Saturday, January 24, 2009

Horrific

That is the only way one can describe the All Stars skills broadcast on Versus right now. It may be the worst telecast of a sporting event I have ever seen, which includes the disgraceful display that Versus made with indoor lacrosse a few years back. The camerawork is poor, the directing is terrible, they are missing live action for bad-angle replays, they are not showing some replays, the ugly graphics promoting non-hockey garbage are everywhere, the announcers are doing a poor job (sorry Doc) ... wow is this awful.

If the NHL thinks they are going to sell the sport this way, they are sorely mistaken.

5 comments:

Going Five Hole said...

fear not, Sports Soup will rescue us tomorrow night after the game!

Vs seemed hellbent on showing replays tonight. Like the really, REALLY wanted to show you the replays.

nyrmike21 said...

This was ridiculous! The Young Stars game was terrible because you barely saw any live action. Camera work = disgraceful. I am disgusted of the NHL of allowing such a crappy telecast. What happened to keeping score as well? I liked it better when they have team winners of the Skills Competition. For once I think I am actually more excited to watch the game.

Scotty Hockey said...

Sean - have you ever SEEN Sports Soup? That may be the worse show in the history of sports television, even worse than ESPN Classic's Cheap Seats ...

Anonymous said...

Really bad. Why do they think that camera view from behind the skater on the breakaway is a good one? All it does it makes me feel motion sick.

I couldn't agree more about directing and replays. Just terrible overall.

It is one thing if the players treat the young stars game like a joke, but it shouldn't allow the commentary to follow suit.

Going Five Hole said...

Scotty: I did see Sports Soup once.


Once.