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Why MNF Sucks

Jon Gruden - AP Photo

Can you at least fix Gruden's hair?!

I haven’t seen every game in the 2010 season, but I’ve made a point to watch every prime-time game… even when they’ve been hard to watch. And trust me, some of these games have been very hard to watch. Out of the 3 nights (Thursday, Sunday, and Monday), Sunday has been, by far, the best produced by NBC with the best games, but for the other 2, there’s been some major issues. First, just to get it out of the way, the NFL Network had some great games on Thursday night, but is absolutely butchering it with the commentating. Just listening to Matt Millen makes me feel like I’m losing (burn!), and honestly, I’m tempted every week to mute the game. Why couldn’t they have someone like Mike Mayock in the booth? Then we all might actually gain something from all the chatter. Anyway, at least some of the games have been able to make up for the mental bleeding caused by that crew – because the same can’t be said about Monday Night Football on ESPN. Here’s why they suck.  Continue reading

Sunday Night Football > World Series

Baseball People - Photo by AP

Baseball is a strange thing.

Another interesting bit of information from the IceBat: It seems like the rest of America has finally caught on that baseball is an extremely boring sport. Even when the World Series was playing Sunday night (Go A’s!), a regular season NFL game had higher ratings. Baseball is slowly, but surely becoming one of those interests where people find out about it and say, “Oh… you’re one of those?”

Article from SFGate.com: link

Sure, that probably won’t be the case in 5 years, or even 10, but don’t blame me when you talk with your grandchildren about how “back in your day” you used to go to baseball games and listen to Lady Gaga and they slowly respond with a timid, “Oh… you’re one of those?” You’re instantly gonna become that weird grandparent that smells like old mothballs and dust if you do that.

And on that note, enjoy Monday Night Football. Hopefully it won’t be as pathetic as the last couple weeks…