FNL had lots of actuality but not enough football. Through the course of 76 hours of television, surprisingly little was said about football itself: tactics, training, why things are the way they are.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Which is exactly what the majority of viewers want! How could you be so blind, NBC?
Big issues in high school ball -- heat stroke and concussions, abuse of players by coaches, academic ineligibility -- got less air time, if they were mentioned at all, than Julie Taylor's love life. That should have been different.
AND WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SEINFELD DID NOT ACCURATELY DEPICT LIFE AMONG STRUGGLING PROFESSIONALS IN NEW YORK CITY? WHERE WERE THE EXTENDED DISCUSSIONS OF CRIME AND THE CITY'S STAGGERINGLY HIGH COST OF LIVING? WHY WAS SO MUCH TIME SPENT FOCUSING ON GEORGE'S LOVE LIFE? WHAT ARE THESE NETWORKS AND PRODUCERS TRYING TO DO- ENTERTAIN THE MASSES AND MAKE MONEY IN THE PROCESS?
I will try to post more about today's column if I can bring myself to read any more of it. Seems unlikely though.