I’m beginning to wish that the networks would bring back the football games without announcers. My largest pet peeve is that when it is first and 10 anywhere between the 10 and 15 yard line that every announcer feels compelled to inform us that they can get a first down without getting a touchdown, and the worst offender I have seen recently is bryant gumble. I swear it seemed that every other sentence out of his mouth the other night, was the possibility of the offense’s ability to make a first down prior to making a touchdown… I don’t know for a fact, but I am pretty sure that no NFL team has a play or practices to get that first down prior to the touchdown, why, because it doesn’t matter. I believe I heard once that every play is “designed” to put 6 points on the scoreboard, so shut-up about useless stats.
The other thing that annoys me is the hypocrisy of the networks, the announcers and to a point the NFL, as far as end zone celebrations. If end zone celebrations are that bad for the game, ban them, and if anyone celebrates in the end zone, eject them from the game and fine them equivalent to their weekly pay, otherwise quit complaning about them. Every outrageous end zone celebration for some reason ends up on every highlight reel. Television pretty much eliminated fans from running out on the field, by cutting away to commercial or whatever. Now I personally could care less what a player does after a touch down, and I am pretty sure the networks feel the same way, because any press bad or good equals ratings, and ratings equal revenue. I do have one stipulation, no celebrations when your team is below .500, or if you team is so far behind that there is no way you’ll ever win