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Monday, October 24, 2005


Sports Criticism Criticism Criticism

That's right. Get ready for your meta-heads to meta-explode.

I can't believe what USA Today's Sports Television critic Michael Hiestand has to say about FOX's World Series coverage:

Fox's game coverage couldn't have been much better. After engaging analyst Tim McCarver early on argued Houston starter Roger Clemens, 43, is "as good as he's ever been," he candidly joked about his "expert analysis" after Clemens gave up three runs and limped away after two innings. Joe Buck, in a sign of a good announcer, managed to make fun of his network's own hype, such as the wailing siren touting the show Prison Break. "If you ever try to break out of prison, Tim, that's what it's going to sound like," Buck said.

I bet the only way Hiestand thinks the coverage could have been better is if they would have added Joe Morgan to the booth midway through the third inning.

I mean, there's no arguing with a man's opinion that these are good "jokes," or that Tim McCarver is "engaging." I'm just absolutely shell-shocked that someone out there loves McCarver and Buck.

And furthermore, that that someone is one of the few people in the civilized world who is paid for his opinion on how good or bad sports television is.

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