September 22, 2006

Ryder Cup Coverage.

Was anyone else watching the Ryder Cup on USA this morning? I had it on while I was getting ready for work and I noticed a few things.

One. The interview with Michael Jordan was kind of cool. But pretty worthless really. Other than learning that Mike still plays a bad round of golf, I didn't learn anything about the tournament.

Two. When showing someone attempting a long put, even if it is a European that I don't know, it would be kind of nice if they actually showed the hole. I guess he missed the putt - but I'll have to take the announcer's word for it, because I couldn't see what happened off to the left of the camera.

Three. Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk spent a good minute lining up Tiger's putt for birdie on (I think) the 14th hole. If Tiger sinks it, they'll be up by 3 with 3 holes to go. Virtually locking the win for the match. Tiger stands over the ball, adjusts his stance, begins his back swing.... AND BILL COWHER COMES ON THE SCREEN TELLING ME HOW MUCH I NEED TO GET NFL Sunday TICKET!!!!!!! When the commercial was finally over, one of the Europeans was finishing up his putt for par to halve the hole. I guess this is why a little annoyed about the Michael Jordan interview. They had enough time to talk to Mike about his bad golf game, and how he wouldn't change anything if he was the coach of the American team. But they couldn't wait 10 seconds to show Tiger Woods putting for a birdie before going to commercial?

Just a few pointless thoughts on the coverage, that's all...

Posted by GEBIV at September 22, 2006 01:10 PM | TrackBack
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