... As I was watching yesterday's game, I also noted the absence of any discussion about Will Hill. The [Halloween] costume discussion was beyond belief.
During the game I commented on the absence of any crabs. There is never a broadcast from Baltimore without at least a crab cake.
They did show a picture of the Constellation and commented about its history. When that image was broadcast, I mentioned to my wife that the ship was about to be placed in dry dock for repairs. How surprised I was this morning when I was catching up with the Daily Record from Tuesday that I saw a picture of the Constellation being towed from port last Monday. Fox used stock footage of the ship.
You're correct. That was about the worst broadcast I have ever seen. ...
Kutcher did comment on the shot, saying, "USS Constellation, the last sail-only war ship designed and built by the Navy."
Matt, from Baltimore, noted the shot of the Constellation as well in this tweet:
@davidzurawik how about the old footage of baltimore? Constellation not there now, examiner sign up and no lupin sign. How much $ to update?
How much, indeed, Matt?
I suppose using a canned shot on the Inner Harbor would save you a few bucks in terms of not having someone with a camera walk over there from the Hilton. But for all my cynicism about the greed of network TV, even I wasn't looking at the possibility of them passing off canned shots as live.
... Not only did they almost miss the fact that Ngata snapped the final extra point, but I still would like to have known if he ever did before. Is long snapping that easy that any 300 pound lineman can do it? was he a center in college in high school? Is there no way for them to find out? ...
That would take some actual reporting, Raymond, which is apparently way beyond gasbags in training like Kutcher and Diehl, who seem happier to just keep their lips moving -- whether or not any thinking is going on.
Terry, who identitified himself as a "Colts/Ravens fan since 1956," wrote:
... I thought i was the only one going crazy when the "announcer" started seriously discussing his daughter's Halloween apparel... It is like the dumb and dumber show. They were so bad. Thanks for sharing with us your concerns ... I honestly don't think they knew much about either team.