Overall CBC and TSN do an okay job with their CFL broadcasts.
But what malady inflicts both these telecasts, and what really irks me, is when a play is in progress, but the colour man or play by play man are rambling on about something that has absolutely nothing to do with the play on the field.
HOw many times do you hear Glen Sutter or Mark Lee or Chris Walby telling stories while the play is going on? So that the play on the field becomes secondary to their rambling that nobody is listening to anyways?
To me talking over the play takes away from the game. It does nothing to enhance the action on the field, and also does nothing to inform the fan about the current game! Why somebody running these networks doesn't tell these guys to focus on the play or clam up is beyond me!
Also, why would CBC go to a sideline interview last night with a hockey player, while the game is in progress?
IF these guys want to tell stories or hold sideline interviews, cut back on the half-time panel and do it during intermission.
But during the game, the job of the play by play men should be to call the play. And keep the fan informed about the play on the field. Not try to be the star of the show. Because the game is the star of the show!