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  1. oldrover

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    I thought they were pretty good... reasonably well-informed... not biased one way or the other. Comments?
     
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    Re: Gumbel/Collinsworth last night... ?

    I thought it was tolerable, I really don't like either one of them, but Collingsworth was at least calling the game fairly with some actual football insight, however Gumbel has no right calling NFL games, he's mostly unprepared and is a walking cliche,
    "appears to have the first down" the guy just ran for 15 yds, "again they will turn it over on downs" the team is punting. ETC,
    I wish I could listen to Gil and Gino, but it's like a 5-10 second delay between the tv broadcast and the radio
     
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    Re: Gumbel/Collinsworth last night... ?

    How could you consider them reasonably well informed when Gumball announced that Moss and Brady had BROKEN (not tied) the receiving and passing records on the 1st TD?

    Collinsworth and Gumball both got names wrong, REPEATEDLY.

    And their banter was worthless and brought nothing to the game.

    Sorry, but they were horrendous.
     
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    It was my first time listening to them call a game as I don't have NFLN. I'll echo what has been said about Gumbel - way too many cliches and his annoying "appears to have the first down" almost made me throw the remote through the TV....MANY times.

    Unlike others, I don't mind Collinsworth - although I did note a few gaffes.
     
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    I've listened to several games on NFLN this season, and while Gumble said his "appear to have the first down" / "would seem to have the first down" it would seem and appeared that he did not say it as much last night as much as he has said it in prior broadcasts.
     
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    on the patriots first play from scrimage gumble blurts out "the patriots are coming back onto the field for the first time".... what a dork. as far as the play by play went, i thought the crowd noise was able to cover up those 2 baffoons very nicely.
     
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    I'm just glad that they didn't piss on the Patriots parade.
     
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    "It would appear to be"

    "And just like that", after every damned play, "and just like that" in his kermit the frogesque voice..
     
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    My daughter in law, who doesn't watch much football at all said 'why do they let Bryant Gumbel do football?' Collinsworth is fine, played a lot of years as a pro, knows the game, is intelligent. Gumbel is just not qualified.
     
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    Gumbel is the worst play by play announcer I ever heard. He is so bad. Collinsworth is good, but Gumbel is lame.
     
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    Announcers were by no means great, but you have to compare them to the rest of the announcing crews right now doing NFL games... and when doing such, they're probably above average, or at least average.

    On the other hand, that was the first NFLN broadcast I've watched, and I was very disappointed with the overall presentation. Every single timeout, kick, or whatever other stoppage there was... they immediately went to a commercial. WAY too many commercials that game. Stop and offer some insight on timeouts and kicks. Money hungry bastards need all their commercials. And then the "analysts" they had beforehand and at halftime... total crap. Marshall Faulk is a complete idot, PrimeTime blows, and Mooch is average at best. They did a bad job of advertising the station on their first national telecast, that's for sure.
     
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    They both exceeded my extremely low expectations
     
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    Agreed.
    .........
     
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    I expected the worst and it turned out that I didn't have to mute the sound. They certainly were not anywhere near as bad as Cornhead and his ESPN team.
     
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    I thought they were awful. Both would have been last on my list of talking heads to cover any Pats game but, especially that one.
     
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    I love that one :rofl:
     
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    i thought that gumbel showed his shallow understanding of the game when he started calling every possession "crucial" at the beginning of the fourth quarter. he was talking like a fan where every possession feels "crucial," but lost sight of the fact that the game is about playing "60 minutes."

    also, both gumbel and collinsworth blew it on the moss td when they failed to notice that the deep cover for new york was new on the play and that welker had drawn the coverage.

    C is my grade.
     
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    :D I just paused my DVR to sync it up with Gil and Geno. The NFL Network broadcasts are pretty good if those two are doing the calling.
     
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    Gumbel (Bates College) defended and praised his fellow NESCAC conference alumnus Belichick (Wesleyan College) at every opportunity last night.
     
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    And how many times did he say so and so "went down in the arms of".
     
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