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    Quantifying the best and worst of NFL broadcasting. | SportsonEarth.com : Aaron Gordon Article

    Cool article, this guy analyzed announcing crews for number of cliches, factual errors, babbling nonsense, going off-topic, etc.

    Top marks seem to go to NBC.

    And the closing comment in the article is good advice for all:

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    To be fair, I think I've heard the phrase, "Any drive that ends in a kick is a pretty good drive" from someone else before too. I think it's a fancy way to say that avoiding turnovers is one of the most important parts of playing offense. I don't really agree with it, but I don't think it's exclusive to Dierdorf.
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    I've had to turn the volume down a number of times with him and others not for the lack of depth and stating the obvious but its apparent that a lot of these color commentators have been removed from the game for quite some time and have no idea how the game has changed schematically or in some cases never really knew much to begin with.

    For example, when I see a WR open after the CB bumps him and then lets him go, I hear there was a blown coverage or worse, the CB got burned. OK, I can see this on the screen just like you but could you maybe tell me what coverage you think there were in after the snap of the ball? How hard can this be. When Mangini was on ESPN, he would show a play and right after the snap, he would tell the audience what coverage and responsibilities it appeared a defense was in so it can't be that hard.

    And don't get me started on the guys doing the pregame stuff, especially those idiots at ESPN. They don't seem to put any time into really looking and analyzing film during the week. They look at stats and then offer their "qualified opinion" that has no analytical worth but is more akin to throwing something against a wall and seeing what sticks.
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    I thought he was until I heard Tasker. Lord.
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    It wasn't just the mistakes he made it was the way he would spout one cleshe after another this air of self righteous certitude. He was a pompous blowhard that would make observations like you have above. Tasker took dierdorf down for a day a few weeks ago. But Big Dan has a long and distinguished history of baffoonery to stand on.
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    Brennaman is definitely the worst, I don't care what this says. Don't give a commentary job to a guy with a speech impediment.
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    We need to have this guy take a look at the Patriots-Browns game, mainly for Tasker.
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    The quotes there remind me of the old Emmitt Smith anthology...

    WalterFootball.com: The Emmitt Smith Anthology - All of Emmitt Smith's Grammatically Incorrect Quotes

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    I went ahead and did a transcript of Tasker's insightful and articulate commentary of Gost's onside kick against the Browns. Note that all typos are absolutely intentional.

    Tasker: "They're marking it past the ten yard lar-line where it had to go. Now this is a kick and it's a change of possession so it'll be, uh, reviewed automatically, but they're spotting the ball short of the 40. Now it's gotta go to the 40 yard line, you'll see, and nobody can touch it until it gets there. Now, the, I think the Patriot looked like - uh-oh, it looked like Gostkowski touched it, touched it with his hand as it comes down. But one of the Browns players... one of the Browns touched it, right there, but I think, there's a chance, that Gostowdski might have touched it with his right hand before it goes forty right... there, but I don't think so. That's recovered by the, by the Patriots."

    Criqui, amazed he can remember a name: "Like Kyle Arrington might have got it!"

    Tasker: "The question is, the question is dids Gostkows...Goskowsti ki.. touch this right here as it bounces of the turf right here."

    Criqui and Tasker then proceed to have conversations with themselves, neither one directly relating to the other.
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    Yeah, there was a pretty good stretch where I could understand wtf Tasker was talking about. Just a bunch of garbled babbling, terrible....
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    I actually like John Gruden

    Can't stand Dierdorf

    I like the NBC Crew with Al Michaels and Chris Collingsworth too
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    I don't mind Diefdorf, he's much better than some. The Tasker fiasco was just hard to listen to, reminded me of the NFLN from a couple years ago with the other Gumbel brother....just awful.
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    To me, who lives in sweden and gets the swedish broadcast all those you talk about are miles away from the idiot we have in the studio. And our guy did actually have some experience, I believe from atleat one training camp in the NFL. I wish I could show you.

    Maybe he just got hit in the head one too many times.
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    I think Don Criqui lapses into Swedish at times...
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    Swedish??..oh, let me guess....his name is Sven Sphincter....:biggrin2:
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    I just tweeted this to the guy who wrote the article-- along with our entire Tasker thread.
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    I'm a few days late to this party, but just wanted to chime in here and say that my brother and I were watching the game together, and we both at the same time exclaimed something to the effect of "My God who is this guy?" Tasker sounded like someone was snipping wires in his brain during the middle of the broadcast.
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    Absolutely disgusting, the guy single handily ruined my excitement after the play with all of the bull**** he was saying.

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