Earlier this year
Do the broadcasters need to calm down?
Just had a thought that maybe the casual fan doesn't like the over enthusiastic style that seems to be common amongst the broadcast teams. I understand that generally speaking, showing enthusiasm and passion is a good thing, but when we are constantly reminded what an amazing and incredible league this is, maybe it has the used car salesman feel or gives off a scent of an inferior product.
I keep being reminded how many overtime periods we've seen and "see incredible" seems to be every second sentence spoken.
I don't mind commentators getting excited when it's warranted, but the non stop sales pitch might wear on the casual fan. In the NBA or AFL they're not afraid to say "this if an average game".
Or how unbelievable Chris Goulding is at he goes through another sub 40% shooting night.