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ABC coverage pitiful (1 Viewer)

cobalt_27

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Other than experiencing nothing but Bill Cowher's nosehairs at the end of the game (apparently nobody was celebrating, it was just Bill looking around aimlessly), I think this has to be the worst coverage I've ever seen of a game.

Without looking at the internet, does anybody have any idea what Roethlisberger's comp% was or how many carries Alexander was given, or the numbers Hines Ward was putting up? Not a single f'ing graphic throughout the whole game.

Randel El looked like he had been split in half before a commercial break. Last we see of him, he's on the ground writhing in obvious pain. Stupid commercials commence, we come back to the game, and not a word about what the injury was or to say he walked off the field on his own power. Nothing. Couple plays later, Michaels informs us that "Randel El has returned." Gee, thanks. Glad to know it was nothing serious.

Did ABC have a contract to mic up ONLY Jerome Bettis? First of all, the clips they chose were lame (and, they usually are). But, they didn't have enough money for the big game to slap one on SOMEBODY else?

And, where was the overhead cam that, if memory serves, was a staple of the ABC/ESPN games?

It took Michaels and Madden until the third quarter to finally speculate that Roethlisberger might be suffering from the ill-effects of the fractured thumb. A buddy of mine said it immediately after the duck completion to the 2-yard line in the first quarter that "that didn't look right." How does this get overlooked until the third Q?

Frankly, it just felt like ABC has gone the way of the Olympics where they're covering "stories" and not the game, anymore.

Bad game, bad playing, bad officiating, (and the worst commercial lineup evah) and ABC was completed the equation with just a dud for coverage.

 
Other than experiencing nothing but Bill Cowher's nosehairs at the end of the game (apparently nobody was celebrating, it was just Bill looking around aimlessly), I think this has to be the worst coverage I've ever seen of a game.

Without looking at the internet, does anybody have any idea what Roethlisberger's comp% was or how many carries Alexander was given, or the numbers Hines Ward was putting up? Not a single f'ing graphic throughout the whole game.

Randel El looked like he had been split in half before a commercial break. Last we see of him, he's on the ground writhing in obvious pain. Stupid commercials commence, we come back to the game, and not a word about what the injury was or to say he walked off the field on his own power. Nothing. Couple plays later, Michaels informs us that "Randel El has returned." Gee, thanks. Glad to know it was nothing serious.

Did ABC have a contract to mic up ONLY Jerome Bettis? First of all, the clips they chose were lame (and, they usually are). But, they didn't have enough money for the big game to slap one on SOMEBODY else?

And, where was the overhead cam that, if memory serves, was a staple of the ABC/ESPN games?

It took Michaels and Madden until the third quarter to finally speculate that Roethlisberger might be suffering from the ill-effects of the fractured thumb. A buddy of mine said it immediately after the duck completion to the 2-yard line in the first quarter that "that didn't look right." How does this get overlooked until the third Q?

Frankly, it just felt like ABC has gone the way of the Olympics where they're covering "stories" and not the game, anymore.

Bad game, bad playing, bad officiating, (and the worst commercial lineup evah) and ABC was completed the equation with just a dud for coverage.
 
Other than experiencing nothing but Bill Cowher's nosehairs at the end of the game (apparently nobody was celebrating, it was just Bill looking around aimlessly), I think this has to be the worst coverage I've ever seen of a game.

Without looking at the internet, does anybody have any idea what Roethlisberger's comp% was or how many carries Alexander was given, or the numbers Hines Ward was putting up? Not a single f'ing graphic throughout the whole game.

Randel El looked like he had been split in half before a commercial break. Last we see of him, he's on the ground writhing in obvious pain. Stupid commercials commence, we come back to the game, and not a word about what the injury was or to say he walked off the field on his own power. Nothing. Couple plays later, Michaels informs us that "Randel El has returned." Gee, thanks. Glad to know it was nothing serious.

Did ABC have a contract to mic up ONLY Jerome Bettis? First of all, the clips they chose were lame (and, they usually are). But, they didn't have enough money for the big game to slap one on SOMEBODY else?

And, where was the overhead cam that, if memory serves, was a staple of the ABC/ESPN games?

It took Michaels and Madden until the third quarter to finally speculate that Roethlisberger might be suffering from the ill-effects of the fractured thumb. A buddy of mine said it immediately after the duck completion to the 2-yard line in the first quarter that "that didn't look right." How does this get overlooked until the third Q?

Frankly, it just felt like ABC has gone the way of the Olympics where they're covering "stories" and not the game, anymore.

Bad game, bad playing, bad officiating, (and the worst commercial lineup evah) and ABC was completed the equation with just a dud for coverage.
:goodposting:
 
Anyone else who watched in HD have the sound volume go up and down throughout the game? It was annoying, and I am pretty sure it was the feed not the new SSRD TV.

 
Anyone else who watched in HD have the sound volume go up and down throughout the game? It was annoying, and I am pretty sure it was the feed not the new SSRD TV.
Yes. Same issue here.
 
I found the coverage pretty weak as well.

When the Seattle INT was being run back, it was obvious that a Seattle player pulled up with a hammy(?). It wasn't mentioned until some plays later.

 
The other thing that annoyed me was on the D-Jax, foot to the pylon call, they never explored whether or not it was a catch/out of bounds, even though Michaels started to talk about it. It was as if the directors had issued a "no controversy" order.

 
Even the commercials stunk. Nobody paid much attention after halftime due to the brutal nature of the telecast.

Congrats to the Steelers and their fans.

This much is for sure: Unless the NFC gets an infusion of talent, the Superbowl is going to be owned by the AFC for the foreseeable future.

 
Even the commercials stunk. Nobody paid much attention after halftime due to the brutal nature of the telecast.

Congrats to the Steelers and their fans.

This much is for sure: Unless the NFC gets an infusion of talent, the Superbowl is going to be owned by the AFC for the foreseeable future.
I thought the commercials were exceptionally dull this year, too. THe only one I can even think if now was the magic refirigerator.
 
Even the commercials stunk. Nobody paid much attention after halftime due to the brutal nature of the telecast.

Congrats to the Steelers and their fans.

This much is for sure: Unless the NFC gets an infusion of talent, the Superbowl is going to be owned by the AFC for the foreseeable future.
The NFC owned it through the 80s/90s
 
I agree the commercials were exceptionally weak this year. I do not remember a year where I only chuckled at a few commercials, and never really laughed at any, maybe I am getting more cynical.

I was really disappointed in godaddy.com. All that hype for nothing. The monkeys were not bad, and the magic frig was decent. I was hoping for a new burger king one using the king guy in some new nfl plays. I was hoping to see him do a couple of endzone celebrations, but alas we got a commercial from the 70's of dancing women, dressed to the nines, not even sexy.

Oh well....till next year.

 
I was hoping for a new burger king one using the king guy in some new nfl plays. I was hoping to see him do a couple of endzone celebrations, but alas we got a commercial from the 70's of dancing women, dressed to the nines, not even sexy.
The Burger King freaks me out a little. :eek:
 
The other thing that annoyed me was on the D-Jax, foot to the pylon call, they never explored whether or not it was a catch/out of bounds, even though Michaels started to talk about it. It was as if the directors had issued a "no controversy" order.
:goodposting: Forgot about that. Probably a more subtle (but important) omission. Everyone was just awful yesterday. The Steelers (despite the win), the 'Hawks, the refs, halftime show (as per usual), the commercials, ABC, Michaels/Madden. Just a very, very bad day for the Super Bowl, imho.

 
Did anyone else get the feeling that a large chunk of the commercials were aimed at women this year? I mean between the Dove/Sensitivity thing and the little bud horse being helped by the others it just seemes very feminine this year.

 
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Other than experiencing nothing but Bill Cowher's nosehairs at the end of the game (apparently nobody was celebrating, it was just Bill looking around aimlessly), I think this has to be the worst coverage I've ever seen of a game.

Without looking at the internet, does anybody have any idea what Roethlisberger's comp% was or how many carries Alexander was given, or the numbers Hines Ward was putting up? Not a single f'ing graphic throughout the whole game.

Randel El looked like he had been split in half before a commercial break. Last we see of him, he's on the ground writhing in obvious pain. Stupid commercials commence, we come back to the game, and not a word about what the injury was or to say he walked off the field on his own power. Nothing. Couple plays later, Michaels informs us that "Randel El has returned." Gee, thanks. Glad to know it was nothing serious.

Did ABC have a contract to mic up ONLY Jerome Bettis? First of all, the clips they chose were lame (and, they usually are). But, they didn't have enough money for the big game to slap one on SOMEBODY else?

And, where was the overhead cam that, if memory serves, was a staple of the ABC/ESPN games?

It took Michaels and Madden until the third quarter to finally speculate that Roethlisberger might be suffering from the ill-effects of the fractured thumb. A buddy of mine said it immediately after the duck completion to the 2-yard line in the first quarter that "that didn't look right." How does this get overlooked until the third Q?

Frankly, it just felt like ABC has gone the way of the Olympics where they're covering "stories" and not the game, anymore.

Bad game, bad playing, bad officiating, (and the worst commercial lineup evah) and ABC was completed the equation with just a dud for coverage.
Cobalt, I usually am on the other side of the fence form your view points but this thread/post is spot on. I really thought the coverage was poor.
 
Had to wonder why they could not isolate on the line play of FWP's touchdown until the post game highlights. Comparing the puling guard's turning the Seattle lineman out of the whole with the holding penalty drawn by Haggan would have been interesting (I know, run play vs pass but watch them together)

I also was disappointed that they could not have cued up the pass comletion to Jerivicous in the fourth were he rolled over the tackler's back. That was an interesting and unusual play and would have been more interesting to watch than Holmgrin smoothing his hair after calling the next play.

 
Not one word about Whisenhunt the whole game. Seeing as how he is rumored to be the lead candidate for the Raiders job, it might've been worth one mention.

 
I didn't care much for the coverage either. It felt more like a rip off MNF game than a Super Bowl.

Good riddance is right.

 
Did anyone else get the feeling that a large chunk of the commercials were aimed at women this year? I mean between the Dove/Sensitivity thing and the little bud horse being helped by the others it just seemes very feminine this year.
Thats because they were. I saw a special sometime last week that talked about superbowl commercials and they had advertising specialists on and they said they are trying to reach the untapped market of women who watch the superbowl. :wall:
 
and where were the locker room interviews? Did I miss something because I didn't see them on any network including the NFL. That is my favorite part after a championship and I missed it! :hot:

 
I was hoping for a new burger king one using the king guy in some new nfl plays. I was hoping to see him do a couple of endzone celebrations, but alas we got a commercial from the 70's of dancing women, dressed to the nines, not even sexy.
The Burger King freaks me out a little. :eek:
He reminds me of the character in "V for Vendetta".
 
I was hoping for a new burger king one using the king guy in some new nfl plays. I was hoping to see him do a couple of endzone celebrations, but alas we got a commercial from the 70's of dancing women, dressed to the nines, not even sexy.
The Burger King freaks me out a little. :eek:
So basically what they are saying is that a Whopper is a lesbian orgy on a bun.. :rolleyes:

 
I was hoping for a new burger king one using the king guy in some new nfl plays. I was hoping to see him do a couple of endzone celebrations, but alas we got a commercial from the 70's of dancing women, dressed to the nines, not even sexy.
The Burger King freaks me out a little. :eek:
So basically what they are saying is that a Whopper is a lesbian orgy on a bun.. :rolleyes:
I'm on board with that.....
 
Did anyone else get the feeling that a large chunk of the commercials were aimed at women this year? I mean between the Dove/Sensitivity thing and the little bud horse being helped by the others it just seemes very feminine this year.
Thats because they were. I saw a special sometime last week that talked about superbowl commercials and they had advertising specialists on and they said they are trying to reach the untapped market of women who watch the superbowl. :wall:
They were trying to reach untapped women?
 
Good points, cobalt.

One thing I wanted to see more of was Jackson's catch where he hit the pylon. I think they showed it once, maybe twice. There had to be other angles, too.

 
Other than experiencing nothing but Bill Cowher's nosehairs at the end of the game (apparently nobody was celebrating, it was just Bill looking around aimlessly), I think this has to be the worst coverage I've ever seen of a game.

Without looking at the internet, does anybody have any idea what Roethlisberger's comp% was or how many carries Alexander was given, or the numbers Hines Ward was putting up? Not a single f'ing graphic throughout the whole game.

Randel El looked like he had been split in half before a commercial break. Last we see of him, he's on the ground writhing in obvious pain. Stupid commercials commence, we come back to the game, and not a word about what the injury was or to say he walked off the field on his own power. Nothing. Couple plays later, Michaels informs us that "Randel El has returned." Gee, thanks. Glad to know it was nothing serious.

Did ABC have a contract to mic up ONLY Jerome Bettis? First of all, the clips they chose were lame (and, they usually are). But, they didn't have enough money for the big game to slap one on SOMEBODY else?

And, where was the overhead cam that, if memory serves, was a staple of the ABC/ESPN games?

It took Michaels and Madden until the third quarter to finally speculate that Roethlisberger might be suffering from the ill-effects of the fractured thumb. A buddy of mine said it immediately after the duck completion to the 2-yard line in the first quarter that "that didn't look right." How does this get overlooked until the third Q?

Frankly, it just felt like ABC has gone the way of the Olympics where they're covering "stories" and not the game, anymore.

Bad game, bad playing, bad officiating, (and the worst commercial lineup evah) and ABC was completed the equation with just a dud for coverage.
I thought the exact same thing, especially the lack of statistics. I didn't know Hines Ward had 5 rec for 125 yards until he hoisted the SB MVP trophy. Very pathetic, IMHO. I was upset by the end of the 1st quarter and wished Fox was doing the broadcast. A big :thumbdown: if you ask me.
 

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