don McCarney). Every fan of that team knows that you are wrong and will later post it on the message boards. Soon the chain raction will lead to the conclussion that you don't know what you are talking about (Which is likely accurate).
    6. Don't have two studio analyst pick winners for the game. Everyone knows that unless the game is a clear mis-match they are going to pick opposite teams so they can argue for five minutes.
    7. Avoid naming the weekend. I originally liked the rivialry weekend, but now every weekend has a term. There is Showdown Weekend, Seperation Weekend (Which makes no sence, it's week 3). It's great when ESPN names a weekend, the other networks have to name it something else or vice versa.
    8.Use one set of rankings. ESPN will only uses the coach's pole. Now I'm sure ESPN will tell you the coach's know best, and I'm sure that them being the title sponsor of the pole has nothing to do with it.
    9.Avoid excessive computer lines on the field. I like the line of scrimiage and first down line. That is all you need. You don't need to put the down and distance on the field, kicking percentages or third down conversion statistics.
    10. Cut down on the excessive statistics. I don't need to know that Coach A is 10-4 lifetime when playing at 11:00 when the game is on ESPN, and 4-11 when the 11:00 game is not on ESPN.

    With these simple suggestions, the college football TV experience would be much more enjoyable. One more sugestion, Brent Mustburger must broadcast all of his games on OLN. I can't get OLN, making it the perfect spot for him.


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    Re: Ten Points of Advice for the College Football Networks

    And limit the number of AFLAC commercials.


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    Re: Ten Points of Advice for the College Football Networks

    Quote Originally Posted by PlymouthCy View Post
    8.Use one set of rankings. ESPN will only uses the coach's pole. Now I'm sure ESPN will tell you the coach's know best, and I'm sure that them being the title sponsor of the pole has nothing to do with it.


    Actually ESPN no longer is a part of the Coaches' Poll. ESPN got angry when the coaches wouldn't release their votes and left the poll.


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    Re: Ten Points of Advice for the College Football Networks

    Quote Originally Posted by PlymouthCy View Post
    Ten Points of Advice for the College Football Networks

    After watching a Saturday of College football, and being sour over Iowa State's lose to Iowa I have developed the following adviced to the fine men and one lady who I listened/watched this 16th day of September:

    1. If their is a sad story about a player (i.e. Klinkenburg's Dad's Passing Away), you don't have to mention it everytime that he makes a play. Were not idiots. Once or twice is enough. Everytime this player watches the game you will be their to remind him that his Dad just passed away.
    2. Do away with the sideline reporters. The single worse aspect of the broadcast is the sideline reporter. They ask stupid questions that everyone knows the answers to or just don't care. If someone is injured, simply report the injury. Their is no need to add that a teamate had the same injury 10 years ago in junior high.
    3. Anyone who has watched a college football game in the last three years know that a replay must have, "indesputable visual video evidence" to over turn a play. It doesn't need to be mentioned on every review.
    4. Do away with the excessive graphics. I wan't to see the score, time, quarter,down, and distance. Their is no need for noise or flashing touchdown accross the screen when someone scores. If I can see the touchdown on the screen, I would have also seen the player score and the ref throw his hands up.
    5. Know the story before you tell it. Nothing will make you look more foolish than telling a story that isn't accurate (It's Dan McCarney, not Don McCarney). Every fan of that team knows that you are wrong and will later post it on the message boards. Soon the chain raction will lead to the conclussion that you don't know what you are talking about (Which is likely accurate).
    6. Don't have two studio analyst pick winners for the game. Everyone knows that unless the game is a clear mis-match they are going to pick opposite teams so they can argue for five minutes.
    7. Avoid naming the weekend. I originally liked the rivialry weekend, but now every weekend has a term. There is Showdown Weekend, Seperation Weekend (Which makes no sence, it's week 3). It's great when ESPN names a weekend, the other networks have to name it something else or vice versa.
    8.Use one set of rankings. ESPN will only uses the coach's pole. Now I'm sure ESPN will tell you the coach's know best, and I'm sure that them being the title sponsor of the pole has nothing to do with it.
    9.Avoid excessive computer lines on the field. I like the line of scrimiage and first down line. That is all you need. You don't need to put the down and distance on the field, kicking percentages or third down conversion statistics.
    10. Cut down on the excessive statistics. I don't need to know that Coach A is 10-4 lifetime when playing at 11:00 when the game is on ESPN, and 4-11 when the 11:00 game is not on ESPN.

    With these simple suggestions, the college football TV experience would be much more enjoyable. One more sugestion, Brent Mustburger must broadcast all of his games on OLN. I can't get OLN, making it the perfect spot for him.
    BRA-VO!!!


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    Re: Ten Points of Advice for the College Football Networks

    Originally Posted by PlymothCy

    5. Know the story before you tell it. Nothing will make you look more foolish than telling a story that isn't accurate (It's Dan McCarney, not Don McCarney). Every fan of that team knows that you are wrong and will later post it on the message boards. Soon the chain raction will lead to the conclussion that you don't know what you are talking about (Which is likely accurate).

    Did anyone else notice that the ABC announcers said Mcartney during todays broadcast?


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    Re: Ten Points of Advice for the College Football Networks

    I heard it.



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    Re: Ten Points of Advice for the College Football Networks

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU Clone View Post
    Originally Posted by PlymothCy

    5. Know the story before you tell it. Nothing will make you look more foolish than telling a story that isn't accurate (It's Dan McCarney, not Don McCarney). Every fan of that team knows that you are wrong and will later post it on the message boards. Soon the chain raction will lead to the conclussion that you don't know what you are talking about (Which is likely accurate).

    Did anyone else notice that the ABC announcers said Mcartney during todays broadcast?
    I did think it was funny that they mentioned Meyer and Blythe being roommates about 15 times - as if it were the only little nugget of into about little ol' ISU that they had, so they were beating it to death.



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