Things I don't like about some Football Analysts (1 Viewer)

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The other day my brother and I were laughing at one another's impressions of certain football analysts (Salisbury, Irvin, Bradshaw, Wingo, etc.), and it got me thinking about all the things that drive me nuts about these guys. I do think sometimes we tend to be overly critical of football analysts (ex. see all of the hundreds of anti-Theismann threads), and there are some great analysts out there (Jaworski, Simms, Madden), but there are so many things that analysts do and networks allow that drive people like me crazy. Here's my list (feel free to add to it):

1) Inside Jokes.
The Fox crew (Bradshaw, Long, Johnson, the new guy) do this a lot. The show starts and they're already laughing hysterically at something right as they go on the air. And then Bradshaw says something like "They need to take it to a higher level" and all of a sudden the other guys start busting out laughing, evidently because that was a reference to someone else's punchline to a joke they told during a commercial or something. Kinda isolates the audience.

2) Attempts to sound "Hip-Hop."
The only thing worse than Stuart Scott's attempts to sound "cool" with all of his catchphrases are Van Pelt's (a.k.a. "Van Peezy's") attempts to emulate Stuart Scott.

3) Contradictions.
Obviously, contradictions occur pretty frequently, but here's the most common example: Watch a guy like Salisbury for an entire show...When they do a segment on Vick he calls him "the most exciting player in the game." When they do a segment on Tomlinson, he calls him "the most exciting player in the game." When they do a segment on Bush, he calls him "the most exciting player in the game." Dude, it gets old.

4) Fraternizing.
On TV, the biggest culprits are Michael Irvin, Tom Jackson, and Steve Young. On radio, it's definitely the Dan Patrick show. Patrick is always bragging about who he plays bastketball with, then he gets on the phone with Reggie Miller or "The Playmaker" and they argue over who's wife makes the better fondue.

5) Overused phrases/repetition.
How many times have we heard the phrase "Let Michael Vick be Michael Vick" in the last 3 years? Or how about when Trey Wingo says something like, "The Colts have scored X amount of points on the road this year....Last time I checked (taps desk and leans forward)...THAT'S PRETTY GOOD!"
 

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things i don't like about all football anylists:

1) they think they know more than everyone else about football and never admit when they are wrong
2) they complain about TO geting too much pub and they are the ones doing it
3) they are tools
4) micheal irving
 

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I agree with everyone... Maybe I should run for political office on an anti-football analyst platform. This seems to be a uniting issue.
 

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how about sterling sharpe at halftime of the nbc game last night? what in the heck was that all about???

and while we're at it...
-please make them stop the "this is ourrrrrrr country" commercials...i'm begging now
-is the "transvestite look" what that opening sequence singer on NBC was going for? because she scares the crap out of me...
 
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Most hated quote...

"he's as good as any player in the league"

if i was a player, that would insult me.
 

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how about sterling sharpe at halftime of the nbc game last night? what in the heck was that all about???

and while we're at it...
-please make them stop the "this is ourrrrrrr country" commercials...i'm begging now
-is the "transvestite look" what that opening sequence singer on NBC was going for? because she scares the crap out of me...

Yeh, the this is our country commericals are terrible and way over shown.
 

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To hear Madden say "Only Jerry Rice can make that catch" when some other WR just MADE that catch. No John, other players can make those "Jerry Rice" catches.

Of all my reasons for disliking the 9ers, THAT one was the one that always got me. I got sick of seeing or hearing anything to do with Rice or the 9ers.
 

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To hear Madden say "Only Jerry Rice can make that catch" when some other WR just MADE that catch. No John, other players can make those "Jerry Rice" catches.

Of all my reasons for disliking the 9ers, THAT one was the one that always got me. I got sick of seeing or hearing anything to do with Rice or the 9ers.
Madden has lost touch with the game so much, all he can do is flail around in a player love fest. Senile old coot.
 

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Deon Sanders is the only one I have to change the Chanel for, I can't stand to hear him talk he's just to sleazy I can't believe he even has a job.
 

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Deon Sanders is the only one I have to change the Chanel for, I can't stand to hear him talk he's just to sleazy I can't believe he even has a job.
Him and his buddy, Michael Irvin! I liked them as players but, not everyone is made to be a commentator. Flamboyant, arrogant, ridiculous,....whatever term you use to describe them, I can't stand watching them.
 

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"Yeh, the this is our country commericals are terrible and way over shown."

Unfortunately, Chevrolet is a corporate sponsor of the NFL and they will continue to play that song with that hack John Cougar Mellancamp attempting to sing it!

st. dave
 

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Deon Sanders is the only one I have to change the Chanel for, I can't stand to hear him talk he's just to sleazy I can't believe he even has a job.
And to me, Deion's the only reason why I watch NFL Network. I cant stand that Rich Eison guy.
 

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