In watching the UCLA/Oregon State game this evening, I was appalled by the announcing.
I’ve come to expect that while action is going on on the court, the FOX Sports West Prime Ticket Blah Blah Blah Regional Sports Network Cable System Blah Blah cameras will be showing close-ups of players on the bench, coaches, and fans, instead of focusing on the court. But maybe even worse, during the first half of tonight’s game, there were stretches of play, including one that had to go on for a good five minutes, where announcers Bill Macdonald and Don MacLean went on and on about the Oregon State team, coach Robinson, their new offense, their recent success, and more, TOTALLY IGNORING WHAT WAS HAPPENING ON THE COURT.
There was also a long segment of hype for the UCLA woman’s gymnastic team, all the while the game was being played, with absolutely no mention of what was happening by anyone supposedly hired to ANNOUNCE the game to the viewers.
When the announcers actually returned to the GAME, there was virtually no recap of what was missed.
Let me add that this all occurred before UCLA took their commanding lead, and while the score was close.
Why bother to employ announcers when they cannot be bothered to actually pay attention to, and describe, THE GAME?