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« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2012, 09:02:56 AM »


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On March 21, 2011, the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League announced that Glanville would serve as the team's head coach and general manager.[2] The Colonials suspended operations in August of that year; Glanville would remain with the league as a consultant, color commentator for the league's television broadcasts, and liaison for potential expansion markets.


Do I dare ask - What is a color commentator?

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« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2012, 09:10:07 AM »



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On March 21, 2011, the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League announced that Glanville would serve as the team's head coach and general manager.[2] The Colonials suspended operations in August of that year; Glanville would remain with the league as a consultant, color commentator for the league's television broadcasts, and liaison for potential expansion markets.



Do I dare ask - What is a color commentator?





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_commentator

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A color commentator (color analyst, analyst) is a sports commentator who assists the play-by-play announcer, often by filling in any time when play is not in progress. The color analyst and main commentator will often exchange comments freely throughout the broadcast, when the play-by-play announcer is not describing the action. The color commentator provides expert analysis and background information, such as statistics, strategy and injury reports on the teams and athletes, and occasionally anecdotes or light humor. Color commentators are often former athletes or coaches of the sport being broadcast.

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In the United Kingdom, the term 'color commentator' is unknown; rather the role is called 'summariser', 'analyst', 'pundit' or 'co-commentator'.

So back when you had Summerall and Madden or Michaels and Madden.  Summerall and Michaels were the play by play guys while Madden was the 'color commentator'
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« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2012, 09:38:57 AM »

I suppose that's what the great Mike Carlson is on Channel 4's NFL coverage, though they don't commentate on the broadcast from America directly.
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« Reply #33 on: August 22, 2012, 10:02:43 AM »

I suppose that's what the great Mike Carlson is on Channel 4's NFL coverage, though they don't commentate on the broadcast from America directly.

Carlson is a studio analyst rather than a commentator as you say they don't commentate on the game directly.  The big US networks will all have a studio based pre-game show that we don't usually get to see where they have the likes of Deion Sanders and Tony Dungy and other ex players and coaches as studio analysts.
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« Reply #34 on: August 22, 2012, 11:14:12 AM »

Most commentators just prattle on and on and on and... without communicating anything useful. 

John Madden was better than most.  An interesting guy whose fear of flying meant that as he would go across the US in a tour bus.

The best of the lot for me was baseball analyst Joe Morgan who gave very thoughful comments.
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« Reply #35 on: August 22, 2012, 11:20:17 AM »

Most commentators just prattle on and on and on and... without communicating anything useful. 

John Madden was better than most.  An interesting guy whose fear of flying meant that as he would go across the US in a tour bus.

The best of the lot for me was baseball analyst Joe Morgan who gave very thoughful comments.

Agree about Joe Morgan he was a great baseball analyst
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« Reply #36 on: August 22, 2012, 11:59:24 AM »

I also agree about Joe Morgan.
I miss Ch5 not having the baseball to entertain me now.
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« Reply #37 on: August 22, 2012, 12:07:49 PM »

I also agree about Joe Morgan.
I miss Ch5 not having the baseball to entertain me now.


I don't often find time to watch it but I get live baseball on ESPN which I get with my Virgin media package
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« Reply #38 on: August 22, 2012, 12:41:31 PM »

Interesting scores from the second week of the pre-season games. The Browns trounced the Packers, the Bengals beat the Falcons, the Lions beat the Ravens, the Giants beat the Jets (ahahahahahahaha) and, perhaps the most surprising result, the Seahawks really beat the new Peyton Manning-led Broncos. I know it's only the pre-season and some of the teams may have left their key players on the bench (like the Patriots did), but it's always interesting to see how teams are faring as they gear up for the new season.
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« Reply #39 on: August 22, 2012, 12:53:53 PM »

I want to see Handball on telly, not rugby for ponces or glorified rounders.
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« Reply #40 on: August 22, 2012, 01:09:24 PM »

Interesting scores from the second week of the pre-season games. The Browns trounced the Packers, the Bengals beat the Falcons, the Lions beat the Ravens, the Giants beat the Jets (ahahahahahahaha) and, perhaps the most surprising result, the Seahawks really beat the new Peyton Manning-led Broncos. I know it's only the pre-season and some of the teams may have left their key players on the bench (like the Patriots did), but it's always interesting to see how teams are faring as they gear up for the new season.

Manning played the first half for the Broncos and led two scoring drives giving the Broncos a 10-9 half time lead, their backups were the outscored 21-0 in the 2nd half but Manning also threw two interceptions. 

His numbers for the game were 16/23 for 177yds 0TD's 2INT.

In the same game Terrell Owens failed to catch any of the 5 passes thrown to him by QB Matt Flynn

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Flynn targeted him five times. The first was behind him, the second was over his head, the third was knocked away by Elvis Dumervil and then cornerback Champ Bailey broke up a slant pass.
The fifth incompletion was all on Owens.

Info from http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=320818007
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« Reply #41 on: August 22, 2012, 02:54:28 PM »

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The BrittBowl is being streamed live.. @London_Warriors Vs @LondonBlitz 6pmSunday on GridironTV

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« Reply #42 on: August 22, 2012, 04:27:35 PM »

I may have to tune in to that.
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« Reply #43 on: August 23, 2012, 02:58:02 PM »

"BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
Tonight at 18:30 BST on sports extra we have live baseball commentary for you with Houston Astros against the St Louis Cardinals in the Major League. You can access sports extra via the website or on DAB digital radio."
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« Reply #44 on: August 23, 2012, 04:09:52 PM »

That's not American football news.  Angry
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