2008/09/30

TV Takes


THUMBS UP to Lee Corso. The elder statesman of ESPN’s College Gameday actually went against the crowd and picked a winner. The former coach, who’s mascot head gear picks usually fire up a crowd, went against the thousands of Georgia co-eds and picked Alabama. Corso drew boos for donning the elephant head of Big Al, but he looked like a genius when the Tide rolled the Bulldogs later that night. Kudos to Corso.

THUMBS DOWN to Fox Sports. When the Phillies clinched their second straight NL East title, the winning call was made by Tim McCarver. The bland former catcher—who infuriatingly kept mispronouncing Carlos Ruiz’s name—was all alone in the broadcast booth when Jimmy Rollins saved Brad Lidge’s perfect season. His call lacked the fun or excitement that Harry Kalas or even Tom McCarthy would’ve had. It just doesn’t seem fair that the local broadcasters who follow this club all season long are relegated to the radio when National TV comes rolling in.


THUMBS UP to the return of The Amazing Race. The best reality show is back for another trip around world. Before you lump this show in as “just another reality show”, give an hour and I guarantee you’ll be back every Sunday night for more.

3 comments:

eleanor the dog said...

Who is worse Tim McCarver or Bill Walton. Since Bill Walton was a fan of, played with and toured with the Grateful Dead, I will put his awful announcing aside and name McCarver the worst announcer in sports.

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