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CBS Surpasses Sports Network in Biggest Missed Opportunity

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Even with TV’s lax and incompetent standards, there had to be another reason, a better reason, and a worse reason.

I believe it was a hostage incident. Supposedly a radical member of a splinter group at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, on Sunday night in Wisconsin he broke into a CBS broadcast truck, held at gunpoint, and threatened CBS with the Patriots and his Packers at a very bad time. Requested to end the live broadcast.

At the end of a compelling, engaging, and highly unexpected overtime game, CBS ditched an equally engaging post-game scene for two slow-motion shots of Packer Mason Crosby’s brief end-of-game field goal. There is no other logical explanation for why you should see replays. , a kick that Tony Romo described as essentially an “extra point”.

Then there were two so-so recordings of the sidelines’ reactions to field goals before CBS returned the national audience to the field, but it was too late.

It had to be a hostage situation. At the end of this game, there was too much to find and show to show that kick on his second and his third. The NFL concussion epidemic forced Pat’s backup QB Brian Hoyer out of the game for the trivia question Bailey Zappe.

However, at the end of the game, just as 23-year-old Zappe was about to interact with 38-year-old Rogers, gunmen broke into the truck and ordered CBS to eject him from the field and record the mundane scene.

Think about it: nobody has a broadcast crew, nobody televises NFL games nationwide.

CBS has cropped to show a field goal replay rather than the QB handshake after overtime last Sunday between Packers legend Aaron Rodgers (right) and Patriots third stringer Bailey Zappe.
CBS has cropped to show a field goal replay rather than the QB handshake after overtime last Sunday between Packers legend Aaron Rodgers (right) and Patriots third stringer Bailey Zappe.
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I had to sabotage. Other answers don’t make sense.

Early on Sunday, predictable things like Darryl “Moose” Johnston’s wilting, incessant ranting weren’t bad enough to just make Fox’s Bears-Giants a household chore. , even if I could hear more than two or three snaps, it was totally questionable.

The Giants’ touchdown in the second quarter from an 8-yard Daniel Jones bootleg looked like the clear result of a great call. The Giants overloaded the left side with three tight ends using only one receiver on the right side for single coverage. All three tight ends snapped right and Jones made a play fake, bootlegged left into an empty field and executed it.

However, after Jones scored, Johnston tore through the Bears’ defense for abandoning the left flank. But who on the right side was uncovered? And why did the Bears choose to defend the nearly empty side of the field?

But the supply of football TV has greatly outstripped the demand for people who both watch and think before they go crazy. Starting at his executive level, the producer encourages analysts to cut through our decency by saying something or anything, even if silence is best for TV viewers.

CBS’ Navy Air Force on Saturday kicked off with analyst Aaron Taylor, supported by graphics loaded to display before the telecast, saying the Air Force’s “key to the game” was to “reduce negative play in offense.” to exclude,” he said. Hey, someone leaked him the plans for all the football games!

With the Air Force leading 10 to 3 with 11:45 remaining in the third quarter, Taylor said, “The Air Force are not wasting time, they are trying to be wasting time.” By 7, half the game left? Hmm, unlikely.

And there was a recurring reminder from play-by-play Rich Waltz that the Navy hasn’t won the Air Force for a long time…Are you ready for this? … year 2012! Considering that home games change every year, it was exactly 4 games!

If you mostly watched Fox’s Michigan-Iowa and saw fans pounding the padding on the fieldside just before the snap, your wish came true.

Purdue on the road upset Minnesota. The play of the game was a 68-yard fourth quarter run by Devin Mocovey followed by a 2-yard TD run. CBS Studios on his halftime show showed his two-yard run to be his most notable play.

Fox on Sunday apparently chose to present a slow-motion replay of Saquon Barkley yelling “F–k!” why? Because I didn’t want anyone to miss it!

Football Weekend graphics were provided by CBS as the game’s Invesco Scholar Athlete. A senior in Alabama, his GPA is 3.2 and his major is ‘Sports Hospitality’. It’s unclear if he wants to work in a luxury suite or be an usher.

It reminded me of when ESPN’s Dick Vitale praised shady UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian for always looking after his recruits. Well, he said the Tarkanians helped them find jobs at Vegas casinos after their credentials expired.

Shanks, shut up Smoltz!

A final open appeal to Fox Sports Executive Producer Eric Shanks before the playoffs begin. Or you don’t see Shanks?

John Smoltz
John Smoltz
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Hector Lopez, a reliable all-around Yankee, has died at the age of 93. In the 1960s, I had two of his 11’s in my life. Vic Hadfield in the winter, Hector Lopez in the summer.

Yes, it was the Dartmouth Big Green playing at ESPNU last Friday, a team in black uniforms.

Credit where credit is due: Antonio Brown’s social skills were developed during three seasons as a fully-scholar student-athlete at Central Michigan University.

Buck stops there: The new Met Francisco Alvarez’s first major league hit was a home run. He was standing near the batter’s box watching. I pulled him and tucked it into the bud or bag. Call it tough love.

Buck Showalter should have pulled over after seeing Francisco Alvarez and not running out of the box after hitting his first major league home run, writes Phil Mashnick.
Buck Showalter should have pulled over after seeing Francisco Alvarez and not running out of the box after hitting his first major league home run, writes Phil Mashnick.
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Late in Baylor, Oklahoma, Baylor, Up, 33-25, ESPN analyst Brock Hurd said, “I love the fact that both of these teams know exactly who they are!” You can probably tell by their uniforms.

SNY’s Todd Zeile said everyone has a “personal seller.”

Hey, now Barry Sanders has sold his fame and reputation as a class act to appear in a TV ad for a money-losing sports betting operation.

Reader and WFAN listener Dogborne suggests that every time you buy something at a store, you should tell the cashier that it was sent by Evan. what do we have to lose?

there were still some good guys left there

Two YES performers stood out even more this week.

Previewing college football, news and information officer Chris Shahn said Ole Miss outscored their opponents 129-13 in the first three games, but then faced Troy in central Arkansas and took out Georgia Tech. said to have declined. In other words, Shearn provided important context — unusual.

Néstor Cortés remained an easy player to root for, even though he was sent off to a standing ovation on Saturday. because he still had enough strength to touch the rim of the cap.

YOUR NJ TAX AT WORK: As Rutgers’ DoorDash Red Ink Knights lost 49-10 at Ohio State, BTN play-by player Brandon Godin said:

1) RU defensive lineman Ifeanyi Maijeh said, “I’m a 5th grade senior who played for Temple for 3 years.”

2) RU wide receiver Sean Ryan said, “I played one year at Temple, three years at West Virginia, and now I’m in my final year at Rutgers.”

Does anyone remember when Rutgers University was a prestigious university, before it posted a $73 million Big 10 athletics deficit, even before the COVID bonus year existed?