Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Note To Announcers: Of Course They're Signaling That Way

Since the end of the NFL season is alomost here, I thought this would be a perfect time to address an issue that has become a pet peeve of mine. Even if you've only watched one football game in your life I'm sure you've seen/heard it, though you might not be aware of it.

And what is it?

It's when the announcers go out of their way to make us aware that the players on the field are signaling either that they've recovered a turnover, or that they're signaling that a penalty is against their opponent. Of course the players are signaling that way. What the hell else would they do? Have you ever seen a player signal that a penalty was against their team, or that they turned the ball over and didn't recover it? No? Didn't think so.

So, please announcers, follow the action on the field, but when the players are signaling that their team has done something good don't feel the need to beat it into our brains that that's what their doing. It makes us feel like you think we're stupid, and really pisses some of us off.

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