Dear TV Network…
Dear TV Network Which Is A Partner Of Major League Baseball:
As a college football fan, I am greatly appreciative of the money and exposure you have given the BCS. A couple of the games that had a bit less juice going in, you pumped and pumped and helped make into bigger events. For this, I am appreciative.
A couple of hints, from someone who watches tons of CFB and loves the game.
First, please do make sure you don’t miss, you know, the SNAP OF THE BALL. This happened twice in the Sugar Bowl, including once on a play where a touchdown was scored. Seriously. Less than 1/3 of the time in a football broadcast is taken up by the ball being in play. Please do make sure that you don’t miss any of that 1/3 of the time. Additionally, there was another moment in last night’s game when the camera cut to cheerleaders while the ball was still in play on a run up the sideline.
Second, with no insult intended toward the broadcasters who have called these games, it would be lovely if you could find a way to use people who know college football to call them. Someone referred to Joe Tereshinski as a "star" at Georgia — he’s the backup QB. There seemed to be lots of these moments, times when it was clear that the people doing the games were out of their element. It’s a testament to them that they have been as knowledgable as they have, but really — these are the biggest games of the year, let’s get people who’ve been following the sport to call them.