Saturday, October 18, 2008

Alright, That's It, E-FUCKING-NOUGH

I don't remember if I put up a post about this last fall. I remember starting one, but I don't think I finished it because it got too complex and didn't drive home my point as efficiently as I wanted. So this time around, I'm going to keep it simple.



Dear (Football) Announcers,

You don't fucking need to fucking use "football" as a qualifier/quasi-adjective every fucking five fucking seconds when you're calling a fucking game. Let me explain-

You don't need to say things like "There's a lot of hard hitting going on today in this football game." You can just say, "in this game." We'll know what kind of game you're talking about.

You also don't need to say "And here you can see the training staff helping the injured player off the football field." You can just say, "off the field." We'll know what kind of field you're talking about.

Finally, and most importantly, you don't need to say "He's the best player on this football team." You can just say, "on this team." WE'LL KNOW WHAT KIND OF TEAM YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

Sorry for yelling. It's just that I'm at the end of my rope with this bullshit. It's un-fucking-necessary. It's become so distracting for me that I can barely watch games with the sound turned on anymore. Your cooperation with my requests would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

A (Football) Fan

P.S.- This goes for studio analysts as well. Mike Ditka, I'm looking at you in particular.

5 comments:

cs said...

Nice, and can we get them to stop saying The National Football League? "The NFL" works fine.

JBD said...

Don't forget "that's a great FOOTBALL play"

JimA said...

Also, "this guy is a football player". That is assumed when he is wearing a uniform and plays in the game.

Venezuelan Beaver Cheese said...

I've noticed this phenomenon too, and it is annoying. Hockey announcers are even worse about it. "Four minutes left in the hockey game". Thanks for clarifying which sport you're talking about, hoser.

cb said...

I hope Mark Schlereth reads this.