NBC commemorating a Victor Cruz touchdown with salsa music is nothing new. The network has done it before when Cruz scores and breaks out his trademark dance moves. Nevertheless, the decision for NBC to give a player's touchdown dance its own personal soundtrack is a polarizing one. Immediately, there were complaints about NBC showing favoritism to Cruz and the Giants. Why not give every player and every dance a soundtrack if you're just going to do it for one guy? It is a huge ethical broadcasting question, one that deserves serious scrutiny... but I'm kinda in the mood for margaritas instead.
Of course it's a unprofessional bias. NBC is based in New York. Either the SNF director and/or the audio person has decided it's OK and cool to play the type of music that a certain player on the Giants likes to dance to on the field. If the staff weren't fans of the team, they wouldn't play it, period! NBC Sports forget that most of the rest of the country outside of New York could care less about the Giants. Maybe they can play some Hip Hop when others score and some Heavy Metal when others score if they insist on being second fiddle to CBS Sports.
I think it would've been fine if they played the salsa music, during a replay of his catch as NBC would go to commercial.
@awfulannouncing I'm just sad they didn't play Desean Jackson's song for his TD. http://t.co/jzwN0o8L
@MacWatson @nbc @awfulannouncing his signature move is salsa dancing. I think the music just adds to his persona.