Courtside announcers in the NBL
I'm watching the Hawks Breakers game on TV and it sounds as though the Hawks courtside announcer barely draws breath. He seems compelled to fill every spare second with inane commentary while the game is being played. It makes the game (at least on TV) a little less watchable for me.
I understand the need to announce when someone has scored, or when there's a substitution, and even the occasional "let's go Hawks" or "Defence", but not every single possession, and not saying stuff like "great defence" (even when the away team doesn't lose possession) or "nice rebound!".
This definitely isn't limited to Wollongong. The announcers are similarly persistent in Perth, the Sydney announcer seems to think it's his own personal talkshow, and the Cairns guy is quite happy to wear out his vocal chords every game by screeching "Defence" for the entirety of every defensive possession.
Do others find this annoying? I know the music at games is a particular point of contention, but I find this is also a big issue. I know Perth have gone to the US looking for ways to improve their game day experience, so I wonder if they and others could take a cue from the NBA and its less talkative, more professional stadium announcers.