College football announcer (and Richard Deitsch draft pick) Gary Danielson went on CBS Sports Network yesterday and argued against the merits of up tempo offense. One of his arguments was a hope that football doesn't become "soccer with football helmets on" whatever that means.
Danielson also said exciting, high scoring, high tempo offense isn't great for fans because "the fan likes the huddle." His argument is using that time for replays and arguing and grabbing beers... but isn't that what the milieu of commercials are for? Who in the history of earth has ever watched a football game and said to themselves, "Wow, what a great huddle!"
Here's more things Gary Danielson thinks the fan enjoys:
1) Medics treating flopping soccer players
2) Visits to the mound
3) Managers arguing with umpires
4) 20 second timeouts
5) The dreaded commercial-touchback-commercial. Fans LOVE those.
We have our Pammies frontrunner for Week 1.
H/T Smart Football
Surely you aren't serious. He never said "it isn't great for fans." He also didn't imply that fans have such an affinity for huddles that they might say "wow, what a great huddle." I hope that no one needs to have it explained that Danielson was saying that part of football's years of success on tv is the play-huddle-play-huddle rhythm of the game. In the days that the extent of college football on tv consisted of one (or occasionally two) game on ABC each Saturday, Notre Dame's games were televised on Sunday morning, each play edited from snap to whistle. No huddles, injuries, time outs, etc. It was a great way for their fans to see the Irish, but few wouldn't have been glad to trade it for a full telecast of the game. This is a fun part of this blog when people really do say something idiotic, but all you've done here is taken Danielson's statements out of context.
@lookatitright Yes, some postings on here are pretty weak. I'm sure next will be a video of the analyst describing a runner as running down hill, then he will be made fun of since there is no hills on a football field. Then there will be the analyst who describes a hitter as a free swinger, but an article here will point out the fact that the hitter actually gets paid to play. Then the soundbite that says "here come the floodgates" will be accompanied by an article describing how the game was played under sunny skies ...
Gary also like intro's where highlights of the competing teams are intercut with scenes from whatever crapulent movie is opening that weekend...
Gary, Gary, Gary. You forgot how much the viewers like to yell at the TV screen when you clowns say something idiotic. This fast-paced football limits the opportunity for you to spout gibberish or, even worse, the obvious. What's the point in watching anymore?