Week 1 Game Thread

Bergs

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Hated some of the modulation at the end, but an otherwise decent anthem.

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ESPN: lets see what it does to ratings if we get the worst people we can find to do the broadcast
 

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This booth is truly depressing when you remember that the second game of the MNF opening week double header has traditionally been blessed by the babbling tones of one Chris Berman. He was always good for at least a dozen moments of high unintentional comedy.
 

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This booth is truly depressing when you remember that the second game of the MNF opening week double header has traditionally been blessed by the babbling tones of one Chris Berman. He was always good for at least a dozen moments of high unintentional comedy.
Especially when there's Romo taking names and kicking ass on his first day at work.
 

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This is way worse than anything I've ever heard. It's gone into the zone where it is so bad that it is funny enough to enjoy.
 

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Paula Poundstone used to do a bit where she said they should get basketball teams like they get jurors. You get the letter in the mail and @oh man, I've got to play"

ESPN should have done that. Rex Ryan? Why?
 

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Was that sideline guy mentally disabled in some way? If so I won't give him a hard time but if not he is just awful.
 

lars10

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I feel like they brought in Sergio to make Rex look better.. I expected an audible pause after he was done as both people in the broadcast booth sat their thinking WTF.. Did they give the local high school broadcast team a shot?
 

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Yikes to whoever just told him to challenge. Seemed like not even Allen would commit to saying he caught it.
 

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He is from ESPN Desportes, so seemingly not disabled just obviously not very comfortable talking on TV in english.
 

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I'll make fun of seasoned TV guys any time. I don't like making fun of people who clearly are not experienced at doing this; if I screwed up my first day on the job I would hate for social media to just burying me. That sucks for him.
 

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I'll make fun of seasoned TV guys any time. I don't like making fun of people who clearly are not experienced at doing this; if I screwed up my first day on the job I would hate for social media to just burying me. That sucks for him.
That doesn't go for Rex thought right?
I feel bad for the guy too, put in a position he clearly wasn't ready for. It will be interesting how often they go back to him.
 

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Good thing the Giants passed on Cook for a pass catching TE.
They have to borrow from their division-mates and build up the OL before they could even think about going RB early. Obviously, pass-catching TE isn't the answer there either. Oh well, haha.
 

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I feel like Beth Mowins could be fine if she wasn't paired with the broadcasting boat anchor that is Rex Ryan.
Help me out here as I went back to listening to this tire fire; what is that accent of hers........."Denver on tap seven to nuthin"......not top, but tap, not nothing, but nuthin..............
 

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I'll make fun of seasoned TV guys any time. I don't like making fun of people who clearly are not experienced at doing this; if I screwed up my first day on the job I would hate for social media to just burying me. That sucks for him.
I blame ESPN.. he clearly shouldn't be out there, but ESPN thinks they can throw anyone out there (especially after they fired a ton of on-air talent).

edit: or maybe he is experienced enough but should be speaking in Spanish?
 

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I blame ESPN.. he clearly shouldn't be out there, but ESPN thinks they can throw anyone out there (especially after they fired a ton of on-air talent).
There was enough pressure on Mowins tonight as it was. They really should have had an analyst that she didn't have to cover for