dropped the ball by taking Chris Spielman out of the booth.
There are more than a few seasoned viewers that would tell
you that Chris Spielman is one of the most knowledgeable players in OSU
history. And he did a very solid job last year as the color guy for ESPN
college football games. Having done
several years of football color of both high school and college football for a
major radio station in Northeast Ohio, I may
be a little better than many at making a comment on his work.
By Bill Smith
opinion, the job of a radio color announcer is to help the listener visualize
what happened. However, on TV, the job
is to explain why something happened and what should have been done. Spielman did that well. He was able to translate his knowledge into a
clear analysis that even non-football people could understand. I will be the first to admit that Spiels is
not the best looking guy in the world. But that shouldn't matter. The camera
should be on the field most of the time and not in the booth.
did a very good job on the sideline during the Ohio University
v Ohio State Game last Saturday. But we
didn't hear nearly enough of his analysis during the game. He should be put right back in the analyst
seat. This is just another case of ESPN
opting for style over substance. That is
too bad. We have enough of that in
what I think. Tell us what you think.
Bill Smith is a
former coach of several semi-pro teams and has scouted talent. He is a senior writer for http://BrutusReport.com. He has
also published several novels on http://ebooks-library.com/index.cfm and edits http://fryingpanpolitics.blog.com