1. The NFL broadcast a regular season game, and we’ve all lived to tell about it.
There are two things to evaluate about Amazon Prime Video’s offering to match Chargers-Chiefs Thursday night: the actual game streaming and the streaming experience.
Regarding the presentation of the game, it is difficult to have any complaints or criticism. Amazon Prime gave us a preview of the cookie cutter we see on every network filled with all the typical things you see during a pre-game show. As with any prequel filled with a ton of ex-players, you’ll have characters you like and characters you don’t. No harm, no harm.
Streaming the game was great thanks to the new booths of Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit. Just a week later, Herbstreit is in the top three when it comes to NFL game analysts with Troy Aikman and Tony Romo. Herbstreit’s transition from college football analyst to NFL analyst was seamless. He was meticulous in dividing the plays but also brief. He didn’t just talk to speak, he didn’t give a monologue after three yards and because of that, his words carried weight.
Michaels and Herbstreit bring you easy and fun listening from start to finish.
If I have any criticism of the booth, it’s that we could have used more hovering here and there. But that will come with time. We saw glimpses of him Thursday night with Michaels referring to Herbstreit’s trip to Appalachian St. And Boone, NC, this weekend for GameDay College.
As for the streaming experience, based on a lot of the comments I’ve received and things I’ve seen on social media, it seemed like a mixed bag.
I’ve seen a lot of people saying they have no issues and I’ve seen a lot of people complaining about everything from buffering to not being able to start the game from scratch after arriving late to video and audio sync issues. What you need to be careful about in this matter is that you don’t know which problems are Amazon’s fault and which are user fault that everything may not be set up correctly.
But that is the problem with broadcasting. Sports fans don’t have to make sure everything is set up correctly. They should just be able to put their TV on, make a channel, and be done.
My stream froze once for about 20 seconds and that was the only problem I had during the night. I’ve had people tell me to go into my settings and check 1080p, blah, blah, blah. I don’t want to do this crap to watch a football game!
Last night did nothing to change my feelings about sports broadcasts. I hate it and don’t want to do it.
I want to watch a game on a big screen TV, not on my iPad, laptop, or phone. I want to be about to spin the dial during the game’s dead times. I don’t want to be forced to watch a billion commercials. And I definitely don’t want to be forced to watch a billion commercials when I’m already paying $139 for the streaming service. I understand this isn’t a problem for most people, but that’s how I feel. The streaming experience for me is annoying at best, frustrating at worst.
But this is the NFL. If they said they were going to air a game at 3 AM and the only way to watch it was by plugging my TV into a microwave that had to be turned on while I should be sitting upside down wearing only green, guess what? At three in the morning, I’d plug my TV into the microwave, put on green, and sit upside down.
2. Ahead of the Chargers-Chiefs’ telecast last night on Prime Video, Roger Goodell sent a memo to his team describing the game as a “historic moment in NFL history.” That didn’t sit well with SiriusXM Hall of Fame radio host Chris “Mad Dog” Russo.
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, who played on the Big Game last season, articulated this situation much better than she did during a recent podcast.
“It felt like a dinner party, and we were the entertainment,” Borough said of Super Bowl LVI. “Because, I mean, you got out of the road game in Kansas City, it’s a road game in Tennessee, and then you won your first home game in the playoffs in 30 years.
“It took a second to get used to it. It didn’t feel like a football playoff. It was a strange feeling at first, for sure.”
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4. It’s been a while since we had a good nickname for Jim Ross. Thanks to the safety of the chargers, Derwin James, Chairman Travis Kelsey and the work of Recently SI Media Podcast Guest, BubbaprogThe drought is over.
5. I bet the ice sculpting is what closed the deal.
6. brand new SI Media Podcast Dropped this morning, this week’s guest New York Post Sports media columnist Andrew Marchand. Topics we covered in the show include:
- What to expect from Amazon Prime Video and Thursday night footballBut the biggest challenge facing Prime Video
- ESPN hits home with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman
- Join Pat McAfee GameDay College
- Strong early assessments for the NFL and college football
- NBC’s new Notre Dame gaming booth
- Whether grammar parsers are exaggerating
You can also view files SI Media Podcast on youtube.
7. Today’s Random Video: On this date, September 16, 1993, Eileen explained her forgery in one of SeinfeldUnforgettable sights.
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