I’ve only watched two of the games of the College World Series so far this year (the two Texas Longhorn games, of course). The commentary by ESPN has been horrifically bad for both, however.
First there was Sunday’s game between Texas and Southern Mississippi, which featured an extended discussion of how unimportant Twitter is. This contrasted nicely with ESPN’s promotion of its CWS Twitter feed every fifteen minutes or so.
Then last night during the Texas game against Arizona State, there was a segment revealing the ESPN crew’s favorite sports movie. Orel Hershiser choose “The Sound of Music” as his favorite. Sure, it’s a classic, but a sports movie?
A bit later, they spent several minutes reliving an encounter with Bob Uecker. I’m sure he’s a great guy, but the game was going during all of this!
And just in case you thought that at least the camera work was professional, check out this clip:
Yes, that was a full twenty-seconds of nothing. But at least the segment started with a closeup of Erin Andrews’ backside.
Hat Tip to Awful Announcing for the clip.
So, which of the two topics did you find more annoying during the games, Twitter or movies? If anyone knows of clips of these online, I’d appreciate your pointing me to them. I haven’t managed to find them.