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Does anyone even watch the Pre Game, Halftime, or Post Game analysts? I may have the TV on but its usually on mute. I cannot stand to watch that crap anymore as Its all just fluff and puff pieces that usually focus on a set few teams. I can get better stuff on youtube watching drunken fans making fools of themselves crying about their teams QB or coaches. 

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The only time I watch any of it is if I'm waiting for the Bills game to start or it's halftime of the Bills game so I can catch up on other games.

 

Otherwise, the mute button is quickly pressed every time Suzy Kolber introduces a halftime music video.

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Mostly unwatchable these days. Ex -Pat talking heads turning most every discussion back to the Patriots, BB etc. I usually turn them off after a few minutes , at the first mention of NE. It rarely takes longer than that. 

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Most of these shows are unwatchable.  They fail to focus on relevant information about the game that you are watching or the games that are in progress.  Having four or five people sitting on a table and all trying to talk or goof around is useless.  I used to enjoy Tom Jackson and Chris Berman on ESPN.

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I usually will watch the local pregame after listening to WGR before the game. I never watch the half time or post coverage, as I’m looking at other games, fantasy scores or highlights. 
 

if you’re looking for an alternative on Sundays, check out NFL’s mobile app. You can ever the highlights from each game complete with the broadcast crew’s original play call. There is no fluff, no comments from Pats guys or national media members relentlessly clinging to Brady’s sweaty jock.

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I don’t watch them anymore.  Talk about the same teams And players every week.  They are more clown shows anymore than actual football talk.  I’ll listen to WGR up until kick off.  

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36 minutes ago, IDBillzFan said:

The only time I watch any of it is if I'm waiting for the Bills game to start or it's halftime of the Bills game so I can catch up on other games.

 

Otherwise, the mute button is quickly pressed every time Suzy Kolber introduces a halftime music video.

 

This is pretty much, me, as well.  If I'm at home, the TV doesn't even come on until about 12:50.  When I have to hit the bar to see the Bills, I get there at noon.  That's the only time I ever watch pre-game stuff and it's half-watching, at best.

 

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If I'm conscious at 8 AM ( the games start at 10 out here), I'll watch the one on CBSSN with Adam Schein. Also like their NFL Monday QB.

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The local pregame show before Murph and Wood come on WGR has become one of the worst things I've ever listened to. Not sure what they were thinking there. It used to be my refuge from the national junk, so now I got nothin.

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Nope.   

 

Pre-game shows are all horrible.  Absolutely zero value.

Post-game highlight shows are terrible.  It's 70% yammering idiots, 30% highlights where they just cycle the same four games for hours on end.

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People used to watch them because there was only so much access the average fan had to to football. Now, not so much; at all. I'm "only" 38 and I remember waiting for Wednesday's USA Today to get a complete list of NFL stats. This was probably like 96-98. And I'm sure I watched pre game shows because you'd get Sunday, Monday, and Jaws and Sal Pal(I think) doing Edge NFL Matchup on Friday's (I think). Now, I can watch anything, anytime, anywhere. Very different world.

 

I really don't even think the content of these shows was ever all that great; it was just the only place in town open.

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2 hours ago, thronethinker said:

I decided to start a separate thread after commenting on Gronk being hired for analysis...

 

Does anyone even watch the Pre Game, Halftime, or Post Game analysts? I may have the TV on but its usually on mute. I cannot stand to watch that crap anymore as Its all just fluff and puff pieces that usually focus on a set few teams. I can get better stuff on youtube watching drunken fans making fools of themselves crying about their teams QB or coaches. 

Yup, pretty much unwatchable.  I've felt that way for five years or more.   I never watch it.   

 

Those idiots on Fox on Thursday night, broadcasting outside from NYC, high-fiving excited fans as though we were watching the today show are the worst.   

 

They're all bad. 

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1 hour ago, Shaw66 said:

Yup, pretty much unwatchable.  I've felt that way for five years or more.   I never watch it.   

 

Those idiots on Fox on Thursday night, broadcasting outside from NYC, high-fiving excited fans as though we were watching the today show are the worst.   

 

They're all bad. 

I agree and would add the game broadcasters to the mix. Troy Aikman is brutal. He's usually very biased toward one team, comes across a bit whiny and is Captain Obvious at best with his color analysis. 

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I watch occasionally just to see how bad they have become....it's all cliches and the skits where they try to act is absolutely ridiculous

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9 minutes ago, Blaise321 said:

I agree and would add the game broadcasters to the mix. Troy Aikman is brutal. He's usually very biased toward one team, comes across a bit whiny and is Captain Obvious at best with his color analysis. 

Joe Buck makes it hell. The guy announces games like he’s describing Tiger putt at the open. 

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3 hours ago, thronethinker said:

I decided to start a separate thread after commenting on Gronk being hired for analysis...

 

Does anyone even watch the Pre Game, Halftime, or Post Game analysts? I may have the TV on but its usually on mute. I cannot stand to watch that crap anymore as Its all just fluff and puff pieces that usually focus on a set few teams. I can get better stuff on youtube watching drunken fans making fools of themselves crying about their teams QB or coaches. 

 

The TV shows, NO. I like WGR pregame but post game with Schopp definitely not.

 

 

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No I don't I listen to a lot of Bills pod casts on my commute. I don't watch any of the pregame shows any of the post game shows and I don't watch any ESPN or NFL Network

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Don't watch the pre game shows, they've been bad for a while.  I do watch the NFLN during the week, that is where you can get some good info.

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3 hours ago, thronethinker said:

I decided to start a separate thread after commenting on Gronk being hired for analysis...

 

Does anyone even watch the Pre Game, Halftime, or Post Game analysts? I may have the TV on but its usually on mute. I cannot stand to watch that crap anymore as Its all just fluff and puff pieces that usually focus on a set few teams. I can get better stuff on youtube watching drunken fans making fools of themselves crying about their teams QB or coaches. 


I PVR most games and fast forward right to the kickoff and ty to cut out as much of the total crap as I can in order to get thru the honest action of a dozen football games each week, pros and NCAA

 

When I’m held against my will to listen to these panelists, I realize it’s all schmoozing and bull patter

 

 

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3 hours ago, Bferra13 said:

The local pregame show before Murph and Wood come on WGR has become one of the worst things I've ever listened to. Not sure what they were thinking there. It used to be my refuge from the national junk, so now I got nothin.

The round table years ago in that 2 to 1 hour slot prior to kickoff was excellent and interesting.  In that era, I think Vic Carucci was a part of it.  Felser’s Monday evening appearance with Murphy on 930 AM was also excellent.

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I DVR them and FF to find the 5 minutes of Bills info.  I always stop for the picks, so I can see Tedy (buy a D already) Bruschi never pick the Bills.  Heck, they didn't even bother having a stadium reporter for Bills Bengals, no updates from the Cap pregame.

6 minutes ago, Ridgewaycynic2013 said:

The round table years ago in that 2 to 1 hour slot prior to kickoff was excellent and interesting.  In that era, I think Vic Carucci was a part of it.  Felser’s Monday evening appearance with Murphy on 930 AM was also excellent.

 

If they had kept Brownie, Sal, and Howard on the roundtable, it would be a good listen, but the roundtable is garbage now.

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5 hours ago, thronethinker said:

I decided to start a separate thread after commenting on Gronk being hired for analysis...

 

Does anyone even watch the Pre Game, Halftime, or Post Game analysts? I may have the TV on but its usually on mute. I cannot stand to watch that crap anymore as Its all just fluff and puff pieces that usually focus on a set few teams. I can get better stuff on youtube watching drunken fans making fools of themselves crying about their teams QB or coaches. 

Nope, nope and nope!

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