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Football Night in America - Your Opinion?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by poindexter, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    17 minutes from the opening until the first highlight. You have got to be kidding me. The 25 seconds it takes to Tivo thru 17 minutes is too long to get to a highlight.

    Costas and Collinsworth shared highlight duties. Sharpe was Sharpe. Bettis didn't do too much. The group seems likeable enough.

    The show didn't do anything for me. I don't need "exclusive" postgame interviews with Reggie Bush as he takes off his socks, but that's just me. They kept mentioning fantasy stuff, another irritant of mine. In fact, they might have given a trophy to one of the crew for his winning fantasy pick. Ugh.

    The quandry these shows' directors must face is that after the exclusivity is gone, highlights are just a commodity, so you have to sell your personalities. But I thought NBC had the exclusivity window - I'd highlight the hell out of this show - find some insights, some odd plays. More highlights, less "other". JMO.

    Other opinions?
  2. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    As I mentioned on the NFL thread, I didn't like it at all. I work Sunday afternoons so outside of the second half of the late game I don't get to see any of the other games so I relied on Primetime to get my weekly fix. I know Berman gets shit on all over the place (rightly so, too) but I loved that show.

    Maybe I'll get into this too, who knows. Oh yeah, and they should knock off the "Bus" reference every time they talk to Bettis (who brought almost nolthing to the show).
  3. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Awkward first night in many respects. They need a few more shows to find a rhythm, but I'd give it a C-
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    For what it's worth, they can't show highlights of the early games until 7:15 eastern.
  5. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    it couldn't be worse than "the OT." i was so busy yesterday that i missed pretty much all the action so i put on OT before simpsons and whoever was doing the highlights was so damn annoying that i had to change the station. was it bradshaw doing the screaming uh, play-by-play of the highlights? it was literally unbearable.

    i never ever thought i'd say this but i might actually miss chris berman...at least with the sound off you could watch real highlights when he and jackson had their sunday show.

  6. Isn't Sean (The Blight) Salisbury involved with The OT?
    That was enough to keep me away.
  7. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    They really could have come up with a better name. If us Uh-mericans can't come up with something other than a blatant ripoff of a CBC show title ...
  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Slate is disappointed in the highlights

    As is Steve Czabe
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Even my wife commented on the level of suck the pregame show has achieved.

    She also thinks Bob Costas is the Antichrist.
  10. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    The Slate article certainly did nail it.

    Primetime was a great show, the likes of which will probably never happen again.
  11. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I still remember the feeling when my college roomates and I watched the first Primetime (1986? 1987?).

    I thought I had died and gone to heaven. An hour straight of great highlights. A tear still comes to my eye. Berman with less schtick. Pete Axhelm.

    Ahh, those were the days.
  12. Ledbetter

    Ledbetter Active Member

    The sets are incredibly distracting and the guys are sitting way too far apart.

    The content of the show? Eh.
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