Had to shake my head at this one when I saw it on the screen last night . TSN advertising and hyping up the game tonight by showing one QB who won't even be dressing and the other who is the 2nd stringer . :
I'm setting the over/under on how many times that our boy Rod Black says "Johnny Football" tonight at at least 250 times. I sure hope that he's got his big boy depends pants on because with both JF and the son of Steve now playing on the same team he's liable to wet himself tonight . :o
Wow , I didn't realise that it had blown up on twitter . So when you say bent out of shape over this is it mostly negative feedback on Ray being shown or the fact that Manziel is shown instead of Masoli ?
In defence of TSN they most likely had the graphic already drawn up before the official depth charts came out and were figuring that Ray was dressing and possibly seeing some early game snaps before being pulled and replaced by the 2nd,3rd and 4th string guys .
By the way just curious but are you betting over or under on the Rod Black "Johnny Football" wager ? ;D
The Ray/Manziel thing is just another example of how the ‘media’ gets their teeth into a story and just cannot let it go. If you are watching the Stanley Cup, it’s close-ups of Oveckin after every friggin goal or save.
We’ll probably see shots of Manziel tonight (I always PVR) after every big play or missed play by Jeremiah, or any other QB, not to mention the pre-game hype with the panel and no doubt an in-game or post-game interview. “Over here, Johnny, look at me, Johnny?. Like teeny boppers after a concert.
As to Rod Black, the count on “Johnny Football? began last night. I’m thinking you’d need a pen and pad, or golf stroke counter to keep up.
If the goal of ads/promos for upcoming games is to get the most viewers to that broadcast (which it is) - then it was a no brainer for TSN to use the Manziel image. And Ray made sense too until it was revealed he won’t be playing.
Speaking of screw ups and TSN anybody else remember a few years back when Bakari Grant was still with us ? I used to howl every-time they would show his graphic but the pic they showed was of Corey Grant instead . Me thinks that someone is asleep at the switch in the data department when it comes to updating and downloading the data base and player profiles over there ???.
I'm talking about things like our football, basketball, or any other thing where the US is seen as superior, and how many Canadians support the American version of those things more and complain that ours is lacking - while also not supporting ours.
Simon Fraser plays in the NCAA Div. II, rather than the CIS, because they want their athletes to "compete at the highest level". Well... how will ours ever get better when you remove schools and support?