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Annoying Announcers

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

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Annoying Announcers

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

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Wireless Broadband Satellite Radio

I wanted to try this for a while, and it’s kind of different, kind of geeky…

On my drive back from Philly last week, I fired up the the Mac, and fired up the Verizon v740 wireless broadband card, and made my way down the Delmarva peninsula . Being as this is a pretty remote section of road, and knowing how coverage maps stretch the truth, I was surprised when I only lost coverage once, not sure for how long, had to wait for a red light to re-fire siriusmac, it went stupid when the connection dropped. The bottom line is I lost coverage for about 20 minutes of a 5 hour drive, probably less. I think that is about what I lose with the Sirius unit mounted in my truck.

The v740 is rapidly becoming one of my favorite tools(toys), as it has provided me with connectivity when I’ve needed it, where I’ve needed it. My DSL has been flaky at best for the past month or so, but it is working much better now, after 3 service calls to verizon. The installation on the Mac Book Pro was as simple as it could be. I plugged it in, and it worked, the only way it could have been easier is if the thing got out of the box itself and plugged itself in…

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Football

Stick With The Gameplan

Well it looks like Norv finally figured it out…

Stick with the game plan that works…. Get the ball to LT hand it to him, throw it to him, or just freaking snap it to him…

The Charger historically suck in K.C. going in to the game something like 2 and 10 since 1995, Norv was winless going in to the game…

So LT got the ball 26 times, 23 rushes and 3 catches for a total of 197 yards, almost half the touches, and almost 2 thirds of the yardage…

Have you figured out how this team works yet Norv, three quarters of the season is history, you have 4 more games 11 and 5 would be a nice record to end up with…

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Is It Over

So since when do you proclaim a winner in the first 5 minutes of the 3rd quarter of a 7 minute game….
I guess when you are the morons on MNF…

Theres now over 12 minutes left in the game, and Brady got sacked twice, and the 3 stooges on MNF are giving the game to the Ravens…

Yes the Ravens are playing up, and the Pats look like crap tonight, but these guys are all over the Pats losing…

Ooops theres a pick on the goal line… Did the Pats D finally wake up… I really don’t like Madden, but I am missing him on MNF now..