Wall to Wall
Has it come to this? That because we have the channel capacity and enough talking heads every "big" game is now a mega-event? When the Cowboys played the Patriots it was the "Duel in Dallas," and the Patriots-Colts game was much the same. Enough already. These games are in danger of becoming like the boy who cried wolf--we hear it so much that when we get to a real championship game we hardly pay attention. With so many channels and so many sports events maybe you have to shout from the rooftops to be heard anymore. But as for me, I've got my earplugs in.
On a related note, with all its vast resources couldn't the NFL get someone better than Bryant Gumbel to do the play-by-play for its games? Gumbel is a teriffic reporter and interviewer, but at calling live games he is terrible. Not only does he have a whiny voice, last night he constantly mispronounced names, misidentified teams and players and ignored important moments. When Brett Favre got hurt Gumbel made no mention of it, despite the fact that everyone watching could see Favre grabbing his arm in obvious pain. Gumbel should take lessons from his brother Greg at CBS, who does a great job with both football and basketball. By the way, I'm apparently not the only one who feels this way.