[QUOTE=JStokes;3764119]You know what, maybe it's guilt by association.
Dan Patrick isn't nearly as clever or witty as he thinks he is, but he can adequately prattle off scores and highlights.
Not the super-stardom he thought he was destined for, but he's not the most suck of commentators.
But what the hell do Dungy and Harrison bring to the table? They are BRUTAL.
Does NBC think this trio really works? Maybe I'm just an impossible-to-please New Yorker. Do these guys play well in the heartland? The south? The west coast? Who thought this was a good programming idea?
Who makes these decisions?
And how do they still have jobs?
and to make sure it really sucks, they have that halftime thing or whatever it is with bob costas. he's as bad as kornheiser was as an announcer.
[QUOTE=Vin;3764396]Dan Patrick deserves to go back to hosting SportsCenter again(I think he hosted Sportscenter in the past...I'm not sure).
He sux at these Football shows...[/QUOTE]
At least he's a professional announcer and can get through a highlight reel without fumphering. Ever hear Terry Bradshaw, Shannon Sharpe, or Deion Sanders read the highlights? Unlistenable. They can't get out 5 words without making a mistake. Plus they all talk over each other to the point where you can't decipher what any of them is saying.
[QUOTE=Borgoguy;3764516]I've written the same words many times the last few years. [B] At the end of the 4 o'clock game, you went immediately to ESPN for Primetime with Chris and Tommy. Tions of highlights, insight and laughs.[/B]
Also, Patrick is lamely trying to copy all of Berman's trademark calls and schtick during his highlight reads. This broadcast is awful and pathetic beyond all description.[/QUOTE]
Took the words right out of my mouth Borgo. Watching NBC football night just makes me realize how much I miss Primetime. Everything about that show was great, including the music played during the highlights. The Blitz during Sportscenter is nice and all and I realize they are trying to appease all the fans who miss Primetime, but all the Blitz really does is leave me wanting more.
[QUOTE=Led Halen;3764671]Took the words right out of my mouth Borgo. Watching NBC football night just makes me realize how much I miss Primetime. Everything about that show was great, including the music played during the highlights. The Blitz during Sportscenter is nice and all and [B]I realize they are trying to appease all the fans who miss Primetime, but all the Blitz really does is leave me wanting more.[/B][/QUOTE]
Totally agree. The original energy and dynamic between Chris & Tom are gone. Also, have you noticed that they show much fewer highlights? They spend tons of time discussing a couple of games with little time devoted to others. Yesterday, it was all Donovan McNabb and almost nothing about the Jet game. I am also not a fan of John Saunders.
[QUOTE=JStokes;3763875]Moralistic boring blow-hard Tony Dungy, ex-comedian Dan Patrick and completely worthless Rodney Harrison? This is the worst compendium of non-talent I have ever seen, and to put them on a prime time show? Ooooff. I'd rather listen to Chris Berman read the phone book and make up stupid nicknames for everyone in Peoria Illinois.
Actually I respond well to the Football Night in America crew.
If it's the NY Jets playing, no matter what they babble about, it holds my interest and I'll watch until the last second is ticked off the play clock. Other than that, like last night, I found them to be a very reasonable & cheap replacement for sleeping pills.