Posted Aug. 12 at 08:20 AM
I'm not a big fan of most of the national broadcasters. Tough listening to the MNF crew, Tony Siragusa and many others. But those national groups sure look good when you start watching the locally-produced telecasts of the preseason games.
The Raiders have one of the worst groups. Everything comes with a real PR stench on it -- everything is great with the team, and everybody is seemingly on the edge of a big season. "This is the year." That's the feel, anyway.
They've got a sideline reporter who is identified as "JT the Brick".
And check out some of the clips from their opener against the Cardinals:
“Beanie Wells is having a great pro career. He came on strong last year. And he’s a big guy. He’s a lot bigger than you would think. You thought he was a little guy when he first came out of Ohio State, but he’s 229 pounds."
--Tom Flores (Raiders broadcast)
“Darrius Heyward-Bey was hurt; it certainly curtailed his numbers his rookie year. But he came alive at times as a second-year player, but the Raiders want more from him now in his third year."
--Greg Papa (Raiders broadcast)
As the kids like to text nowadays ... WTF?
Posted by craig bartow | Aug. 12 at 10:30 AM
I am a raider fan and I agree. I like Jim and Tom, but they were awful.
Posted by IAN ALLAN | Aug. 12 at 10:39 AM
I just watched Dallas-Denver broadcast. Cowboys have a good broadcast team; the guys are far more honest with their opinions, pointing out some of the weak areas and concerns with the Dallas roster.
Posted by DAVID DIGREGORIO | Aug. 12 at 10:44 AM
In the Eagles game the TV announcer said that the first kick made by their new kicker was "right down the middle." It probably missed the right post by a foot. Much like the political reporting by the mainstream media, they have a story line, and they're sticking to it.
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