Sunday, September 30, 2007
Cheers and Jeers
Just going to make this one really quick because I have a bunch of stuff to do but the England experiment is over. The Ducks won game two 4-1 to split the pair of opening weekend games against the Kings at the O2 Arena in London.
The games were well played, very well attended (both were sell outs) and well broadcasted ... at least one of them. FSN did the opening game yesterday and did a solid job. While I don't particularly care for their talent, they had a nice studio show before the game, during the delay early, in between periods and after the game.
The post game is what gets me because Versus did such a horrid job on theirs -- there was none!!!! They cut to a hunting show less than five minutes after the final buzzer (including two minutes of commercials). Rather than fill the 20 minutes to the top of the hour with a wrap and preview of the season, they apologized for the delay and went right to the hunting.
Yeah, they are a good broadcasting partner for the NHL ... at least for the pregame they took the NHL Network's pregame coverage ...