This is Pete Fiutak’s idea of getting medieval on Fox’s ass about the quality of the BCS broadcasting crews:
… Thom Brennaman and Charles Davis were more than solid this season, while Kenny Albert and Terry Donohue were fine. Barry Alvarez wasn’t as good as he was last year, I was totally lost by the Jumper thing, and I could’ve done without the endless shots of the bands, but overall, Fox was more than fine and was certainly better than TNT’s broadcast of the baseball playoffs.
Not exactly a very high bar he’s setting there. He evidently has a very different definition from the general population of what “solid” and “fine” mean.
For example, here are a few gaffes from the Sugar Bowl broadcast:
“With Nomar Moreno you never know whether he’s down or not.”- Thom Brennamen
“They were in the Sugar Bowl two years ago but had to play that in New Orleans because of Katrina” – Thom Brennaman
“Atlanta” – Charles Davis
“We’ve talked about how Hawai’i has come back frequently this season – or at least a handul of times” – Thom Brennamen
“First Down for the Gators…”- Thom Brennaman
You can find some more praise here.
Line of the day: “We’re not entirely clear what, exactly, waterboarding is, but if it doesn’t involve Fox’s college football coverage, it’s not as cruel and unusual as it could be.” Ryan White, Portland Oregonian