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Fox out of BCS bidding war

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    According to the AP article on ESPN.com ...

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3709030
     
  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    The Fox announcers stink on the BCS games. I don't even know who half of those guys are.

    Other than that, I couldn't care less.
     
  3. king cranium maximus IV

    king cranium maximus IV Active Member

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    If the election hadn't happened, this would be the best news I've heard in months.

    Thom Brennaman calling Georgia "Florida" during last year's Sugar Bowl is all you need to know about the quality of product.
     
  4. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    I agree. This is good news for college football. The Fox coverage always comes off as an obligation, as slumming, as "Oh, yeah, we've got a contract, so we'd better do something on this and then get right back to our pro sports."

    And it's always bad.
     
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Like ESPN is going to be any better?
    We'll probably get shithead Berman on every freaking game...with Stuey hosting the studio show
     
  6. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    My guess is those guys will still be wrapped up in the NFL at that time. My fear is that the lead studio show will consist of Dr. Lou and Mark May. Ugh. I'd imagine the GameDay crew will log some serious miles that week, though.

    But the announcers will be an obvious upgrade.
     
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Maybe by then Holtz will stoop to using 9/11 references in his broadcasts.

    Oh wait, Nick Satan already beat him to it.
     
  8. king cranium maximus IV

    king cranium maximus IV Active Member

    Yeah, it probably will. They may be starfucky as all get out, but they at least put some effort into the production. FOX thought the BCS was a tool to advertise Jumper, nothing more.
     
  9. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Ron Franklin has been the voice of nationally televised college football for me since I started watching well before there was a Thursday night game. He should be allowed to call a BCS champsionship game. Problem is we'll probably get Drunkberger.
     
  10. chester

    chester Member

    Amen to that. What has happened to Ron Franklin is amazing. Four or five years ago, he was - second to Keith Jackson (albeit, Jackson was slipping) - the voice of college football.
     
  11. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    One of the bizarre aspects of college football is how networks that show virtually no games in the fall (i.e., Fox nowadays, NBC in the '80s) end up showing the biggest games in January. I realize those guys must have written the biggest checks, but is it really worth it when you're putting a subpar broadcast on the air?

    (OK, the answer is yes. But it still bugs me.)
     
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    All because he said what everyone else in America was thinking...
     
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