This is the 21st century and we have access to devices like phones, tablets, computers and TVs. Yet these networks think they need to inundate us with information on top of information.
The Weather Channel
I use to watch this property of NBC Universal. Then they started running this panel across the bottom of the screen with useless information. Not only that they added another panel on the right side of the screen with more useless information. So my 47 inch picture was now shrunk down to 37 inches.
Then they went with this Waking Up With Al, Al Roker that is. I wrote and told these morons if I wanted to see Al Roker I would watch the Today Show. Well it seems old Al didn’t work out because he seems not to be there anymore, hello.
Then they bring in this AMHQ with Sam Champion. Where they got this clown I have no idea but now he is gone. Apparently the geniuses that run NBC screw it up in all networks of the company, Comcast. They also brought in weather people I assume from other NBC properties to replace the Weather Channel people. Apparently they never heard of if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.
I am really sick of these morons running useless information across the bottom of the screen during sporting events with scores etc. that we just can’t live without, yeah right!! Especially at the end of the day or evening and they keep running the same damn few items over and over and over and over and over. As I said above we have access to multiple avenues of information.
This really pisses me off on Sunday watching football and I watch one game and record another and they have to give you the damn scores all day. Then there are those one play updates that no one cares about, at least I don’t. Like ESPN. They have a baseball game I want to see like the Yankees/Red Sox. I am a Yankee fan so that is all I watch. I DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT ANY OTHER TEAMS. And yet they have to do updates of other games every 5 minutes and then it is someone hitting a home run etc. Again I DON’T GIVE A DAMN. It is no wonder they are losing subscribers.
I am really tired of all the talking during games of any kind. Useless stuff they think we can’t live without. Old war stories of when they use to play or talk about trades that MIGHT happen etc. Then there is the “this team need to do this.” or “this pitcher needs to do that.” Shut the hell up.
I am sick of all the interviews during games like during time outs, between quarters or periods, at half time and on and on. Then they bring people in the booth and they have to show them on camera and to hell with the game. Or they go to the game for three seconds and back to the booth over and over.
How about when they are talking about the manager/coach and they have to show the guy and not for a couple seconds they have to show him the whole time they are talking about him, same with players. And I really love those shots of the fans/crowd when the game is going on, now that is drama.
I would pay for a channel with no announcers. Like you were at the game with just the crowd noise. Some of these announcers like Joe Buck talk non-stop like they get paid by the word or he just loves to hear his own voice. I have written different networks telling them they talk too damn much and to listen to the YES network. This is the NY Yankee network and they have two or three announcers in the booth they don’t talk too much, they even have dead air space where they aren’t talking at all and not just a couple seconds but longer. They are the best. I have also asked these networks how do the fans at the game get along without the constant blather of announcers.
I love the local stations that have to run severe weather across the screen every 15 minutes for 5 minutes at a time. I don’t care. What they are telling me isn’t going to make a difference. I am at home and safe as I can be. I can look out the window and tell if there is severe weather coming here in Florida, duh. This is just an excuse to justify their existence and win a damn Emmy.
Another stupid thing is small boat warnings. WTF. They are showing this on TV so unless a boat has a TV on it they aren’t going to get the word, hello!!! Yet they will run it on the TV for 5 minutes. I guess if they are carrying a tablet etc. they can get it but there should be an app or something they can go to instead of screwing up my show.
This is another thing that pisses me off. The polls close at 7 p.m. and at 8 p.m. they insist on reporting the results and by then they can predict the winners most of the time. Yet they insist on running the results for the next 3 hours till they have the news at 11 where they can talk about it some more. Not only do they talk about it with talking heads reporting then they have to run it across the bottom of the screen while NCIS and other shows are on. These people are morons.
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