I love the CFL. I actually got 2 shots at it, (many, many years ago!!). I got to play with Blake Nill for the Hanna Rams.
I don't watch NFL. I don't like it, but I have to say 'goodbye' to my favourite sport. I can't watch it through TSN. They are just horrific!!
The last game I watched, in the first five minutes, the DH (H stands for 'head', I'll leave the D up to you) director missed 3 snaps and an interception. How is watching 12 helmets entertaining?
Here is a letter I sent to TSN:
To Whom It Concerns:
Your telecast of the CFL is horrendous, in my opinion. It's as if the director only knows how to capture an individual, and not the entire field. Here is a question for you; how much actual game do we get to watch? In Winnipeg's game, we don't even get to see a penalty call; we get to see the reaction of Coach O'Shea. 20 - 30 seconds of watching a player who obviously does NOT want to be videoed just sit there, looking at the top of his head. This director must be a super genius. What an incredible shot! Who would have thought; that 'Art School' diploma is finally paying off!!
I am forced to watch this through somebody else's eyes who obviously has no idea about the game. You don't get to see the good plays develop, because these 'music video' want to be's can only get the nose hairs. Jump, jump, jump, from one camera to another. What exactly is the purpose; to give me a feeling of being IN the game?
Not only that, these so called 'experts' are missing more and more good game coverage, BECAUSE, they can always cover it in rerun.
WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!!
They try to make themselves more important than the game. You know why?? They were never good enough to play in it!!! They pretend as if they know, but that's all they do; pretend!!
I will continue to contact you with my views in hopes that I can get these DH Director people relegated to the bush leagues where they belong, and TSN starts recognizing its responsibly to the viewer, to give us good coverage like you used to do with professionals in the booth directing.
I will be happy to take your call.
Jody Fireman (Mr.)
TSN has responded in as slow a way as possible. I have asked for the contact information as to the person responsible, but these award winning directors refuse to contact me.
I'm really sorry, but I can't take it. I get so angry at NOT seeing the game.
I have to say goodbye. You guys were and always will be the greatest!!