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Tag:John Madden
Posted on: September 9, 2008 6:55 am
 

Mike and Mike, stick with the radio show, PLEASE.

Monday Night Football, an American institution, has always had debatably the cream of the broadcasting crop. Football fans have been watching monday night games since 1970. That is going on 38 years. I have been around for all 38 of those years and have always found time to watch the games. Whether my Dallas Cowboys where on or not. I have enjoyed the many different broadcasters, some where all show IE Dennis Miller and his "rantings" to Howard Cossell and his off colored remarks. We have seen the likes of Rush Limbaugh, short lived albeit but he did a game. The best of Monday Night would be John Madden and Al Michaels in recent years. With all the greats and not so greats that have called the games can some one please explain to me how, with the vast array of "guest hosts" available to a broadcast giant likes of Disney/ABC/ESPN conglomerate, the best they could do was Mike and Mike. Without the use of all the studio gadgets they would normally use, this tandem was horrific. Stuttering their way through the game as if they were a rookie quarterback facing the Steel Curtain or Doomsday Defense of old. The pair had no clue. I enjoy their radio/TV simulcast a great deal. There though they have a set schedule. Commercials and breaks are preset. Guest are determined days in advance and the script is pre-written. Live, unedited and off the cuff is not their forte. For the rest of my televised football life i can only hope I will never have to endure this team again. So Mike and Mike I have this for you. Stay in the Studio where you belong.

 
 
 
 
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